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

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Slime Spire Showdown

by rojo - Jam Entry

Slime Spire Showdown is a mini roguelite twin stick shooter a la The Binding of Isaac. Destroy pillars to bring the ceiling of the next floor of the tower crashing down while defending yourself against a small army of silly slime monsters!

There are 3 characters each with slightly different stats. Your character is random each time you restart.

I made this game solo using Unity 4.6, Photoshop, sfxr, and FL Studio.
The font used is "Immortal" by Apostrophic Labs.

NOTE: If you don't like ESDF you can rebind the keys before the game starts up. May God have mercy on your soul.

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SinistraGames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:14am

Only got to floor 4. but, I tried to play through 3 times! I really liked this. You nailed a lot of the aspects considering the short time frame. AI is good, shooting feels nice. colliders are cool. Overall a solid 4!

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

Loved it! 5* from me :D
Big fan of all things like binding of Isaac! Great job!

Wertle says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:13pm

Super cute animations, I wish the enemies had some kind of tell for shooting, or at least on the ones with fast projectiles. The special felt a little weak, I think because the enemies have such high health that even when I hit all enemies on the screen, it didn't feel like I did much. When I went to the middle after a floor dropped, my character seemed to have the same visual feedback as when I got hurt, so I couldn't tell if I was taking damage when I thought I was in the correct spot. The movement felt nice with the acceleration/deceleration on the character. One thing you could do to really crank things up a notch would be additional feedback on enemy hits to give me a better idea of how I was progressing in killing one of them. Nice job!

Noah Ratcliff says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:18am

Controls felt nice, however I found ESDF vs WASD kind of offputting.

PixelCrust says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:05pm

Neat game and graphics :)
(BTW I think the web link is not working)

thopis says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:19pm

I'll be playing it in the future!That says much i think.Great!

abdurrahmankh says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:56pm

I didn't like the controls with esdf. the game reminded me of Binding of Isaac, which is a great game that lacks interesting fighting mechanics. so mechanically speaking; I did not find the game very enjoyable.

also restarting the game from the beginning is frustrating, I died at level 4 and I am not willing to restart it. I think a check point will go with this game.

if the game had some more drops and weapons I think it would be much more fun.

I can give you more stars for theme and Audio- Graphics though, this is a well done game, no bugs, no flaws (at least from my point of view) so this is really a good job over all, most games here gives the "unfinished" feeling.

raxter says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:27am

Lovely use of screen shake and little touches here and there! Wished the controls felt a bit more responsive so I could dodge the incoming bullets better.

The enemies were awesome, didn't really do anything too stupid and the variations were pretty cool.

Graphics and sound/music were lovely! Nice entry!

Dec 23, 2014 @ 4:18am

Quite interesting. I like the animations! I Included it in part 17 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :)

Omiya Games says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 4:33am

This is a well-made twin-stick dungeon crawler. It's pretty darn good! Could use higher fire rate, and lower enemy healths. Also, more juice on hitting the enemies.

PixelCrust says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 11:10am

Cool game. The AI was good but the controls felt awkward though. I like the faces of the enemies. Good job bro!

Dec 28, 2014 @ 1:28pm

*I Included it in part 18 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :)

Cake&Code says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 2:33am

I'm sort of on the same boat with ESDF vs. WASD. Was a bit weird and unorthodox. Otherwise pretty good game. The shooting could feel a little juicier or faster.

pht59x says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:47pm

ESDF vs WASD was off-putting. The game looks like a clone of other ones. No sound.

rojo says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 11:09pm

@pht59x I think you may have had your sound turned off - it's the first I've heard of the issue!

Dec 30, 2014 @ 12:07am

I liked the art it was really nice. and s for the gameplay it was really interesting. good entry.

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