Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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Bridge Dweller

by Somfunambulist - Compo Entry

You are a lowly troll under a bridge, but you've got big dreams. You're going to be king one day! Amass power and infamy on your path to glory!

In case it's not clear, you let the units run into you to fight them. You have to choose your battles, hide from enemies you can't defeat yet!

EDIT: Removed some testing features, if your game started with the army attacking or allowed you to kill units by clicking on them, redownload!

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Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:16am

Norton is screwing me over today, but I don't want to disable it and risk an actual virus :/

Couldn't play it.

Korso says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:26am

Like the graphics and the mood is good, but you can won only holding LMB (I think that attack is linked to mouse_down instead of mouse_pressed)

Enrymion says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:28am

I played earlier version and I think that might have caused a problem mainly that I instantly attract an army and infamy seems to be at max.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:32am

Agree with Korso, I also use Game Maker, it seems like you missed the "pressed" part of the mouse function! It looks like you just ran out of time though. The mood really feels great, you've got a shop, I can't seem to buy anything or make the eating/goblin button work.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:34am

Woops, the left mouse feature was for testing! That's not gameplay, you just let them run into you and you do a little turn-based combat!

Orni says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:02am

please continue working on this!
looks great - I'd love to play a post-compo version

well done :)

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:38pm

A little odd with with the mouse, but i enjoyed the feel and art very much. Would love to to play a sequel or extended version of the game.

Latency says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:46pm

That was fun, good job. Loved how you need to surprise your victims

Odefus says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:01pm

The concept is very nice. I like the idea of being the troll under a bridge and having to prey on the weak to get stronger.

The controls seem to go unresponsive whenever an enemy is walking on the bridge. If it's intentional the UI should probably indicate this in some way.

It seems like the enemies in green clothing can sniff out your location from miles away and will just stand on the other river bank and fire arrows at you regardless if you're hiding or showing. Surely it is a bug and unfortunately it is game ending whenever it happens.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:58pm

(You need to buy the slingshot to defend yourself from the archer)

Odefus says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:41pm

I dont think I made enough money to buy the slingshot by then. Perhaps I was too selective with my targets or wasted the money on something else. Oh well!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:41pm

Amittedly I didnt have a chance to really -play- my game after it was done. All the features work, however balancing is a crapshoot

McFood says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:12pm

The game play could be a bit faster paced I think.
Otherwise, it had a great progression. Lots of features letting you build up your monster filled woods.

Sort of borrowing from Tower Defence and Moba in a way, Its a neat combination. Great work!

gnuwilliam says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:33pm

Like the graphics and mood

HotBoxGames says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 7:56pm

Cool entry!
The graphics are nice and fit well and the gameplay seems well thought out.
goooooood job!

weirdway says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 8:06pm

The action is a little slow paced but I liked the rate you unlocked the different features. Definitely something to build on. Well done!

Dizzyman572 says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 6:24pm

I thought this game was pretty cool, feels like it needs a bit more polish but overall it was pretty good. :)

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