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the miner and the king

by thephantom - 48 Hour Compo Entry

"the miner and the king " is a game for ludum dare 29 theme "beneath the surface " , the games was made in the first day .
there was actually a whole story that describe the levels in a narrative way but it was removed due to the lack of time :(

controls :
W , A ,S ,D movements
G + direction ==> dig
H ==> add block (starts from level 6)
j ==> shoots stones (starts from level 10)

you can press r to reset if you got stuck

in level 11 and 12 you have to collect at least 10 diamonds to proceed

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increpare says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:54am

how do i get past the first level? i'm just seeing a horizontal plane - i can move to the right of the screen, but that just restarts it. i tried digging a bit, but didn't see anything.

thephantom says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:55pm

sorry , it seems there was a bug in the game
i re uploaded it and it should work fine now

bzizizi says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:32am

You have to carefully dig to not screw up.

SFBTom says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:17am

OK, so as far as I can tell, you can't dig through those protruding blocks in the 2nd/3rd levels, even though you can dig under them through soil of the same type? I'd suggest some different colouring there if it was intentional, or maybe it was just a bug?

The pacing of the game was a little too slow too. Not just the speed of the character, but the rate at which difficulty increased.

The mechanics were solid once I got used to them though! Digging felt pretty good, especially digging under all the enemies!

Zerkruemler says ...
May 14, 2014 @ 7:06am

The learning slope is to steep. Level 0 is of no use and level 3 is already too difficult.
Solid idea, but would need some tuning to the gameplay.

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