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Cauldron of Doom!

by Artix - Competition Entry

I had a blast at my 1st Ludum Dare! I created all artwork (mostly photos... set the camera on timer mode and took some of myself as you will see) and SoundFX (regretably most of which involve a toilet) were created during the contest from scratch. The game is simple, you combine items in the Cauldron to see what happens. You win by creating a Doom Knight. Thanks everyone, cannot wait to see what you made too!

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GreaseMonkey says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 4:19am

A bit of advice before what I've said: get someone to beta test - the spelling's a bit sloppy. That I haven't marked down for.

Innovation... it's been done before but not very often.

It's heaps of fun... until you get stuck and then try permutations without any success trying to work out how to make a damn "Army of the Dead". Once again, get people to beta test. Usually at least one person is watching IRC so you can usually get a tester (the blog isn't that well watched).

Niiiiiice job with the graphics. Even had some really nice touches with the animation and stuff.

I approve of this guitaring. And this toileting. Good job with the audio.

Monkey scientist :D

Overall a very good effort with pretty much just one really irritating bottleneck.

Apparently you've done some live update thingy which is good for community effort; however, a beta test or two would have been a very good idea - I suggest you make project dumps and release them while you're going through.

Artix says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 5:01am

Thanks GreaseMonkey -- good feedback :-) I just uploaded a Timelapse if you want to check it out at:

stevejohnson says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 7:12am

I got about halfway in but could never figure out how to make duck tape. Loved the concept though.

increpare says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 9:20pm

This game has style. I couldn't figure out how to make zombie, but I really quite liked what parts of the game I played.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 11:30pm

Liked the sounds and the music.

Squax says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 12:34pm

Loved the graphics, the photos worked out well. You must've had a lot of props lying around XD

Overall a really fun game, burned quite a bit of time playing it.

devinmoore says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 12:31pm

This would make a great kids game and is re-themable to educational items, which is great (i.e. actual elements combining to make compounds, to teach chemistry concepts).

plams says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 8:03pm

Nice toilet sounds and graphics! Too random with the combinations, though.

recursor says ...
Dec 23, 2010 @ 2:37pm

Well done. Very fun. My kids are standing around me wanting me to play it some I'll get back to it.

thristhart says ...
Dec 26, 2010 @ 6:43pm

Got stuck on Army of the Dead. Got almost everything else :(

Endurion says ...
Dec 31, 2010 @ 6:39am

To be honest, it's such a simple idea. And yet it is fun to find out what you came up with.

I got stuck at Army of the Dead as well. There is a certain logic to most items, but I didn't want to get down to trying all combinations.

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