August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution

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by leafo - Jam Entry

-- If you are on Linux you can play the LOVE file by installing:

Press ESC to to skip the intro. (It quits the game on any other screen)

Kill some slimes in this jam packed action adventure game.

Wield your trusty spear and impale hordes of enemies as you explore the castle depths in search of what lives below and how exactly this game has anything to do with the theme.

Cool game-play including:
* 9 rad levels
* 5 monster types with unique artificial intelligence
* Epic boss battle
* 2 musical tracks
* 8bit sound effects

Move with arrow keys, press x to attack.

All game assets have been created by me. This was supposed to be a comp entry but I lost a handful of hours to a wedding on Saturday. Enjoy!

Downloads and Links




leafo says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:45pm

If you tried to play before this comment you might want to try again, I fixed a bug in my framework that was making the game too laggy to play.

angrygeometry says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:58pm

your game is very good leafo!

ameliayn says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:32pm

I'm not sure what is causing this, but I can't get the game to play past the intro.

JaJ says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:41pm

Most fun game I've played so far. Looks and sounds great too.

Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:26pm

Not working for me. Windows 7 64 bits

Kayelgee says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:31pm

This game is really cute. The music, the effects, the are all is so cute xD
On the title screen there is a spear so why is my hero holding some giant tampon instead?
And why am I fighting dogs along the way if my mission is to beat up the slimes :D

RARoadkill says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:18pm

The game does try and crash right after the intro. not sure why. Made it all the way to the end though. Very fun.

gnx says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:14pm

Very nice graphics, visual effects and generally well presented.

Enemy variation was also very good, and I liked their behaviour.
The player weapon wasn't very fun and I would've enjoyed it a lot more with some upgrades.

Having some love2d experience myself it is weird that such a game would have excessive loading times and almost crash when loading the game, so probably some issues to sort out there.

On the whole, very nice job.

kevincorrigan says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:15pm

I couldn't play, after the introduction it just gets stuck on a brown screen with music playing.

Benjamin says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:21pm

I had the intro screen crash. I had to pass intro clicking fast on x or Enter, for playing. The game is good, the blob habilities are fun and they make challenging opponent for the sword fights. I gave up in the level with the very angry cats dashing at me.

Rabbits... says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 12:55am

Couldn't get into the game at first but aimlessly mashing buttons is always the perfect cure...I did own it up with my pokey stick, but then was slain by a speedy blue lump...Overall, Great game...

SaintHeiser says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:56pm

Like game mechanic and audio=) Well done=)

josefnpat says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:25pm

Nice job fixing that lag!

leafo says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 5:22am

Good news. I fixed the loading issue that happens after the intro on Windows. The game should now run great on every platform!

timtipgames says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:21am

I really liked your game. I agree that the player weapon wasn't the most fun part of the game. The graphics are really nice and I liked the variation to it. I also liked the music which had a really catchy part in it ;) Please don't take this too seriously, but why does the game look so good and the title screen so ridicolous? ;)

arkeus says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:37am

Super fun. Love the bouncy numbers.

Maple says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:53am

Pretty good! I only started to not like it when it turned into a maze game.

KEFIR says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 8:52am

Smooth! I liked it!

Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:25am

Got to play for a couple of minutes and I really liked it. Everything ran so smoothly. And the one thing that I really liked, that I am surprised about, is the damage numbers that appear. Nic ework.

neocrey says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:49am

Nice game! Very addictive and funny! Good luck!)

amidos2006 says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:47am

Nice game I like the graphics a lot and the sound effects :)

Volute says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:23am

Nice game !
My weapon wasn't working anymore as soon as it overlapped a slime (nothing happens when X pressed), and on the boss level it pratically wasn't working at all (I'm on Windows 32bits).
Other than that, very pleasant experience :)

Zed says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:26pm

You get a plus point for 'evolving from our own waste' at the end. Really well-paced game, but the music got a bit repetetive.

I particularly liked how I seemed to be smacking things in the face with a shovel.

aitorman says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:44pm

really really great game! Loved the graphics and there is a lot of content!

SiENcE says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 1:30pm

Hey leafo. Very nice and complex game. Where is a löve-webplayer version :-) ?

Aug 30, 2012 @ 2:02pm

I liked the way you display damages.
Also, your boss was hard but very funny to kill :)

Sestren says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 4:16pm

Very well done. The graphics and sound were great, and the gameplay was decent. I found myself finding ways to skip past the slimes in the later stages rather than fight them.

marudziik says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:03pm

Feels very much complete. Great pixel art, great audio. Gameplay-wise, that damn [spoiler]huge ass slime[/spoiler] was really hard to beat. The ending made me laugh a little. Very good entry.

mohammad says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 1:32am

ive never seen anything better in a LONG time! (7 days)

gritfish says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 4:43am

First couple of levels were a bit mazey, but the gameplay is great. And that music! Awesome.

Ragzouken says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 8:46am

The intro text is very slow, and unskippable :(

Sound is nice, and the graphics are great, especially the damage numbers! I didn't find much reason to attack slimes that weren't blocking my way, or the boss, which wasn't many - not sure if that's intended or there needs to be more incentive.

Wan says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 4:08pm

Amazing entry, with a very polished gameplay and good-looking graphics! This is simply one of my favorites for LD24, too bad you couldn't fit it for the compo.

Also, props for the monsters IA (making them shake before attacking is a nice touch) and also for the text animation when hurting enemies ; these are the kind of details that make combat fun. With more contents I would clearly see this as a fun mobile game.

If I were to suggest something, it would be simply to add some basic leveling system: the main reason would be to make it more rewarding to fight monsters instead of rushing to the final boss. Also maybe increase the weapon hitbox a bit ;)

azurenimbus says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 7:55pm

Don't people know not to get married on Ludum Dare weekend?

Really fun game. Amazing you got it all done yourself so quickly. I didn't play all the way, but if there's no change in gameplay (new items, abilities, etc), you might consider adding them in a post-compo version to make it more engaging.

Great job!

dector says ...
Sep 7, 2012 @ 10:21pm

"Walking" sound is a little bit noisy. But nice!

Doft says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 1:48am

The collision with walls down and right is weird... Other than that the gameplay is nice, and the graphics are really good

jfroco says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 3:16am

Nice game... a lot of potential. Löve is great!!!

Pierrec says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 3:54pm

That was a fun little game
*poking slime*

cobrajs says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 8:04pm

Excellent game, but fairly difficult. After dying a few times I just started running quickly through the levels to get to the end... but then I wasn't able to beat the boss because I hadn't practiced on the weaker enemies :D Really nice, though.

Will Xyen says ...
Sep 9, 2012 @ 11:09pm

love2d doesn't seem to run on my windows 7 64bit.

Puzzlem00n says ...
Sep 11, 2012 @ 11:51pm

Gosh, that boss is HARD! Can't beat it after a lot of trying. I really like the game though! Although the music sort of contrasted with the story a bit.

TobiasNL says ...
Sep 12, 2012 @ 11:18am

Nifty, well presented. Didn't had much to do with the theme though.I liked the gameplay, it felt responsive and fast. Looks good as well!

ncannasse says ...
Sep 12, 2012 @ 8:30pm

Nice, but not related to the theme at all

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