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

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Cyber Dragon

by mathijs750 - Jam Entry

XP-5, the newest Cyborg Dragon Prototype, has escaped the laboratory!
Use your mouse and two buttons (of choice) to get him out of the city #freethedragon

Milly Games: Abe Vos, Mathijs Lemmers, Lotta Andriesse
Audio: Lars Tesselaar, Kevin Gwydion

Note: Game might be badly optimized for your system

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TomBoogaart says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:14pm

i won, owned

Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:37pm

Wow, fantastic 3D game, impressive! I managed to get used to play, is quite intuitive. I found out that when hit the building you get stuck, at least on my pc, but otherwise, a great game! Good luck! Stefan (

OwT says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:12am

Gameplay was great and simple, I quickly understood what is going on, and graphics are amazing, that dragon looks and moves just awesome! Everything fits together, I really enjoyed it :)

NoWandStudios says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:01am

The 3D impresive, but I only can play windowed. I've crashed with gun over the tower and the dragon sticks to it so I couldn't play anymore

Si1ver says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:04am

Can't figure out how to use lacer :-с

mathijs750 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:05am

@NoWandStudios Thanks for the bug report. A game over screen should have triggered when you hit the tower.

MrMordem says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:06am

Awesome game, the graphics and music are amazing ! just a few issues gameplay wise though, the text on the how to screen seems to be chopped off, and i also had the issue where i hit a building after playing quite some time and got stuck dragging the building along :p

awesome game though !

mathijs750 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:06am

@Si1ver hold down the right mouse button until the blue bar is full.

monetai says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:54am


ChaosCult says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:14pm

I ram the house... with my dragon =)
Interesting variation of shoot'em'up mechanic

Weeping Rupee says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:40pm

I actually enjoyed the PS1 style graphics on this one because they really fit the overall look of the game. I also had the problem with the buildings getting me stuck.

sim9 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:19pm

I LOVE the idea of a r-type dragon game <3

Digged the art style. The chargeshot/bomb weapon I didn't find useful at all. Needed more variation for enemies. Great music! I kept faceplanting on the buildings

Would play more of this if you were to work on it more after the jam. #FREETHEDRAGON :D

SaintHeiser says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:13pm

What the charge shot? It's useless!!!

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