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

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The Ancient Immortal

by Vinyl Pixels - Jam Entry

Made in Pico-8.

A tower defense game where you play as an evil deity stuck on Earth. Grow your limbs to exterminate those puny humans trying to kill you! Survive until 2500 A.D. to win.

There are 2 game modes, 7 finished monster limbs / parts and 20 human units divided into 7 eras.

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richy486 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:58am

Creepy graphics! too bad about the performance, but great game!

walaber says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:29pm

(from pico-8 forums)
really fun, an impressive UI and implementation. performance got so bad it made it nearly impossible to play as things got hectic... please finish it though, it's really cool!

Connors says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:34pm

I got in a situation where all the humans seemed to be spawning in one or two rows for a while and there were enough humans built up in row #2, from different time periods might I add, that I could not make anything last in that row long enough to kill them all. I tried repeatedly making the carapace and saving up to build lots of towers but nothing worked. That's how I lost.

The lag is most noticeable when I'm in the selection menu, which is quite bad.

But hey, it really is impressive what you've done here regardless. I like that you parodied Plants VS. Zombies. Please keep working on the balance and whatnot, it's a neat little game.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:37pm

I'm not big friend of tower defense games, but I still had fun playing this one.

zatyka says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:26pm

Was really really easy, then ridiculous difficult at the end. It seemed like all the powerful mobs were came at once, and on the same row. Performance was pretty bad at the end.

With that said, I think it was an impressive LD game, especially for the pico-8. The UI was slick, making the game very easy to pick up.

JustinJ says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:02am

Really fun! Things got pretty easy in the middle once I had a sizable force, but got really tough once those laser guys showed up. I look forward to a more finished version! The UI was fantastic! I also have to say I love the thought of a war waging over thousands of years between humanity and some huge alien :)

spotco says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:44am

loved the theme :)

jhrrsn says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:13pm

Super cool! Great visual design, and very satisfying PvZ-style gameplay! Shame about the performance issues, I'd love to see your Pico-8 source just so I could figure out how you achieved it at all though!

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