Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Temple Pop

by Todd Luke - Compo Entry

Temple Pop

Curse the earth with the power of prayer.

Left and right arrow keys only.

No sound!

Made with the Pico-8 fantasy computer.


Before playing, I ask that you temporarily suspend your expectations of what a game should be. When you finish your prayers, instead of asking "That's it?", rest in the peace of "Ah, that's it.", and know the gods have heard you.


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Neonlare says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:02am

Pretty darn funny (minor inconveniences being the doom of the world), but I don't see much game in this sadly. No music and no progression does hut this sadly :(. I did like the presentation of the idols though.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:38am

It's funny, and I like the idea behind it, but it needs some "game" in it.

madameberry says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:02pm

The player needs some choice. Like if you had to pick one of the idols and then you got a little ending image for your decision. I think that kind of bare-minimum choice would have worked well here.

orange08 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:06pm

it's nice... although it lacks some sort of ending... i was expecting something to happen to the earth once you talk to all the gods then go back to the start... but nothing happened.

TijmenTio says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:12pm

Like the use of colour. But yeah, agreeing with the previous comments.

ManicMiner says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:12pm

Not entirely a "game", but I like what you've done all the same - Also what is that platform!? The Pico-8 is a new one on me, a fantasy console? Sounds kinda awesome!

Sim says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:17pm

Nice aesthetic and the curses were pretty funny. Shame that it's over so soon though.

noxuma says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:37am

Pretty interesting start, I really like the boot sequence :)

floorbed says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:12am

Good on you for finishing, despite losing all your stuff. The chicken is good.

maunovaha says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:46am

I liked the retro graphics, however I wish that there could be more to it, and sounds. good job regardless! :)

Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:36pm

Unique entry with nice graphics but as others say just wish there was more. Although I know you lost your work during the time so understandable.

kabutakogames says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:43pm

I love the surreal mood!

murilo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:15pm

That's it???? jokes aside, that was quick fun! hehe

ProjectX593 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:24am

Pretty funny little experience :P

23 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:53pm

Nice art. Glad someone finally explained the shrimp thing, that had me confused for a few eons.

OddballDave says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:32pm

Awesome art. And the little bobbing monk is cute as a button. I reloaded the page to see if I got a new set of 'prayer answers', but sadly they didn't change. Good stuff.

Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:01am

enjoyed it. the beefy looking rooster made me giggle

DeadFragment says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:48pm

Really nice graphics and I liked the boot sequence at the start, but... not much happened, it needed some kind of ending at least or at least for something to happen after praying to the gods.


oinariman says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:19pm

Awesome pixel art. I can't believe that the graphics are drawn in less than 16 colors. I like the shape of the fat fish god.

rubna says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:32pm

i liked the themes in this, granting things that were already true, but saying them in an odd way. not sure what it meant, but the theme of worship/deities was cool
nice job!

Snicklodocus says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 3:34am

This is really interesting. It's pretty funny, and I enjoyed playing it. I don't really think it needs choices or some other "gamey" convention, just a better conclusion. I wanted to see my curses have some effect! Great art and I loved the boot sequence. Good job!

RHY3756547 says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 1:01pm

Pretty funny, a cool concept but generally I'm expecting a little more interactivity from games. It is cool that you made this with pico-8 though, and the sprites are superb!

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