December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone

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The Last Leech

by Daz - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are the last Leech -- the last of your kind. You are alone in enemy lands.
Their numbers are great, and you have no ally. You do have your one ability:
murdering the magically gifted transfers their knowledge to you. The question is --
can you survive?

Left mouse button: Cast spell
Right mouse button / scroll wheel: Switch spell
WASD: Move

Water - Deals heavy damage in a single projectile
Fire - Creates a damaging stream
Ice - Blocks enemy movement
Lightning - Damages targets and bounces between enemies
Acid - Creates a damaging pool

The Hawk, with its ability of flight, can swiftly fly over ice and acid pools.
The Hunger wants to eat your soul, but is very slow
The Guardian, even slower than The Hunger, produces energized projectiles that will seek you out.

Created with:
ENIGMA via LateralGM (
GIMP - Graphics
BFXR - Sound effects
Chronolapse - time lapse

Added Mac/Linux build (not extensively tested)
Added timelapse

Linux 64 bit version is available here:

OpenGL, Mesa LibGLU, OpenAL

** There are some weird bugs with the Linux versions, sorry:
1) The game runs at the correct speed, but because I developed it under Windows which ran faster, the game is slower paced on Linux which makes some of the weapons act stranger.
2) There is something extremely weird under Linux with the interaction between the Hawks and the Ice... they kind of twitch around a lot and may disappear completely.

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xilefian says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 1:23pm

It would have been nice to have level advancements in the form of short breaks, the problem with the survival forever games is that you need short lullings for the player to rest during

Pierrec says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 7:54pm

The gameplay works well.
Now it should be improved (as wilefian said, there's nothing to keep the player playing)

summaky says ...
Dec 27, 2011 @ 8:35pm

In GNU/Linux 64-bit I get the following error message:

./The Last Leech: /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/4.5.3/32/ version `GLIBCXX_3.4.15' not found (required by ./The Last Leech)

Daz says ...
Dec 28, 2011 @ 6:29am

Hey summaky, thanks for trying. I am not a Linux poweruser by any means, but I just added a 64 bit version of the game. The game also depends on OpenGL, GLU, and OpenAL as added above.

volando says ...
Jan 7, 2012 @ 4:43pm

Cool gameplay. yeah.

Raptor85 says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 4:58am

you need to include the you compiled with for the linux versions, you used gcc 4.6 which is not stable on pretty much any distro yet and would severely break most applications if installed system-wide. Windows version works just fine under WINE at least, i got to 10k points and 500 seconds before i just gave up, was pretty easy to stay alive if you just kept circling them.

galman says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 1:08pm

Very nice gameplay!
Add some more spells levels enemies and such and it will be an amazing game! Good work!

Jan 8, 2012 @ 6:51pm

got to close to 4000 points, pretty nice, but i notice a HUGE shift in difficulty when you get the lightning powerup, since you suddenly zap half of the field in 1 shot

Benn says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 10:30pm

When I first watched the intro I thought that he punched the girl :P

nickd3000 says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 10:32pm

Pretty nice idea but unfortunately on this win 7 machine the framerate is really slow.

Kitch says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 10:33pm

This was nice.. Liked the enemy variety and the spells were varied and useful.

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