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Ludum Dare 28: Single Dragon: You Owe N. Lee $1 (17 Dec 2013 at 09:10)
For this weekend's Ludum Dare, I made another video game in 48 hours. The theme was "You Only Get One", and my lexicographic pun convention has reached the level of self parody, as my game is called You Owe N. Lee $1. It's a beat(?)-em-up game in the style of Double Dragon or River City Ransom.

Single Dragon: You Owe N. Lee $1
Single Dragon: You Owe N. Lee $1


I am trying to give up Flash, which is what most of my other web games are made in. Flash is great, but I got stuck on ActionScript 2.0 (old, slow), it's hard to customize the editor, it's expensive for-pay software, and most importantly, it's dying. This game is made with whizzo HTML5 technology, which appears to be the future. (At least, unless you are using Internet Explorer, in which case it may never work.) Chrome seems the best, and the newest FireFox also works OK.

I wrote my own AudioContext music player for this, so I don't have any MP3s of the soundtrack yet, but I will try to put it to tape.

This version has a secret; can you find it? Play the game!
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Otto (67-1-182-239.tcso.qwest.net) – 12.18.13 20:37:39
Nice job, 21 Jerk Street! lol
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Adhesion (cpe-69-205-69-21.rochester.res.rr.com) – 12.26.13 00:43:57
Nice! This is probably your most hilarious one yet! Actual gameplay feels pretty clunky but I guess so did River City Ransom? Nice work on the music too btw, I don't think I've ever heard an HTML5 game with its own chiptune player. I'm always amazed with the level of effort you put into these.
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Scott.mn (ool-18bad697.dyn.optonline.net) – 12.30.13 00:58:02
Well done. I enjoyed this! I did notice that if I switch to another tab in Firefox, the music goes BLURRRRR as if all the notes have piled up and just aren't stopping. Maybe you could silence it when the tab's not active? You can do that by listening to a "blur" or "focus" event on the window. Also one of your links goes to game.spacebar.org instead of the right place.

Anyway, fun game. Ending was hilarious. I like that I was able to actually beat this one :) Cheers and happy new year's, Tom!
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Anonymous (cable-85.28.93.117.coditel.net) – 12.13.14 14:18:43
I won.
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