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

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You Are The Dragon!

by ZacharyD - Jam Entry

My second game, and first Ludum Dare! Hurray for me :)

(Note: Technically, you can't win. The game will never end.)

Get as many gold coins as you can!
Destroy everything!

WASD - Fly
HOLD Right Mouse Button - Breath Fire! (Has a cool down)
HOLD Left Mouse Button - Fly low
RELEASE Left Mouse Button (while flying low) - Grab enemy below you
Left Mouse Button (while holding something) - Drop it

Soldiers - Kill for gold coins! They shoot arrows at you!
Caravans - Kill for gold coins, DROP for even more coins!
Wizards - You cannot pick them up, super powerful, will fire ice spells at you which renders your fire breath useless!
Buildings and Trees - You can burn them;

I used:

There's a bug where you can't pick up enemies and can't breathe fire. If that happens, you have to go back to the menu and restart. Sorry! :P

I fixed: Player spawn position, and enemies being WAY to powerful (Player died instantly). Also fixed some missing animations (fixed ~15 min after deadline)

Downloads and Links




LandoSystems says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:39am

I get to be a dragon, burn things and drop stuff. Perfect.

conradte3 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:22am

Pretty fun! Really captures the feeling of being a dragon

TackoramaLtd says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:24am

Great idea but two things let it down: sound effects were needed for soliders, dragon and environment; and the cooldown on the dragon breath...why? It would have been better for it to diminish over time than stop completely, maybe. Game should continue development definitely.

Andrew Deem says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:24am

Controls could use some work. Would be nice to move forwards OR backwards instead of constantly forwards with left and right tilt. Still fun though! Burn all the things. >:3

DruhinM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:42am

Nice style

randoman says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:24am

Improvements to dragon controls and sound effects for the enemies/environment would make this game perfect. Great entry!

Eldan_Knight says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:28pm

It really feels like being a dragon! IMHO you just need to adjust the cooldown of the fire (you need more fire!) and polish the grabbing function. By the way I will choose another music too, this sounds like a rave! xD

Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:39am

Thought it was pretty neat when I figured out I could pick stuff up and drop them. We made a dragon game too and it was fun to play as another dragon. Died trying to pick up a wizard

Dizzly says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:11am

Wizard are tooo strong and I fnd it difficult to catch people. Also more sound effects could be useful even for the gameplay. Good feeling overall.

Grahhhhh says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:14am

Ok, I really really enjoyed this game. I found that picking up a burning caravan also means holding onto a caravan until you pick up a non-burning one. The controls were smooth, which is a must if you're going to play as a dragon.

Jacob123 says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 11:19pm


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