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

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Robe Wars

by raxter - Jam Entry

Robe Wars is a wizard-ball sports game where lighting candles with a magic ball scores you points. The game is essentially a cross between Lethal League and lacrosse ... with wizards.

That said it has some interesting dynamics of its own, check it out! ^_^

**Requires XBOX controllers**
2 - 4 players (can test the mechanics with 1 controller though)


By raxter (@raxterbaxter) and Damousey (@damousey)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#101Audio(Jam)3.72
#180Theme(Jam)3.92
#249Innovation(Jam)3.48
#267Fun(Jam)3.36
#327Mood(Jam)3.29
#332Overall(Jam)3.40
#391Graphics(Jam)3.50
#579Humor(Jam)2.44
#1695Coolness40%

Comments

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:52am

Error launching unity player...

raxter says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:01am

It was uploading still I think. If you try again now it should work! Thanks!

lycrashampoo says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:30am

Love the concept and the physics felt good, just wish I had some friends. :(

Mechamew says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:30am

A great entry Raxter! Hooray!

yoanndeplo says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 8:03am

Interressant concept, nice graphics and music, this is a very good game.

blay09 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:44am

Really cool idea! Could only test it by myself sadly, but it seems polished and fun. I even managed to score a bit. Well done!

ViliX64 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:54am

Neat game concept :)

SelfishGenome says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 11:36am

nice concept. cool graphics and the game played flawlessly. It seemed a shame that there was no way to steal the ball from the other player but still a great game

loopinlouie says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:01pm

I was only able to test it by myself, but I had an xbox controller so I thought I would give it a go. Graphics, audio, and overall presentation are very high quality. Music is great! I like the heavier style chiptunes, and those really fast riffs are excellent, but so is the overall harmony. As far as gameplay, I had to try to imagine what it would be like, but I think I could do that well enough. Controls felt polished and responsive. I like how it takes time to take the ball from the other player, I can see that being fun, both to flee or to try to stay on people long enough. The way the ball must be used to score points is cool, especially since you have to time your throwing of it to get the angle right. The one part I can see being the most difficult, although probably for the best, is trying to get the ball to have momentum around you. Maybe I wasn't doing it right, but I was trying to actually spin it around me a few times just by jumping around, and then releasing it once its going fast and at the right angle. I like that there are just a few main mechanics, but they all involve skills that can be developed and mastered. I can see this being really fun with even more than 4 players, with teams, where passing the ball becomes necessary.

Almax27 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:18pm

LOVED THE MUSIC :D

gameattack says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:40pm

We could test with playstation 3 controller. We were two and the game was a lot of fun! I just wish the graphics were more appealing. Great soundtrack!

TehSkull says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 8:17am

This is FUN! Please update it! I'd love to play online with a friend.

Rodaja says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 5:45pm

It took us almost a whole match to understan where did the ball get it's speed. We thought it was the players momentum.

The design of the armless wizards is funny, but they could use some animation.

It is weird that you use a bar to keep score, but that's nor good nor bad, it's just weird.

Good job!

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