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

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by From Smiling - Compo Entry

[ Description ]

Come pass through the little city of Lalyvilley.
You might find a thing or two.

It's a little game about exploring, and exploring choice. The weapon originally was thought out to be "Choice", but as jams go I cut the game down a lot! So it's now just some explorey-ness fun~
With a pretty unconventional battle scheme?

Anyways, enjoy and thanks for playing if you do!

[ Controls ]

Arrow Keys
Mouse or Alpha 0 ~ 5
F5 to Restart

[ Credits ]

Created by Taylor Bai-Woo (

A bit of extra audio added on,
BGM Song, "Forgotten Land" by Doxent Zsignmond

Also special thanks to Alan Hazelden & Randy Orenstein

Downloads and Links




Yamzho says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:56am

Quite hard game as I didn't figure how to properly fight the dogs without losing life. I like the hand made graphics. ;)

bentglasstube says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:07am

Core dumps for me on linux.

From Smiling says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:14am

@bentglasstube Ah! I'm not sure if it'll help with core dumps? I just put up a Universal Linux build though.

Junber says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:35am

Nice visuals and music. I didnt completly figured out how the combat works but it was fun anyway. I also got stuck in a wall once.

Azure_Kyte says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:35am

THIS IS AMAZING! Please, make more!

Park says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:10am

I figured out the dogs (`・ω・´)” but I haven't gone past the second locked door yet. Fun game! Cute style. Great work!

local minimum says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:01am

Starts good. I never heard of graphics settings _Maybe_ before. The part I figured out about the fighting was to keep the monsters on my right side and press against them. I think though that the player needs easing into the game a little more. Have a simple monster solo to start and some health to regenerate right after. Basically the ramping up of the difficulty was too harsh. I liked the 2x1 tile size and the graphics a lot though, so I think it comes down to some level design and improving on the general difficulty.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:49am

Nice little game and like the way you used the dialogue as a way of communicating with the player at the end. The swaying of the player was a nice touch with the time limitations.The visuals worked really well and will be interested to see if you expand the world.

Ludipe says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:52pm

The art is completely beautiful, I loved it. And the music fits in the mood pretty well.

I didn't really get the combat mechanic, which is a huge part of the game, I don't enjoyed it too much, maybe the game should focus more on exploration and talking.

P.D.: I liked the fact that you can stomp on flowers :D

zell2002 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:54pm

Pretty tough! really liked the mood/style :D

Tselmek says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:55pm

First, congratulations for making very interesting graphics only using 2 colours. Second, pretty nice game even though the combat mechanic is hard to get used to, I couldn't handle more than one enemy at a time and accidentally killed some people (sorry shaman guy).

Great job and good luck!

Volatile Dove says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:34pm

Excellent and visually beautiful! Maybe a bit too difficult though. I managed to get 4 stars over 5.

nihilocrat says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:47am

chopsquare souls

23 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:56pm

I really like this - the graphics looked nice and had a lovely bounce to them, and the way the level spread out was inviting. The fight with the dogs wasn't as hard as it seemed at first, either. However, the garden path was too hard (I cleared it once but lost the key to the chest) so I never made it through the final door :/

sydan says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:39pm

Loved the art style, it was beautiful and the mood of the environment kept me hooked. The dogs were hard to kill, harder than the guard and I had to play it a few times to get 3 keys but I did manage it. The combat could have been easier to handle.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:52pm

I really like the overall mood of your game: pretty relaxed but mysterious movie, focus on exploration, interesting graphics. It's too bad the combat system is so hard. I keep dying because of the dogs and can't really explore the world as much as I want ='(

Ditto says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:39am

This game is adorable, and sad. I love it. I tried again and again but I can't get past the door though!:( I know WHAT to do, just can't pull it off haha, I'll have to try it again at some point!

I really dig the dialogs, and the way the flowers gets stomped upon, and the simple animations, and the fighting is super simple and smart! And I love that weight everything has and you can push it around! The color scheme is super nice! I love it!
Only thing that bothers me is the difficulty, haha! I mean, it's not too bad really, but for a jam game I feel it could be a bit more forgiving heh^^

Great job on this one, I'm impressed! :D

ianh says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 9:41am

You've got a really nice graphical style here... I keep dying to the dogs though :(

pistolshrimps says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 6:37am

great graphics and atmosphere! will you keep working on it?

OddballDave says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 6:09pm

Great entry. Some humorous text. love the art. Good stuff.

rubna says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 10:07am

nice entry! I liked a lot of the ideas in this! didn't manage to get 5 keys though

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