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Totemham

by WallenJenkins - Jam Entry

Welcome to the magic forest of Totemham. You are playing as a druid who controls three totems. Your birch sends wisps from time to time, who transforms into powerful combo of different beasts with the help of powerful ritual near the totems. The goal is to destroy enemy totem(s) and burn enemy trees down!

CONTROLS: mouse only

New player tips:
Your totems have 3 parts: body, head and legs. Each can be upgraded to one of 5 beasts. Bodies and legs are defensive, legs are also speed modifiers, heads are offensive. Some of the heads can use ranged attacks, flying creatures are immune to ranged attacks. Swap is a key to win the late game.

TODO:
Multiplayer, more beasts, open packs with new beasts:), deckbuilding (you have to choose only 5 beasts for each game), spells, smart AI, fix bugs and tutorial

P.S. made in two days by three people, hope you enjoy. Welcome to comments!

After jam work can be found here:
http://hotspurhn.github.io/index.html

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#372Theme(Jam)3.56
#575Innovation(Jam)3.00
#592Audio(Jam)2.67
#630Humor(Jam)2.27
#838Mood(Jam)2.67
#894Graphics(Jam)2.67
#971Overall(Jam)2.75
#987Fun(Jam)2.50
#1579Coolness39%

Comments

Z4f1 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:31pm

I didn't get exactly how this game works but it was fine!

lanestp says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:56pm

A little confusing to play. I couldn't really figure out what to do with the different parts. It's nicely put together though!

Ibzy says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:03pm

Took a while to get what I was doing, by which time the enemies were coming at me pretty hard.

Could do with a chance to read what each upgrade does in some pause mode maybe? Also had to fumble around to figure out how to upgrade my totem to be able to add a 2nd animal head.

Good concept with nice stat calculations.

Pellanor says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:05pm

Certainly confusing to get started. Hard to get an idea of why you would want different upgrades, or how you get money.

WallenJenkins says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:17pm

Actually there is a small player tutorial in the description, isn't it?

LeReveur says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:12pm

I lose, I win, but not sure how. But it works, and it was fun to try. Perhaps more info on fight behavior of each part would help player to manage better.

cynicalmonkey says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 12:19pm

need a little more work on explaining what to do in game. just clicked everywhere until i worked it out

alsantour says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 9:04pm

It was a bit to much at once to understand or know what was going on tbh... tutorial explains the game story but not really how the game mechanic works, maybe add one example? ... Big Kudos though for adding volume controls, a feature often overlooked in this competition!

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