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

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by Gigawicket - Jam Entry

My first LD ever! Also only the 3rd full game I've done.

Just a simple survive-as-long-as-you-can game.

Protect your hoard of gold! It's hopeless but try anyway!

Move with WASD.

Attack with Arrow Keys.

Made in GameMaker: Studio
Graphics made in GraphicsGale

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness62%
#434Fun(Jam)3.14
#437Mood(Jam)3.13
#482Graphics(Jam)3.32
#543Humor(Jam)2.52
#561Overall(Jam)3.14
#765Theme(Jam)3.22
#907Innovation(Jam)2.28

Comments

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:57am

Love it! All of the dragons were really satisfying to play as (even the boring fire dragon, hahah). Thought the graphics were a bit simple until I noticed the clouds, and then winter came, which was an amazing transition. Fantastic job, really fun!

TriSquare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:02am

I tired my best to survive but I was defeated, very fun but add more enemies. Good job

pkenney says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:24am

Laser dragon for the win! Got to level nine, the winter was a nice touch.

Cool game, especially for the small scope. My lady felt your hitboxes were a little big and felt cheated. I think a more dramatic feel when you get hit would add a lot here, the flashing was okay but I wanted to have a satisfying CRUNCH sound and some knockback for some reason.

The game had 8-way controls, but I had some trouble with them registering so I lived with 4-way. Your difficulty level was spot on, and I couldn't risk input failure - that's a good thing.

mrhill says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:56am

Nice one, got to level 7. I loved how every dragon felt like, well this one surely is overwpoered but it wasnt. Mostly because those small blu dragons agains the winter landscape tricked my eyes. Didnt matter if you were boring and spewed fire everywhere :D

Ryan Kline says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:58am

I think one of my favorite things about this game was the AI of the little dragons. They approached you at just enough of an off-angle to throw you off. Also, I loved the winter. it was just cool.

Quikding says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:59am

Not very challenging, very slow paced, quite simple. It was cool seeing the powers of the different dragons.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:02am

I really appreciated the different kinds of dragons. I don't think the fire one is boring at all.

There's a lot of slickness in this one. You really took a simple concept and polished it up.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:11am

Really nice graphics, and I especially like the way it gets snowy.

Rushout Games says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:12am

Wooow really nice game! The graphics were really good, and when it started snowing and the winter has come, omg it was so cool!
I made it to level 11 with laser dragon!
The gameplay in the beggining was a little hard, but after some tries i got the way ;)
Oh i liked too about how fast we can restart the game after dying, this is really good! Good Job!

cxsquared says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:20am

I really liked all the animations and the music. Laser dragon all the way.

davient says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:54am

Fire Dragon FTW! The Laser Dragon got me to level11! With ease, but was then massively outgunned. Woould love to add some scaling to the player with upgrades to add a wave like dificulty feel to the battles :) Loved the Snow.

jhrrsn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:21pm

Cool music and graphical style. Found it a little difficult to discern the Dragon's hit box. Weather effects were a nice touch. Good work!

Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:43pm

good entry, You should put some scoring system and it would make it hella fun! sweet job

madmaw says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:13pm

Didn't rate because it seems to be bundled in an installer, in future try using a zip file

Gigawicket says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 2:10am

Changed it to a .zip!

nkling says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 2:47am

The fireworks dragon is really hard! Good job, I liked the variety of play styles. I really liked the snow effect coming in and the changes of the enemy colors to go along with it, it helped the game feel a little less repetitive. Overall good job, it was a fun little game to play.

TehSkull says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:58am

Boring Fire Dragon is so bad. Laser Dragon OP! Fun! Needs more features, I think. Some variety, y'know?

KyleDAudio says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:33am

I quite like the music. I think you did well giving different playstyles for such a simple game mechanic. The graphics of the level progression is a really excellent touch too! :)

Thalia says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:23am

I'm Daenerys ^^

freaknarf says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:06am

I didn't push it very far but it's cool...

Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:25am

Congratulations on finishing your first LD entry. Liked that the player can choose different dragons and each ones powers are actually unique not just different colours. Made it to level 10 but would be nice if when you died it paused for a second so you can see how far you made it before restarting.

SK16 Games says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 3:34pm

Congrats on first LD! Some really nice mechanics you got here, and it's fun to play! Graphics are awesome and looks very polished!

Valeour says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 4:07pm

Game felt great, bit small, would love a bigger game area.
The snow effects and transitions were great.
Awesome first attempt, well done. :)

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