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Skull Mountain

by 8BitPimp - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Your land is being invaded by goblins, from beneath.
You need their skulls.
Hack and slash their heads off to satisfy your needs.


WSAD moves
Space slashes
p start playing/respawn
q/esc quit


Arena Hack'n'Slash Retro PixelArt Skullz


This game was written in C++ using SDL and my game jam framework 'LiteGame'. All pixel art was made in Photoshop and the sounds in Sfxr. Libraries used are SDL 1.2 and BassAudio.

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8BitPimp says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 9:49pm

Your land is being invaded by goblins, from beneath.
You need their skulls.
Hack and slash their heads off to satisfy your needs.


WSAD moves
Space slashes
p start playing/respawn

IvanDashSmith says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 10:02pm

ooooh this looks neat.

eldog says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 10:11pm

Cooooool weather FX.

Lightning spawn is a splendid idea.

kogyblack says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 10:50pm

Nice graphics.
Gameplay was slower than I thought it should be, but very well done.

Have you created this liteGame "engine"?
Always looked for a engine directly on SDL, but I couldn't found any. Started to do my own, but now I'll start from scratch again, since I had problems last time I was programming it.
Great job!

8BitPimp says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:55am


Yes I have been working on liteGame as a small 2d game engine for use in game jams. Its still in its early stages, but forcing myself to use it for this LD was a great way to find its weak points.

More info on my blog if you are interested.

MrShortee says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:06am

simple and slow gameplay but an awesome look and feel. i like it a lot!

Dreii says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:09am

This is probably the most beautiful game ive played tonight!
great job on the pixel art!
not sure how it ties into the theme though D:

donan says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:17am

Wow, i love the art so much. Awesome game :D
A slightly better gameplay would have done this game a masterpiece ^^

rubna says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:14pm

very neatly done! graphics are nice and crisp and animations smooth as hell! Gameplay was a little slow-paced though.

ezombort says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:32pm

Awesome graphics :)

Ludonaut says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:38pm

The gameplay is a little slow and the rain effect looks a bit static, but I really like the pixel art. Well done.

neekobus says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:36pm

Windows only :(
I'll try to build it for *nix.

MunkeeBacon says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:12pm

Game play felt a bit static but the art was nice. Not completely sure how it's beneath the surface still but not a bad game.

Nezzhil says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:14pm

Simple and beatiful, i love the orcs. Great job. :)

adamwfindlay says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:42pm

Digging the pixel art graphics!

lajos says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 2:27am

Very nice graphics. Congrats!

Bernhard says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 2:32pm

Makes a really good first impression with the moody rain and graphics. Maybe a score counter would have been nice. Well done anyway.

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