Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Tiny Dungeon

by Kortuga - Compo Entry

A Zelda-style dungeon all on one screen! Features 5 unique items, puzzles, and 4 boss fights!

INSTRUCTIONS (Please read):

WASD to walk.
Arrow Keys to use an item in a direction.
Q and E to switch between items.
R to reset all pushable blocks.
ESC to restart.

ITEM BREAKDOWN:
Lantern: starting item. Increases your view range and can be used with the Arrow Keys to light braziers.

Sword: starting item. Used to fight monsters.

Bow: Bow and Arrows. Use the Arrow Keys to fire in a direction.

Power Glove: Passive item. Enables you to push certain blocks around.

Bombs: Allow you to blow up crumbling portions of the walls.

Boomerang: Throw it and control it in the air with the arrow keys. Useful for setting off switches.

Big Sword: Used to fight the Final Boss. Only the Big Sword can defeat it.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#227Theme3.89
#560Overall3.19
#568Mood2.92
#779Innovation2.81
#784Fun2.85
#880Graphics2.59
#2356Coolness0%

Comments

scias says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:19am

I'm not really sure why, but i didn't find the "fun" in this game, maybe It's just me that lacks an understanding of these kinds of games. One thing that could enhance the feeling in the game is to add some music. Kudos for size of the game and variety of items, good luck in the contest!

ENDESGA says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:21am

Interesting game :D really love it!

prymidion says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:23am

A nice array of items! Liked the dark, creepy feel. The torches were pretty cool.

I would love it if you could move smoothly by holding keys, instead of having to tap for each motion. Include a UI so players can see what tool they're using currently? I got a bit confused.

Well done.

adrianulima says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:28am

too silent, too dark... cool game xD

Absor says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:57am

Nice challenge, was a bit more fun when I noticed which blocks are the braziers you can light.

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:33pm

I would've liked the controls to be a bit smoother. Overall I like that you feel really small and that there's a big world to discover!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:45pm

Hi there. Huge amount of level design in there, but I hardly explored any yet, will revisit. Enjoyed the exploring, a visual memory of areas visited would be cool, brain too fogged to remember everything myself. Shame no sound.

thopis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:44am

Cool!

Pete_H says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:33pm

Charming little game. Controls were a bit clunky. Did a bit of exploring and then got eaten.

hazzahazzam says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:01am

Game with a lot of potential! Would have played more if I could of held the WASD instead of tapping each time.

p1x3lruckus says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:59am

Fun, but it was really lacking audio, even if it was just a 'swoosh' when you use weapons or a quite sound when you or an enemy hear you moves, it was really lacking feedback. The graphics where simply and suited the retro style. Your obviously a god developer and you achieved a lot in the time, but I'de recommend this video, I know it helped me: [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy0aCDmgnxg[/url]
Other then that this game is amazing, like I could seriously get into this if there was more feedback.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:10pm

Frankly? Cool game. However, the pixel design makes the game really hard to read and understand. Many times I've run into monster not understanding that they were monsters.

I also have a problem with controls, being in France I use an AZERTY keyboard, so commands are naturally swapped. But you're not the only making the mistake of mapping WASD and not taking in account the keyboard layout :).

nook says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:56pm

I really dig this game! Only was able to play a little bit of the beginning - DEFINITELY will finish it later ;)

DonovanWu says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:03pm

I like games with simple graphics. The limit of how far you can see makes it really hard for me, though.

zemeon12 says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 12:25am

it is ok, the controls could be smoother and killing enemies with the sword could be less awkward.

Bernhard says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 3:48pm

Unfortunately I somehow got stuck in the upper wall of the 3 switch room and couldn't move anymore. But I enjoyed it a lot until then. It's impressively big.

Dec 15, 2014 @ 4:18pm

Ok, didnt quite get what I was supposed to do, but it's not bad.

Shivur says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 5:00pm

Promising with better controls.

yuoruddo says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 8:17pm

I think I found a small flaw. If you use the two keys you get in the top right before you get the power glove, you cannot continue

yuoruddo says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 8:25pm

Also, as already mentioned by someone, the 3 switch room is an easy way to get stuck seemingly due to a glitch with pushing blocks causing the player to move on top of them.

Kaijuu says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 12:32pm

Really hard rock game! Very like it

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 4:38pm

pretty fantastic game - well done

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