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

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Dragon Gate

by Thalikoth - Jam Entry

A Chinese Legend tells about the waterfall called Dragon Gate.
It is said that when a carp successfully ascends the waterfall, it is transformed into a Dragon.

Do you have the MONSTROUS strength of a dragon to ascend Dragon Gate?

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dingotime says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:21pm

I transformed into a dragon. I am the dragon.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:27pm

This game has a lot of charm :) well done. Once I figured it out I won and it was quite rewarding to win :)

evandaley says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:38pm

I like the art style a lot

StrideWide says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:43pm

I like how when you loose you just fall all physicsy down. The rocks were a bit hard to spot. Overall an interesting concept and simple but fun game.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:44pm

I am a very disappointing dragon.

amras0000 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:47pm

The lack of music hurts the mood severely. Ambient koto noises and a rushing stream would have made this game. Also Q didn't seem to do anything.

Would have been nice to see the rocks be slightly less round, or at least not obviously scaled spheres (normal maps are your friend).

Otherwise, very nice fish graphics and a good style. I enjoyed the game overall.

onilink_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:39pm

The water gives headache, but the idea is very cool.

AdayMC says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:13pm

Good ambient and graphics, nice themed idea.

Good job!

Twinters says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:25pm

Nice rocks and Japanese art. The use of the legend is very interesting. I feel like music&sounds would given a more finishing touch to this game though.

Drauthius says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:37pm

Nice game and the graphic is great as well! Good job! ^^

danialias says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:44pm

Nice game! Nice concept, nice graphics (specially the carps). With a bit of polish it will become a charming little game. I would change the emeralds for something more chinese, though :). Good job!

Arnage says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:45pm

I like the positive interpretation of the theme and the original concept you made with it.

Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:55pm

Cool game, it took me a while to figure out what the other fish were there for, I even thought they were my allies at one point, I think the changing of directions had a bit too much momentum but it was a nice serene game

los.pixelados says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:05pm

this calms me down ^_^

los.pixelados team

JayProg says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 8:33pm

Had issues with controls on web version. Art looks pretty cool. Would love to have some zen music playing in the background. I think the mood would've been much improved by audio. Also, it was a different take on the theme than I've seen so far (not a literal monster, horrible person, etc) Cool entry.

crucknuk says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 11:30am

If someone had told me I could play a salmon in this jam ^^
Good job I like the gameplay

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