Monday, 29 April 2013

Undercolor Agents

Well, what a crazy 48 hours of makin games, so this is what I made on the weekend for the Ludum Dare 26 competition, it's called Undercolor Agents.  It is a arena based multiplayer shooter, enjoy and don't forget to vote if you liked (or disliked!) it.  It is playable with 1-8 players, so grab some friends and check it out, proper Joypad support and bugs and maybe feature additions coming as an update, details below.  I have uploaded a post competition build of the game with lots of mini-fixes to the controls and difficulty and a whole new Audio score by Surasshu!  Enjoy!


Undercolor Agents is an arena shooter about an elite group of super secret Agents, dealing with a Hue invasion that is going to threaten their little desaturated world. They remove unauthorized colors with force, extreme force.


The game can be played up to 8 players, you each control a colored agent who is strong against enemies of his own color (agent red destroys red enemies easily for example) - you must cleanse the hue infection spreading across town and destroy the pylons that act as portals for the colored undesirables. Agents away!


When playing with 2 or more players and one gets hit by the enemies, you can "save" him by shooting the enemy off him, making multiplayer games a little easier, though I have included a hardcore difficulty mode if you manage to finish it easily.


Each characters controls can be customized on the main menu by clicking the text across his portrait, if a key is not being used it will have "unused" as the binding. The keys are as follows as they appear in game:

   UP - up movement
   DOWN - down movement
   LEFT - left movement
   RIGHT - right movement
   SHOOT - shoots current weapon
   WEAPON SWAP - cycles to next available weapon

   F2 will restart the game.

   ALT + ENTER will go fullscreen  


If you want to play the updated version in a few days upto a week or so, signup to the email subscription on the side, or follow me on twitter @farmergnome.  Depending on how much interest there is in Undercolor Agents will reflect how much after competition work I put into it, I may end up bundling it up with Fistful of Gun full release as a polished up mini game, we shall see...

1 comment:

  1. Very impressed by this one. Way better than the last one Happy Little Murder Friends. It fits the "minimalism" theme, it is damn fun, dynamic, colorful and highly enjoyable.
    I've tried the post-LD version and the music by Surasshu is really good, I prefer this one than that of Fistful.

    I don't say that often, but this time I've played a lot of LD game and yours is by far the better. Fingers crossed for the win :)