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

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Necro Chasm

by Hjalte500 - Jam Entry

A short game about killing zombies and their creator.

It is recommended that you play with an xbox controller but there are keyboard support as well.

Controls:
Open/close menu: esc/start
Restart game: r/back
Up/down in menu: arrow keys, WS, Right Stick
Choose in menu: Num Enter/A

Move: WASD, Left Stick
Change direction: Arrow keys/Right Stick
Attack: Space/Right Trigger


Programmer/Animator: Hjalte Tagmose
Sounds: Niilo Takalainen
Animator/Background: Thomas Frank
UI: Gustav Onsberg

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#352Graphics(Jam)3.59
#392Audio(Jam)3.00
#484Mood(Jam)3.05
#612Humor(Jam)2.37
#631Theme(Jam)3.41
#651Fun(Jam)2.86
#777Overall(Jam)2.87
#875Innovation(Jam)2.36
#1818Coolness36%

Comments

floorman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:58am

The game itself is a bit awkward, and combat is not as fluid as it could be (IMO). But the graphics are awesome and sounds are cool.

Nice game. =)

kburkhart84 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:01am

Graphics are consistent. Dual-stick doesn't work well on PC, which is why you recommended the XBOX pad. I would recommend if you could have an option to just face the direction you move in. Also, I couldn't see any evidence of damaging the enemies.

Hjalte500 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:36am

I suppose we couldve put in such a feature but I just wanted to be able to walk backwards and kill zombies infront of me. When it comes to evidence of damaging the enemies we relied 100% on sound. We will remember that next time. Thank you for your comment, kburkhart.
Thanks, floorman.

folmerkelly says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:12pm

Digging on the graphics, combat is a lil' rough but once I played for a bit and got a feel for how it handles I quite enjoyed it. Good job!

acerunox says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:32pm

Nice graphics and sounds, as said before - combat could be more fluid on keyboard, but after some time you get used to it.

taviandir says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:35pm

Cute graphics but as someone else said, unless you have a controller the keyboard controls feels awkward :/

deyteris_team says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:49pm

I try to survive. But damn pixel zombies killed me and ate my brains. Now I'm zombie too :( Nice game. I like it!

Hjalte500 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:35pm

I didnt realise the keyboard controls were bad till now because I only tested it with a controller. Thanks for the feedback. Its awesome to see so many people playing our game. Thank you.

skonkan says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:35am

I got overrun by zombies. Great work. Autoattack if you press space would be nice.

NickName says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:55am

The music is moody. The graphics are reminiscent of Sword and Sworcery / Hyper Light Drifter (a great comparison for a simple and effective style).

There is a lack of visual feedback for hitting an enemy / getting hit, though the audio does a fair job of articulating this.

Overall, good groundwork for a solid survival-based combat game. Great job!

maybeimelias says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:33pm

Couldn't get it to play on my Mac

raisedmedia says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:23pm

Also couldn't play it on a Mac. OSX 10.10.1

DrGeraud says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:30pm

Graphics are really cool. =]

01rafael says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 12:16am

AAAAAA! This is super awesome! xD

Dec 17, 2014 @ 10:06pm

Good effort, only the combat is a little unresponsive - as mentioned before, visual hit feedback would be nice in addition to the sound effect (like particles, or the zombie stumbling back for a moment). Visuals are cool though, I like the animations. :)

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:48pm

nice pixel art and game

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