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

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Nimble Forge

by matestinha - Jam Entry

The enemies have arrived! They are gonna attack the village!

Only a legendary blacksmith can help us win the war... or can he?

Nimble Forge is a ridiculous quest about an experienced blacksmith trying to perform miracles. Overcome a chain of quick challenges and create the best offensive against your enemies' increasingly absurd army.

May only the great survive!


Best playable in fullscreen or using the link WEB down there \/


A game by:
Endel Dreyer (code)
Epa Neto (design & code)
Maíra Testa (design)
Sérgio Tomo (art & animation)

Many thanks to:
Newgrounds afliXio for the track "Knights of the Castle Crash"
Freesound artists - loofa, CrazyFrog249, Claire.H, theta4, unfa, mickleness, Surn_Thing, differentieel, michorvath, LittleRobotSoundFactory, kiddpark, jorickhoofd and pfranzen

We also pay homage to:
"Shovel Knight", the original unconventional weapon, by Yacht Club Games
Michael Jackson, the man and the legend

Thanks for playing!

Downloads and Links




ApocoNypse says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:59am

One of my favorites so far! Very polished and I gave the guys a fruit salad to fight with, and that seems like a pretty unconventional weapon :) Great job guys!

dvdfu says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:04am

I like how the days get progressively more abstract. Only complaint is I wish I had more time per day to craft. Otherwise, very solid and fun game!

Pixel Heart says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:04am

Very cool retro pixel art graphics!

ArthG says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:32am

Fun, if not a little on the nose.

Jakob37 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:01am

Looks great, and nicely executed! Nice humor. Took some rounds for me to get the hang of the crafting, a small hint 'drag the materials on each other', would have nodded me in the right way immediately. Good job!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:18pm

Amazing graphics, music and sounds!

llamaguy says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:22pm

I like so much!!!!

Manu & Wan says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:16am

Very funny, I like it a lot.
My only complain would be the hit box of the deliver panel. Don't know if it's only me but sometimes I had to try 3/4 times before managing to put my great weapon inside.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:49am

Lovely entry. It was a bit frustrating at times but still fun as hell! Also really polished! Loved it!

Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:52pm

Awesome graphics! Interesting idea and nice audio, congratulations!

Kuupu says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:34pm

Nice gameplay, just a little slow paced

Maybe icons instead of words would be cool

Amazing graphics and sound!

Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:41pm

Fun idea, most of the combinations I tried would result in nothing though, but understandable for such a short time XD

luizgama says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:57pm

Very polished, funny, great art and music. Battle sound is funny too.

_Rilem says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:32pm

But why is the kitty not a good weapon :P
Awesome art and fun to play. I ended up wanting to try all possibilities.

Floko says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:00am

Very nice idea! I just wish there were more combinations / levels, but hey, it's a game jam :P
The humor in the game is pretty neat,too.
It took me a while to understand how to play,but it was pretty fun.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:15pm

Wonderfull game. Congrats!

FrederickK says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:16am

Very, very awesome idea! :D
My biggest problem is that sometimes it doesn't drag the ingredients.
Other than that, lots of fun and replaybility!

Tselmek says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 1:06am

Awesome game, it is very polished and the gameplay is very innovative. The time restriction makes the game way too hard for me, I didn't have much time to try out different combinations or read what was being said in the meantime. The mouse control was tough. Nothing to say about the graphics and sounds. Good job!

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