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

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The This Quest

by Endurion - Competition Entry

The This Quest

This game is an entry for the 48 Hour Game Development Competition #20 Ludum Dare (http://www.ludumdare.com).
It requires Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP and DirectX 8. A sound card is highly recommended for high class
white noise sound effects.
You start this at your own risk. I take no responsibilities whatsoever if something happens to your PC.

The given theme:
It's dangerous to go alone. Take this!

The Gameplay:
It's a rather unoriginal Zelda clone. Fetch items, battle monsters and find out how to use your new weapons.
Once you have all you need head for the almost hidden exit (on the west side).

Control by cursor keys, Z/Y to toggle weapons, control to use a weapon (once acquired).

The Sourcecode:
The full sourcecode plus a VS 2008 solution is included, so you can basically change the game as much as you want to.
If you do so then please be fair and

A) keep mentioning where you found the sourcecode and include a link to my homepage and
B) notify me if you intend to release a modified version.

The code itself isn't very clean and includes some ugly hacks, but that's the sake of time schedules.

Press Alt-Enter to toggle window/fullscreen mode

The author:

Georg "Endurion" Rottensteiner

You can download this game from the authors homepage http://www.georg-rottensteiner.de.
On the homepage you find also a lot of other games for free.

If you want to report bugs or have ideas for additions email me at georg@georg-rottensteiner.de

Neat: Looks like you need to put http:// in front of the download link. Get the game <a href="http://www.georg-rottensteiner.de/files/Endurion_LD20_ThisQuest.zip">here</a>

Downloads and Links




Jhelle says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 10:36am

You might want to include the download in one of the input fields, it's hard to find it otherwise :)

Kynrael says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 7:13pm

I think it fits perfectly the theme (logical :p ) and is quite fun to play, if not very original !

May 5, 2011 @ 3:01pm

The included level editor was pretty neat. And I was glad I could cut the grass.

Great work on submitting!

Petzi says ...
May 6, 2011 @ 5:16pm

Nice job! A map would have been really really useful. I kept getting lost, but it was pretty fun. The hit detection didn't feel right, and the sounds were kind of annoying to tell the truth (also, no sound-disabling option).

I was happy with the ending. I couldn't understand what the chests were for. Is there a way to open them or something? You get extra points in the community section for the level editor. Like you said, it was pretty unoriginal. The graphics aren't too bad.

Endurion says ...
May 7, 2011 @ 8:20am

I wanted to have the chests in from the start. However I didn't make much clear. You need to hit them with the axe five times, they contain hearts and coins.

elbowroom says ...
May 10, 2011 @ 11:05am

It was really fun, and well made.
The graphics were simple and sound was nice.

What are the coins for?

It reminded me of a similar game on the Sega Master System called Golden Axe Warrior. (an old zelda clone)

Endurion says ...
May 11, 2011 @ 7:43am

Alas, the coins don't do anything. I wanted to have a shop of your own (as shown in the ending) but never got around to implement it.
Note: Having a family and two childs does not leave that much time to code ;)

SonnyBone says ...
May 12, 2011 @ 5:36pm

COOL LEVEL EDITOR! That's always a nice plus.

tzachs says ...
May 13, 2011 @ 11:05am

It was fun, but without having a well defined goal and/or story (which is what attracts me most to zelda type games) it didn't keep my interest for too long, especially since I died a lot and had to start over.

eli says ...
May 15, 2011 @ 4:23am


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