Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Bloodlust: Dungeon Of Cowards

by Harsay - Compo Entry

Grow your bloodlust and rush into the dungeon of cowards!

Losing condition: Running out of bloodlust (the more you have the more you're red)
Winning condition: Get to the last level.

== Controls ==

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Chubb1337 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:54am

At first I didn't understand why I kept dying, but then I noticed my player slowy (or actually, quite fastly) fading to black, and then I understood, I'm a sword yielding vampire! I need the blood to survive, very original nicely done.

Not quite sure which theme this was supposed to go for, I guess growing?

One tip: You fade away way too quickly, I never made it past the second level :/

daandruff says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:07pm

Well... that was fun :)

Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:57pm

This is a lot of fun. Its a nice level of difficulty and quite entertaining :)

madjackmcmad says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:45pm

The long hallway with a dead end probably made you laugh really hard but it will make every one of your players wish they were playing something else.

mrjorts says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:48pm

Nice challenging game. It would be nice if the hitbox on the sword was a little more forgiving since a lot of the time I would be standing right next to someone and not hit them. I like how the bodies on the floor slow you down as they build up. Would be neat if there was some sort of scoring system.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:48pm

A little loose on theme, but super fun none the less. Cutting 4-5 dudes in half at once is pretty epic lol. Great work!

pompaz says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:04pm


Allthebees says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:27pm

Can't seem to run it. I get a java exception error on Windows 7.

jachepe says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:51pm

A very fun game and it´s a challenge. Good work!

fergarram says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 6:01pm

I liked that it's made with libGDX, all though didn't like the game.

hiki911 says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 7:00pm

nice time killer, i like it

ChaosCult says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 7:52pm

Ok, that was really funny =).

Trasevol_Dog says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:04pm

The minimalist graphics felt very appropriate to the style of the game and so did the SFX. The idea is pretty fun and plays quite nice but I just wish there was a more elaborate ending. Had fun though, so thanks!!

Dec 23, 2015 @ 2:50pm

Slicing enemies in half was great.

Afendar says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 3:46pm

fun game. Idea is fun ! good work

Dec 29, 2015 @ 9:59pm

Really fun little game. I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

squigglez says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 11:38pm

game looks good but sadly cannot run it. I get a java error when I try to open it. sorry. i would love to play if this gets fixed

Jan 4, 2016 @ 7:24pm

Fun game! The mechanics feel good, though I think the attack would feel better if it were a bit wider (sometimes I fail to hit an enemy, but it feels I should have). Could waste some time here if you created some more refined levels. And some music!

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