August 23rd-26th 2013 :: Theme: 10 Seconds

Ludum Dare 27 — August 23rd-26th, 2013
[ Results: Top 100 Compo, Jam | Top 25 Categories | View My Entry ]
[ View All 2213 Games (Compo Only, Jam Only) | Warmup ]

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want to place in the final results, you NEED votes. The easiest way to get votes is by rating other games. Judging lasts for 3 weeks following the end of Ludum Dare. For best effect, rate 20 games as soon as possible. Rating more games is encouraged.

MORE TIPS AND DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Back to Browse Entries

The Master of All Magic

by marbu - 48 Hour Compo Entry

In the depths of a dimensional labbyrinth hides the Master of All Magic, a wizard so powerful and wise that it's said to know all the misteries of the universe.

Only those who survive the labbyrinth will be considered worthy of the Master's attention, and will get invited to a cup of tea. And maybe then, be instructed in the secrets of magic.

The labbyrinth is a randomly generated maze of walls and warp doors. One of the doors will lead to the Master's lair, but the others might take you anywhere. Each room in the labbyrinth has a mind of its own, and will only allow you to stay on it for 10 seconds. After that time it will reclaim your soul, and the Master will have it for breakfast in the morning.

So you'll have to be fast and try to remember your past steps if you want to keep you life and meet the Master.

Good luck.

----

This is my first LD entry, as and a matter of fact my first game as well! So I apologize beforehand for the crap =P

For movement you can use the keyboard arrows or the mouse. At the beggining you'll need to click with on "play" with the mouse. While playing, you can go back by clicking on the back arrow on the bottom left corner. This is useful if you find yourself stuck, so you can regenerate a new dungeon from scratch.

For the coding I used Java and LibGdx. I based my game over a LibGdx template made by http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/author/rephus/.

For the graphics I used openclipart.org.

For the music the awesome autotracker.

All in the game is pretty crap. The code is the dirtiest thing even, and the dungeon generator doesn't even have any constraints about the dungeons being solvable (so the warp door may be stuck behind a wall, or all of the warp doors in the first level would point to themselves, things like that).

But I managed to finish a game having no idea about what I was doing, so for me it's good enough :o)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#1773Coolness20%

Comments

Endurion says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:04pm

For this being your first game, congrats! You've done what others have failed.

As you said, avoiding unsolvable layouts would be a nice addon. It's not particularly challenging, but it's a nice, complete game.

Ossi says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:26am

Congrats on completing your game! Sometimes it can be tough to get to the end especially when the game you are working on has a bunch of new problems you are trying to solve. I really like the random generation of the different areas and the master of magic being a cat is pretty funny!

flarb says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 4:49am

You finished a game, plus it has a duck--that's worth a few points.

jujule says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 7:49pm

Simple concept but properly executed. Indeed, congratulations on delivering something.

shard123 says ...
Sep 7, 2013 @ 5:05pm

Awesome job for your first time!

X-0r says ...
Sep 15, 2013 @ 8:26pm

/me likes randomized levels

I kind of missed a bassline on the soundtrack^^

Funny minigame, congrats on your submission =)

You must sign in to comment.


TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate about 20 games to improve your visibility.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs (http://mysite.com/mygame.zip) and you will show up.

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crash or win condition bugs after the deadline (in a sense, like “porting” to support more players). We also allow “typo” bugs. I.e. A true that should have been a false, a word that should have been a different word, very tiny changes that you would have caught if you had more sleep. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just things you messed up last minute. Typos.


[cache: storing page]