Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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Dwarf Wars

by AxeTheory - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You command the mighty Dwarf Army and must defend and attack the Goblin World. Click on your castles to make units and Click near them to send them flying to the Goblin World. You can defend your Home World by Clicking on Enemy Units.

Click on your half of the screen to apply force on units.
Click on castles to create more units.
Destroy the enemy castles to win.


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bobrocks says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:04am

Cool game, it definitely seems enjoyable. It took a minute to realize that I was trying to fling the guys up to the enemy base and stop trying to play missle command!

Craftsdwarf says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:23pm

Not bad for the few minutes it lasts, but still felt lacking, even for something made in so short of time. A few animations would have given it more life, and the difficulty felt lacking: even in the final level I never felt threatened, the AI moves far too slow to be any sort of threat. There found myself enjoying myself most in the middle after I had fully grasped the mechanics but before the lack of difficulty began to wear me down. I also encountered a glitch where my dwarves would occasionally get caught in corners. As for the theme, at first I thought the way you handled it was pretty average, but I'll admit I became interested in the potential details. What causes the force propelling the soldiers? Wizards and Shamans? What are the histories of these societies, so close yet so far? I guess I'm weird like that. But as for the stuff that matters, a bit of polish in visuals, some more interesting level design, and some tightened gameplay could go a long way.

Tomker says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:42pm

Enjoyable game, u could make a bit more detailed background but nevermind, it presents really nice anyway

slowfrog says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:48pm

Nice short game with mechanics that are easy to understand. Might have needed a bit more balancing, because it's actually very easy.
It seems that when goblins attack (or fall from their world), clicking sends them back, which makes it quite difficult for them to make any damage.
Also, visually, it's difficult to follow combats that happen upside-down. Maybe reversing the world would give a different feel.
Overall casual, fun and enjoyable.

marvalgames says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:48pm

Like the gameplay and the clean feel and look.

Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:20pm

I like the mechanic - I have to agree the game's a little easy, though. Could potentially be great fun as a multiplayer game if you could figure out a way to make the controls work!

pythong says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 1:41pm

go, my drawfy minion! this was fun! no goblin can withstand my awesome clicking skills!

dook says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 12:38am

Hehe not bad. Crazy mechanics and quite original :)

elefantopia says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 3:07am

This was fun with solid controls. Watching the goblins burst was satisfying.

hamster_mk_4 says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 7:04pm

This was a lot of fun. I love the high concept of interplanetary warfare executed with such a simple interface. This game is a stoke of brilliance.

sportsquid says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 9:17pm

It was a fun game, but it would have been better if it was longer and harder. It just seemed to easy and was over too fast.

AxeTheory says ...
Sep 4, 2014 @ 1:45am

I have added a harder version, only change was increasing the value for how fast the AI can click, enjoy

ajopart says ...
Sep 4, 2014 @ 7:31am

Nice concept. Indeed too easy but working perfectly. Congrats

Will Edwards says ...
Sep 4, 2014 @ 12:03pm

Nice polished-feeling little game. Could use lots of complicated levels etc, with lots of potential, but what you have built feels well built.

xrm0 says ...
Sep 15, 2014 @ 7:40pm


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