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

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Ascender

by hjfrew - Jam Entry

Ascend, mustachio'd stranger! Ascend! Climb the tower of Ba'al, but beware the traps on every floor. They are deadly. Super deadly.

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Ratings

#182Fun(Jam)3.50
#265Innovation(Jam)3.45
#295Mood(Jam)3.33
#300Audio(Jam)3.21
#312Overall(Jam)3.43
#400Graphics(Jam)3.48
#894Theme(Jam)2.95
#1934Coolness32%

Comments

AMT says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:43am

That mustache inspired me to great heroics, and by heroics I mean dying to the boss.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:45pm

I like the art style you chose.

zakchaos says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:09pm

excellent random levels, very cool and consistent music and art, very polished presentatiom, great job!

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:11pm

Love it! Nice art, atmospheric music and I like the challenge. Found a small bug though: Sometimes the character gets stuck for a second when walking along a wall, which messed me up while I was trying to save my glorious moustache from the eye guard. Can't reproduce it 100%, but it mostly happens when you walk diagonally into the right wall, then walk straight up or straight down.

hjfrew says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:30pm

Hey, oh_andrej! I think I know what the issue is. I didn't animate the character until literally ten minutes before submission so I think the mask is getting stuck on the walls. Sorry about that!

banana4life says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:36pm

This game made me smile

SusanTheCat says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:39pm

I love the challenges. Very clever.

thristhart says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:24pm

I loved it! The swinging pendulum rooms had a bug sometimes where you died instantly with the fall-in-pit noise when you entered it. That happened so much that I gave up, but I love the concept and would play a fleshed out version.

KickBack says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 3:47pm

I really enjoyed your game! Really loved the need for quick thinking.

dylanwolf says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 4:00pm

Good "random mini-game" feel to it. Very challenging.

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