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Sacred Scarab

by Tritax - Jam Entry

You've managed to find your way to the very top of a great pyramid. In a secret chamber, you discover the Sacred Scarab. Unfortunately for you, you've also released the curse of the scarab.

Make your way back down to the base of the pyramid through twenty floors of traps, creatures, and piles of wealth. Be careful, though, each stairway is blocked by a series of locked doors (bronze, silver, and gold).

Search for the keys quickly, as every room fills with a deadly poison gas after just 10 SECONDS!

EDIT *****
I've seen a few people ask in the comments - YES, you can use the keyboard (press Enter when it asks for the A button).

==== Controls ====
Movement - WASD
Whip Attack - Left Arrow
Knife Attack- Right Arrow
"Press A" - Enter Key

** GamePad also supported. A - whip, X - knife.

** requires Microsoft XNA Framework 4.0 ***
installer is included in ZIP (or can be downloaded from

Thanks for checking it out!!

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stewthepoo says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:31pm

good stuff, killing things with the whip is fun

BMacIntosh says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:59am

Does this require an XBox controller?

Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:08am

Hey nice game, I like the top view gameplay.

kibertoad says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 8:57am

got scared when it told me to press a, but the keyboard controls are perfectly fine. is there really so many people with gamepads at LD?
otherwise - nicely done adventure game.

phi says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 9:00am

Fun game! Could be polished and soundified, but I like the gameplay.

kibertoad says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 9:37am

got scared when it told me to press a, but the keyboard controls are perfectly fine. is there really so many people with gamepads at LD?
otherwise - nicely done adventure game.

Reyn says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 9:00pm

Hi. I wasnt sure what to do once I died, I restarted the game every time, for some reason after some of the restarts hitting enter did not press 'A'. I wasn't sure if falling through the floor was something I was suppose to do, given that it deducts life I guess not. After entering a room I sometimes entered onto a baddie, which made the game very difficult. I liked it, thanks

lalanl says ...
Sep 6, 2013 @ 5:25am

I kept thinking the doors would open if I walked into them with a key, but I couldn't figure out how to open them.

Sep 14, 2013 @ 11:45pm

plays well and reminds me of the original zelda. cool game

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