December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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Boss Level

by Kuothe - Jam Entry

You are the Boss Monster of the level, and a army of heroes is coming for you!

Create the perfect level layout! Crush the heroes! Rule the kingdom!

Instructions: Just buy "Items" by clicking on them and place them on the valid areas in green, then press "Start"! Kill heroes to earn more gold and keep building your level.

Downloads and Links




Wuhao says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 4:31am


monomanio says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 4:31am

Hmm, i think the links are missing?

Manuel777 says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:25am

Add http:// to the link!

Smaxx says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:51am

For those looking for a link, they're obviously in this journal entry only:

Kuothe says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 2:34pm

Sorry! The links are up again!
First entry on a Ludum Dare, sorry again :)

Xgor says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:26pm

Pretty fun game, I kinda wish it had more depth but it's really fun idea and it works well

Kuothe says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:49pm

I'm still adding features!

saulotti says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:55pm

One of the best games I played so far!

Gornova says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:28pm

I like idea, but a little tutorial would be nice. However it's a good game. Art by Onyx ?

LogiQ121 says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:34pm

Although it took me about 2 minutes to figure out an un-losable situation, it's awesome just watching those soldiers run to their deaths! Muahahaha!

feiss says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:46pm

Great one! congratulations, very funny and very well done :) on the top!

One question: how good is Unity for 2d games? do you use any special library? I'm tempted to try, but as it is very 3d oriented, I'm not quite sure..

Kuothe says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:56pm

@Gornova Yes, they are Onyx sprites. I intend to use them mainly as placeholders until I finish the gameplay.

@LogiQ121 I'm still adding features to balance the game :) Now it's too easy.

@feiss Unity3D can work great for 2D, you just need to use an Orthographic camera and just don't use the Z axis for physics. I didn't use any plugin.

Psytew says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:42pm

Very fun! Although adding a bunch of pits just makes it easy.

SiENcE says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:03pm

The idea is not new but well done and the art fits very well. It get a little bit too fast and i see no chance of winning the game. A counter to break a given time would be good!

Saspiron says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:30pm

Good, but really easy as all you need todo is make heaps of holes in the ground

Yogr says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:37pm

Awesome! I feel like I built the perfect defense.. 1500 coins and counting, 3 hearts on dragon still!

bentog says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:59pm

Just dig lots of holes and done: almost invincible. Besides that, the game is really cool

Dec 18, 2012 @ 1:43am

I really enjoyed playing this. HOLES ARE OP! :P

SunShiranui says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:47am

Nice! It would be even nicer if it had an end, though :P

dek says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 7:57pm

Nice game!

DustyStylus says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:02pm

Lovely retro feel to it! :)

Colapsydo says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:18pm

Fun game and great music.

Flai says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:35pm

Pretty fun, but as I mentioned in one of your posts ( that you later deleted? ), you shouldn't update the game after submission and if you do, at least keep a link to the original version of the game

Kuothe says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:49pm

@Flai sorry, it was my first Ludum Dare and I got too pumped up by my game. Also, I started developing it on Saturday night (so technically I've spent less than 72h making it..) but anyway you are right. I won't touch it anymore.

Flai says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:11pm

@Kuothe No problem and congrats for your first LD :) ! But I hope that you understand that it's somewhat unfair for others if someone can continue developing their game after deadline, even if they started a bit later than others.

EpaceGames says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:45pm

Nice! I killed 406 heroes!

Husky says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 3:55pm

Nice job!
Very exciting and fun!

bentog says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 4:50pm

Man, you should reupload the original version. People are going to rate your game for the updates you did AFTER the deadline, and that's no fair :(

Kuothe says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 11:26am

Hi there! The version published in this page is the oldest version I've got in my PC.

The more actual version (and the newer to come) will be stored here:

Also, I just bought some iOS/Android licenses for Unity to publish it on the App Store / Google Play in the following month (with new homemade assets and new content).


Dec 20, 2012 @ 8:27pm

This is lovely! (once you figure out what to do :P)

jerombd says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 12:07am

Simple but fun; not very original but the gameplay is still addictive!

Hatscat says ...
Dec 22, 2012 @ 5:24pm


lotusgame says ...
Dec 24, 2012 @ 5:13pm

Hey man ! Do you steal some graphics ? Your soldier absolutely looks like the warrior of the game "Realm of the mad god" ! Take a look here ( It's not fair :(

Kuothe says ...
Dec 24, 2012 @ 7:58pm

@lotusgame yes, it's the same sprite set. They are called Onyx sprites, and they are Creative Commons for non-commercial use. You can find them here:

lotusgame says ...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 12:09pm

Ok I didn't know ^^ As i am fond of Realm of the mad gods, i panicked :p From my point of you, the challenge of Ludum Dare is to really create everything from scratch. But i won't bother you, you are in your rights ;)

Kuothe says ...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 12:16pm

@lotusgame the focus of ludum dare is to motivate people to create something. It worked for me :) I wanted to focus on gameplay, so I got placeholder art. The next month I'll release a new version with my own assets. Thanks for the interest :)

JoeProgram says ...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 8:07pm

Really fun - the block and pit placement really make for some interesting decisions. I'd love for the flow of heroes to stop at the end - with an empty pit, my score keeps going up even though I've lost.

wally2069 says ...
Dec 26, 2012 @ 3:09am

Edited the game after the voting started and using premade art assets, this kind of unfair conduct earns a downvote.

Dec 27, 2012 @ 3:58am

this is really great!

csanyk says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 6:26am

It's fun to watch the heroes fall like lemmings.

lekochen says ...
Dec 29, 2012 @ 12:49am

Really fun to play! It would be nicer if it had an end.

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