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You are the King of France and must stop the revolutionaries from tossing you to the guillotine! What better way to do this than to blast them with your extra regal garments and turn them on each other?

Shoot the charging revolutionaries with all three accoutrements and they will get tossed on the guillotine to score you points.

Earn big combos and try for a high score!


Created as part of WizardJam 5, based on Idle Thumbs Episode 241: "Suddenly the King of France"

You can read the sporadically updated development log for the game on the Idle Thumbs forums if you wish!

The Mac and Linux builds have not been tested at all. The PC build got the most attention, but as this was a jam game, there are bound to be bugs. Let me know when you find some and I will try to update the game.

**Update on 6/21/2017 to hopefully fix a crash that occurred for one player. Let me know if you have similar issues!

**Update on 6/24/2017 to keep ammo distribution more even and to fix a possible freeze if the guillotine was in use when you reach game over.

**Update on 6/26/2017 - another patch to help avoid crashing due to the guillotines getting clogged up and ruining everything. Continue letting me know if you hit bugs like this (revolutionaries staying in place and not going to the guillotine, the end sequence not finishing, etc) There is a lot of sequencing going on and without a lot of (any) testing time during the jam all of this went out in its roughest form. I am sure I still missed some occurrences. I also hopefully fixed a case where a guy just hung in the air and ruined everything. 

(Linux currently unavailable. Sorry about that.)

More information

Published8 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Authorwhogas
GenreShooter
TagsScore Attack, Shooter
LicenseAll rights reserved
Asset licenseAll rights reserved
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

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Suddenly the King of France.zip 20 MB
1.0.5 - Suddenly the King of France - Mac.app.zip 24 MB

Development log

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I love how the egg enemies look and fly around to the guillotine!

I got 18880 points, and i felt very royal about it.

That's a great score! Thanks for giving it a go!

I really like the game and the connection to the episode title. I only wish my peasants would go more slowly after me.

Balancing didn't get nearly as much attention as it needed within the jam. Several factors could be tweaked/overhauled to make it better. I'm debating if I should do much work on the game after the jam deadline outside of bug fixes.

I really appreciate you playing and leaving feedback!

Goddamn these  egg revolutionaries. I was doing well until the Kinged eggs stopped disappearing, I think its  a bug. Also personally id like it if the cannon fired faster. 
Anyway, sweet unique idea and i dig the little details :)

Hopefully the bug you ran into has been fixed in a patch I uploaded after I read your comment. As far as the cannon firing faster, that is a definite option in the balancing puzzle, but many things could/should be tweaked to make the game more fun and fair.

Thanks for playing and thanks for the bug report!