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Recluster - treip - Jam Entry

How to play:
Click the Build Dungeon button on the left side, above the monster. On this screen, make sure that there is an entrance, an exit, and rooms connecting all of the treasures. The heroes must be able to get through to the end. Press the Start Game button, unpause it by pressing the Pause toggle button, and watch as nothing interesting happens. I'm not even sure why I made the game start paused, really.

I knew early on that I had taken on something a bit too much for three days. It's my first Ludum Dare entry, and my artist's first time doing game art. I knew I couldn't make blog posts without making it impossible to complete. The game is entirely JavaScript/Canvas, using no libraries or engines, and all code was written during the competition period aside from a snippet of unused audio code.

That said, it isn't done. It "plays" in the sense that the game will finish. Combat is supposed to be present, but isn't. You make a dungeon, then just watch as the hero party walks through it from treasure room to treasure room, then finally to your lair where you would normally fight them.

I'm very proud of what we accomplished, even if there is still a lot of work left to do. Development will continue. The code is not obfuscated. The Windows link will download a .zip file containing all assets for "playing" standalone, but it will run in Chrome. Firefox and IE10 are also supported, but have a small image tiling error.

The submitted version may have a number of compatibility glitches, including an odd problem with playing the game in a tall (as opposed to wide) window that somehow made it in.

License: source provided and not obfuscated, feel free to learn from it, but don't steal the game. All art assets (including those provided but not present in the game) are licensed as Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

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Ratings

#274Theme(Jam)2.53
#288Innovation(Jam)2.13
#301Humor(Jam)1.17
#310Mood(Jam)1.69
#313Graphics(Jam)1.93
#325Fun(Jam)1.57
#329Overall(Jam)1.82
#948Coolness32%

Comments

Joncom says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:21am

I built a dungeon successfully, but I couldn't figure out how to make anything happen after that.

treip says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:31am

If anyone else has that problem (the game is very incomplete after building a dungeon), you have to unpause the game by pressing the pause button in the bottom-left. It made sense when there were things planned to do after building a dungeon, but just makes it confusing without any of those features.

DustyStylus says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:49am

There's certainly a nice idea in here, and kudos for doing it in HTML5. Pity the combat is missing though.

daredevildave says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 1:52pm

I'm a big fan of the game Dungeon Keeper, so please continue developing this - you've picked a great genre. Good choice of tech (HTML5).

Per says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:53pm

I built a nice cave but when I wanted to place an exit, the game complains about room overlapping...
Nice idea though!
The gui and graphics is nice.

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