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

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by Ellian - Compo Entry

BONEVENTURE, a game in which you play as a skeleton.

Your ribs are your weapons, but also prevent you from dying!
What happens when you run out of ribs? Maybe it's time to pick up replacement...

Controls: WASD + Mouse
If you kill everyone but nothing happens, you can restart the level by pressing R.

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mtanton says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:16am

Like the graphics and gameplay a lot. I couldn't figure out how to make the balls of magic go away without absorbing the damage. Maybe you're meant to get hit? Good game overall!

nurabsal says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:39am

magic ballz op

cleitoneldorn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:43am

Amazing, very well done and inovative. And I just loved the graphics!

cdgugler says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:43am

I love it! The graphics and audio are good and great use of theme.

UserAnon says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:43am

Wow, awesome, seriously. could use some audio, but with the polish that was put in other places, this really stands out as an awesome game

cubedparadox says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:43am

Good Concept, magic balls should despawn, it got a bit hectic in the game, and I think having harder enemies instead of more items on screen would have been better.

Boodog says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:46am

I love your graphics! You are a great artist! Fun game :)

GhostBomb says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:47am

Awesome game. Definately a 5/5. Those electricity balls are way too relentless though, they should probably despawn after a while. I beat the red sorceror guy and everyone else in level 3 but I didn't get anything. Is this a bug?

Ellian says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:06am

To anyone asking/wondering: if you kill everyone but nothing happens, you can restart the level by pressing R. I'm sorry :(

Neonlare says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:12am

This is great, I love the idea of ammo also serving as health, he magic orbs last too long but other than that the game's a very solid concept. The little touches such as the rib cage changing was a really cool. Good stuff!

Fanttum says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:19am

Lol wut. This made in 48 hours? haha good job sir.
Such a great game and idea overall I could write too much.
Was kinda hard with those homing lighting things, but I think I'll come back to this soon. My computer been bugging out cause so many games, haha.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:26am

Been waiting a full 48 hours to play this game! haha. Great work on this, love the fact that you can just stuff your rib cage full of swords and wands. XD

TheBigShot says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:02am

Awesome Game! The only issue is that those magic Orbs dont go away. You should do it so that you can shoot them to kill them or something. Otherwise amazing work!

TheBigShot says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:04am

It works really well with the theme because you basically use parts of yourself as a weapon. Very interesting concept. And generated levels make the game replayable and enjoyable. Well done.

Cryotube says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:20am

Really nice graphics and mechanics - I like how you lose your ribs and items upon being hit and need to pick them back up. Reminds me a lot of nuclear throne!

PixlWalkr says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:44pm

Great game concept and mechanics, nice pixel art. had fun playing it :)

Azurency says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:32pm

Great game. The graphics are really nice it's well done !

masterboth says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:29pm

This is a fun one, also I like how it is randomly generated, it adds replayability value which is something difficult to make in a game created in 48. Good Job!

Lucho9 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:31am

it s an amazing fun game, the graphics are cool and the use of strategy and random dungeon is something that makes it to play over again

ZanySauce says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:32am

Amazing art style, music, and controls. Keeps you entertained though its a simple concept. Loving it!

PIXEL^3 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:45am

Nice rouge-like took me a few deaths to get into it but it's pretty nice. Wish there were more mechanics to explore though.

Xaychru says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:05pm

Nice graphics, the game is fun to play, I enjoyed the variety of weapons!

PIXEL^3 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:14pm

Made a twitch Highlight of my playthrough of it.

Marty says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:08pm

Hahaha, this is a lovely idea. Your ammo being your health as well means you try to make every shot count. The magic balls the wizards shoot are pretty dangerous since they only vanish if they hit a wall.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:05am

Good job! I hate those wizards. What did you use for the music? It's very catchy :D

Tipyx says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:46pm

Beautiful :), but yeah, magic ball are OP :p.
Oh, and you did my first idea, thank to realize it :p

sputnik says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:31pm

Nice concept, good graphics too!

6DownStudios says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:28am

I'm a big fan of procedural generation, and the game's quite fun to boot. Great take on the theme and fantastic pixelart too. Two metacarpals way up!

ehtd says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:36am

Fun game, but other than dodge the attacks it won't seem like it has an end

DragonXVI says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:49pm

Pretty nifty idea, and nice detail on the ribs :D Those homing balls are incredibly annoying too :p

Prowler says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:24pm

Trip to IKEo, hum? Shooting with your ribs and procedural levels? A moody melody and 8 bit sounds combined with strategical play? ... I absolutely love it! Excuse me now! I have to play your game ;)

Prowler says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:26pm

P.s. a pointer to ribs around corners would be helpful!

sbarrio says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:03pm

I really like the graphics and audio. Everything is really polished :)

sararyCow says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:08pm

Good entry, I love the dungeon crawling concept with bones. I love the pixel art style.

Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:26pm

Great looking entry, the graphics look so polished. Also liked that the ribs are your energy and your weapon, was a nice touch.

Noah Ratcliff says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:53pm

Great work! At first, I didn't realize the skeleton was storing this in place of his ribs. When I did, 5/5

StrayByte says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:00pm

Perfect game. I am speechless on how you made all this in 48 hours.

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:38am

freakin homing balls...

MonoS says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:35pm

I think that i found a bug in the game, human have 7 ribs IIRC but the game let me use only 6.

Joking aside, the game is pretty fun and have cool music and sprite, the gameplay is not so innovative and the weapon are not "unconventional" in some sense.
Also, you should make it clear that you can pick as many item as you want from the pile of rubbish, would have saved me some times

krzymsky says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 10:26am

Definitely one of my favorites. I really liked playing this. Really fun game.

May 11, 2015 @ 12:59pm

Great concept, beautiful game. Well made! I included it in part 8 of my Ludum Dare 32 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

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