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

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Coliseum Crew

by rogberth - Compo Entry

***SPECIAL UPDATE 8 of December***
Finally I could port it to HTML5 format changing some Game Maker functions that only worked in Windows.
An archer bug has also been fixed.

*Note: no sound was implemented*
Strategic action takes place in the Coliseum!
Create a gladiator party and survive the wave of enemies!

Left click: Pick gladiator
Right click: Move selected gladiator
Q: Spell 1
W: Spell 2
1,2,3,4: Switch gladiators hotkeys
P: Restart

You have 5 classes to choose and 4 slots (gladiators).
Once in the coliseum, move around all your gladiators and
set them in a strategic position, use and combine all the spells available.

Retiarius(fish guy)
Q:Throws a net that traps an enemy.
W:Throws a fish that restores HP to another gladiator.

Q:Fast shooting, less damage.
W:Slow shooting, better damage.

Murmillo(half naked, half golden guy)
Q:Spin to win, deals damage in area.
W:Creates an area where all gladiators get a damage bonus.

Hoplomachus(Full gold guy)
Q:Taunts enemies nearby.
W:Creates a invencible shield for himself.

Q:Shoots 4 fireballs in + form
W:Shoots 4 fireballs in x form

PD: coding organization sucks. Sorry!

Downloads and Links




renatopp says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:34pm

Good game for a 48 hours compo. It is an interesting mechanic to control all chars at the same time in real time, which makes the game ultra hard.

Fnkee says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:38pm

Haha, I absolutely love this. Probably gonna play it some more tonight, see how far I can get. Didn't realize at first, that the mage's fire spell also damaged my own, and ended up killing them myself. Really entertaining, lot's of creative units. I especially love how you've given the cold one a weakness (;
Good job on this, and good luck!

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

Using the spells of different types of gladiators and building the best team is great!

goodbadokay says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:13pm

I've even saved this in by browser to play some more in future)

Ouro17 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:35pm

Nice game, congratulations. I think I managed to win the game despite I havent seen a win message. The classes are amazing and their skills, the enemies skills too, make a pretty good point in the strategy of the game. If you could managed to include some epic battle 8-bit music, it will be perfect.
Good job!
Gladiators 4 the win!

rogberth says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:08pm

Thanks to all for the comments.

By the way I just beat the game with fisher, archer, fighter and tank (yeah, latin names are just too hard haha)

Tipyx says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:35pm

Great job for a compo, but maybe a Pause system ?

pancakecity says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:03am

Super difficult! I love the attacks.

pk says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:06am

It feels like a mini MOBA/RTS where you need to micromanage to survive a wave. I like it a lot.

Player movement speed is a bit low but I guess it leans more towards tactics than twitch combat. With a pause and queue system this would have some FTL vibes.

frenzyasii says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:51am

i love it!

Inateno says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:29am

hard to control all characters but it's really funny

mrhill says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:36am

haha, the mage can kill you. Thats fantastic :D

sanojian says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:47am

Some really great ideas here. I found the combat a little bit slow and audio would have added a lot but overall a great game.

sanojian says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:49am

Also the numbering was a little confusing. It would have been easier if it was 1-4 top to bottom.

spitfire87 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:01pm

Lot of stuff implemented for a 48h combo! Very ambitious project which needs more work and is a bit too complex. Hope you keep developing this, is a great personal project. Graphics are nice, melting snowmans is funny and fits the theme well :P

JoshuaBurr says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:20pm

Really enjoyed this entry. Quite hard to control everyone at once.

GGraca says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:23pm

I really like this kind of games and i loved it when the snowman showed up it :P

Check this one:

abdurrahmankh says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:27pm

the only problem for this game is it was over ambitious. the game play was really good, and I loved it because its not turn-based. the no sound-no pause or no polishing almost killed the game, but it is still fun to play. I think this game could be much more.overall: great job.

huggabugga says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:06pm

Great work on the variety of gladiators and enemies.

runvs says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:41pm

Hi there,
nice game, esp. for 48 hours. gameplay is nice, but gets a little bit hectic, when you try to do things with more than one gladiator at one time.
I like the variety of different enemies and how they react different on attacks (snowmen melt, yes! :D)

Pierce_Z says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:18am

I find it hard to control everyone, I basically just used my 4 guys as extra lives and used one at a time. Fun game.

thiaguera says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:16am

Beautiful and fun game.I want more. MOAAAAAAAAAR!!!

pjimmy says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:04am

nice, clever use of unit categories and tactics, but it's simple enough not to cripple the fun. You should consider adding sound and a Pause button. well done

Shivur says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:12pm

Good mechanics!

Yarek says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:28pm

I like this game a lot :) really good game.

danidre14 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:49pm

Really interesting mechanics to play as all of them together.
I enjoyed it really though! :D

SolomaZ says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:32pm

Good class differentiation of skills!

ryguydavis says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:48pm

Something about your mechanic of controlling everyone RTS style in the most clunky fashion made this very interesting, ironically. I didn't want to like it but found myself playing for quite a while. Definitely super unique.

laluis1 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:02am

great mood

Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:51am

Snowmans are attacking! :) Nice game. Very well done.

Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:55pm

Neat game and cute graphics, well done!

Dec 14, 2014 @ 1:03am

Hey fellow dev!
Pretty fun game, glad the hotkeys were there because the controls were a bit tricky to get used to at first.

At first it was easy but then difficulty ramped up pretty quick. Good game!

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