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

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A Bard's Guitar

by kindath - Compo Entry

Controls :
Play notes.

An unconventional weapon: In this game, a bard finds a magical [+1 shocking guitar] (It's electric!) and begins using its great power to destroy his enemies.

Only one fight and two spells in this submission, unfortunately.

Game opens on the guitar, stuck into a pedestal like the sword in the stone.
There's some combat going on offscreen.
Press start!
Bard strolls in from the left.
"I hope this treasure is worth it, I had to leave my whole party to die back there" etc whatever
Pulls guitar out of pedestal, it rises up and floats for a second in a column of light a la zelda
<play a "You receieve [+1 Shocking Guitar]" ?>
B: "Now, what do we have here?"
G: "Are you a bard? Oh, thank fig! The last guy who wielded me was a barbarian who thought I was an axe!"
B: "An intelligent wonderous item, eh? Hmm, you should fetch a good price after all."
G: "Aww, come on, man! We just met! Aren't you a little curious about what I can do?"
B: "I guess. As long as 'what you can do' doesn't involve exploding or killing me horribly."
G: "Ten thousand years ago, I was forged for the bards of legend..."
B: "Nevermind. No one wants to hear that shizzle."
G: "Have you ever played a lute?"
B: "Yeah, that's like bard 101."
G: "I'm like that... but electric."
B: "Fancy."
G: "Wait... did you seriously leave those goblins alive? Here they come!"
Combat, etc
Mini tutorial about first spell and how the game system works.
B: "I might just keep you after all, perfect weapon for bards, blah blah blah"
Goes to town to pawn guitar, it's overrun by skellingtons or something
Fight a bunch of skellingtons and metal skellingtons and spellcaster skellingtons and then fight the skellington boss to save the world.
Then pawn the guitar for a couple gold.

Downloads and Links




awestsecurity says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:21am

Your links aren't working oh nooooooo...
It looks fun though.

kindath says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:22am

Links fixed! Blargh.

allastra says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:08am

super cute! i love it!

rogberth says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:36pm

I like the concept but it's really hard to make the notes right, maybe I'm doing something wrong =(
Love music

syncxzoz says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:38pm

i don't know how to play it.. but the music are verry entertaining..

KhaoTom says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 5:53pm

I only manage to get spell off once in a while. The notes don't always work, not sure what I'm doing wrong. I have terrible timing so maybes that's it. Difficulty is brutal, but I like the concept and presentation.

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