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Sands of Chime - Troll Games

by hemlocksoames - Jam Entry

Arrow Keys - Move
Z - Staff
X - Magic

Troll Games presents "The Sands of Chime", a randomly generated dungeon crawler featuring Wizzard the Wizard's quest to destroy the fabled hourglass. While the Sand's magical abilities are great, and is capable of summoning minions, transmuting objects, and changing the dungeon, it is only able to use them every 10 seconds.

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awesomesauce says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:26am

First time I have ever got a top-hat in a dungeon. :) Solid entry.

GrooveMan says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:43pm

I'd recommend adding some screenshots of gameplay, because there's some solid fun here, that the title screen doesn't convey! You have a decent mix of useful, harmful and silly special effects that go with the timer, and it's easy to get to grips with the mechanics. A map would have been useful, though.

andwhatnot says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:45pm

Good work! Brings back old memories of Zelda:Link to the past. Fun, solid gameplay.

Thermite says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:51pm

Nice, the controls felt a little sticky, but otherwise very fun!

Andrew says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:51pm

The sound got a bit repetitive and occasionally I'd get ping-ponged between two rooms, but otherwise it's a lot of fun.

kristof says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:57pm

Wow,very polished and fun! Nice pixel art and music.

Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:58pm

I really like your music, nice work! I wasn't able to find the hourglass but I had a good time.

olafurw says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:13am

Very nice graphics, the magic attack never worked on my keyboard (/) is not a button here.

boneloaf says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:14am

Nice Game, made us want to play Sabre Wulf and Atic Atac

Vile Smile says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:37am

The concept was a lot of fun! Didn't really like the music choice, but everything else was great!

Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:43am

At first I thought "the theme implementation is meh" but after some runs I changed my mind to "this is actually quite an astute twist!"
I like the fact you sometimes have no choice but to run around, waiting for a more favorable ruleset to kick in. However I also think that frequent mana-deadlocks can get irritating (a slow 20%-capped mana regen would have prevented true deadlocks). Also, when you enter some rooms when the carpet is lava, you can't avoid taking damage. Speaking of lava, its sound effect is loud and grating.

But overall it's a good game with a cool twist and a nice level of polish! Congrats!

Darien says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:48am

Good game! Classic Zelda-like fun, and the added zaniness of the special effects every ten seconds works really well. The music's a bit too hyper, though, if you ask me, and the lava sound is REALLY loud. But otherwise excellent!

Also: check-plus on your username. Bullwinkle FTW.

Demurgos says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 7:35pm

Nice game ;)

(Watch out your organs !)

KhaoTom says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 7:43pm


EdoMiyamoto says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 8:43pm

Wow very cool

XaiZil says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 10:50pm

Nice one

blackotus says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 5:29pm

Nice Zelda-esque dungeons!

I like the graphics too.

Nice job!

Sestren says ...
Sep 15, 2013 @ 8:15am

A lot of fun to play. I love the random effects every 10 seconds. "The carpet is lava" is my favorite!

Loyalty says ...
Sep 15, 2013 @ 8:23am

Great game. I loved the music.
(Sometimes it remembered me of carameldansen óÒ)

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