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

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Mutitask Hero

by Thalikoth - Compo Entry

Hi there,

Thanks for checking out my LD31 game Multitask Hero!

In this game you play the Hero who must survive 4 different levels and defeat the boss in the 4th level.
However, all 4 levels are played simultaneously.

You have to pay attention to what is happening in all levels and prove your multitasking skills.

Have fun!

P.S.: It's really hard the first time, please don't get demotivated, practice makes perfect!


Level 1 controls: W, S, A, D for movement
Level 2 controls: Up, Down, Left, Right for movement, RCtrl for slashing
Level 3 controls: Mouse for aiming, LMB for shooting
Level 4 controls: Numpad keys to pick up the right bomb (Make sure numlock is on!)

Quit: ESC

12/07 Submitted initial LD31 compo version
13/07 Fixed a bug that prevented the player from clearing stages

Downloads and Links




Rozaxe says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 5:38pm

Your game seems to not work. I click everywhere, and nothing change.

Rozaxe says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 5:39pm

My bad, it's "working". On my computer it's extremly slow.

Thalikoth says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 7:31pm

I was worried about that. It needs optimizing. On my pc it works fine, i'll see what I still can do. Thanks for feedback!

wandersenus says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 11:42pm

the game is hard :<

Soron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:43am

Nifty idea, that I'd like to see taken further and polished (and given challenge in interesting forms).

The individual sub-screens are WAY too big - I've got a reasonably standard laptop monitor (1366x768), and I think I was only seeing about 2/3 of each subscreen.

Also, you've got just a few bugs ;). The "you won level 2/3!" text drew in the top-right corner for me, and somehow I got the boss into negative HP (bar going out the left) without getting a win notification.

Nardom says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:29am

I like the idea. It can be a bit punishing with the spawn location of enemies. Sometimes when you start the game you instantly die in one of the screens because an enemy spawned on top of you.

I just have the feeling the controls (and the confusion it adds by moving your hands around this much) make the game feel overly complicated. But it's a multitask challenge so I guess that's part of the deal.

Thalikoth says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:11pm

I have fixed the level clear bug, it's now possible to actually beat the game.

ranseur says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:36pm

A little too hard. You could introduce levels one by one.

naufr4g0 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:36pm

I can't see all the sub-screens correctly, cause I use a 1366x768 laptop. :( Eventually I managed to play anyway.

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:41pm

Didn't run on my laptop's internal Intel HD graphics card, had to turn on the GeForce to play it; just a heads-up if anyone else is having trouble.

Neat idea but (of course) really hard to get down. Maybe it's better to always use WASD to control and the cursor key or mouse to switch between the windows? Just a thought.

Anti says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:21pm

Good idea. But the game is to hard. Because of that it's not so fun to play.

Eponesh says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:41pm

Nice concept!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:06pm

Cool! To bad I'm bad at multitasking.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:39pm

Neat concept, slow on my machine though.

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 1:51pm

nice idea

riktothepast says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 8:29pm

Great concept!, very hard though!

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