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It's dangerous to be the King!

by venzon - Competition Entry

To my knowledge, this is the first complete LD48 entry done in the Haskell language. This was my first time participating in the Ludum Dare.

You are a lone king.
You are being chased by an enemy army.
To win, you must escape to your castle.
Use the arrow keys to move.
You lose if you run out of health.
You have no weapons, but you do have a crown.
If you press SPACEBAR, you will toss your crown onto the head of a nearby enemy (HERE TAKE THIS), which will trick the army into thinking that it's you.
Don't worry, you've got a pile of crowns back at your castle.
The dirt path leads in the direction of your castle.
Enemies are faster than you, so try to hang them up on obstacles.
Enemies getting hung up is a legit gameplay tactic, dammit.

There are only 5 levels in the game. I know that sucks. I'm sorry. Have fun!

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May 4, 2011 @ 6:52am

Rather easy, but you know what? That's exactly what I needed after hours of punishing entries. Thanks! :)

Endurion says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 1:55pm

Not bad, good idea, takes the "Take this" approach to a different level ;)

The rocks make it too easy for the soldiers to be blocked. Maybe if they could tear them down? Or longer stages, with more soldiers coming behind.

elbowroom says ...
May 6, 2011 @ 12:09pm

I think it is great idea with lots of potential.. it could use more levels like you mentioned and more tricks..
One thing I find funny is that when you toss the crown to the knights, the knight wearing the crown is confused as well.
It is a simple fun easy game, very cool.

May 7, 2011 @ 3:29am

Cool game. You should make the player move a bit slower on the grass then on the path.

31eee384 says ...
May 9, 2011 @ 3:19am

Nice game. A little easy and could use more variation between levels, but the sound is very well-done and the idea solid.

And it's in Haskell!

aymes says ...
May 11, 2011 @ 6:32am

Yeah good fun that, shame there weren't more levels or at least longer levels. I only had to throw my crown once when playing, I didn't stick around to see what happened but I laughed when I thought I heard him getting beaten up!

mwest says ...
May 14, 2011 @ 8:30pm

Very nice entry, well done! A pity it was so short and easy, but the idea has potential...

I quite liked the music and sound!

mjb67 says ...
May 22, 2011 @ 10:08am

Extra points for Haskell. Truly the language of the spheres.
Fun game and nice music. Good polish all around.

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