April 29th-May 2nd, 2011
Theme: It’s Dangerous to go Alone! Take this!

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by Karethoth - Competition Entry

It's short and it's not pretty.
But instead of the player taking something, the player gets taken (and used).

If any problems are encountered with the windows binary or sources, feel free to send me an email to karethoth@gmail.com.

Source can be found at http://github.com/Karethoth/LudumDare20

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zlash says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 2:03pm

The windows version says it needs libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll.
If I'm not wrong, you can use "-static-libgcc" as a flag to gcc to avoid that dependence.

devinmoore says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 2:21pm

Strong ascii usage.

Karethoth says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 8:01pm

Thanks zlash, I'll try that!

Karethoth says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 8:14pm

Okay, now it's done. I really was sleepy as I forgot to put the map file to the zip.. Shame on me.

zlash says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 5:10pm

Now the windows build asks for libstdc++-6.dll.

I got the source from github and added "-static" as a parameter to the linker in "Makefile.mingw" and got it running (However, as I didn't had pdcurses libs around I linked it against ncurses and ran it from cygwin).

Poor player, the prince is pretty good at running away, its useless even as an human shield.

May 4, 2011 @ 3:18pm

I lack the technical know-how to make this run :(

Endurion says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 11:20am

Had to download both noted dlls manually and could run it. I made it to the first room and got killed. After that it crashed.
Damn, and I'm a sucker for rogue likes.

elbowroom says ...
May 9, 2011 @ 4:41am

? I don't get it, you go in, either fight the monster or let the prince fight alone.. and shortly after die or I guess the prince dies? Are there any special controls?

elbowroom says ...
May 9, 2011 @ 4:49am

Okay, if you kill the monsters, the prince gets complimented by his father. lol.. I guess it's very thematic. Interesting short game.
I haven't seen this behavior in roguelikes..
I mean where you protect someone(unless it's a pet), I think it is a cool concept.

Karethoth says ...
May 9, 2011 @ 8:02pm

No, there's no special buttons.
The Prince can't fight at all because he's such a coward. So the player has to slay all monsters. Prince is quite weak so, he won't endure many hits. That's why the player has to use the surroundings to take the advance of the stupid AI. I'll fix the dll problem soon. I don't have a second computer running windows to test the zip, but I'll try to do something about it.

Thanks for enduring me and my 'game'!

Karethoth says ...
May 11, 2011 @ 8:13am

Okay, the missing DLL's are now included in the zip archive.
Clearing the browser's cache may be needed in order to get the updated zip.

thristhart says ...
May 22, 2011 @ 4:16am

Can't give more than a 2/5 overall because of how short it is, but it's an interesting gameplay concept!

May 23, 2011 @ 2:25am

Got it to run! The beginnings of a rogue-like, good start.

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