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

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by Twinters - Compo Entry

= About DragonScriber =

In this game, you are a dragon guarding princess in a tower. You're pretty good at it, since you simply have to roar the name of the knight in order to kill him. Using your keyboard to type their names, try to keep the princess save (well, save...) as long as possible and try to get your hoard of knightly lootings as big as possible!

Genre: Typing game

= Changelog post 48h =

PORT: Ported the game to Web
WIN CONDITION: Unreadable names when losing fix

= Used Programs =

Engine: Unity 5
Code: C# in Visual Studio 2013
Pixelart: Photoshop
Music: FL Studio (Peach VST, Toad VST)
Sounds: sfxr

= About me =

Hi, I'm Thomas. I'm a Belgian computer science student. This is my first Ludum Dare, hooray!

Downloads and Links




Orni says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:23am

Great idea!
loved the game, art and music are nicely done.

overall, very well done :D

Such game could be used to learn vocabulary for foreign languages.

celisoft says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:15am

Very nice! I like it.

Shugor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:38am

Hi, when trying to run your game I received this error:

There should be 'DragonScriber_Data'
folder next to the executable

I'm not sure if this is just a problem for me or what but yeah any help would be appreciated

Twinters says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:43pm

@Shugor: Thanks for notifying me! If you redownload the game, it shouldn't give that error anymore.

vinipereira says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Really intresting idea! Pretty difficult.

glimaleite says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:23pm

Finally a game I'm good at! Great art, music and gameplay. Initially I thought that if the knights were to reach the tower, the game would end, but they still have to carry the princess back. Awesome idea, congratulations Thomas!!

cmayhem says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:27pm

Very solid, lovely graphics and music! I like how you can sometimes try to guess the name before you can see it fully.

One nitpick is that when names overlap, they are hard to read.

Fanatrick says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:31pm

Very well made, got to wave 11 before finally giving up.

BlackQuiltro says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:32pm

Really fun typing game! Very well made.

+ I liked your art style a lot. Very simple yet very cohesive and beautiful
+ Difficulty is good. Gets challenging fast but manageable.
+ Fun, wanted to play again several times!

- More roar power! (I just think the slay knight sound effect could be more powerful)


Jakob37 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:44pm

Nice! I always look out for the typing games, this is one of my favorites this time around. I like how the ones with the more fancy names became a natural part of the difficulty curve. One thing I found somewhat annoying towards the end was when persons will really long names came from the left of the screen. Impossible to see them before they almost reached the princess. Cleaver of them!

Shugor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:29pm

Thanks that fixed it. Really fun game! I always enjoy typing games like this. Really got tough once they got the princess down off of the castle. Good job!

Code Medicine says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:42pm

This is really well done, congrats! I had a lot of fun playing this one, simple to jump in and play but gets really challenging, the perfect combo! Nice work!

Crazi456 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:23am

Very adorable! Loved the audio

Teesquared says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:37am

I like the way the waves get harder and that movement speed is based on typing difficulty. Very completed and fun game.

Yamzho says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:38am

That's a nice little game ! :) Well done !

Erlend Aakre says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:47am

Woooo, Wave 8! very enjoyable game. nicely executed :)

Zettelkasten says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:06pm

This is a very good example how choosing a simple and solid idea can make a game very good!
Very nicely done and polished.
Got to 125k points and stopped playing then, perhaps it is a bit too easy? ;-)

micdoodle8 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:04pm

Great job, the

micdoodle8 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:05pm

Great job, the art style is nice and typing works flawlessly.

Caspila says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:35pm

this was a very interesting take on the theme. I had quite a bit of fun! graphics are cool and also sound. I wished there was a bit more to gameplay because it gets tiring after a while. The beginning of each next subsequent wave is harder, but after the first crowd, it goes back to a slow paced game.
It was also a very forgiving type game, we could make mistakes, no upper/lower case distinction, no spacebar. Maybe instead of adding more words, you could make them harder by adding limitations like this.

Great job nonetheless. Had fun!

team_ftlol says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:50pm

This is great! Love the art and the mechanic of typing those names.

EPIC. NAME. LIST. Wow. Skews European, but has incredible variety. Long names coming from the sides can be make you want to hurry the dudes up. It's like "Archbish--OH GET ON WITH IT ALREADY." I like how the shorter the name, the faster the knight.

I got to wave 12 before I decided I was done and let the knights have the castle. 130,744.

Levels 3 and 5 seemed to ambush me with a ton of dudes right at the start. Almost got overwhelmed at the beginning of those waves. The rest were fine. Not sure what happened there.


Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:45am

That was fun. Nico and Toby were delicious. We made a dragon defense game too.

Lukbebalduke says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:07pm

Damn! I got 51601 point!
Cool art style and sound effects!
I've had a lot of fun with this game, fun 5/5 =)

Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:43am

Another typing game! :D I had a lot of fun playing this, "Don't you dare to steal my princess, Magister Holger!". :) I like how the speed of the knights depends on the length of their name. Well done!

Taldius says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:22pm

Simple concept, but really addictive and well done.
Also, I liked the art style.
Good job!

shelleyl says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:09pm

Cute graphics and nice idea! Felt really nice and polished

gmaker says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 9:25pm

loved it =) goodJob!

Serch says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 11:46pm

I loved the music

dydx says ...
Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:03am

That was great! Really enjoyed the complexity of the knights' names in the later waves.

jsmars says ...
Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:16am

Man! Awesome game! I really love typing games for some reason. Can't believe they removed it from Crimsonland for the new steam version.
Only critique is the slow difficulty curve. Probably played for 30mins on my first try, should get harder a bit faster.
Also, online highscore is a must for a game like this! That would make me save this and come back year after year to stay in the top 10!
147.637. Wave 14.

adsilcott says ...
Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:41am

I'm terrible at typing games, haha... but yours had a great feel and great graphics. Good job!

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