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Stalwart Umbrella Chronicles

by Anthelion - Competition Entry

Undertake tasks of arcane importance while defending yourself from marauding Kobolds with a tasteful umbrella!

Finally finished. The homebrew thing didn't pan out, went with regular Game Maker instead. It's no masterpiece, but I'd like to point out that I was handicapped by a lack of experience, caffeine, and alcohol.

This is just a simple platformer, with randomly-generated terrain. You block arrows using your umbrella as a shield. A couple of hidden goodies, but nothing too deep.

Used Game Maker 7, sfxr, GraphicsGale. Game uses registries.

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Anthelion says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 2:01am

Oh if it's important I used Game Maker. And registries.

May 4, 2011 @ 8:46pm

There's a lot of good going on in this game. Loved the tight graphics and level progression.

Just feels like it needs something extra. An umbrella glide, maybe?

Congrats on submitting!

Endurion says ...
May 7, 2011 @ 6:08pm

Very nice!
I love the background story. Plays quite nice and has a neat menu system built around. Sometimes arrows seem to come from the sky with no chance for me to react. The increasingly nasty arrow attacks are well done.

Really nice. I would've loved a bigger display window though.

May 8, 2011 @ 2:29am

Cute game, really nifty idea, I have to agree that I would like to glide when the the umbrella is above you. It give you an incentive to move it instead of just setting it behind you. Great job :)

jfroco says ...
May 9, 2011 @ 3:53am

Interesting gameplay and graphics. Congrat.

mwest says ...
May 21, 2011 @ 6:39pm

Great game - well done!

Got stuck on level 4 - just too much to dodge / block! Also thought of the glide mechanic, which I saw in someone else's game (what's with the umbrellas?).

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