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

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Orlyrinthum

by muramasa - Jam Entry

In the vein of shoot-em ups like Touhou or oldies like Life Force, but maybe a little too deviated of that... anyway! This is Orlyinth.

Orloff enters to the labyrinth of the Sifrita, a place where is told that the greatest treasures are hidden, along with the power to make a reality your most valuable desire. Greed makes our hero to enter this sacred yet unknown place, and so the story unfolds.

Be aware that the available version was made for Ludum Dare 31 JAM, but this game is intended to be expanded later. Or so I think. That's the reason for it to be marked as a work in progress. So, excuse the poor/still non-existant story development, and the random enemies after some time, heh...

CONTROLS.

Directional Keys - Move character
Z/X - Sword / shield
Space / Escape - Accept / Cancel (used for passing the introductory text and selecting either to restart or quitting the game after dying).

CREDITS.

Incompetech - Music
BFXR - Sound generator
Graphics and programming - Orochii Zouveleki
Story and support - Meenfrenzy
Testing - White Wolf

Thanks for all!

GameJolt Profile: http://gamejolt.com/games/arcade/orlyrinth/41281/
Extra tip: If you just want to snip what the game looks like, after dying just let the game running. I mean, I screwed up difficulty after certain point.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#81Graphics(Jam)4.27
#327Mood(Jam)3.29
#541Overall(Jam)3.17
#707Humor(Jam)2.19
#738Fun(Jam)2.73
#907Innovation(Jam)2.28
#927Theme(Jam)2.80
#1550Coolness45%

Comments

Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:54am

I'll admit that I didn't find the gameplay to be extremely interesting, but I was blown away by the quality of the pixel art. You've got real talent there, friend.

Grindstorm says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:17am

Nice pixel art. For some reason I healed from nothing and that was weird, but it's ok.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:19am

I really liked this. The art is great and the sound direction is fantastic.

It's pretty hard too!

SinistraGames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:20am

Although, the intro of the game left a bad impression. Adding the username and token with a very basic windows UI (atleast here on my pc) looked bad, compared to the rest of the game. That being said, it was a pretty solid arcadey game, I enjoyed it! Great artwork, atleast considering you were working solo (?).

datachomper says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:28am

Pretty neat style. I really dig the art. It felt strange floating to the left, instead of the right.

herofresh says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:02am

Nice Pixel art, but i was a little bit bored

RicardoBusta says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:14am

the art is amazing! gameplay could see a little improvement, though. I couldn't say when the bullets were hitting me sometimes.

LandoSystems says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:24am

Nice game, excellent graphics and creature design. Some satisfying sounds too. Strange that it asked for a username and token every time I respawned.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:43am

Boy, this is hard. I replayed a few times, but the point where you can't read the waves anymore seems to really come in in the second stage. I think more feedback when I was getting hit would have helped instead of just having the knockback, because I kept thinking that I was at full HP and didn't even notice that the bar was going down.

Otherwise, I really wish I could rate you for the audio~ Really good sound choices. Thank you for the game!

cardanai says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:50pm

Nice pixelart, cool music

Nardom says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:05pm

The art style was pretty nice. I liked the monster designs. The music was quite good and fit the game well. It was pretty hard, but that's not a bad thing.

Hit feedback along with hit sounds or perhaps low health warnings would have been nice. At the moment I usually died without realizing I had already taken that much damage.

Nice package overall!

dallonf says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:57pm

Very difficult game! But oh man, that art...

Just two questions: why does it ask me for my "Username" and "Token" before every playthrough? And what's a "Token"?

muramasa says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:10pm

The username and token are for use along with a GameJolt account. It was something I added at the last minute, so it's pretty unpolished too (it uses the OS's UI). I need to clarify that somewhere...
Since I'm continuing work on this game, I've made a proper login screen (along with some other changes), but I don't know if updating that would be against the rules. Maybe having it here as a separate download?

Thanks to everyone for all your input! And thanks for the compliments about the art. Much much very very such appreciated woof woof :').

Kaijuu says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:44am

Wonderful art!
Difficul game but it is ok

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 4:25am

nice artwork - gameplay needs work - i liked going in the opposite direction

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