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

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by aare - Jam Entry

Hello M80's!

Firstly I need to confess, before compo I said I'm gona use the C++, but then changed my mind, decided to try something entirelly new, and ended up learning a lot of cool stuff about the node.js, and cursing about the javascript... I certailny get my punishement here :P

As a result, I hereby present you the xxx_HEART_STOCK_IMG_xxx - a multiplayer card game. You can play it with other people online, with your friend if you type the same game tag, or with yourself if you open it in two tabs and generally dont mind the idea of playing with yourself...

Hope the game is more or less self explanatory, but for those interested few words about its mechanic.
At the beginning I planed to make it much more complex, but ended up having cards with only two stats, health and damage. You can tweak it for each card in any way you want, except the health cannot be lower than 1 and if the cost is higher than 10 you wont be ever able to play it.
After you finished the deck, and find an opponent you can ban 5 of his cards so they will be removed from his deck entirelly.
Then the game bigins, with each turn you gain one mana crystal until it reaches ten, and each turn you can play any number of cards as long as the sum of they cost doesn't exceed the current ammount of crystals that you have.
Once minions are placed on the board, in random order, one by one they attack one of the enemy minions or the enemy player. The chances are equall for all of them.
The game ends when health of one of the players drops to below 1.

P.S. I decided to not opt out from audio and graphics 'cause though I didn't made any one of them, I did creativelly choosed and placed/edited them in a specific way in the game.
I'm thinking about this as a sort of collage...

P.S.P.S. Please no hackerino, crusherino, cheaterino, brokerino, cappuchino, al'pachino my programino ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Downloads and Links




Ozcr says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:14am

Really cool game!

Try mine,

ParaPup says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:27am

Couldn't find another opponent.

hectorhon says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:09pm

I keep getting disconnected from the server...

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:13pm

Ohman, the graphics are hilarious! is that comic sans I see!?
Didn't really understand what kind of game this was at the beginning, it was quite cluttered and I had no idea where my cards went.
The idea behind this however is amazingly fun.

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:15pm

PS. I keep disconnecting

AinaSG says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:17pm


aare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:41pm

Sorry about the disconnection issues - this is running on the free heroku server. If the opponent is the one to disconnecti just asume you won :P

The game plays like a heartstone, after you select the card and hit the ready button they are automatically played and thus disappear from your hand. Then when opponent also is done that you can see the minions on screen.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:41pm

"hearth stone" in employee-version ? :))
nice game :)

Alendro says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:31pm

Funny. Good job

hypnoticbytes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:38pm

Loved it!!! Best cards game ever!

Shampop says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:47pm

I didn't understand your game... then I read the explanation ^^
It was fun, but when there are no more cards on the board and the two players are still alive, the game don't stop by itself, so you have to disconnect ...

aare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:49pm

Haha, yeah you are righ. I hoped this wouldn't happen :P

trykondev says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:00am

I love the graphics!

01rafael says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:23am

I'm not sure that this game is connected to theme, but its pretty fun.
this is a great job!

nuno says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:49am

wicked game :P

mechabit says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:49pm

always impresses me when people do multiplayer games in ludum dare

EquipeJAM says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:46pm

Good Work ^^

becker929 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:21am

Couldn't find an opponent despite it being on first page ;'[

maybeimelias says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:33am

never found an opponent

eerongal says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:35am

wouldve been nice to have some more control over the cards, it was sort of confusing what was going to attack what.

Valeour says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:43pm

Kept breaking for me, couldn't find opponent, or waiting for a response, no real idea what was going on, sorry. :(

sorlok says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 1:20am

Clever and interesting, but I had a hard time figuring out how to play.

Poupi says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 2:18am

Very nice! ;)

Dec 25, 2014 @ 2:49pm

Hey there thank you for commenting on our entry and congrats to you too on making a multiplayer game ;) Courageous indeed, don't you think? :)
Our problem this LD is with the low number of people online. How do you get people to rate if they can't play?!?
Anyway, we just had to make an online game. It just felt right.

You have craaaazy sounds btw :)

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