> PLAY LIKE A SHOOTER, FEEL LIKE A PUZZLE <

Laser guy is a top-down shooter that feels like a puzzle. An alien worker is in the middle of a laser allergic crisis during his workday and need to get to the infirmary without harming his co-workers !

> HOW TO PLAY <

-ASWD controls the caracter and mouse/touchpad controls the aim.

- Play through your browser on the player above or download the windows version bellow (gmtk20 edition if you intend to rate us)


> THIS IS A GMTK20 SUBSCRIPTION <

The game was created during the GMTK Game Jam 2020 here on itch.io in just 48 hours by a team of 6 friends. The versions available to play on the page were submitted within the time limit of the event and therefore cannot be updated until the conclusion of the event on July 19th.

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Laser GUY.zip 29 MB
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Laser Guy 1.1 (Post gmtk-jam)_win 29 MB

Development log

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The idea of the game is amazing!! It has such a fun concept and has a fantastic Pixel Art!! 

My only problem with the game was the controls.. The character always get stuck in objects, it gets hard to move around.. And the way the camera suddenly moves in some areas, making the character lose control of the laser and killing his friends is really annoying

This is great! definitely a fav from this year. 

I would absolutely love the option to use the arrow keys for control, because being left handed, it is very difficult to aim the laser with my right hand. This means I'm stuck on the third screen, but i'd love to come finish it if there's a control update!

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The game is fun but the mouse controls are a bit clumsy, especially when ocasionally screen jump happens (and consequently, jump in laser direction).

Can you please implement gamepad controls (one stick to control movement, another - to control laser direction)? I believe it should be funnier.

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Yes, please! This would be perfect! I loved the idea and thought it looks very high-quality when I saw the gameplay video on itch.io's YouTube, but when I tried the game I had the same problem with the touchpad controls, so controller support would be awesome!

We will implement the controller support very soon. And we are trying to fix the camera issues as well. :)

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Hello, I had fun playing this game :)

For me Laser Guy is the best game from GMTK  2020. I have made a review video on Best games from GMTK game jam 2020, and I have include your game review there... Do check it out and also Share and Subscribe to my YouTube channel...

Soon I will be uploading a walk through video of your game as well... 

Once again, Superb work... looking forward for more :)

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A sweet idea and a fun game, great work in the jam. I hope there will be more Laser Guy adventures. :) 

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MAN ITCH.IO TAKES A LOT OF TIME TO LOAD A GAME

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Congrats nice game! and good idea, keep working on it, you have a lot things to better and fixer. Maybe I can help you, I'm do testing on indie games like yours, if I have time I could do some test cases, for your game. Look for me on twitter like @Perspective033.  

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Great game man

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HEY! Your game got on the itch.io YouTube page! Nice work!

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Dont you think he already know that?

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A great idea with charming aesthetic that was sadly tainted with janky camera, clunky controls and unreliable obstacle detection :

1) Janky camera - the camera tends to make sudden shifts when turning corners, causing my lazer to shoot a diff direction 
2) Clunky controls - wasd + mouse is a great choice for this game, but the cursor tends to get "wobbly" at times
3) Obstacle detection - I find myself bumping into invisible obstacles from time to time, it's as if my character's hit box is bigger than it seems

I understand this is made in 48 hrs, kudos for the devs for making this. But overall, my gameplay experience has been more frustrating than fun. Hope you guys improve upon this, I'd definitely be interested to purchase this as a full game.

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This is amazing! Kudos to the game developers! Indeed, it felt more like a puzzle game than a "lazer shooter," heck, add in a small element of suspense. Simplistic, yet amazing at the same time. Oh, and did I mention? The soundtrack's great as well.

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What a pair of Mary's those guys in line were! Great game, I hope to meet you guys in the infirmary one day, maybe our blood bags will touch...

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Superb music! I really liked the game as a whole, but the music is out of this world.

Thank you *___*

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i love love love loved this game! great work!

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 just saw this on Mark's video! Insane
Congrats its flawless!

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Awesome entry, congratz on the win.  

BTW. diagonal movement is probably not normalized (I actually noticed only on the win screen though).

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Super fun !

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I really liked the music and the concepts. Very good gameplay too, congratulations!

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this was a JOY to play, the premise is inherently the most hilarious thing in the world, and the spritework is so cute!!! i had a ton of fun playing this, thank you for sharing it!!

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Made a video starts at - 14:18


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Just when you think you've seen it all... Loved your game. This is awesome creativity.

Thank you so much! Really glad you like it <3 

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I want coffee!

hahahahhahaha, daaaale boy :D

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Nice Danilo! Cool concept!

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Very cool game! I played it for only a few minutes but will be back for more. It was fun to play and the art direction is appealing. Good job!

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Hey guys. I love your game. However, I could not finish one level because of camera movement issues. I tried many times. Also, my Xbox controller did not work there. You can see what I did on my video:

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That sucks, we're really sorry about it. We already fix this blocker caused by the camera and will upload the updated version as soon as the jam over on sunday! Thanks for playing and sharing yout feedbacks, means a lot to us! <3 

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There's a issue with the camera that force the laser out of where I'm aiming that simply made the game unplayeable on that "weird layout" level.

(The one where the guy says he was on a important call and another one complains about his flowers.)

I had to stop, I felt I was failing not because of my mistake but because a coding one.

That said, I like the setting, the little assholes design is pretty cool and the idea behind the game is fresh. Maybe I'll drop sunday to see the game after the patch.

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Thanks for sharing your feedback, means a lot to us! We already remove the blocker, but will be fixing more of these camera issues next week :)

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Loved this game! The music is awesome, but it's not looping. I also had some issues with the camera, but didn't stop me from beating it. Would love to play more levels!

Hey, thanks for playing! We have already solved that bug but unfortunately we cannot upload a new version until Sunday when the rating period for the jam ends :(

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Yeah, I had the same issue with my game, but the bug I had made it completely unplayable 😅

I did play the fixed version, and still had some camera issues  (less than the jam version, but I still had it).

Yeah, we only removed the blocker for now. Cinemachine is great but without the proper experience becomes a pain in the ass

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This game is pretty awesome. I love it.

thank you <3

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Interesting idea, but the collisions are really inconsistent due to the particles, making it very hard to move through some areas.

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We ended up making the particle system close to end the jam. But after Sunday we will upload a revised version of the game! Thanks for playing <3

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This is a really great game, I love the concept. Honestly, my coworkers were such jerks that I didn't feel to bad when I accidentally lasered them...

thanks a lot <3 glad you like it :)

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The only thing bad about this game is its shortage of The Office easter eggs. (And the camera in some levels) Congratulations!

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Thanks!!

I wish I had more time to add other easter eggs, but It's really nice to know that the few that I slipped in are apreciated :)

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Sometimes the camera changes abruptly and it messes up your aim, other than that, i love the concept 

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its only on the level with the "boss". but ya because of that that level was so hard to beat lol. great game loved it so much

thanks a lot <3 

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We have already solved that bug but unfortunately we cannot upload a new version until Sunday when the rating period for the jam ends :(

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Brilliant! Love the music, art, and sound effects! Very challenging and entertaining. Will play again.

Thank you so much! On Sunday we will be able to upload an updated version with some fixes :)