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

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Village Mayhem

by Windmill Games - Jam Entry

VILLAGE MAYHEM is a top down action arcade game where you control a cloaked hellish creature with a goal of causing as much havoc and destruction in your path as possible while surviving against hordes of tiny warriors and guards defending the cozy small villages and cities which you plague with your dark magic!

* Arrows keys - move
* Spacebar - Shoot
* Shift / Ctrl - Lock direction
* Z - Dash
* X - Knockback

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Ulydev says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:49am

A level of polish you wouldn't expect from a 72 hours game. It reminded me of Dark Souls somehow, maybe because of its hardcore gameplay.
An excellent job you've done there!

TurtleP says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:28am

Definitely well-polished. The screams of the villagers is hilarious too. Had 75% then died. Would play again.

Maramasa says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:14pm

I'd love to play this but it crashes immediately when I run the exe. The screenshots look stunning and there seems to have been a lot of effort and hardwork put into it though :)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:15pm

Hard and fun. Good work :)

jofra says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:19pm

Very fun game! loved the all concept :)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:19pm

@Maramasa Any error message or similar? Very odd that it would do that. You could always try the multi-platform option.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:29pm

Fun little arcade game. I found the controls difficult to use since I had to face the direction I wanted to shoot. But, that's probably part of the appeal and difficulty. ;) Good job!

Nikteddy92 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:47pm

Not so easy as the graphic suggest!
I really like the artistic style you used in this game!
The gameplay is smooth and nice!
Well done, nice entry! :D

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:52pm

@CrazyMinnowStudio Holding shift or Controls allows you to lock your direction.

Nikteddy92 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:10pm

I really like this game! The gameplay is smooth and funny and the graphical style is amazing! Well done! :D

bakpakin says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:37pm

Oh so good! Oh so hard. Really polished, expect to die.

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

Love the art and polish

ajopart says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:13pm

Well done. Great art and sound ! Congrats

S0lll0s says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:38pm

Very impressive! neatly polished, fast-paced, feels alive and looks and sounds absolutely great! The colors of the village houses etc. could have a little more contrast to the background, it is sometimes hard to make them out.

Also, as a fellow LÖVEr, this was easily changed, but you should try to stay away from Z and Y as control keys, a lot of european keyboards move them around.

MicroMacro says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:51pm

This game is very well made. It's very polished, the graphics are incredible for such a short time frame, and the gameplay is superb. I very much enjoyed it. :)

undef says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:25am

Wow, this is just ridiculously well polished!
Truly amazing!

godjammit says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:07am

Darkly comedic! HAd some gameplay issues- often boundaries are hard to discern in the grass, so I got stuck + died. Strafing shooters need more open arenas to be effective. But, I love the look and theme, and dashing about was fun!

Karai17 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:04am

Great game as usual! I'd like it if the controls were a little less awkward but the game itself was solid. Great job!

SaintHeiser says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:17am

Not bad =) Fast action and these SMALL BUGS HUMANS! MUHAHAHAHAHAH!

Fanatrick says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:02pm

Very polished for the short development timeframe!

hcosta says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:03pm

Very good and smooth, hard to imagine that has been done in so little time, congratulations.

xvw says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:14pm

Hardcore gameplay, nice villagers reaction, nervous style! VERY NICE ! Thanks a lot for the game !

Macecraft says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:07pm

The aiming takes a bit of getting used to and even then didn't really click with me, but other than that, it's really amazing. The graphics are appealing, but the villagers are a bit hard to distinguish from the background sometimes. The extra skills are fun to use and add to the fast paced gameplay really well!

collaboration says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:02pm

Wow, great entry, also love the music.

Drunkteam says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 10:53am

One of my favourite games I have rated.Very nice game!. Congrats!!

Drauthius says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 10:23pm

Another great game from you. The graphics and animations are just stunning, and the level of polish is superb. I felt like the dash was unnecessary, since I never used it and don't really see the point to it (didn't want to dash through the nice scenery and destruction).

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