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

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Minion Army

by aucguy - Compo Entry

The premise of this game is that you are an evil wizard trying to take over the world. But there is a hero that is trying to stop you. So you must summon minions to over take him. Further instructions are in game

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Ratings

#836Innovation2.26
#883Theme2.37
#917Fun2.00
#944Overall2.16
#1842Coolness33%

Comments

aucguy says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:31am

It's me

lanestp says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:38am

I don't seem to do very well on this one. I could do with a little extra hand holding. I feel like there is a really fun concept in here.

Fantasieleben says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:08pm

Interesting concept, unfortunately I lose very quickly. The idea with the plants seems unnecessary - would be easier to just put minions into slots, and have them be productive. Then maybe allow upgrades for single slots, but the plants are hard to spot and difficult to understand.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:46pm

I like the concept and how it follows the themeThere seems to a be a lot of null bugs? I get stuck if I click on Instructions. I like the concept and how it follows the theme. Please continue to work on it and make it better! :)

daveh says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:07am

I can't manage to beat it, but it does work. I think a more fleshed out interface would work. The base mechanics seem reasonably sound. The increase and decrease buttons for the resources are not quite aligned correctly with their graphics, so I was confused for a while why I couldn't click them.

hdong says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:55pm

Interesting idea but was confused overall by the controls
A more detailed tutorial would be more helpful

valid4life says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:56pm

Some buttons didn't seem clickable. Also how do you exit out of the instructions?
Like the concept overall

cjke.7777 says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 5:42am

Nice concept, technically this seems very hard to implement - so well done on that!
Bug: Got stuck on instructions :)

ChaosCult says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 7:19am

Can't return from Instructions screen, a lot of text in UI is badly arranged, it's not clear what is happening and what to do. This might be interesting, but I can't even see the general idea behind all the bugs and bad UI.

Lianne Booton says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 7:47am

lots of typos and not being able to exit out of instructions unfortunately ranks this lower than it could be.I think there's an interesting concept though, but it needs some polish to hold the player's attention, especially as it seems quite in depth.

Biruts says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:27pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

Sep 1, 2015 @ 3:19am

- seems like an interesting idea
- screen layout is a bit jankey,i like the color choices though
- instructions seems like a wall of text.
- i don't know what im doing, dang it, i just lost somehow.
- i can't figure out how to get more minions, i need food to summon them and feed them and they dont' seem to make any more
- i figured out how to move people to different areas, so that's something

CtrlAltTea says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 10:45pm

Wow, pretty ambitious concept - and apparently I shouldn't consider a career in evil-wizardry... It's quite hard. A little more directions would be nice

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