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

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Hand of Deity

by Ludorverr - Compo Entry

Left Mouse Button : Cast
Right Mouse Button : Switch ability

1.02 Bugfix Changelog:
-Fix for multiple monitors to help prevent clicking outside the game window.
-Press ESC twice to close the game. (instead of clicking the window closed)
-Mana can no longer go below 0.

Hope you guys enjoy.

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hpearson2 says ...
Dec 13, 2015 @ 11:13pm

Great game! Like a top down lemmings. Awesome music and was upset that the game ended I would have played for longer :)

pluberski says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:03pm

I agree with the "Top-Down Lemmings" thing! :) The game starts up - first thing I do is drop my person off a cliff by accident. :P Really cool!

SSJMetroid says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:19am

Honestly one of the better entries I've played. It was actually what I would consider to be "fun" unlike a lot of others lol

RhysD says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:53am

Awesome stuff. Great graphics and very cool premise. It's probably because of the two control limitation, but I found the switching spells sometimes annoying (so many people crushed by walls!) but I can see it working quite well without the control restrictions. Would love to play more!

Mr_Fudd says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:53am

Cool game. It's pretty awesome seeing your horde swarm out of the houses when you succeed. The swirly killing power felt a bit overpowered. You could get your guys to live forever as long as you babysat them with that power. Different types of units would have been a cool addition. Perhaps some that could defend themselves.

vegapomme27 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:42am

This game is absolutely fantastic. Great job. The idea is really well executed. 5 Stars in fun!

ripatti says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:08pm

Reminded me Dungeon Keeper in point of dragging and dropping units. Fun game!

JohnWatmuff says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:05am

Fantastic game. Really cool idea, very impressive! This has real potential!

djfariel says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:22am

Some enemies spawned in illogical places that felt frustrating and futile. Other than that, I was quite engrossed in this game. Well done!

gmatsura says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:00am

The game plays really well, I like the art style. My only complaint was that I didn't understand what the right mouse button did. Still, Very enjoyable.

sonelliot says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:04am

Great game. Bit frustrating towards the end but it did keep me playing. :)

Quadnozzle says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:30am

Nice style, sound, animations. Trouble on multiple monitors - mouse kept leaving the window, takes a few seconds to get back into the game. Took a couple tries to realize how to play. Fun once I got into it.

ProjectX593 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:30am

A pretty cool idea, but needs a lot of APM to actually play properly in the later levels.

Gipzo says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:17pm

10 crushed by a wall lemmings out of 10 :)

Zeriver says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:09pm

Really entertaining game. Challenging and rewarding.

shrapx says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:56am

i struggled on the 2nd level as the quarter would get overrun, and then i had some trouble when my mana stopped regenerating, I also didnt understand it when the gold counter went up and then zeroed. i enjoyed the look and the style of this game, great effort with the compo!

Troma says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:14am

I loved it. The last level was the easiest :( Add more levels and balance it, please! I'll love even more! Nice art and music.

logorrhea says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 4:52am

Gonna just repeat everyone else -- great job!

Took me a bit to figure out that I could switch spells with the right mouse button, but that's my own fault. Was much more fun once I figured that out :)

Lasty says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:00am

I Got more of a dungeon keeper and/or populous vibe from this than lemmings. Great use of the themes, great aesthetic, graphics.

Had a giggle at a few things, like accidentally throwing your own guy off the cliff.. then catching him just before he disappeared. phew!, saved him.

Then later on forgetting I had the wall spell on, and instead of picking him up, he just went splat!

Had an issue when I held onto a red guy for too long, I think my mana went into negative and took a very long time to recover. Could have used WASD/Arrow keys scrolling too.

yuotta says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 7:58am

Great game! Really enjoyed playing in it, would like to see a full version!

themadknights says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:15pm

Just awesome, nice management of both themes. I hope you release something bigger with this idea :D

kaype says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 1:33pm

Very nice graphics!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 3:12am

that was a very good game - want to play again for sure - nice use of theme - and like the simple take on rts - great job

Weeping Rupee says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 6:21am

THIS IS AWESOME. Coincidentally I was a big fan of both lemmings and (star/war)craft. This game feels like those games had a baby and you added a slow presentation of different powers for the player.

Seriously excellent job. Other than the lack of tutorial I have no notes. Bravo.

Neil says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 9:19am

Good solid entry! Excellent use of the theme. I quite enjoyed it, but crushed so many of my own :)

DeathBySnail says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 2:07pm

Nice, love the animations. Good job \o/

Jan 3, 2016 @ 7:38pm

Cool idea. I liked the combination of city building and defense

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