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

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Labyrinth: The Watering

by Shared - Compo Entry

IF CHROME DOESN'T LET YOU DOWNLOAD, PRESS CTRL+J TO FORCE IT TO


This is my first try at both making a game, and at Ludum Dare.

Use your bottomless watering can to drown your ennemies, killing them slowly, but surely.
The game features :
- 3 Levels: An introductive one, the Labyrinth and a boss.
- Atari-ish sound effects, this plus the crude programmer art make the game quite linked with your imagination.
- A rudimentary score system
- A very satisfying ending.

NOTE : This game is NOT easy, but you can get to the end (I did it, you can do it too)

How to play :
- WASD to move
- Mouse to pour water

P.S. : The game is locked at 1024 x 768 resolution.
P.P.S. : If you're stuck in the very first room, try watering the whole place, you should find it out.


Downloads and Links


Ratings

#68Mood3.76
#284Theme3.67
#461Fun3.15
#462Overall3.27
#475Humor2.83
#618Innovation3.00
#672Graphics2.86
#1713Coolness39%

Comments

sxmn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:34am

those two big black snakes got me from both sides

guigrillo13 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:51pm

really good game man!!!
Keep doing it

seankimdesign says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:52pm

Just as an FYI, Chrome browser labels your game file as 'malicious' and force removes your game after download.

bace1000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:53pm

You should really have made it easier. When someone's trying to rate the game they'll probably give up really early. Good work for 48 hours, though.

Ilseroth says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:56pm

Was about to say screw it then saw the P.P.S. and decided to persevere. Until I cleaned out the 2nd room and got tackled by the snake repeatedly. The concept is fine but your attacks have little feedback and with instant death it means a lot of pointless deaths.

Also that sound for pouring water was unbelievably annoying.

Iak says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:09pm

Jup, same situation as seankimdesign mentioned...

elpaulo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:09pm

Black snakes are hardcore ! maybe you shoud implement a life bar to not die at the first hit.
Congratulations for your first game !

Shared says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:22pm

Added Info in the post for those who can't download it

benmcnelly says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:42pm

I like that its hard, I know people tend to bail on your game early, but a walk in the park just isn't fun. Hard mode or get out! Good work!

Artylo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:45pm

I try playing games without looking at the instructions on the page, and yours is the first one that explains itself pretty quickly. I like the aesthetic, the sounds are nice. Could do with some music. Gameplay is great and difficult.

WebFreak001 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:49pm

Insanely difficult. But im a person who really likes difficult games. So hard but i had lots of fun. They werent even frustating deaths because the game is kept simple, so there are no invisible walls that block me unfairly.

nuprahtor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:39pm

It took me ~10 respawns to leave the first room, and then the black monster killed me.
Strangely addicting, I like this game.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:05am

This is probably one of the more difficult LD entries I've played. I think water as the weapon was simple yet a very nice choice. Nice work for 48 hours.

LuckyCassette says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:01pm

Fun concept. Reminds me of the set up of some old atari games, esp with the beep boop. I get stuck on walls often, though. Hard to evade enemies as a result.

adnzzzzZ says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:08pm

This is difficult but in a bad way. Look up steering behaviors to make entities follow a player in a more interesting and less punishing manner. The way they follow you now and the way they explode make it for very uninteresting gameplay and unfair gameplay.

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

Nice entry :)

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