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How To Kill Pandas

Game Information
screenshot
Short Introduction: 
Scientist tried to save pandas from extincintion, by removing the part from their genes that allowed them to die a natural death. FAIL! Now all the undead zombie pandas are roaming city streets. You, a burly daddy bear are the only one who can save the day. Present the blessing on violent, unnatural death to these abominations and lay them all to rest. If you can.
Platform/System: 
Windows
Platform/System: 
Web browser with plugins (Unity player, Torque,...)
Brief Play Description: 

Topdown, bang bang, Aarghhhh, Braainzzz!

Achievements and Credits
Team Image: 
Contributors: 
PiiRontti
Contributors: 
Defmo
Contributors: 
VincezVegaz
Contributors: 
Meimei
Contributors: 
Pinkit
Contributors: 
Hoppe
Contributors: 
Saltsi
Contributors: 
Tilipitappi
Contributors: 
foxfield
Contributors: 
Paakkor
Contributors: 
Henkka
Contributors: 
Sinamon
Downloads
Installation Notes: 

Standalone: Just download and unzip to a folder and run the executable file.

WebPlayer: Extract to a folder and open the html file with your favorite browser (Firefox, Chrome, IE or Opera). Unity WebPlayer plugin required!

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Your rating: None Average: 4.1 (9 votes)

Submitted at Pelitalo Outokumpu (Finland)

andrewjobin

Similar Ideas

4

Hi, saw your game and it looks like our team and yours were on similar wave lengths. In our game you are the Panda shooting humans to prevent from becoming extinct.

Here's our game.
Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Great game by the way. Very well done in the 48hr limit.

pekuja

Super high production values, uninspired gameplay

3

While I do agree that the production values put into this game are amazingly high especially for a weekend jam game, I found that playing the game was pretty boring. You run out of ammo quickly and the pistol is weak, which makes it doubly hard to get more ammo. And then there's no goal but to just keep on killing more. I think this could be a pretty solid game if you empowered the player a bit more and added some goals.

Kauko

Very nice

4

+Excellent artwork and animation
+Excellent sounds

When browsing the ggj games I usually like the ones with an original concept (or a fresh take on a familiar concept), but I guess this one's different. You took a very familiar and basic gameplay idea, didn't really add anything to it, but still managed to make a game in 40 hours that I genuinely enjoyed playing. I think it's the polish that makes the game worth trying.. The visuals were great and I really, really liked the sounds effects, which seem to be a weakness in most ggj games.

That being said, if you had come up with something fun and original to add, this game would've been a 5/5

Also, zombie pandas :)

PS. I think I found a bug. I used my pistol, switched to shotgun and when I had something like 30 shots left I switched to my smg. When the smg was empy, my shotgun was empty too, and the pistol showed 0 rounds instead of 50 (but I could still shoot).

Defmo

About the ammo

It's just a graphical issue, pistol has unlimited ammo, but it shows how many ammo you have.. and shotgun and smg use the same ammo.. :) but yeah, have to confirm what everybody is saying the guns are currently imbalanced.. I guess when I play the game I use shotgun to farm more bullets and when I have lots of ammo, I use smg to just kill all pandas! :)

Thanks for your critic..! good that you like our effort.. we had two sound guys.. so all of the sounds were made from scratch! so Thanks to Juho-Petteri Yliuntinen and Lari Strand! :)

Azaric

Can't kill the big uns

4

I got to killing 60 pandas and gave up but I wasted quite some time doing so so good job.

Hectigo

Impressive

4

The game is a good showcase of Unity, and the basic premise works. Also, zombie pandas! The game desperately needs a tutorial, though - it didn't occur to me on my first play that the gun could be switched, which made for a very boring roaming experience. The pistol is underpowered and the SMG eats ammo all too fast. It would be better if the shotgun was more focused on spread. Then the pistol could be an effective one-shotting weapon, while the SMG could be something between the two. It also sometimes becomes frustrating when all the powerups are covered under the panda hordes, though this also poses a game-deepening tactical challenge.

Oh, and excellent work on the sounds.

Jello

Nice

5

I love the art, I didn't get to play much but the gameplay seems a little difficult. I'll play more later, however, and see if I can figure it out.
Again, love the artwork.

shAkiS

This is the way to kill pandas!

4

+ Really liked the idea!
+ Easy controls (thanks for the help screen)
+ Basic zombie (panda) mashing is always fun
- More ammunition! I thought shotgun was the only useful weapon on the ammo / power ratio.
- I would have liked to change my weapon by pushing numbers on keyboard
- Streets became pretty empty once you started wondering the streets. Was this a pacing decision?
- Menu could have been more conventional. For instance: I thought play and credits were a one and the same button.

Keep the panda killing up!

Defmo

Thank you for critics!

yeah, there were few aspects of gameplay we noticed that needed some improvements and we saw that after time was up.. :) we will improve these elements if we continue this project some day..!

Thank you for your critic.. it is important!

Defmo

Thank you everybody!

I Wanted to say thanks to everybody who has been liking our work, and escpecially our team.. I had such a great weekend..! :) hope we stay in touch and continue our project someday just for the fun!

PiiRontti

Play our game with your browser

You can now play our great game here http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9352077/HTKP/index.html. Though you still need Unity WebPlayer plugin. It is a 30MB download so be patient if you have slow internet connection.

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