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

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Renfield Hearts Dracula

by A Flat Miner Studios - Jam Entry

Dracula is taking a well deserved rest after traumatizing the people of Transylvania. He commands his loyal servant Renfield to keep him safe and sound while he snoozes in his coffin. Unfortunately, the angry mob have figured out where Dracula sleeps and are coming to get him! Help Renfield place his animal "minions" to help protect his beloved Master.

Arrows to move, space or up to jump.

Ctrl or down to pick up animals, down to place them. Use Ctrl to fire off the animal's abilities when held.

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manabreak says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:48pm

Nice take on the tower defense genre. :)

Bardikus says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:50pm

Definitely the funniest concept I've played so far. I didn't quite catch the whole rock-paper-scissors system between all the animals, but I liked the mood and you get 5/5 in using the theme right ;) Good Luck!

daltostronic says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:51pm

Graphics and audio are great :D I love the animations :)

Yvanor says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:58pm

Wow, good "tower defence" game ^^ Great job :)

LuckyCassette says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:37pm

Interesting tower defense style game. I never really caught on to the food chain, though.

panurge says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:40pm

Lovely moody gothic visuals and sound. The gameplay took a bit of figuring out but was all the more satisfying for that. Great fun!

Zeriver says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:43pm

I like how "your towers" eat weaker towers :D
You really have to manage and keep eye on everything in this game. It's unconventional approach to tower defence genre and i like it. Music and graphics are also very good.

Dem cats eat everything D:

Jyrkface says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:37pm

Love the mechanics of the game and the execution/thematic are very enjoyable too. One of my favorite titles of an LD game ever for definitely.

Aaranos says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:43am

I feel like I have no clue what's going on but it's working. I liked it.

Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:47am

Interesting tower defence game. Nice job.

Yword says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 1:36pm

Wow, the idea is really great and and unique! Well done!

LandoSystems says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 6:24am

Great graphics and an interesting take on the theme, nice work!

Dohxis says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 6:21pm

Nice idea. Liked it

Apr 27, 2015 @ 6:27pm

Ha, that's a funny little game! Great job! I really like the interpretation of the jam theme and the "advanced tower defense" game mechanic is nice. After a couple of day/night cylces, the game got a bit monotonous (maybe also because of the slow music?). But all in all a great game, I also loved the graphics and the animations!!

KhaoTom says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 6:31pm

Love the food chain system. It's a nice twist on the usual tower upgrade system. Nice work :)

java the hutt says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:38am

The only thing I would add would maybe be some music during the controls screen after the speech audio plays.

jprogman says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 5:50am

Never seen a tower defense like this. Platform tower defenses are something new to me over the usual top-down versions. Great work!

May 1, 2015 @ 12:21am

Pretty cool idea to move animals around as defense! Mosquitoes blowing people up is pretty funny.
I think you could add some animations to the cats, it'll be a lot more funny.
Nice job!

danielilett says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 2:09am

It was a pretty funny game with great art and pretty good music. I liked the tower defense idea, although I got a little confused initially how the animals interact, but I got the hang of it eventually. The animations were really swish too! Great job.

PaperBlurt says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 9:16am

Oh what a cool concept. Really. Nice take on the genre.

jk5000 says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 5:29pm

Ide, musik og grafik er virkelig godt.

idoadler says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 3:10pm

Fun concept, interesting to understand how the tactics works with the animals leveling.

srakowski says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 11:18pm

Really great game! Platforming tower defense is something I haven't really seen. 5/5 on innovation :)

goerp says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 5:06pm

Nice variation on tower defense game. The tactice you have to use are very original and it is a great take on the theme of course.

Very good!

Mossy Frog says ...
May 12, 2015 @ 12:38am

Pretty cool tower defence-esque game. great for the Humour category. Nice entry!

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