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

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Cvltists and Crusaders

by mooncalf - Jam Entry

Pull back and launch fireballs to kill crusaders but not cultists. Fill up the blood runes to please your elder god.

Alternates between two stages but difficulty continually increases.

Developed by :
Nathan Walker (
Andy Gainey (
Luke Schroder (art & fx)
Peter Jones (music & fx)
Ben Vanasse @ Hint (workspace and the occasional solution)

Tools :
Sai / Photoshop
ProTools / Audacity

Downloads and Links




Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:51am

LOL's "my bad" .. nice graphics

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:51am

10/10 would splat Travis again

scumbly says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:55am

Satisfying mechanic, quick to pick up, good silly fun to play! The game over screen is the funniest thing I've seen in Ludum Dare -- nice one.

psychonull says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:12am

Great game! First it was really dificult to not kill the cultists, but, with some practice, it gets really cool. It was so funny when I was able to kill all the crusaders with just one fireball.
I would like to see more levels. Good job!

zillix says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:20am

this is amazing! everything works well- the music and art are fantastic and the game is super fun. the apologies were by far the best part, couldn't stop smiling :)

psypol says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:10pm

Nice gameplay and awesome humor;)

Kakureta says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:00pm

The game was funny and the graphics were pretty good. It's a little disappointing that the game had only 2 levels but it was still fun and I enjoyed it.

fubenalvo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:55pm

Really funny voices, and the game over sreen... rotfl :D

Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:58pm

The controls took some getting used to but it's pretty addictive and I had fun. 10/10 voice acting and a nice original premise.

Arskiainen says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:36pm

Sorry Travis! Took me a while to get it. I like the gameplay. Get's a bit repetitive tho. More slope variety would be nice. The throw mechanism feels a bit clunky.

louis.denizet says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:48pm

Really nice, liked a lot the sounds! Had a lot of fun smashing those cultists :p

Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:30pm

The angle part of the game takes a bit of getting used to, as it doesn't always do what you'd expect it to. But it was a great game, filled with heaps of humour and light-heartedness. Loved it :)

jofra says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:44pm

aha nice game! loved the audio

Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:04pm

The demon's excuses are hilarious! Very fun gameplay, but it gets boring fast because the difficulty seems to stay the same forever...

Would gladly pay for a fully-featured version with better assets!

xanderv80 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:55am

Love the game ^_^
My favorite part was when the bad guy would say "I'm sorry" when you accidentally killed a cultist. The art was amazing and it was just hard enough to be fun and frustrating

Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:05pm

Reversed Donkey Kong gameplay FTW. I love the characters.

WubAlliance says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:49pm

The graphics in this game were incredible. I don't really feel like the comments when you kill a friendly contributed to game play, they actually broke the immersive feel. As @Mr. Chocolate Salmon said, the angle takes some getting used to. Aside from that this game is a work of art, and I would love to see more! Very well done!

Split82 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:14pm

Nice one. Really enjoyed it. Thanks.

schnerble says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 10:05pm

Poor Travis... guess I was picking on him! (in his many incarnations)
Great work on the music and sound. I found the game a bit easy, though - just pick an angle and wait for the right time to launch. Nice work, though - I enjoyed it!

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