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

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Adventure 31

by Somfunambulist - Compo Entry

A huge adventure squeezed into a small space! Quest to obtain the 4 crystals of power and defeat the evil lurking beneath!

Programmed with Game Maker: Studio. The game isn't quite complete, there were supposed to be 4 temples to house the crystals, with a boss each. I had also planned for more items and powerups to be available (which explains the unused mp bar). When I've got time I intend to bring this game to my original plan of completion.

Edit: Fixed a bug that teleported you to the final boss whenever you died!

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BKGH says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:54am

I love how you implemented the single screen into it!

Insality says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:54am

Awesome graphics, but rly a small size, hard to play
and cool rooms design! ;]

YM says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:00am

Died first time and when my sprite reappeared the controls did nothing, died a second time and got a fatal error:

action number 1
of Draw Event
for object O_RopeBridge:
Push :: Execution Error - Variable Get -1.Sag(100033, -2147483648)
at gml_Object_O_RopeBridge_Draw_0

Besides that, this is a nice interpretation of the theme. I like the idea that it's a zelda like world, but screens are large enough now that you can draw the whole map at once.

Could probably have done with 2x pixel scale, it's really tiny.

cmcoto says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:09am

Loved the single Screen Theme implementation! Great game!

Fonserbc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:11am

Wow impressive work on the graphics and on the level! Such a tiny playground though :P I'm so close to my screen right now lol

GhostBomb says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:14am

Really cool game. I liked the different biomes a lot. What's up with using mouse buttons in a game like this? It's incredibly awkward.

indigofiz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:15am

I love how there's a lot of small (yes) details like the death animation on the water and stuffs. Good work!

Spacemyname says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:27am

Great graphics! also nice work on making the game be all on one screen

ENDESGA says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:27am

Please make this into a legit full game! I myself have been programming in GM for 9 years, and I would love to collab in something like this! :D

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

Omg so hard w/ the screen xD

GreenyUk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:34am

Nice looking world, although I don't really think it being small brings anything other than satisfying the theme.

scias says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:31am

The graphics looks really nice, it's a shame everything is so zoomed out. Could this be fixed by placing the areas differently and increasing the resolution? Really great job on making so much content for the game (considering it's just a 2 day project).

Quarterflip says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:35am

First adventure game I've played where you have to squint to play

BtheDestroyer says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:41am

I would really have liked more from this.
Maybe if you could attack in a direction other than where you just walked it'd be more playable, but I couldn't hit any enemies because I would have to walk into them in order to damage them...

hazzahazzam says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:55am

Art: Great!

I loved the small animations and features (bridge moving when you walk on it, push rocks to fill in holes to progress, reminds me of Zelda and Pokemon!)

I love everything about this, in my top 3.

Shivur says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:58am

Good puzzles and action!

maxyan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:51am

Graphics is cool, but everything is too small

kirbytails7 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:00am

Enjoyable and very pretty! I really like the scale, and nice visual touches like swaying bridges and flowing water help things feel dynamic.

KedumeBits says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:06am

Nice game, but i don't know if the size of the sprites are the best option for make it playeble for everybody :-/

Tommyno222 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:25pm

I was waiting for zoom or something, this is really small to enjoy properly. But the graphics is nice and the gameplay features some interesting mechanics. Also I'd appreciate at least some sounds.

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:43pm

It looks gorgeous! Almost torture to have to sit 10 cm from the screen to see it though :( The controls could have been a bit smoother, but everything else is there for a nice game.

Jupitron says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:07am

This is incredible!
Please add some music and sfx, i can help you with that if you like.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:10am

Little hard to see, but a great idea - nice use of the teme. great job.

Daniel Debert says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:39pm

Best game I have played so far.

Resonious says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:58pm

Awesome use of theme. A+ Job, sir.

asobitech says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 7:05pm

Great pixel art tiles. Love the different zones.

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