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Made for Ludum Dare 40

Reach the peak of idol stardom! Your rival is sending up her fans to beat you up push you out of the industry. What can you do? Well, punch them so hard they become your fans.

Play as Jazzchan, the idol whose music mesmerizes the masses, and compete against Bluessom in an idol fight of which the world has never heard before! Defend yourself and turn Bluessom’s fans against her with the power of your music (and fists). She’ll do the same, so keep going until one of you goes down. The more fans you have, the worse it’ll be for your rival!

But just don’t beat up each other directly, okay? That’s unprofessional.

(Version 1.0B0 - 05 December 2017)



  • Combo-additive fighting mechanics. Punch, kick and play jazz to convert your enemy’s fans into yours!
  • You can’t fight your rival directly. But don’t worry. Your fans will do the heavy lifting!
  • Your fans are not very loyal though. Be prepared to beat some sense into them again when your rival takes them back.
  • How far can you get that combo counter?



  • Play with your keyboard or with a controller. The following mapping applies to Xbox controllers, although most controllers are supported!
  • Arrow keys or Left Stick to move.
  • Punch with Q on a keyboard or A on controller.
  • Kick with W on a keyboard or X on a controller.
  • Trumpet ranged attack with E on a keyboard or B on a controller.
  • Ultimate Sax Drop with R on a keyboard or Y on a controller.



Created, Developed & Presented by Whales And Games

Development Team

  • Programmer – JorgeGameDev (Twitter)
  • Graphics Designer – Moski (Twitter)
  • Audio Composer - RobinhoodPT (Twitter)

Special Thanks

  • Ludum Dare Community
  • Westmeath font - Twicolabs Fontdation
  • Rewired Unity Input Wrapper - Guavaman Enterprises
  • UI Outline Scripts - Melang (Unity Forums)
  • Freesound.org - Royalty Free Sound Effects


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quite snazzy

WhalesAndGames responds:

Thank you! 🥰

Graphics have a high level of attention to detail, and they also seem bright and cheerful. The controls take a few tries to figure out, but they can be mastered. It can be tricky to only attack the crowd and not your enemy, especially when your enemy loves to hide in the crowd. The first battle seems a bit to challenging.

its ok i like the art

WhalesAndGames responds:

Thank you! Glad you liked the art! 😊

The graphics, animation, music and concept of this game are excellent, but gameplay is rather simplistic and the game is short.

I beat this game from the first try and I think it was too simple.

Basically everything is just for the show but the "R" attack, the mass conversion trough saxophone. You can go and beat up some random people at your leisure, fists are your best friends, kicks are ok, but the ranged attack is useless when the crowd gets bigger then a few people. But it's all just for the show, all you really need to do is set a big crowd on your rival with mass converting them with the R mass attack once the crowd is big enough. Your rival will convert the crowd with the R mass are attack as soon as her cooldown expires, you must convert the crowd immediately after that and set it on her to let the crowd beat her while she is on cooldown. If she converts just after your attack just lead the crowd around the map without using the mass conversion until the cooldown passes lead crowd to her, let her waste her mass conversion, then use your own. That's all, very easy to win this game in a couple of seconds, even if she has everyone blue on the field.

For all the cool music and great animation and big work that I suppose went into this game, it really offers just 5 minutes of fun once you realize this tactic and then there is no challenge anymore.

WhalesAndGames responds:

Likewise to Colossorama, thank you for your in-depth review! Unfortunately the game suffers being simplistic and short partly due to the tight time-limit it had to be developed under (which was developed as part of the Ludum Dare where the challenge is precisely to develop a game in 72 hours) but if we have the opportunity in the future to expand it, we'll definitely go for it!

The points you've mentioned in regards to the Ultimate Sax Drop and the Ranged Attack were points that many of the players which played our game during the jam have exactly pointed out, and they could definitely use some rebalancing and tweaking to become more fair abilities in the overall picture (and not overshadow the others). Rethinking those abilities is definitely on our wishlist when it comes to this game.

Once again, thank you for the feedback, and even if the gameplay felt a bit short, we're really glad that you liked the music and animation, as both the artist and the music composer really gave their best! Thank you!

add more to game + price tag + on steam + multiplayer = profit

WhalesAndGames responds:

Thank you for your review! What kind of stuff would you add to the game if you were to make a full-fledged version for Steam?

Credits & Info

3.56 / 5.00

Dec 8, 2017
5:35 PM EST