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

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Dragon's Horde

by KunoNoOni - Compo Entry

Dragon's Horde
A Ludum Dare 33 Compo Entry by KunoNoOni
Theme: You Are The Monster


You are a Dragon and must defend your horde from King's Alonso's men. The men will come in groups of 30 and there are 5 waves of them. Each wave is the men will have more and more armor, so they will move slower and be able to take more damage before they will die.

You can only move Up and Down. The keys for movement are Up/Down/W/S/Joystick 1

You spit fireballs at the king's men to destroy them. You can use the 'C' key or the Joystick Button 0.

The game is easier if you use a joystick but is not required.

You will notice if an enemy gets beyond your head it will block your movement. THIS IS NOT A BUG! Think of it as being attacked from the side :)

I appreciate all of your feedback and hope you enjoy playing Dragon's Horde as much as I enjoyed creating it.

You will notice there is an exit button on the main menu. This was meant for the standalone versions of the game. When I tried a standalone version during testing I notice that if the game was played in a resolution higher than 640x480 the buttons wouldn't work correctly.

Not sure how I didn't notice this but you can use the Left Mouse Button to shot fire balls with.

Downloads and Links




Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:35am

Pretty awesome! I noticed that you can also use click to shoot, for future comers.

lowercaserho says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:38am

Now my hand hurts from mashing c. :(

Simple but cute game, and I do like the mechanic where the guards that pass you block your movement. It leads to some interesting about risk and reward.

loadsofmana says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:15am

could definitely use a hold to fire option.

Integershift says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:10am

Cool game! I played the hardest mode right at the start and was able to get up to wave 5!

Wontonz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:31am

Playing on very hard was super fun with the speed. I think it would have been nice if the guards moved a bit more to dodge shots though. Otherwise tougher ones were just a matter of mashing c while standing still.

Perkovec says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:31am

Space Invaiders: I miss you so much XD

KunoNoOni says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:14am

Thanks for the feedback! The difficulty in the game comes from the age of your dragon. An ancient dragon will have a much bigger horde than a young dragon.

djfariel says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:30am

Finally, all those hours spent playing minecraft have paid off! Great idea to go with a physical challenge limitation for the game. The Player screams at the screen "But there are so many guys! How do I kill them all? I just can't shoot them fast enough!" and the game responds "You should click faster." I really enjoyed it. Well done.

Reallysketchy says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:35pm

I found a trick where If there was a line of enemies that were blocking me, I could just keep trying to push them and eventually I'd get in front of them. It was really helpful because even on the second easiest mode, I was doing pretty badly. Great game, though!

Multiplexor says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:44pm

Hey, nice game! Maybe as you mention, rapidFire would be nice, and also limit the maximum shooting rate. Maybe some more habilities would be nice too :)

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

Smashing is my kind of thing. Good work . Adapted the theme very well!

crucknuk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:58pm

I've lost my index to this game

Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:37pm

I do enjoy this type of game, so good work putting it together! I know you mentioned that autofire wasn't able to be added, but I feel I should point out that it wouldn't just make the game more comfortable for players, but also limit their maximum firing speed. I noticed that by pushing both C and clicking at the same time, I could shoot twice as many fireballs, which made even the hardest level a cakewalk...

Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:37pm

Fun little shooter :)

Biruts says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 7:53pm

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.

squirrelbot says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 10:10pm

I won with one pile left! Lucky me. The game was fun to play, and the audio fit well. I also enjoyed the difficulty selection screen. (I picked adult)

collaboration says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 1:09pm

Ok, my left hand is hurt now, my C key is broken, I guess, so - what does it mean? It's awesome! I really love it! Also, love the sound fx!

Big Cow says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 3:41pm

Simple but fun! Loved the sound the soldiers made when you killed them. really liked the music too. good job!

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