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The Lost Viking

by lasseastrup - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Jisus christ. I did not expect to be done this late. Even though this is my first ever LD I thought I would be more effective

I finished the game The Lost Viking a bit different than first planned. Since I don't have any prior experience with this I had no idea which parts of the development would take the longest. I know that now. The god damn graphics.

It ended up being a top-down survival shooter. Unfortunately I didn't have time to polish and balance the different weapons, and I didn't get to add any powerups, but what the hell. It's done so I'm happy.

Thanks for the ride guys!


Code: XNA, Visual studio
Graphics: Paint.NET
Sound: GarageBand, SFXR

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Dec 20, 2011 @ 8:44am

Fun game, its got the arena shooter thing right. I seemed to die almost instantly when I got hit by an enemy though, maybe there isnt any temporary invincibility when you get hit? It was cool though. The visuals reminded me of skifree!

SonnyBone says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 3:40am

I AGREE WITH THE SKIFREE COMMENT! Yeah, the deaths are pretty much immediate. I upgraded to the bow and DEEEEPLY REGRETTED IT. lol

lasseastrup says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:41pm

Hah, yea I agree the bow is pretty pathetic :P
I didn't have time to do any proper balancing. As for the tempoary invincibility - yea, I should have done that. The monsters will rip you apart if they get close to you :P

Malactus says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 3:34am

Definetly a fun game, I have to agree with the previous reviewers about how it reminds them of skifree :D

I feel that the range of the enemies were a bit too long (as there is no temporary invinsibility after getting hit), but that might just be me: The Audio track was very good, and sound effects cracked me up as they seemed to be completely opposite to the seriousness of the soundtrack.

Anyway, apparently a cat was selling the weapons. No wonder we got ripped off with some of the weapons :D

EatThePath says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 6:12am

was I just attacked by numbermunchers?

Stargoat says ...
Dec 29, 2011 @ 4:03am

Audio was nice, the graphics were cute, if simple. Gameplay seems pretty solid, and there's quite a bit there - at least, in terms of weapons. The axe actually seems like one of the better weapons, especially given some enemies moving faster than the player/long cooldown between shots.

AyCe says ...
Dec 31, 2011 @ 11:48am

A cool little survival game. Axe seemed to be the best weapon, and yes, it seems you die almost instaly after an enemy touches you. Nice work on the audio! :)

Benjamin says ...
Jan 5, 2012 @ 6:41pm

Title screen + intro music rocks ! The difficulty curve is a bit like.. a wall :) But the game is really fun !

zzForrest says ...
Mar 24, 2012 @ 4:11pm

It just didn't feel quite right. There should be a way to heal. Fun anyway.

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