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

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GOBBO HERDER

by shcromlet - Compo Entry

Goblins are fearful creatures and will not willingly charge into battle.

You, goblin herder, must push them about! Push them towards the humans! Burn their huts! All huts burned = next level.

Protect the "mommas!" The mommas are big heavy statue thingies that bring more goblins.

All mommas and goblins alive at the end of the level carry over to the next level.

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Programmed in Elm

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Ratings

#2134Coolness20%

Comments

ehtd says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:50am

Confused a bit, but then learned how to push

Arcadonauts says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:27am

Fantastic idea, but it wasn't very responsive for me.

shawn42 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:28am

Goblin herder. lolz. Nice work on making a game FRP style. Fun to play with a unique mechanic.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:50am

Neat mechanic, but seemed to breakdown after a few levels. Missing music and SFX really took something away. With all the carnage, some noise would be nice. Fun game overall!

mortus says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:21pm

This game is hard! But you probably didn't notice, as a professional herder. It's quite fun though, especially as you learn to play more efficiently.

Kalkatos says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:57am

I kinda get lost here. A tutorial is very needed here...
Couldn't learn how to push...

BluShine says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:43pm

The herding is pretty weird. Seems like the gobbos only want to get herded diagonally. I wish they had a bit of momentum instead of just running away as soon as you stop herding them. But perhaps that's realistic gobbo behavior.
The human AI isn't amazing either, most of them just walked off the screen. But a few of them did seem to turn and try to flank my mommas.
I ended up getting through a few levels. I agree with the other comments that some music/sound would have been nice. Some variety in level backgrounds would have been good, too.

Sep 1, 2015 @ 6:57am

Nice idead - liked the image of ferful goblins you need to drive into battle. Had a little it trouble to get how it works but then I managed to destroy a hut.

anjack says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 7:00pm

Really cool mechanic for a strategy game!

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