Competition information for Ludum Dare 15, held August 28th-30th weekend in 2009.

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by Eckolin - Competition Entry

This was meant to be a completed entry, in Rogue style. Alas, it did not turn out that way, mostly due to self-inflicted delays.

Features Programmer's Music & Graphics.

The ESC button works quite well.
Alternatively try the arrow keys and move around a bit.

Coded in Bennu using Context.
Graphics made in Graphics Gale.
Sounds made with SFXR (<-- Really awesome program)
Instrument samples from University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios. Edited in Audacity.

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Comments (archive)

Ariel Yust says ...

This reminds me of the game "Quest" I loved that game so much that I once even remaked it - that was in the Div era =D

good game Ecko you should keep working on it...
its very solid and the music is just awsome and relaxing =]
sounds are good too didn't hurt my head or anything

Good Job =D and AWsome job for a first entry ;)

sf17k says ...

I wanna know my health and a way to refill it. The dwarf graphic is awesome.

AtkinsSJ says ...

XD "You die... You attack the Doom slime! Hit for 2! Doom slime! dies!"
Pretty fun, but there's a good reason why the Roguelike-making contest is a whole week, not a weekend. :P

Problem Machine says ...

Dwarves are assholes and dress like leprechauns.

jplur says ...

The dwarves look like those troll dolls. Great start on a retro roguelike!

Tenoch says ...

Pretty fun. Cool programmer's art.

Jach says ...

Fun game. I thought I was being attacked by Ditto at first when I saw the doom slime.

Endurion says ...

A nice start, but as you said, it's uncomplete.

mjau says ...

I guess there's no way to get to lower levels? I think I explored the entire cavern before I died once, didn't see any way out.

Also managed to attack a dwarf after I died. I guess it was a particularly violent death spasm.

Nice music.

jovoc says ...

a bit incomplete but really has all the elements of a good roguelike. I love having the status text scroll. The visibility was technically pretty neat but was kind of annoying and got in the way of gameplay.. perhaps a different presentation (like fog of war or greyed out tiles rather than all black) would fix this. Nice music!

erik says ...

A nice start. It's hard to make a game like this in such a short time frame.

Entar says ...

Blargh, I am dead. It needs more to it, but it's a good start.

jarnik says ...

I wonder, if there's anything except the dwarves and slimes in the cave - some treasures maybe?
Being chased by a growing herd of slimes was fun though :)

HybridMind says ...

I killed a few dwarves and doom slimes and played a couple times. I wasn't sure if I would ever encounter actual stairs to fulfill the prophecy of the game's title. I wish I had player hit points readout so I knew where I stood run/fight wise. Nice to implement the vision code like that. This game reminded me of old school Ultima games. The music seemed nice but was mixed REALLY low compared to the sound effects.

Sparky says ...

For an incomplete game, this feels pretty good. This is pretty ambitious given the time limit, too!

ondrew says ...

I liked that the monsters follow you when you run away from battle. In other games they usually just stay on one spot.

philomory says ...

A rather solid beginning; it's a pity it didn't get taken farther but then, roguelikes are rather complicated beasts. I had fun running around the cavern beating on things and being beaten on in turn.

phren says ...

Needs a hp bar! If there is music, I didn't hear it. Felt a bit humiliated when the slime continued dancing around me after I died! :P

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