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

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by josefnpat - Jam Entry

This game was made for LOVE 0.8.0!

You Are the Villain

You're not a good guy. You've never been a good guy. Some would even call you a villain. But being a villain is pretty damn lonely and no one deserves to be alone right? Of course you can't just take any companion. She has to be of a bloodline to give status to your evil lineage. So, you decided that the local princess would make the best consort for you.

Unfortunately, the King doesn't really like the idea of you as a son-in-law. So, he has sent an army of Knights and Wizards to break into your dungeons and take the Princess back!

Use your magical fireball and array of evil traps to keep the enemies at bay until you can open a magical portal and escape the heroes clutches!


* Use WASD or Arrow keys to move around the map
* 1 to lay a trap to slow heroes
* 2 to lay a spike trap to harm heroes
* 3 or Left Shift to shoot fireballs
* Space to pick up the princess


* Lovely sprites made in GIMP
* Traps and fireballs
* Heroes and Wizards
* Dynamic Map generation
* Orthogonal Graphics straight from 1994
* Original music made by the creators of the game

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monobo says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:01pm

Nice mood and music, the AI is lacking a bit and I think the bad guy should have hit points as well, but still enjoyable

fr_automatik says ...
Jan 4, 2013 @ 11:01pm

Good Gameplay. Sometimes, the ennemies would get stuck in wall.

leafo says ...
Jan 6, 2013 @ 6:01am

Cool game idea. I found the best strategy was to just cover the floor in taps and hang out there defending. After that it became too easy! Would be cool to see this with more levels.

Sheegoth says ...
Feb 16, 2013 @ 1:19am

Right off the bat, beautiful art style (I'm a huge fan of pixels)! The music and overall atmosphere was pretty nice, and the game-play itself was fun and challenging (died a few times). Nice going!

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