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

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Torch lighter

by TZeroth - Jam Entry

Torch Lighter is all about a first-day lighter in a creepy castle. Try to lead the lighter into finding out how to light all the torches!
The game was made by a small fraction of a small team of developers. We hope you enjoy

by: João Vitor (@j0tave), Felipe Barros, Vicente Reis (@VicentReis), Tharcisio Vaz (@TharcisioVaz)


Click in the game with the right button of the mouse and set to Full Screen to better experience

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Nelly says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:15pm

sry, i cant open web version

pegigante says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:14pm

Art and audio nice.

ctuelho says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:28pm

Nice, don't know how to finish the game

jotave says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:04pm

Just try turn on all the torches

InfectionTeam says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:04pm

Nice simple little game. I'm missing a little bit more reaction time when the spikes appear, also waiting a moment before showing the game over screen when you die would be nice, sometimes I didn't even see why I died.

woodecker says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:25pm

Initially the game goal is a bit confusing. The spikes appear too fast for the player velocity. I loved the audio and the jump animation!

jotave says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:25pm

Thank you. We fixed some troubles

Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:07am

Loved the jump animation.

JoshuaBurr says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:07am

I can't seem to get the torches to light.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:12am

Nice job on this one. Using the darkness to change the obstacles is a smart way to work around the "one screen" limitation and keep things fresh. I felt like the tutorial at the beginning really didn't explain enough (and while the voice acting was a nice touch, it was a little too long).

Would be nice if you had a health bar or something so the spikes weren't fatal...there were a few times where I thought I was being careful enough, but those spikes pop up really fast and close!

Murchurl says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:25am

Really nice entry! Love the Graphics and Audio, Gameplay is solid. Voice acting is nice as well, I dig the concept. Overall wonderful entry!

bitapps says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:39am

A great game.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:48am

I really liked the music, the graphics, i was a little unsure what i was supposed to do, so i just ran right and jumped when i could, the collision on the spikes seemed alittle unfair, and sometimes i lost my jump ability which im not sure why.

Beautiful game though, and nice idea, i think there could have been alittle more direction as to what you were set out to do since the first 5 torches i just had to run right.

Nice entry though ^^

KunoNoOni says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:51am

I really liked the concept and the mechanics. The audio is top notch and art and animations are great!

Chaoseed says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:54am

Well, you got the basics down well enough; it has animation and music, and it's playable, so that's good! However, the gameplay was kind of...vague. I run along and jump over spikes, sure, but I don't really know how that affects the torches. Ultimately I got into an apparently infinite loop; I would continually run left, the torches would come on, then they would go off...and so on.

For a real game, you'd really need instructions somewhere; just something that says, like, "arrows to move". Also, the bit with the voice was good, but there was no way to skip it once I had read the text!

jotave says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:45am

Thanks for your feedback. The idea of the game is more ambitious, more traps, more corridors, but we can't develops it in time. We need show how the mechanics of the corridors work because for each floor is different.

But you can jump the voice with Esc.

blackmagic says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:06pm

whoups, the game over is pretty harsh.
The game isn't bad at all!

Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:41pm

Muy bueno juego. Gráficos muy guapos y animación excelente. Me ha gustado mucho y querría ver mas aventuras de este caballero y de sus creadores.

Dec 23, 2014 @ 7:08pm

Great jumping animation and knight graphics!

gameattack says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:45pm

Cute graphics. I like the flame on top the head of the character. The soundtrack is very nice.

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