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

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Eternal War

by goodbadokay - Jam Entry

Yeah!
Eternal War is here!
A beautiful, middle-age game.
Defend your castle from coming enemies by throwing stones to them.
Try to kill as few as your own warriors possible. :)

You can play with your friend or with CPU (on a hard difficulty it's almost insane:)).

Have fun!!!

Android : https://www.dropbox.com/s/w71cgf7vpol3dhk/EternalWar.apk?dl=0

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#340Theme(Jam)3.71
#341Audio(Jam)3.13
#411Graphics(Jam)3.46
#509Innovation(Jam)3.03
#544Mood(Jam)2.99
#616Overall(Jam)3.08
#658Humor(Jam)2.28
#717Fun(Jam)2.76

Comments

Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:44pm

Another cool game from OLD))

DevoNoel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:52pm

Nice visuals. Dat load time though.

OldPeculier says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:52pm

Really cool concept in a beautiful presentation. I had trouble getting keys to respond though.

CustomPhase says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:07pm

I like the idea and presentation, but gameplay need a lot of polish. Its super hard to aim properly without killing your own people. Also needs some variety, like powerups, different types of units, etc.

egos says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:12pm

really nice and original visual but the control with WASD is horrible why not a mouse control ?

sprawl says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:15pm

What a long load time on this one ! The graphics are worth it though.

Overall the game is great ! The controls felt a little bit floaty and the game a little too long, but otherwise it's very good.

goodbadokay says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:19pm

WASD wash chosen to allow 2-Player mode :)
However, there is a link to Andoid version in the description with more handy touch control)

TKF15H says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:23pm

The controls are a bit awkward, but what really gets in the way is that loading screen. It takes way too long, which raises the player's expectations and makes it easier to get disappointed.

TheZiggy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:18pm

Amazing, one of the best games i've tested so far. Great graphics, mood, and a lot of fun. Great job!

tedling says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:18pm

Really cool approach to the theme! Very original and well executed. Love the season change!

roktom says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:20pm

Love those graphics, one of the most original games. Improve GUI layout and easier to control, and it will be even better.

ajopart says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:21pm

Good looking game (music and sound), but almost no gameplay. Need some polish but nice job

Maurogik says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:22pm

Nice graphics, as stated above, on PC the controls are awkward. But still good game, I really like the seasons changing the trees in the back.

jarry says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:24pm

Nice graph and music.

Biliogadafr says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:27pm

Interesting. I like graphics and audio. But gameplay is a bit monotonous. Probably need more ways to harm opponent, because now only defence is available. So the the winner is the player that is most successfull in defence. Maybe it will be better if I would play against human:).

goodbadokay says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:31pm

Yeah, the original idea was to make 2-Player mode only and single-player appeared only in the very last moment :)

GagaPete says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:32pm

Nice game. Very polished graphics. The gameplay itself gets a bit repetitive after a few minutes. But I think it may be really funny in 2 player mode.

Ossi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:05pm

Very cool game! I like the aesthetic and how it's all contained in one place like a board game. The changing of seasons was a cool atmospheric touch and the music fit the middle-age setting very well! It sort of reminded me of Age of Empires haha! Well done!

lightsoda says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:14pm

Pretty nice graphics, though it was really hard to tell apart the dudes on your side from the other side due to the dark colors and similar shapes.

rogberth says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:26pm

Really nice made game, I like the feel of it, the theme. Music is good also. The only bad thing is that is actually hard for me to know if I'm aiming correctly.

Good job and good luck!

MintArcade says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:32am

Really interesting entry. Need polishing like any other LD game, but this game is fun already. Good job including multiplayer.

renatopp says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:49am

The gameplay feels strange, but is a cool concept and the details are awesome. nice hand-drawn map! Cool game, nice job.

LukeZaz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:54am

Fun idea, but the controls were a bit difficult to use.

Nelly says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:30pm

it is really fun on mobile device)

Snuux says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:24pm

Nice, cute game)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:58pm

nice game :)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:23pm

Very interesting game.
Simple and yet very enjoyable.
Loading is a bit too long

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:24pm

Neat game! I wish I could do more than just defend though...

Vinyl Pixels says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:24pm

Neat :) Awesome visual style and audio :) Lacking a little bit of gameplay-fun though.

Krunoslav says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:29pm

Nice graphics, like to be playing a boardgame, but the gameplay is not too good, maybe more controls or options.

Shampop says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:56pm

Cool concept, I like it, very good presentation !
I like the seasons and the paper style

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:59pm

It would be grate if you can choose wasd or arrow keys

goodbadokay says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:01pm

In fact you can customize controls in pc/mac/windows versions :)

mechabit says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:47pm

love the hand drawn style and play box theme

Crosstales says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:32pm

Very nice game - it's very similar to mine, but more difficult :-)

I think it has a little bug: in single player, I can shoot with the mouse using the enemy tower...
Anyway, well done!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:09pm

nice game, love the graphical style

wilpel1234 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:44pm

Good job!

Hellequin says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:18pm

Such a unique concept!! Well done! I liked it :')

SushiDestroy says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:27pm

You something cool with the graphics, but a classic tower defense gameplay would have been better.

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

hah, that picture in main menu looks strange. In-game graphics is way better. Music is a little bit annoying. But the game is nice.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:43pm

good job! i like the idea, its quite simple to play it, lot of fun

uvwar says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:40pm

Really wish I could control with the mouse instead of the keyboard. Also seemed like the troops were just moving on set paths (not sure if they were or not) might be interesting to set them loose and let them swarm over the map organically.

LTyrosine says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:06pm

Nice concept and graphics but gameplay looks broken. I really cant fell that I'm doing something at the game.

Troilk says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:59pm

Interesting game, but wasd controls are not very comfortable and the game definitely needs more variation - some more mechanics, powers-ups...

Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:08am

ваша игра тоже хорошо
..right? Anyway, it's really cool from an artistic standpoint. Controls a bit fiddly, would certainly prefer the mouse instead of WASD. Very well done. :)

bushmango says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:36pm

The graphics are nice, I like the idea of the game inside the box. I would like to see more gameplay, though.

Dec 12, 2014 @ 7:19am

Take attention how small part of gameplay area in comparison of whole screen http://gyazo.com/9d59e741ba533fdac77515c26926c7ef

goodbadokay says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 7:22am

Yeah, we've improved that part in our post-jam version, I'll make a post about it soon

Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:09pm

played this game on OLD, using touch screen and fingers, cool

Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:57am

Neat little game. Enjoyed the changing seasons, well done!

MaesK says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 2:35pm

Nice game and music, but even on easy it looks hard. Maybe I'd like better aim controls, or a better camera to see it. Nevertheless, great game!

Myyyvothrr says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:51pm

Cool graphics style!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 1:36am

nice effort - the controls need work (mouse control perhaps) and the graphics are too small

el_kloklo says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 7:02pm

nice game but the control are a bit messy, it would be really nice if they could be customized.

redoxkun says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:53am

Nice graphics. The controls could be better using the mouse.

orion_black says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 11:46pm

As many people has mentioned the controls are really cumbersome. I find the scoring to be kind of off, in general I would say scoring is about giving/receiving feedback. If I play bad I would expect a bad score, if I play good I would expect a good score, but that doesn't happen in your game. Let's say we are playing a match and it's really, really grueling, in that scenario I would expect to get a so-so(or even a good) score. But given how scoring works it's not unlikely that we both could end with a zero. I can see the logic behind subtracting points for killing your people, but it's problematic. A better solution would be to have some kind of chaining(first enemy killed you get 1x, second 2x, third 3x, you get the idea) that gets interrupted when you kill on yours. Definitely not a perfect solution, but it would reflect more accurately how the match went.

I noticed when enemies collide with each other they can die, die and kill it's opponent or simply kill it's opponent. I couldn't really tell how that works. Is it their HP? Are there heavies, mediums and lights? Is it some rock-paper-scissors kind of thing? I think having a visual tell about said interaction would add a bit of depth to the process of choosing which enemy to kill next, making the game more interesting.

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