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

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Wizard Rescue

by Zayron - Compo Entry

The master wizard has become very sick. You must go deep into the forest to find some herbs that will heal him. Unfortunately the master wizard never got around to teaching you the fireball spell. So you will have to defend yourself in unconventional ways.

Game Controls:

Jump = W or space bar
Right = D
Left = A
Magic/Weapon = Left Mouse shoots. Mouse Aims

Select magic/weapon with number keys.

1 = Poison Mist (damage)
2 = Air Blast (crowd control)
3 = Bubble Trap (crowd control)
4 = Thorn Seed (damage)

- Thorns do damage over time as long as the enemy is in them.
- Aiming the thorns seeds can be tricky. Aim high above were you want them to land and the seeds will fly up then shoot down into the ground when they get above your target.
- Air Blast and Bubble trap do not do damage but are good for controlling the enemy while you use poison mist or thorn seeds.

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HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Simple, but nice.

OneTrueAaron says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:22pm

Fun game for sure. Great music, which i think is key. Fell to my death once because the guy didn't jump for no apparent reason, but overall pretty fun.

benmcnelly says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:27pm

Simple, but the framework is there to expand it. Nice work!

ManicMiner says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:28pm

kinda neat - I enjoyed the different spells a lot, but wished I could select them with the numberpad keys!

XeroCake says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:06pm

Awesome game! The gameplay is nice, and the graphics are cool. The controls could be occasionally laggy, but for the most part they were fine.

maunovaha says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:55am

Sweet gameplay and decent graphics. Nicely put together :)

Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:41pm

Favourite weapon was the air blast which worked really well with enemies on platforms or edges. Got the herbs at the end.

Jajo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:21pm

Very enjoyable, beautiful graphics and music.

Shugor says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:26pm

This is a nice and simple game, and it's pretty challenging as well. It was really fun to play around with all of the different attacks, although the poison mist could use some balancing - it seemed like there was little reason to use it over the thorn seed. Good work overall~

nicklink483 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:56pm

Lol, my favorite part was the wizard hat left behind when you inevitably perish.

louis.denizet says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:30pm

Works fine, easy to understand and I like the different powers with combinaisons you can make ^^

grillaface says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:42pm

Platforming feels good, nice job!

Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:45pm

Works fine in Wine. Smooth gameplay, a bit too hard for my poor skills but I'm sure many people will enjoy it. The music is great, but the sound is a bit too loud in comparison.

OadT says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:57pm

Nice entry. Maybe you should implement something like a health-bar, so the player gets better direct feedback. Sometimes I wasn't sure i am making damage

phi says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:33pm

I like the different weapons, and the particles look very pleasing. The level design could have been made a bit more interesting, I've managed to win the game without shooting at all, just by jumping over all the enemies. Of course there could also be more content, but that's something for post-compo. Otherwise, good job!

bace1000 says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:25pm

It would be good if there was variable jump height and a little extra area where you could still jump after you walk off the floor.

plams says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:01pm

Nice game! My Bubble Bobble instinct had me trying to jump into bubbles to kill them :) I wasn't able to kill with the poison or thorns. Pushing enemies into the abyss with Air Blast was most effective for me.

barkergames says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 2:31am

The sound effects were too loud compared to the background music!

Langouste says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:51pm

Super game! I love it, thanks ;)

Frozen Stick says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 3:01pm

Very simple and nice game.Good music and gameplay but that air blast sound effect is very....XD

Mossy Frog says ...
May 12, 2015 @ 12:32am

Haha I love the spell effect, fun little game. Nice entry :)

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