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

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Spelunker Boxing

by NTR - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A/D to move left and right
W/S to block high or low attacks
Space to punch

WASD + Space

The goal is to punch the other guy off the ring.
The single player mode makes you fight 3 different CPUs, each harder than the last. The first to 3 points wins.

Created over 46 hours with Game Maker 8.

The only way this ties into the theme is the fact that the characters kind of look like the guy from Spelunker. It was the best I could do. Also, don't try turbo mode if you have a faint heart.

This was my first LD, so there was a lot I didn't get to accomplish with this. My original idea was something like a turn-based fighting game with cards, but it quickly spiraled downwards from there.

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tschery says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 11:50pm

pure awesomeness =D though I dont quite get how this is connected to the theme

Clinthoney says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:57am

As tscherry said its not really based on the theme. But overall love the classic feeling of the game.

Thein says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:00am

Really fun. Awesome graphics! The theme is barely there, but it's still a great game.

Ratchetmon says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:32am

This game is really fun.

alvarop says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:34am

Loved this game. I guess it's connected to the theme because it takes place underground and the characters are spelunkers?

This is like a boxing NIDHOGG.

Idkfawin32 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:51am

I loved how the crowd would vibrate when a punch occurred. Also, for some reason I really felt determined to beat ??? because he kept whooping me

Garris says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:52am

I am absolutely terrible at this game. I love it though. It's simple, but with just enough complexity and speed you keep your brain in panic mode. The graphics look a little MSPainty, but they're consistent and all the pieces go together well. Solid entry.

EpiphanyG says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:59am

I love this game!

The punches connect really nicely and I like the way you have to follow up by moving if you land a punch - makes it not just about tapping punch all the time.

Very loose connection to the theme but this takes underground boxing to another level. ;)

jtpup0 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:02am

I made you a trophy, this game oozes fantasm.

whalebot says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:28am

Pretty fun game, although didn't really fit the theme. That being said, the computer is better at boxing than I am...

Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:42am

I... can't believe I beat it. I think I broke my left arm. My hand's not working right. Good job. Good game.

hirngespinst says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:41pm

fun game - really liked it. Also not sure how this connects to beneath the surface.

mrspeaker says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:55pm

I can't run this (now windows, so didn't rate it) buut... Spelunker Boxing is the best game name in the comp.

tschery says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:30pm

couldnt rate when I first commented so here goes my rating. It feels very polished especially the difficulty curve. Didnt quite manage to beat the green silouet guy =)

edibletoaster says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:27am

Love this game. It's so good. Can't wait to play this local multiplayer

Ludipe says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:28pm

I liked the game, reminds me to nidhogg. The NPCs were hard, lucky for me i found some cheap strategies ^^

Great game!

samooJAM says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:50pm

It's been a long while since last time I played any boxing game. This one was quite fun. A bit too much luck based gameplay but not bad. Good job!

spartangeek says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:21pm

cool game

Neonlare says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:24pm

Pretty damn fun! Pretty awesome, didn't feel too close to the theme but it was enjoyable none the less, awesome :).

Sparrow says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:28pm

Really enjoyed this. Very good boxing game.
Green ?? is really hard, I need to bring that sucka down!

Brian Corr says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:21am

This is really very cool. The ai seems a bit cheap, although I think it would be great in multi. Good job! I think you're right though, it's not especially theme-appropriate.

Great job!

Mekuri says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:56am

Funny game, although the last fight especially was more button smashing than playing :P - Not really related to the theme, but a decent game nonetheless.

berareu says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 5:36pm

It was amazing! Managed to finish the singleplayer and I even played a versus match with my girlfriend...we had a LOT of fun! Probably the most fun out of all the other entries I've played till now! Fantastic work!

gabbsson says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 5:49pm

Loved it, who cares about the theme when the game is this awesome!

ChuiGum says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 3:22am

Very very fun, love it! I really like the defense mechanic too!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 3:48am

fun game - good job

ThingoStudios says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 7:01pm

I felt like there was less depth to the game than I thought there would be. Still enjoyable multiplayer.

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