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

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Click For Dragons!

by vinull - Jam Entry

We decided to combine the fun of idle games like cookie clicker with the RPG setting of games like Dragon Age. It's a game you can play while playing other games in Ludum Dare!

The development team was myself, my wife, and my two oldest daughters (we entered the game jam as a team). Even though this is a jam entry, everything in the game was made by us.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#277Theme(Jam)3.79
#416Fun(Jam)3.17
#445Humor(Jam)2.68
#596Overall(Jam)3.10
#693Innovation(Jam)2.75
#750Graphics(Jam)2.72
#835Mood(Jam)2.53
#1550Coolness45%

Comments

dylanwolf says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:12pm

Neat interpretation of the theme--combining what would otherwise be multiple screens/menus into one.

The system was good at early levels, but I found it easy to game if you invested in the right party combination early on.

vinull says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Yes - the game is nowhere near "balanced" and it's possible to overflow int's and get into some really weird places (though you could consider a signed int the hidden boss!). Ask me in a few days if I'll go back and work on it - right now I'm over looking at the code of this game! =p

hadesfury says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:38pm

Fun game :D but no end game
Try to balance it in a post compo version !

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:16pm

Hi there. Like the cookie clicking RPG idea. Shame no sounds.

recursor says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:11pm

Oooh a a clicky-clicky game. I played this far longer than I expected to. The balancing is a bit on the easy side, but that didn't stop me from clicking a bunch. Nice job and I really like the character art. What is the black-haired woman with the thing in her hand supposed to be? A high level professional of some sort? No matter. She was no match for my party.

vinull says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:54pm

I think she is a fairy, or at least we had "fairy" down as a monster and that's what led to her art.

Murchurl says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:18am

Quite a neat setup! graphics suit the style, nice concept!

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:33pm

Very nice take on the "cookie-clicker" genre :P

I like the graphics and the upgrades.

Too bad it's way unbalanced.

Crushenator says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:26am

I got to level 22 and wiped. I quite enjoyed this one.

psychonull says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:29am

Nice game. It was fun at the beggining but after some time it turns really easy.

PapaCheech says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:32am

When I got to level 42 it stopped working. Game was really easy but addicting.

sorle says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:36am

really nice game, hope you enjoyed making you family project this weekend!

ZNCatlaw says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:33am

I love idle games! Did you ever play Megami Quest? This reminded me a lot of that. I loved the little visualization on the side, and the promise of dragons kept me clicking. A little too easy, for my taste (does that even make sense in this genre?).

Megami Quest: http://shimage.net/megamiquest/en.html

rzuf says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:44pm

I felt excactly like when playing Diablo 3.
*click click clickety click level up! click click*
I like multiple character types with different abilities. :3

vinull says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 3:42pm

I have now spent way too much time in Megami Quest =p

bradur says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:32pm

Nice game! With some balancing and lots of polish (graphics, sounds, music), this would be a great game!

Pixlexia says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:41pm

Cool, an incremental game on Ludum Dare, but with dragons!

Also it's really nice that you made this with your family. :)

ZNCatlaw says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:13pm

I, too, was unprepared for the adictivity of Megami Quest. ^o^//

Nekith says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:47pm

A bit too easy, as I can choose when to go deeper : ).
But enjoyable indeed, I made so many XP and Gold ^^.

Kate Kligman says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 5:31am

I liked the variety of monsters as the game progressed! I forgot to level up, then later found it impossible to die.

Dec 23, 2014 @ 4:16am

Really interesting point and click. I Included it in part 17 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :) http://youtu.be/fGRz-9CpOIg

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