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

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Black Tower

by Cake_Catastrophe - Compo Entry

You have traded your soul to the Demon King Asmodeus for the power to work incredible magic. Precisely one year from now, Asmodeus will return to drag you into the Underworld to fulfill your side of the deal.

The only way to escape Asmodeus' grasp is to master the Rune of Transcendence, which is rumoured to give the caster power over life and death.

But can you accomplish this before the year is out?


Apologies for the numerous typos in the text, most of it was written at 5AM on Sunday, instead of sleeping.


UPDATED: Added windows and linux download versions, for anyone who'd prefer not to play in browser. Looks best at 800x600 resolution.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness66%
#249Audio3.22
#330Theme3.78
#393Mood3.12
#411Humor2.71
#431Graphics3.29
#505Fun3.13
#599Overall3.16
#685Innovation2.95

Comments

Domicuc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:41pm

Oh mate,demon king cant get my soul ! XD good work :) i really enjoyed it.. Look on my project too ;) (good music xD)

mahu says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:44pm

Too much text; The game is not intuitive; The music keep the mood; Gameplay kinda simple; =) nice

Stechas says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:49pm

very nice game mechanism keeping me playing even after zero month :)

ChronusZ says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:53pm

Quite fun :-)

RedPanda says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:54pm

I loved this! Amazing game! Art and music is superb! :D

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:54pm

Pretty cool! Take a bit to understand what you're doing but other than that its good! :D

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:40pm

Everything about this is amazing! I was confused after losing since the game continues, but apart from that 10/10! I played for a good hour before winning.

swedishbacon says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:51pm

Good idea!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:32pm

Simple but fun. Lots of humor, and a decent challenge. Awesome work!

martindilling says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:41pm

I really don't get it xD

OneMuppet says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:44pm

I liked it! Yes it was too much text for me I think if you use a bit more imagery/animations and a bit less text it will be easier to follow a long in the story. When I died (or at least I think I did) I could keep playing, so I went on for another 6 month but I still didn't find/learn the rune

SarahFrisk says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:47am

Amusing game - although you were able to keep playing even after time ran out.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:30am

i want to try this game again because i like the idea - just take long to get into it - nice work

Helaine says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:05pm

Nice one! Loved it!

gameattack says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 3:04pm

I don't know if I am not luck but I have many times the same quest. Apart from that I enjoyed the humour and the soundtrack.

Dec 14, 2014 @ 3:12pm

I made a full playthrough but got owned by Asmodeus.

Does the wall spell work? I used it and did not seem to have any effect. I expected it to be permanent since it costs so much magic but the very same end turn after casting it I got adventurers destroying things in my tower.

Nice game. Will have another go later.

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:15pm

I like this game, the graphic and the music are nice and the game theme is great!
Well done!

benmcnelly says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 5:39am

Simple but effective. Just the way I like it! ;-)

Benjamin says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 8:33pm

Very refreshing gameplay. You could boost this game replayability with more events + rooms to build etc. But what have been done in 48 is yet amazing. I could finish it on my 2nd attempt.

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