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  Howard Phillips Lovecar - fight otherworld monsters from your car!  (Read 12730 times)
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Offline Thotep
« Posted 2017-04-13 11:50:45 »

It's like Devil Daggers + GTA1 (Kill Frenzy!). Stop The Great Old Ones - or die trying!

This is the night! All cultists gather on a nearby desert to open the gates for The Great Old Ones. Don't let them!
Drive your car, break their summoning circles, shoot your shotgun and the Tommy gun!

I'm a member of the Kurki Collective, which connects various indie devs from Poland. We just started the "Kurki Games Factory" - every month one of us makes a game with a theme chosen by our followers. The month's dev posts a few options and people vote for them.
I made Howard Phillips Lovecar in March as the first product from our Factory ("things with destructible parts" - that was my theme chosen by people).
I like how it turned out in the end, so I'd be happy to work more on this game! That's why I set up a greenlight page and plan to develop it a bit more.

I made it with libgdx. You can get it here:

Gameplay trailer:
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@thotep, made Prophour23, currently working on PANZERBOMB.
Offline Gornova
« Reply #1 - Posted 2017-04-17 14:27:28 »

Insane concept, well executed! I really like a way to upgrade my car with new weapons Cheesy

do you plan to work more on that game ?

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Offline Thotep
« Reply #2 - Posted 2017-04-18 08:59:42 »

I'd like to add more weapons and enemy types for the Steam version (if/when it goes through) and refine the gameplay a bit (the simple score/combo system is kinda dull). The free version (on will remain as it is.

@thotep, made Prophour23, currently working on PANZERBOMB.
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Offline SkyAphid
« Reply #3 - Posted 2017-04-23 05:01:04 »

Hey, I really love the style here! Great job!

it just werks
Offline CommanderKeith
« Reply #4 - Posted 2017-04-24 12:45:15 »

Nice game! Worked well on windows 10 x64. Though after about 5 minutes of play where I just drove around the monsters incessantly firing I achieved a score of about 27,000 and then the game crashed. Perhaps it ran out of memory? I fired both left and right cannons non-stop so if the bullets, blood, tracks, monsters and bodies aren't disposed of, it may have overloaded the JVM memory limit.

The top-down view and effects are great. I especially like the car track effect, very satisfying  Cool

If you had time to add more weapons and a hot-seat co-op game mode where one person drives and the other shoots, perhaps with the mouse, it would be cool.

Offline Thotep
« Reply #5 - Posted 2017-06-06 07:37:07 »

Thanks, it's greenlit now! I'm planning to release it this week on Steam:
So, now I'm adding boring things like the options menu...

I need to implement a gameplay change as well: no more unlimited ammo! It breaks the game, since there's no reason to stop shooting Smiley

@thotep, made Prophour23, currently working on PANZERBOMB.
Offline Thotep
« Reply #6 - Posted 2017-06-08 17:50:05 »

Lots of things broke just before the release and I had to postpone it by a few days. but I think I managed to fix it all. It's in Early Access for now (and very cheap!), as I want to work more on this game.
Let me know if you like it!

@thotep, made Prophour23, currently working on PANZERBOMB.
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