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Blacksmith's Apprentice

by CTATZ - Compo Entry

BLACKSMITH NEEDS YOUR HELP! Get the minerals he dictates to you and attack the shadow monsters! If you take too long to get him minerals the project will be ruined and you lose! Oh no!

A-D RUNS, W JUMPS, SPACE ATTACKS, S MINES (Have to be standing over right type of rock)

Last as long as you can!



Hey, I had a lot more planned for this but ran out of time! SO SAD. Figured I would just finish up with what I had and make a tiny game. Hopefully you enjoy a little of it!

*Source code wont completely work as I used TK2D Library and I cannot distribute that with my source.*

Downloads and Links




Wayward says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:12am

Does not work on my Windows 8.1 Google Chrome.
"Failed to download data file"

tonypai says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:27am

The web version can't work for both chrome and firefox.

CTATZ says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:01am

Should work now. Thanks for letting me know guys! (Unity needs a web.config for godaddy to let it work I guess..)

Hellequin says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:18pm

It works! Well done! I like it!

angela says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:51am

Very challenging. You might try making what the blacksmith says easier to see from the far left. The art is really good, and I like the concept you came up with.

Wayward says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:27pm

Nice game, but i miss a visual/audio feedback if you're mining the right thing

Krz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:09pm

I like the art work for this game and the little evil dudes are cool. The game itself didn't make a lot of sense.

error031 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:13pm

Nice concept, loved the graphics!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:25pm

Some sounds would be nice, nevertheless it's a good game.

ix says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:31pm

I like the graphics and the feel of the night however I died three or four times and was never sure if I successfully mined anything. Some graphical effect to show that you are mining would really help.

dusho says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:20pm

really slidy ground..
this game begs for some sounds

Lynx says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:58am

Interesting and frantic little game, isn't it? The shadowy enemies are a little too hard to see though

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:23pm

Hi there. Runs okay for me on Chrome/w8.1 Managed to mine one lot of rock I think, not sure though - not much feedback. The animations seemed very fast. Shame no sounds.

Pete_H says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:32am

pretty tough! Love the art :)

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:09am

The artwork is great on this and really evokes a mood of being off in some remote European forest, attacked by folklore monsters at night.

I wasn't sure if I was ever digging properly though. The blacksmith changed what he was asking for so MAYBE?

Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:19pm

Nice art style! Bit difficult though. Quite satisfying to see the enemies go flying. Nice job.

yosh says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 11:53pm

Maybe I wasn't doing that right, but how do you know that your character is successfully mining?
I kind of liked smashing the little shadows with the pickaxe, however at some point, the waves of enemies are super tough! (quite too numerous to be precise :D)

Shampop says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 5:56pm

Not easy to play...Pretty imprecise, it's hard to kill monsters because they arrive in large numbers afeter 4 or 5 waves. Time go down fast, and rocks isn't enough to recover. Idea is still cool, and graphics are beautifull, but the game is not very well balanced.

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