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

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The Cathedral

by brogrammers - Jam Entry

Russia is facing a terrible disaster... an alien invasion! They decided that their only hope is to build a cathedral.

Help Russian people build an enormous cathedral, in the style of 1500's cathedrals with their colorful domes! Collect resources with mines and mills, get help from your workers through the use of faith and by providing them a place to stay. Unlock more buildings and more space, and develop a small town, while building the most glorious cathedral.

Surprise at the end of the game!

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Jacksendary says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:50am

Not really sure what the game was entirely about

kaype says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:51am

I just played it... It's okay, but way too time consuming and also lacks sound. Good concept though.

oscarabraham says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:51am

What nice idea. Good historical context. I've never seen a building game with a mechanic that involves the player actually putting physical work in order to build. I really like it.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:53am

Very well done and quite addicting!

psydack says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:53am

Nice game.
I like that way when build something!

Grindstorm says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:53am

Not a fun game (it's just TOO slow), but love the graphics.

datachomper says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:00am

I really dig this theme on a progression style game. Everything seems /really/ polished here. Nice smooth transitions during the building phase. I dig the pixelated art as well. I could easily get addicted to this for like 1 week and then hate myself for wasting so much time.

monika says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:15am

Quite pretty, and I enjoyed playing it.

Found a bug: If I get the buildings that unlock other buildings twice, the other buildings show up twice in the menu.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:16am

A masterpiece of the genre! the Mona Lisa of games that take 10 minutes to beat.

StackAttack says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:21am

Gonna agree with a lot of the comments here. Slow start, but it became fun once i started flying through building new parts of the cathedral. That part of the game was stretched too long though.
I found that the segment after that was unfairly difficult. I love the aesthetic though, really interesting.

Not sure how this game fits into the theme, but it's a loosely defined theme anyways.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:23am

Wow! This game has so many elements I like in it. I've never seen a graphical clicker game before, and everything looks absolutely gorgeous. I think the game could use some balance, though, because there's not really steady progression along the cathedral parts. Many of the later parts are resource-intensive but they don't get you much, or vice-versa. I felt like the balance for the first part, and the hitboxes (though I did eventually win!!) for the second part needed some adjustment.

I really look forward to seeing you next jam! This was an innovative and beautifully made game.

gelisam says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:27am

That was a nice surprise! But the galaxy background really made my eyes hurt.

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:29am

I'm not usually a fan of the "clicker" games, but this one was pretty fun. I was glad I stuck around for the surprise ending, until it turned out to be WAY too hard. <.<

superfrog says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:24am

Really a nice game :)

MCPGNZ says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:59pm

It was hard, but i've finished the game. It was really interesting, cause by building the cathedral so long you are emotionaly attached to it when the end stage comes and it makes you want finish no mater how hard it is :D

alpha_rat says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:12pm

Very neat game!
the end is glorious

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:23pm

I find this game quite... DAMN EPIC!!!
You are a genius! On the take off I started laughing like an idiot! Well done. Nice graphic in the first part, a little too hard dodging the mothership bullets!

BabaJaga says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:39pm

See Ivan, when you have drank so much vodka as I, the windmill would look to you as a cave too.

ChrisMingay says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:45am

Hahaha! Love where there one goes :)

allurious says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:52am

Neat game, lovely graphics. A bit slow but I really like the theme and direction!

jhice says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:56pm

A bit slow to quickly have a glimpse of the whole game. I like the russian theme ;)

SushiDestroy says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:10pm

Really enjoyable

Anti says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:39pm

The game was addicting and fun. But was very time consuming and it was hard to understand what was happening. But nice concept

KristophTG says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:57pm

This game is really well made and i had a lot of fun playing it. I liked the unexpected ending, but i think its way too hard.

JNyknn says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:59pm

Concept is nice, but gameplay is rather confusing: some kind of tutorial would be nice.

aidinviper says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:17pm

realy nice game

theFireman says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:25pm

Pretty nice twist :) but then it was too hard for me :D i liked the style of the building part

OrangeeZ says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:59pm

Built a Kremlin, launched it into space, dodged klukva bullets and destroyed an alien mothership. 146/10

Pulsartronic says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:33pm

nice work !

Domicuc says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:31pm

Awesome! Love graphics and concept! Also check my project if you have some time mate x) thanks.

Hellequin says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:31pm

Love the graphics! Nice game!

Frump says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:35am

The game seemed cool and interesting but moved a bit too slowly to keep me engaged.

Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:59am

Watching the pixels piece together was pretty cool! Not enough going on to keep my interest til the end, though.

ramyaanudeep says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 1:11am

the concept is awsum................

lycrashampoo says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 8:28am

Loved the graphics; that doll in the corner was the perfect blend of traditional and pixel, and it made me happy every time I looked at it.

I did wish there was more going on with the city-building mechanics in terms of interesting choices and interactions.

The endgame made me laugh, but then it was WAY too hard so I didn't finish. :(

01rafael says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 8:56pm

Прикольная идея кликера, когда объекты собираются по пикселям! Круть! Буду играть дальше ))

egor-idiot says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 3:10pm

Jusus Crist! Best game evar! 10 of 10 cathedrals.

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