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

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Clutch The Crown

by Jacob Peltola - Compo Entry

1-2 Player Local RTS Capture the Flag hybrid.

Spawn Miners and Knights to get the crown for yourself!, first to dig up to the crown becomes ruler and wins.

Check out the How-to-play button to get the controls.

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Cheshyr says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:43am

I enjoyed this quite a bit. I 'won' but did not get a victory condition, but otherwise a fun mindgame.

jtpup0 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:13am

*fixed the Win Condition (some weird collider/trigger mistake)

angryfacing says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:36pm

Pretty fun! Enjoyed it!

QuexD says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:12am


sharpcoder says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:14am

Awesome game! :)

ixron says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:19am

I really like your game. I think everything worked well together and its was a lot of fun.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:56am

Really good!

trykondev says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:40pm

This is a great mechanic, I can't wait to play this with someone else

Integershift says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:40pm

Great Idea and lot's of fun I got the crown! Seemed like the enemy did not upgrade the tower until very late game though which made it pretty easy to win

rallebauz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:41pm

Really fun game, well done!

egooze says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:42pm

very well done, great idea and a lot of fun. Love the 2 player mode.

harley77 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:43pm

I managed to get a tie on my second try (didn't spawn any knights). Both miners reached the crown at the same time. I liked the concept a lot and if it were more fully developed I could see playing this often. Good job!

Ulydev says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:44pm

Really cool game :)

Hob623 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:27pm

Fun little thing, would be cool to see this sort of thing expanded. It is quite easy to get into semi-stalemates, but with a bit of tinkering this could well be something excellent. Nice job!

mathmadlen says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:23am

had to experiment a bit, but after I got it, quite fun .)

Code White says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:59pm

Interesting idea. It manages to give a familiar control scheme without feeling like the game has been done before.

freaknarf says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:03pm

I don't know exactly what i'm doing but miners jumping over others makes the gameplay quite fun and weird :)

Aske says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:26am

Really addictive!

barryrowe says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:48am

A lot of fun. This is way more balanced and challenging than the first couple of spawns led me to believe. Mechanics are nice. I wish there was an indicator of how the knights determine a winner. Well done.

SoulGame says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 1:14am

Nice work regarding overall completion of the game. I couldn't figure out a way to win though. After the first miners/upgrade rush, me and the IA were a perfect mirror. Then started the age of knights! We fought for quite a while with no other result that dozen of dead corpses fallen in the abyss x) Good work anyway, would be fun to try the 2P mode.

CliffracerX says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 5:54pm

Very fun, the graphics style is hilarious and the use of the theme is good. Gets a bit grindy and tense waiting for enough gold to arrive to try to keep the enemy from knocking out the castle upgrades.

Could do with some sound outside the menu, but nice job overall!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 7:07pm

Hi there. Interesting idea. Like the animations and process of playing. Be nice to have a bit more room for some exercise of skill. Fun to watch though. Shame no sound in game, but like the sound in the start menu. Good job!

Darthone says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 11:16pm

I enjoy games like this, but i wish it had more upgrade options. Good Job!

ponk says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 10:02pm

Awesome game !!

TaoPhoenix says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 11:20am

Nice little relaxing concept!

igoramendola says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 7:55pm

I won!! :D
Pretty funny entry. Well done.

voxel says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 9:18pm

I really like this style of game, and the digging for the crown was an original take. Nice work, I had fun!

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