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

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Souls

by friken - Jam Entry

Souls

Take control of a Hindu God and and visit the Monochrome, VGA, and modern gaming eras in this single-screen arcade game.

Controls:

A/D of Left/Right arrows Rotate
Mouse click swings closest weapon to mouse cursor
Collect souls
Upgrade weapons

Credits:
Joowon Kim (Art)
McKee Frazior (Art)
Erto Pena (code)
JP REyes (code)
Matt Salazar (code)
Aaron Hollingsworth (Code)

music:
Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/wordpress/2014/11/vadodora/

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness66%
#17Graphics(Jam)4.63
#131Audio(Jam)3.64
#178Mood(Jam)3.53
#201Theme(Jam)3.89
#301Overall(Jam)3.45
#312Innovation(Jam)3.34
#562Fun(Jam)2.97
#643Humor(Jam)2.31

Comments

friken says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:52am

OSX users, seems on osx the framerate isn't as high as it should be (maybe really low?). Windows on dev system here, 250+fps windows 1280x720 and locked vsync 60fps on web version. If anyone w OSX please in web or native, please post hardware and fps :) thanks!

joowonsome says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:55am

What an amazing experience it was to develop the game with amazing, professional people. I am forever grateful for the energy we all shared developing this game. Thank you for inviting me to participate. :-)

friken says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:37am

back at ya Joowon. AMAZING ART you and Mckee did!

Anachron says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:43am

Wow, unique and very beautiful graphical style! My compliments to the artist. Interesting mechanics too with the four different attacks. Got some framerate stutters, but this could be a very compelling game with some optimization and polish. Good job!

friken says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:45am

@Anachron, what hardware? We are trying to sort out the framerate issues.

raincole says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:18am

Graphics are definitely great! I like the reference to india mythology. Nice job.

error031 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:20am

great game, keep it up!

rjhunter says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:38am

I'm on a Mac here and the Web version throws a Unity error: "Bad file length."

Likewise, the OS X download seems to be busted since none of my archiving tools can open the zip.

I'm keen to play this, it sounds fun and the screenshots look amazing.

RHY3756547 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:42am

The art is stunning! Fantastic work on that part. I was getting a weird bug where the hit sound was playing once every frame or something silly like that when nothing was near me, it was all very weird and I'm not exactly sure what was going on! I guess that's what made it fun. :)

friken says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:50am

rjhunter, hoping you just tried playing it when I posted an updated webplayer that fixed a couple bugs

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:39am

I'm getting a crash when I leave the tab in Firefox for some reason. The game runs other than that, though. I am not sure if there is a win condition, or if you just play forever in the modern stage. I did not get everything fully upgraded.

It would be nice if keeping the mouse held down would auto-fire weapons, since I might often click but the weapon would not work due to being on cooldown.

However, the graphics are great, and the idea is very creative.

Krz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:38pm

Well that was not what I was expecting.. Nice music, nice trippy effects, gameplay got a little boring though, I felt I was only playing because of the graphics and sound. Overall v good 4/5 =]

hypnoticbytes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:16pm

Lovely art, liked the gaming eras concept. Nice job!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:20pm

Very interesting game. The idea was really cool. It was kinda hard to control which weapon was used. I wish there was more strategy to using different weapons against different enemies.

Taldius says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:28pm

Nice game with some unique graphics.
I don't really see the connection between the TV and the Hindi godess but it was fun to play.
Good job! :D

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:36pm

Quite the interesting game haha. I had 1 'orb' left till everything was fully upgraded. Music was okay, got a bit eerie at a given moment, also it stopped looping after a while? Furthermore really cool graphics! Nice use of shaders on the screens (: Good job!

naufr4g0 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:45pm

Amazing graphics and sound! Game is fun but become a bit repetitive after a while. On my laptop (Core 2 Duo T6600 and ati mobility hd 4570) with windows 7 performance is quite low: 16fps.

Ossi says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:05pm

Good graphics and nice references! I like how you guys created different attacks for the different attack directions. Well done!

Ithildin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:11pm

Top-notch graphics and nice music (for increased mood score, it would have worked wonders to make the music change as well following the different eras: chiptunes, etc). Gameplay was simple yet effective, although it felt a bit repetitive after a while.

Congrats! :D

the-arrival says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:14pm

nice graphics and mood. Music and gamplay is a bit repetitive

dkellycollins says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:21pm

Upgrading is a bit confusing. It was on my second playthrough that I realized that I had to click the arrows to upgrade. Maybe making the pluses would be a bit more clear?

Other then that the game is really intuitive and fun. I only wish I could stay on each screen longer.

friken says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:53pm

Thanks for all the comments. I agree, gameplay we had grand plans for and just didnt get far enough to make enemies that required strategy on which arm to use, or what to upgrade. Thx for playing everyone!

Gluklichman says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:27am

Nice game with a nice art

Cake&Code says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:31pm

As other have said, it certainly looks stunning! The controls and gameplay were simple which was good because it made it very easy to learn. I wish there was more depth though, after a while of playing it started to feel a bit repetitious.

Nice job team :)

Arkrothe says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:18pm

The controls and aiming could have been better but other than that a pretty cool game! Really digging the great art style.

metalchouchen says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:14am

I love it ! A Really great experience :) (even if I'm not use if control works really good)

danidre14 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:42pm

Cool game! Really cool! Good challenge too!
You can try my game though, follow all the links, since my game always works for me, and others.

Grindstorm says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 2:56pm

Very cool idea. Very nice graphics too, the different eras were very well executed and the modern one is just stunning.
Every 'era' could've been a level with different enemies/difficulty to add to the progression.

Yarek says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 2:57pm

Really really nice art! Great!

gameattack says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 10:15am

I feel that the change era / screen resolution wasn't necessary. It looks gorgeous as is. The mood is great.

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 8:01pm

nce work keep it up

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