Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend — Theme: Beneath the Surface

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The Last Dwarf

by Nuclear_Hammer - Jam Entry

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friken says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:06pm

It's Yosemite Sam! I love the graphics and music, took me back to the old days. good job.

cirolve says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:22am

That was fun! The starting screens were amazing, I have to say, and the character looked funny. I had a bit of an issue predicting the hit detection, but everything else was pretty great!

Boodog says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:23am

Awesome game! I loved the graphics and sounds!

Shigor says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:24am

Full stars for music!

Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:26am

For some reason this made me think of Castle of the Winds. Nice entry, it was fun smashing things with the hammer. Judging by your screenshots, was the spotlight an afterthought, or did I just not make it far enough?

NicoM says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:49am

Nice job:), loved the art and music:)

Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:55am

Brian, some things were ready but could not be implemented like our tiamat :/ we loved this game and we will make updates yet.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:19pm

Very cool game, could not make to the final boss though :/

BuKaneerz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:06pm

Good graphics !
nice work (:

zanenga says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:50pm

Very cool game! I dig the art, theme and audio. Is there a way to skip the cutscene? Because everytime I die I'm forced to watch it again. It kinda breaks the flow of the game.

elefantopia says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:04am

Cool game, lots of fun playing it. Nice music, too.

Yword says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:22am

Nice graphics and music, and the intro screen is awesome! But the feel of attack is not strong, maybe you can apply some camera shake or knockback force when attacking the enemies.

Crooksister says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:48am

Really awesome menus and music, really makes you want to play the game. It has a lot of potential to be an amazing game throughout. Good job!

Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:14pm

The artwork is amazing ! Great music, I love this game !

b_bertoldo says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:27pm

VERY COOL GAME!!! Great job man!!! Awesome work!!!

GlowingSnail says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:18am

Not a fun game. Enemies resurrect seconds after you smash them, making it a game about finding the stair before the mob train corners you.

I thought that indie devs would know more than unskippable cutscenes are the devil's work.

You didn't even bother following the theme: from the intro, it looks like it takes place inside a mountain, not "beneath the surface".

The skull on the main menu, and the intro text were lovely though. Rest of the game was a disappointment.

May 1, 2014 @ 2:26am

Well, that's your opinion! Thank you! =)

MrShoestore says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 10:29pm

This was such a fun game and the music was just outstanding!

Empyrealhell says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 10:33pm

I played about four times, never managed to find the stairs. On the last play I discovered that running was the best option, but then it turned into "comb this large room looking one specific tile." It would be nice if there was more structure to the room, or something to use as a point of reference to make it easier to know where I've been before.

mechabit says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 10:43pm

The intro was awesome, really invoked the old 8bit era. Didn't think the in-game graphics matched the style though. I managed to get to the multi-eyed monster but then a bug made me stop moving and I just watched my guy get killed.

Konrad Zegis says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 11:05pm

Great graphics and intro. But audio is a little bit tiring after first 10 minutes.

I have some mixed feelings about gameplay. At first I thought it's some crimsonland clone with dwarf, and lower difficulty. I was walking around and then... wow. There are stairs. And then gameplay changed from "I wonder what should I do" to that quite irritating Diablo 2 feeling, when you need to search caverns to find that one, last monster...

If you ask me I'd make first levels little smaller, to get a grip on game objective. Also I'd make monster respawn time little longer.

But overall it's fun to play :)

May 17, 2014 @ 9:30am

Very fun (and frustrating!) retro-style game!
Nice graphics, sound and music!

But I think the stairs are too hard to find, and the enemies respawn rate makes the game too hard... I only found one set of stairs before the Game Over.

Overall, a nice game!

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