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

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Pluto's Heart

by Kain.Oborin - Jam Entry

Take the role of a man who possesses power of magic as he travels through his past to proceed towards the future.

SAVE OFTEN
Controls:
Shift to Run
Space/Z to interact.
X/Esc to open menu.

Secondary Challenge for Fun: See if you can spot the exact moment I ran out of time!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#2273Coolness10%

Comments

Karai17 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:05am

Wooo, RPGs!

Zampi says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:41pm

It's okey i think. But I haven't a lot of experience in JRPG

Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:03pm

Wow! What a great story. I didn't see that twist coming. The dialog was great as well. The difficulty of the first few fights was just right - fun, but not too hard.

Grahhhhh says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 6:55pm

Whoop whoop, no saving necessary here. I really enjoyed the story line, I don't know the exact moment you ran out of time, but I can tell it was rushed. If you were able to make a longer feature, I'd be interested to play through.

Omiya Games says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 1:15am

I liked the game! Pretty short, but that's alright!

It was weird that you can transition to different part of the world via walking off-screen, which was disorienting. Liked the flashy effects in the turn-based combat.

MrTwister says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 4:28am

Nice game made in the classic RPG style! I've had this on my to-do list for a long time, sorry it took me this long to play it!

There was a fight inside the temple that ended up briefly after it started so I guess it was a sort of a glitch/bug and I think some dialogue could be tweaked a bit (for instance the word "monster" is repeated so many times that you can pretty much see it coming a whole sentence before it's repeated again).

Other than that I have nothing but praise for this entry. Perfect choice of audio, and graphics, and the story is well laid out, with a very smooth difficulty progression.

A surprising amount of content for a LD game too. A really sweet game indeed. Great work!

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