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

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Dungeon Brawl

by Ekibyou - Compo Entry

A 4-player local multiplayer asymmetrical brawler.

3 Heroes are sent down into the depths of the dungeons to slay the mighty monster that has been reigning terror across the land! This monster is no ordinary monster however, it was once a powerful necromancer.

Hack, slash and pound your way to victory playing as both the heroes and the monster!

Standard controls are for 4 gamepads. Just added a quick update to have keyboard configuration as an option for P1 as well, still, 4 gamepads is recommended.

If there's less than 4 players, empty slots will be filled with (simple) AI.

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Ratings

#261Graphics3.48
#436Audio2.78
#455Mood3.00
#514Fun2.95
#566Theme3.24
#572Overall3.00
#623Innovation2.75
#710Humor2.13
#1627Coolness40%

Comments

otato says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:16am

Looked interesting, but was unable to play it as I have no gamepad. Tried rebinding controls from the menu, but it wouldn't take any sort of input from the keyboard/mouse for the movement axis.

Ekibyou says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:20am

Damn, I thought that was possible... Sorry! :(

Treks says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:25am

I wasn't able to play this game. I don't own a gamepad and could not rebind the controls to the keyboard.

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

Played against the AIs, and it looks like something that would be fun with 3 friends, will have to try it the next time we have a game party =)

Devon Ulrich says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:33am

This is pretty cool! The graphics are very nice, and the animations are good as well. I just wish the game had more of a challenge, since I was able to beat the humans on my first try. Overall, this is an interesting multiplayer battle game. Props for making this in just 48 hours as well.

mrjorts says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:38am

Quite neat looking, and I like to see multiplayer games. I didn't have anyone else to play with though, so I can't comment on what it would be like with all 4 players. The attack animation as the human and as the monster takes way too long to recover from. The game feels unresponsive since you're frozen for so long. It's also hard to get a feel for the range and direction on the attack, especially with the silhouette graphics, since you're frequently completely obscured by the other players. The footstep audio is very harsh. I was wearing headphones and it hurt my ears when I first started it up. I'll try to play this with some friends, since I think it would make a lot more since with other people.

kirilllosev says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:39am

I have a gamepad. But only one. I would like to see more responsive controls and better AI. For now I and my AI-bros just beat a bad guy in the corner :D

Ekibyou says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:41am

I've done a small update to enable keyboard support for player 1 just now, so if you don't have a gamepad, you can try again. Thanks for the comments so far!

DesignerNap says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:06pm

Looks like a solid idea. I played with the AI and think that it could shape up into an awesome party game :) good work

DMinsky says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:14pm

realy like slow animation for rising to my feet

Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:56pm

It could be a nice idea to have additional player controls from keyboard, and maybe even mouse to involve more players

Teesquared says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:46am

Thanks for adding keyboard. Great looking game. This would make for a fun multiplayer mechanic. Randomly picking who's the monster sort of like the game Crawl. Good job.

Jajo says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 6:33pm

shame that I couldn't play the game, it looked good.

ilikescifi says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 12:03pm

Interesting!

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