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

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by kipelovets - Jam Entry

'Sentinel' by team 'Dostoyevsky Balls'

Evgeniy 'fukyo' Simonov
Alexander 'gasparfx' Oplesnin
Georgiy 'kipelovets' Korshunov
Yuriy 'Merlin-art' Voronov
Xeniya 'Jele' Denissova

Wounded hero lies on a battle field near his mystic sword. Hordes of monsters are coming closer and only you can protect him!

Grab the sword by the handle and swing it as fast as you can, crushing through endless waves of monsters. Don't let them come close to the hero until he manages to stand up.

Control: swing sword with left mouse button
Press SPACE to toggle pause

Please post comments about what your liked or disliked about our game
Contact us: [email protected]

Downloads and Links




March says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:09pm

That's just Awesome :D
The graphics is amazing.
It would be fun game for mobile devices where you could touch the screen to chop enemies.

plauk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:13pm

Gameplay is easier using a stylus rather than a mouse... but my arm hurts!

Zanaku says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:15pm

For a game where I literally just swung my mouse in circles, that was really, really fun! The atmosphere and tension was paced just right, and the graphics and audio were great.
I particularly liked the trail from the blade. :)

...kinda want to know more about this hero now, too. Make another game, quick!

Jupitron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:20pm

Its a good game but, i dont mean to sound harsh, during the playthrough it made me feel like i was doing really good and killing tough monsters but the ending was too abrupt, i though i was going to control the hero and be more powerful.
Im saying this because i really believe that there is a huge amount of talent here!
If you have a site or twitter where i can check more games please include it in the description.

qristofer says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:43pm

MY ARM!!! :O Some of us aren't used to this jerky kind of motion... ^_^ Still, a very cool and good looking/sounding game. Clever! Never playing again, and I hate that lazy bum of a hero, but satisfying in the end, and I probably burned a calorie.

ruerob says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:32am

Very nice game. I've got a strange feeling in my arm now. Thank you for your entry.

FukYo says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:46am

Yeah, thank you very much for your comments guys, it is very nice. This is our first game for LD)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:40pm

Fun idea!

Pestel Crew says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:40pm

Cool! I think ending is nice and whole game is realy neat. I'd like to be a magic sword) Greetings from Saint-Petersburg, guys!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:47am

Pretty neat, and funny too. Really liked the mood/atmosphere and visual style. Well done. :)

thopis says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:14am

it was fun!Very good artstyle also.Keep up!

asobitech says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:37am

Beautiful. Would be perfect for a touch screen.

p.s. my web host was under DDOS attack, but they sorted it out now.
Please download P.Rick Airious and let me know what you think. Thank you.

Boracho says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:54am

Wow. This is a great entry! Music, art, controls, everything just feels great. Pacing was superb. Little weak on the theme, and the ending was a bit of a letdown but this is still some quality stuff. Great work!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:10pm

haha .... i won :D
this game is crazy xD

Rocketship says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:39pm

Ooooh my arm. Managed to save the "hero" though (lousiest hero I've seen)! That sword animation was very well done and it worked very smoothly, I didn't notice any bad hitboxes or anything. Simplistic gameplay well done is what I like, good job. The music played also very well into the dark-ish atmosphere.

cmdr says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:32pm

great graphics, fun game to play :D

andreaswitzen says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:52pm

Talking sword and style reminded me of transistor. Nice, graphics, sound and mood but the gameplay got a bit tedious.

Pestel Crew says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:15pm

This game greatly improved my masturbation skills


Kaijuu says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:24am

Such sexy moves :D
Really cool game
Sound and graphics and concept!

Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:16pm

arrrggh, my hand!
Fun game, very satisfying.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:04pm

Awesome, well done!

Kim Sjöberg says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:36pm

Damn! almost burned a whole in my mousepad, gonna be sore for days from this. But I finished! Cool game!

Shide says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:51pm

Art is great, music is cool and strikes the mood alright, the game itself is jsut hard and long enough for me to get just a bit tired and afraid that I won't do it. Great entry. Check out out game, we've updated the link

kipelovets says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:59pm

Pestel Crew, it's more like a girl's game on a touchpad ;)

hbocao says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:47pm

I'm so going to sue you. I'm already suffering from RSI and you do this to me? Well, totally worth it. The art is awesome and the music really set the mood. Short and simple, but fun. Gret job, guys!

Kabukky says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:53pm

Great job on the graphics, sound and mood. It gets a little repetitive after a while, but that doesn't take away from the polished feel of the game.
All in all - good job! I'd love to see more from you guys.

panda says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:20pm

Fun! Excellent graphics, great use of the theme! I did save that slowpoke hero, but he took his sweet time!

chaosed0 says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:42pm

Pretty good. Ramps up perhaps a bit too slowly, but I liked very much how the screen got smaller and smaller.

Rick Hoppmann says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:14pm

Unity webplayer does not support Linux.
You may want to add a Linux executable ;)

ChuiGum says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:19pm

Great graphics, and great concept. It was fun, good job!

spotco says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:05am

Nice graphics (reminded me of bastion?), though he takes way to long to stand up. Also, the font felt a little out of place (maybe just get something from dafont?)

gmaker says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 11:44am

Awesome! I loved it all! IT's HIGH FIVE STARS FOR ALL!) Good job.

zinkins says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 3:14pm

Очень круто! Awesome! ^_^

Dec 15, 2014 @ 9:38am

The sword animation is great, really liked the movement of it and could see this working well on mobile as a time killer.

MrBadIvan says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 6:05pm

Very very beautiful game and mechanics are interesting, despite my arm are really almost bleeding =)))
Так держать=)

Frump says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:06am

That was great but it could have been a bit shorter, my arm got tired!

calavera says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 6:45am

Don't know if doing this with a trackpad was better or worse, but I think my finger is broken.

5 for mood!

codeapparat says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:04am

Art, music and atmosphere are incredible. Swinging the sword yourself is a fun gameplay mechanic, but i wish there'd be more to it than just wildly swinging it in a circle. Right now, the initial fun of swinging the sword vanishes very quickly.

dunin says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 8:52pm

All is good except the gameplay (Hard to write this comment, my arm hurts...)

nosfer says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 8:58pm

my arm hurts now, thanks :)

HotBoxGames says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 9:08pm

Graphics are very nice, was a little tiring :p

GFM says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 9:40pm

Goddammit!! This was great, but my hand hurts! >__<

Slash the sword felt great!! It was really fun to kill all those monsters. Graphics and sfx were also great!
But I, personally, think the music was too badly equalized... some instruments sounded pretty bad... Though, it added a nice mood to the game!!

apiotrw says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 10:57pm

Too repetetive but still fun :)

puppetmaster says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 11:16pm

Cool game! Sound is awesome!

Well made!

Harsay says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 11:34pm

Fap simulator 2014

el-pepi says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:10am

Very good greaphics. Gameplay is simple and fun. Maybe needs a bit more work on the sounds.

barryrowe says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 2:01pm

As the artist for our projects, the art and the animation are stellar and is greatly appreciated! Especially the sword animations, not sure how you guys achieved the rotational swing animation but it looks awesome! The progression of this game is great, the light gets dimmer as you progress, adding a layers of difficulties because you couldn't the see swarm of enemies like you could in the beginning. Great job, guys! - LeMix

DeathBySnail says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 4:49pm

Love the graphics. Found the gameplay a bit too straining (I suffer from RSI), but enjoyed the experience.

Dec 20, 2014 @ 10:06pm

Brilliant story!

Dec 21, 2014 @ 3:12am

Ow, my wrist!! LOL! Not the best game for people with carpal tunnel, but I digress. :)

This was really cool! I loved the art style and the way the innovation of gameplay, even if it was a bit painful for me! You must have taken some inspiration from SuperGiant because it reminded me a lot of Bastion. I could totally see this working great with a touchscreen or joystick, much more than a mouse. This was really innovative for the one screen theme, too. Haven't played anything like this so far. No real complaints about it, it was pretty solid through and through. :)

Great job!

Si1ver says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 9:44pm

Now I can draw perfect circles with my mouse! Yay! =)

2HitAdam says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 2:25am

Something very Bastion about the art and music here, I really really dig it! Was super hard using my laptop trackpad, was sweating by the end, but still made it through :) I think with infinite wave games like this with only a single mechanic to kill the enemies, it's usually best to give a limited use secondary attack say an insta-kill AOE that you can only use 3 times or else need to wrack up a good combo to use or something -- introduces a bit of strategy for timing etc, and gives the player a little more to do than swing wildly! That said, it was a lot of fun and very tense, and the game has a great atmosphere too. Well done :)

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