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

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Doomed Settlers

by Jimbly - Compo Entry

Grow a settlement to be strong as quickly as possible in this side-scrolling town simulation. This is my first ever time doing a Ludum Dare, I hope you enjoy it! I've been wanting to try experimenting with a mix between Towns + Terraria, and though this is far from the breadth or depth of either of those, it has convinced me that a side-scrolling town simulation could be a lot of fun!

The game should be playable through to the end (3 waves of attackers) in about 15 minutes (my two play testers took 8 and 16 minutes though one didn't win and the other was obsessive...). The theme of this Ludum Dare is applied fairly subtly and some things will only make sense after completing the game.

Tools Used:
libGlov (Game Library of Victory) - C++ - MSVC2013
Photoshop 6.0 (No, not CS 6.0, but 6.0, yeah, from last millennium)
Mtn Dew

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RadioLemon says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:40am

It was a little confusing to understand how building stuff worked, but once I got it, I got hooked on that "build everything" attitude. The final battle was wonderful and tragic.

DarkStar says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:40am

i like the graphics. took a few minutes to get the hang of the controls. fun civ game good job

heatherketten says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:04am

Yeah! Mountain Dew!

I think you definitely succeeded in making it a lot like Towns and Terraria. I love your tree trunk and sky textures!

Nice work, make more games!

snarf says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:05am


markoburzan27 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:07am

cool but i lost on the first fight.

Zerkruemler says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:27am

Very cool and funny with the jumping characters. Which have also names which gives them some sort of character. I had fun to play through and was defeated.
I am not so sure about the theme... But somehow it makes sense.
The second time I did succeed.

Resonious says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:30pm

Actually plays pretty smoothly compared to other ludum dare RTS games I've played. The combat scenes were pretty neat also.

bentglasstube says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:13am

A very promising start to a game. I have never played towns, but I could see the Terraria inspiration for sure.

A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:07am

I wish it have mac or web version.

Ryusui says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:14am

I was wondering about that creepy little red flower thing...XD

Benjaminsen says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:09pm

Woh that was fun. Would love to see the future development of this concept :)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:03pm

like those kind of games. 3 workplaces would have been helpfull. sometimes you cant read the last entry of the dropdown menu.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:35am

Fun game! I couldn't really tell what the workshop sounds meant at first, I thought maybe my lumberjacks had encountered something interesting and was panning to look. :)
The battles seemed too easy at first, but that was quickly solved. It would have been nice to have a hard fight before the final one though, for more of a feeling of accomplishment! :)

TangyBananas says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:55pm

this was a fun game

CtrlAltTea says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:09am

the control freak in me loved it, although it crashed my AMD 'gaming evolved' crap for some reason.
The ending, though...

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:30pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

tomdeal says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:24pm

Damn, I lost the fight in the end. Need more warriors... Cool game!

Jelinib says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 7:37am

Good foundation for a potentially addictive game. I am a sucker for seeing numbers grow and getting the best equips.

I totally forgot about the theme until the little twist at the end. Ohhhhhh snap! Nice job, especially in so little time!

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