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

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Empowered Darkness

by Goutye - Compo Entry

Defend your dungeon again the heroes of light! Improve your dungeon with their golds and keep as deep as possible your treasure!

Enjoy parallax, particles, musics, my voice and even the a few easter eggs thank to the random naming of the heroes (What if Sir Moon Moon kill you?)!

MacOS/X: If there is any problem (such as assets/maps/ not found), please let me know. You can probably move the assets folder in the right place. In this case, please let me know your modifications to apply them.

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avultima says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:26am

I found a way on the second level how to position myself, so I am almost guaranteed to kill the hero.

Top of the level, guide the hero to the top right corner. Blow him back into the lava. Time it so the hero never reaches you.

Interesting idea.

Jelinib says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:33am

I felt a little conflicted where I WOULD like to kill the heroes and get money, but I also have to let them kill me if I want to see what the other floors are like. I don't think I ever managed to kill the hero on the first floor though...

I like the idea of seeing the other floors below you. Wonderful voice and hero names. Really cool game!

Goutye says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:34am

Yeah, exactly. I was able to do the same. If you time just right, you can stuck always the hero in this area. As it is not a "bug", I will not correct it, but certainly in a Post-LD version.
Thank you for your feedback, and for playing enough to find this!

daveh says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:58am

This is a really solid take on the theme. At least I managed to stop Jon Snow from getting the gold even if the guy after him took it. ;-)

Goutye says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:08am

Jelinib: Oh well! That's a hard conflict. Hope your mind is feeling well! The first floor is really a kitting game!

daveh: Excellent! John snow will never know what there is deeper! Thanks for the laugh!

MiniBobbo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:09am

Good idea and well executed. I would have liked to have some additional feedback when a hero was hit though. I spent a long time on the first level with the stronger heroes not sure exactly if I was hitting him or not.

Goutye says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:17am

Normally, there is a little sound when you hit him or be hit. And when you hit him, he is taking a sort of bump on the left or right side. But I was certainly able to add more feedback! Will think about it for a post-LD version!
Thank you for your test and your feedback :D

DruhinM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:09am

Nice game

lukepilgrim says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:35pm

its a cool idea and tricky in the beginning, took me a while to figure out what to do, but well done! :)

Electron says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:13pm


Goutye says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:16pm

Electron, Can you... detail?

grynca says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:23pm

Like the floors in the background.
All heroes are same, that means they can be killed by same boring running around for a long time. They should differ with more than just hp.

thatwhichis says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:28pm

i am supremely bad at this game but really like the mechanics behind it

Goutye says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:39pm

grynca: Yep, I really wanted to add this, but the time was too short, definitely added in a Post-LD version! Thank for the feedback.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:56pm

Not bad. Clever idea, decent execution.

snooze82 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:22pm

Nice idea - missed an indicator, which soldier I am.

Goutye says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:09pm

Snooze82: Yep, a friend signals this as well! Post-LD feature as well. That's right that with the easing, sometimes, you do not know which one you are.

Thank for all of your feedbacks

shimage says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:19pm

I like seeing the next stage. Nice game

Ryusui says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:38am

Clever, though some more visible indication of which monster I'm controlling/which one I'll switch to next would be appreciated. Also, yeah, it's not hard to use the blower guys to juggle the hero into the lava pit. ^_^;

Cawrtz says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:11pm


Crefossus says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:51am

the polish on this one is top notch. sfx and animations galore

Vladirien says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:08am

Loved a lot of the mechanics in this game. Great idea overall!

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