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

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Asterion

by TiagoJDFerreira - Jam Entry

Asterion is the mighty minotaur in the ancient tale of the labyrinth.
The myth says he was slaughtered by Thesee, but is it so?
Change history as you slaughter those pesky slaves and lead Thesee into despair.
Share your best times on the comments bellow!

Controls: ASDW or arrow keys.
Jump - UP, W, Space or Z
DOWN - Down, S, X, CTRL or ALT

Pressing DOWN allows you to go through any blue platform.

Developer - Tiago DOMINGUES FERREIRA,
http://TIagojdferreira.github.io

Graphic's Design - Matthieu ROUQUIÉ,
http://www.matthieurouquie.com

Compositeur - Benjamin BOUVROT,
http://www.benjaminbouvrot.fr

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness61%
#133Theme(Jam)4.00
#259Audio(Jam)3.31
#367Graphics(Jam)3.56
#375Humor(Jam)2.83
#398Mood(Jam)3.18
#478Fun(Jam)3.07
#518Innovation(Jam)3.02
#524Overall(Jam)3.19

Comments

Gread72 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:37pm

It is a good start ... I like the graphics ... The game play needs a little work ... I died and it didn't seem to restart.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:13pm

Hello @Gread72 !
Fixed it =)

March says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:19am

Very originall concept. I enjoy the perspective of playing as the antagonist of the story.

Jaloko says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:22am

Nice job with this. Was very fun.

Domicuc says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:25am

Good rate,for quality game :) you got it man .. if you have some time check my project too x)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:29am

I enjoyed it once I figured out what to do. I particularly enjoyed the platforming and the graphics are good and clean. My only criticism would be some instructions in-game (especially identifying the characters)

AsixJin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:29am

Cool game! IT reminded me of the Mario Bros how the end of the map warped you to the other side. Even though ti was quick to catch on to what I was suppose to do, I was completely lost when the game started.

Mixer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:35am

well that was interesting.

matpg says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:42am

Like it alot, reminds me of Mario Bros. Want to throw that axe though.

dieblume86 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:16am

Nice game,fun and simple.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:26am

@matpg that sounds really cool. Maybe after the jam I will add that feature.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:16pm

The game idea is interesting, but it currently sometimes is not clear how you can kill enemies and when they kill you. For me this reduced the fun a bit.

bogdan.tana says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:24pm

Good graphics, good audio (although it feels a bit weird to hear all the people screaming over such a cozy harp:D ) Gameplay feels a bit monotonous, but it's definitely enjoyable because of the fast pace. Just a small suggestion of what I would add in terms of difficulty: Have more soldier ranks for the minotaur to slaughter progressively. Like having to slaughter every normal unit before being able to slaughter Thesee's second in comands, then him. Either way, gg! :)

Si1ver says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:40pm

Minotaur is great

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:02pm

@gebirgsbaerbel thanks for the comment. The character that hurts you is Thesee, the blue guy with the sword. I tried making him red, but then it looked like a mighty warrior wearing a red skirt. Not that I have anything agains men wearing red skirts, but I don't think that look went well with the rest of the theme. I am open to suggestions to improve Thesee's visibility ^^

Ulydev says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:22pm

Awesome game ! Keep up the good work !

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:36pm

the screaming makes everything :))
awesome :)

hbocao says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:32am

Great job, guys! Simple but very fun and the art is awesome to. Really good entry!

alpha_rat says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:14am

I really like the audio and the screaming!
The graphics are nice too, the gameplay is simple but effecive and it fits the theme

I would have liked to have a longer playing time also

Rushout Games says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:06am

For some reason, on the third time I played, Thesee and one slave didn't spawn ( or maybe they disappeared in game ) so I couldn't beat it, but the game was really nice overall, good job!

Paperscraps says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:49am

My best time was 08:498. Interesting little game. It was fun trying to beat your high-score.

Liam :D says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:06pm

Very good graphics and sound, tight controls. Now that you have all the tiles sorted out, you should probably add a few more levels or layouts.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:36pm

@Liam :D
I originally decided to go with just one level as that was partially how I interpreted the "Entire game on one screen". Wouldn't having more levels go against that? Or am I restraining my design too much based on the theme of the jam?

Pulsartronic says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:36pm

hehe, I had fun :D

Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:35pm

I like the fact that I am a minotaur killing people :D i love the visuals of the intro screen it was great. Also the Game fit the screen and it was pretty fun to play. good job :D

Pestel Crew says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:07pm

Minotaur has to bite the head =) I liked the idea, good design for small game! Good job!

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:03pm

Kudos on the variety of controls -- both WASD and arrow keys!

Nice background art. The wrap-around was a clever touch, and I did not realize at first that the goal was to touch the slaves first before the fighter, so I kept dying. :P

SoulGame says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:37pm

Game fun with nice graphics.
I would like to see more path possible to get all slaves. May be more exits from minotaur's cage can improve the challenge diversity.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:40am

@SoulGame The cage must be closed, in order to show the player that there is a mechanic when you press the DOWN button. You can go through any blue platform by clicking DOWN.

Silii says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:48pm

Really nice. I'll go defeat them again, and again :)

metalchouchen says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:19pm

Pretty fun, after lot's of try there was really something to do with this idea. Nice gameplay!

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:03pm

Love the setting! I quite like how you only need to touch the enemies to kill them (don't tell my psychiatrist, alright?) The game is quite simple but the fast pace keeps it from getting boring in my opinion. Only issue I had with this is that in the beginning, it was hard to make out where Theseus was; since the environment uses a lot of blue and everybody runs around so fast he was able to surprise me once or twice.

thenerdster says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:19pm

First screen is really pretty. Nice work!

Shivur says ...
Dec 24, 2014 @ 4:40pm

Very good mood!

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