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

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HexaQuest

by qleonetti - Compo Entry

I wanted to play with hexagons and made a kind of turn based rogue like that take only one screen space :)

Enjoy !

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Ratings

Coolness81%
#217Fun3.49
#275Overall3.49
#357Innovation3.40
#626Theme3.55
#691Graphics2.87

Comments

Spacemyname says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:09am

AMAZING GAME, love it! Especially the hexagons!

Spacemyname says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:46am

Did not get it at first, but after a while I found it HIGHLY addicting

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:48am

should be a way to exit game besides alt-tab out.

Jayson says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:49am

I like rogue likes and enjoyed this thx.

You don't have to be close to potions or mobs to interact with them? I can pickup or hit stuff on the other side of the map if I have explored it.

Keep up the good work.

talecrafter says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:52am

I love hex games. And this one is also very good.
Could use more feedback regarding the actions you take and the consequences you get (Battles, leveling up). But as the mechanics are simple (which is good) it's not that of a problem.

Lacaranian says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:53am

Solid! Some added mechanics and art could be handy for future elaborations.

Valtaroth says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:55am

As a lover of strategy and hexagons this is right up my alley. Some way to exit the game would have been nice ;) I guess it's not a problem if playing in window mode though. Nice concept and implementation!

rzuf says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:57am

I love the hexagons! Nice mechanics, would love to see something bigger made of this, as in this state it gets easy pretty quickly. After like 5 floors you just ckick maniacally everything that appears on screen. :D

andrewjoy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:58am

Great gameplay and interesting take on the genre. I'm a sucker for these kinds of games. The visual style you went with, though minimal, works well.

It could have been more polished (no audio, some bugs, lack of environmental depth), though I'm guessing you ran out of time. It was fun to play for a while, but it could be fun to play for a long time with more content.

Overall: Fun minimalistic gameplay, needs more polish and content.

Catwheel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:03am

Could really benefit from some simple visual clues. Life if harder monsters has a more menacing picture, so that you could tell (at a glance) how difficult the monster was.

furriKira says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:28am

Easy to play but addicting to do... wow.
Would be great if the enemies get stronger though so you can plan your moves carefully.
I'm not sure if its a bug but you can click on the black spots.

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

Thanks for your comments !

The "you can click on mobs and potion the other side of the map" and "you can kill stuff on black boxes" is indeed a bug, didn't saw this one :( sorry !

jepster says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:47am

This is very nice! The idea is very neat, and there's definitely room to develop it further!

I found out that it was actually possible to attack, get potions and climb stairs, even though I was not close to the right hexagon.
And once you reach lvl 4, everything is dead in one hit.

If you spend time on tweaking, adding and perfecting the combat system, I think something very cool could come out of this! Oh, and sound! Sound is essential to any great game!

tigerbyte says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:53pm

Fantastic concept. Nothing that I haven't seen before, but a great take on the theme. I'd really like to see more development on this. Visual cues, like those mentioned by other players, would go a long way.

Also, not sure if intended, but you can interact with monsters and potions that are not next to you.

berkano says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:54pm

Quite fun to play :-) Nice and easy to follow. Needs a bit of sound! Got up to the 11th floor before I got bored.

LexGear says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:56pm

I didn't get it at first, some instructions would be good. But After a while you get it, and its pretty dang fun. Wish it was a little harder though, and maybe some more complicated decisions. Please expand on this game! Great concept!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:57pm

Great game, reminds me of Desktop Dungeons. Could have used more fleshing out but great concept nonetheless!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:54pm

Very Good

vicious_br says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:57pm

I enjoyed very, very much of this game. But sometimes, the alien takes life more than normal. Some more, some less. I think that the game should have a different pic in this case. A lot of stars for your game!

taaboo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:06pm

I loved the hexagonal movement but the roguelike element was abit bland for me. I guess because all of the info was displayed on the right in the unity ui art. This game would be way more fun with different kinds of hexagons and animations with atacking (or more visual feedback). The idea would have potential for a tablet game I believe.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:19pm

Lots of fun, very akin to desktop dungeons. Great work!

Aggrathon says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:27pm

Fun game, but the difficulty doesn't scale so it became too easy (stopped playing at floor 128)

Gandalf1209 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:14pm

When I first stared, I had no clue what was going on, it's really really cool. Actually, it's AWESOME. I could play it forever.

Wevel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:17pm

This game could go far.

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

Loved it :D

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

So easy, yet so effective! I would like some music and different enemies or powerups in further levels (I played until floor 11).

Bonesdog says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:23pm

I played it, a lot XD. Got to Level 13 then quit

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:26pm

Cool concept, the game is nice disregard that it doesn't seem to get anywhere, nothing seems to change no matter which floor you reach. Otherwise this was pretty good and I would like to see a more polished, full game made of this.

Kuupu says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:30pm

it is nice game, is a shame don't having a better progression.

GentlyPub says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:55pm

This is a lot of fun, but as others said before it quickly gets too easy. But combined with some awesome graphics and some balancing this would be really addicting.

qleonetti says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:01pm

Thanks everyone for your comments !

For everyone talking about the difficulty, that's a really good point. It's supposed to get harder actually, but I messed up with my number >< I definitively will make a more polished version in the future !

zompi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:08pm

Interesting idea but too easy. I found myself just clicking in random places and the game was playing itself. Hexagons are cool but it always need to have more variety. But good start anyway :)

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

Hex based Desktop Dungeons. Nice :)
Like the randomised enemy names.

guldlock says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:29pm

Wow, this game is really great! I enjoyed it a lot!

DavidLv says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:35pm

Good job, guy.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:30pm

Awsome ! I want more ennemies, more items, more character and some multi-player/online mode !

Lynx says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:00pm

Super fun game! I played this way longer than I was planning!

Shampop says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:08am

A good idea, but after some floor, it become too easy and repetitive.
And you can activate potion and ladder from the other side of the map.

It's a great idea, you should continue your game !

Neil says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:01pm

That was pretty cool, does remind me a bit of desktop dungeons! Could do with some variations of enemies and a couple of things to spice it up!

By the way: Look at Hoplite if you are into simlar turn based hex games https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.magmafortress.hoplite&hl=en

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