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

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Pixel Gladiators

by Esaucm98 - Compo Entry

You're a gladiator and you must fight in the arena for your life! Survive as long as you can and become the hero of Rome!

Arrow-Up: Kick
Arrow-Down: Shield
Arrow-Right\Left: Use primary weapon
W,A,S,D: Move
SPACE: drop/switch weapon

My tools:
*Sublime Text 3 +javac ( :D )

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tonypai says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:05pm

Will boss come out? And it's a too hard to me, I only can slay three warrior with my 10 life points.

mauris says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:15pm

Amazing! Sounds and styling(particles, art, fx) are awesome! If you will continue development, OpenGL + shaded sprites(check out LegendOfDungeon) would fit perfectly.

SnoutUp says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:27pm

Made it to the first wave of 3 enemies. Sometimes it didn't register my attacks or it did register them but they didn't hit enemies, despite the weapon trail being over them (maybe I was a bit too close).

But it was very fun and now I have to replay with "Space" in mind, because I had no idea I can switch weapons.

Potions could heal a bit more... But I'm being whiny and that's not very gladiator-ish.

JNyknn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:04pm

Entertaining game, but maybe a bit too simple.

Bardikus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:06pm

Nice 8bit sounds, decent pixel art, nice combat mechanics and AI. It was a little hard, couldn't get past 3rd warrior, but some people might like this type of difficulty

Grehg says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:07pm

I liked the art and blood effect. It was hard to not take damage. It's better than mine though!

raincole says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:07pm

Nice game.
I died in wave 6. It's pretty tough to fight 3 enemies at the same time.

BtheDestroyer says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:09pm

Great game. Love the simple yet deep style of play with the different weapons.

Esaucm98 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:16pm

Thanks for playing! I think I will continue working on this game and fix some problems, add more content and make it easier in the first 10 waves.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:53pm

Fun little game. Nice entry. :)

stray says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:04pm

OW, lol. so much fun

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:22pm

Fun little game. I was having a *very* hard time staying alive until I picked up a bow, then the game got a little too easy I think. Still enjoyable though. =)

EquipeJAM says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:18am

great idea loved ^^

Red Sigma says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:21am

As soon as you get the bow, the game becomes a kiting simulator. Other than that, good game.

madmaw says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:17am

Good game. The different weapons kept things interesting

nkling says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 2:54am

Hey that was pretty cool! I wish that the enemies had a few frames showing that they were about to attack so that I could defend in time. Right now getting hit feels a little random since there is not enough time to react. Otherwise its a pretty fun game!

tmpxyz says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:40am

Hi, the game doesn't auto-start when I dbl-click the .jar pacakge, I need to manually input "java -jar pixelGladiator.jar" in console to get it started. I don't know if it's just me, if so, you might need to do something or people might have trouble running your game.

Dec 21, 2014 @ 4:39pm

I had a hard time figuring out what was going on, and the enemy's weapons seemed to deal a considerable amount more damage than mine did. Other than that, a neat little game, although the game state rendering needs a little work. :)

Esaucm98 says ...
Dec 24, 2014 @ 3:16am

@tmpxyz Hi, i will try to figure out what is wrong :)

@Anaglyph Hey Thanks! =) The enemy's weapons deal the same damage as the player's weapons, you can confirm this checking the source ;)

Thank you all, i'm very glad, it's my first LD.

Divitos says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 9:33am

I never found much purpose for the shield, and the A.I was easily exploitable. It shows potential, though.

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