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

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Dungeon Balls

by Teesquared - Compo Entry

Dungeon Balls

Survive the depths of this terrifying dungeon ... with only your balls. Have you got the balls?

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fluidvolt says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:04am

This game is haaard! For me anyway. I like the idea, it's an interesting mechanic to set up all of the trajectories before they all let go simultaneously. And I love the cheesy MIDI electric guitar music!

chaosed0 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:42pm

Nice game. A little too hard; feels like you need to play it a couple of times and memorize the levels before you can beat it, since the time accumulates. The music is great.

ManicMiner says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:48pm

The idea is actually pretty good but the time limit and fail state make it too frustrating to play, really. Nice effort and I think the core gameplay could be a lot of fun, but what is the time limit and the "back to the start" actually adding to the game?

Teesquared says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:09pm

@ManicMiner Great feedback. With no timer, you play thru once and are done. The idea behind the timer was that once you know a level strategy you pass thru it quickly. The max playtime is 20 + 5*10 = 70 seconds so it plays quick and does feel rewarding when you finish. And you should feel a little uneasy too (terrifying dungeon...). But yeah I totally see the frustration element. :(

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:22am

really cool mechanic. Great job on the level design and crafting puzzles :)

WiErD0 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:33am

Really cool idea, but I find it WAY to hard. It might be that I am just terrible at timing and predicting trajectory, but I feel like it starts off at a difficulty that should be at least 5 levels in. Cool music and art, though, if a little simplistic (but its LD, so everything is simplistic!)

gillyadrien says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:27am

Very fun game, pretty challenging though. That's never a bad thing as long as it feels fair. Maybe allow the player to get some time back when they hit a monster? That way they at least get "something" and are not tooooo frustrated.

I couldn't get past level 5, but great job!

Omiya Games says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:13am

Unfairly difficult! Despite having a great mechanic, the absurd time limit and difficulty of each puzzles makes it hard to appreciate the game.

steboots says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 12:48pm

I got stuck on level 2... oops. I liked the idea a lot, if you could scale the difficulty to be a little gentler, I would've played this game much longer, overall, nice start!

Flayk says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 1:17am

The mood was very unorthodox and outworldly, which was refreshing. It wasn't really funny, but I don't think it was trying to be. The audio was catchy, but a bit too repetitive. Maybe bring it down a key? The graphics were okay, but I feel like they were place holders. I think it fit the theme of the jam very well, as the balls were unconventional. I had fun, it was pretty innovative and held my attention. Good work.

jfraser says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 1:59am

Hard game, really funny instructions.

KunoNoOni says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 4:22pm

Very interesting puzzle game. I agree with the other feedback about the difficulty. You should mention the timer in the instructions as I didn't even know there was one until I got Game Over and I was still planning the path of the balls. Overall it was a decent game with some rough edges.

Tselmek says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 3:51pm

Very challenging game, the time restriction is a bit tough sometimes. Interesting mechanics, I didn't know I could defeat monsters with my balls ;)

igoramendola says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 6:22am

Oh, this is pretty cool! Nice mechanics. I played more than 20 times the level 6 before to realise how to beat it hahaha. It is very enjoyable. I like this kind of game.

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