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

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Leviathan

by jovoc - Compo Entry

Leviathan is a card-battling tower defensey thing. Playing cards builds good things, but also summons creeps. Your goal is to build the Victory Plinth and survive the Boss Creep that it brings in tow.

Left click to see cards, hold to examine.
Right click to flip them over.
Drag to the playfield to place them.

Video Sample play session:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGt-Aj_CzvI

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#182Graphics3.75
#398Innovation3.34
#427Humor2.68
#459Overall3.28
#468Fun3.17
#568Mood2.92
#667Theme3.52
#1550Coolness45%

Comments

SnoutUp says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:19am

I love the art! I couldn't win in a couple of tries, I assume you have to build some kind of maze for the final attacker to get enough damage? That gets tricky if you get all deck full of portals :D

YM says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:51am

Prettty fun. Took a few goes to work out what was going on. It'd be nice if the creep's text was the right way up, made me think it was an alternate use for the card rather than a response.
With a little bit of polish and some audio this would make a really nice little game. :D

Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:56pm

Wow. This is very complex for and LD game! Couldn't beat it in my first two attempts, I'll have to come back and try again later! :)

Wevel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:03pm

Not too bad but it seems a bit short. I did manage to win after a few tries.

joppiesaus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:25pm

A game where you actually need to think what you're going to do.
It's great! I'd like to have it a little longer, or have more variation, or... Yeah I'm just saying that because I want more.

guldlock says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:01pm

Pretty hard but I like it! :)

Demy says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:16am

It would be better if player will have at least 20 seconds to read cards.

alwaysinbeta says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:23am

Nice game. I like the graphics and the playing cards.

Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:07am

Nice graphics, and also quite challenging.

Wakka says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:59am

amaaaaaazzzing mixup of a TD and Card game. Great work! Love it! You could add the possibility to destroy towers.

Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:03am

Nice graphics, gameplay is a little difficult to understand at first and it needs more variation. Good job though.

ynots says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:03am

nice graphics..

AinaSG says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:32am

Wow! nice art, nice gameplay. Impresive that only took you 48 hours.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:52pm

Hi there. Like the idea. Found it too difficult to build something they couldn't get through, are you testing it's always winnable from cards dealt ? Shame no sounds. Nice UI for looking at and playing cards. Good job!

erik says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 6:38am

I had some confusion with the meaning of the creeps on the cards, and it took me a while to figure out what to do. It got interesting once I understood it though. I'm not sure if there is any challenge once you get what's going on though.

belstras says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 9:36pm

Cool strat game. Took me alot of tries but It was worth it. And the models are really well done. I like.

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:43pm

nice work

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