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

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Vampire Assassin

by sathorn - Jam Entry

You are a vampire assassin. To clarify, you are a vampire that is also an assassin. Kill people and drink their blood to "grow stronger".

However you don't actually become stronger when drinking blood, because i ran out of time.

Tools: Unity, Photoshop, Audacity

"90th Floor" by CyberSDF
"Forged" by CyberSDF
"Fjalla" by Sorkin Type Co

The game has a tutorial that explains the controls.
WASD - Move
Space - Jump towards cursor.
Q - Teleport between shadows. It teleports you onto your cursor when you and your cursor are in the shadow.
LMB - Bite towards cursor. Don't bite against the spears, bite them from behind.
RMB - Throw dagger towards cursor (once you got it). You can pick it up again.
You can see your cooldowns at the bottom of the screen.
Drinking blood resets your cooldowns and heals one heart.

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Fidrik says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:10am

Amazing game. Truly enjoyed it!

vegapomme27 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:59am

Very nice ! I liked the shadow part of the gameplay, it makes the whole thing much more interesting. Music was funny too. A bit laggy on the web version.
Good job.

crucknuk says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:17am

Exit button doesn't work, please fix !
Just kidding. Really liked the concept, getting through the last room was atually challenging !

Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:07am

Pretty amazing game! It would be nice to see it on mobile platforms. Please give me a discount in the future! Thanks buddy.

anael says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:56am

Interesting, the controls are a bit difficult but I also have an "AZERTY" keyboard and not "QWERTY" so WASD is not the best for international support (at least double it with arrow keys).

maunovaha says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:54pm

Well made game, and it was interesting to see that I wasn't the only one which made vampire game. :D There was some level which was really hard to pass, but other than that I enjoyed it. :) nice.

Yamzho says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:55pm

Very nice game !

Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:16pm

Good game, very enjoyable.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:20pm

For those with AZERTY keyboard press ALT+MAJ to switch it to QWERTY.

That is a nice game I enjoyed it !

Simplest says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:27pm

Nice entry! good floor texture and sound effects. the controls are good!! blood bloooood and more bloooood :->

h.attila says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:57pm

Awesome, really well made game. The soundtrack, the graphics, the effects - all really well done. Good job!

Pedrito73 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:08pm

cool, diffcult to control

publicidadeba says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:36am

Loved this Hotline "Darkness" Miami! The Blink was my favorite part. Well done guys!

smbe19 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:06pm

Really cool game.

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:45am

Brilliant game. Very nicely executed. Definitely one of my favourite so far.

MemoryLeek says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 4:34pm

Challenging, and really fun! Controls are great.
Only thing I can complain about is I think the interpretation of the theme is a bit too weak.

Gordy says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 10:38am

Look´s good. Overall, the game looks pretty good. But there is a lot of stuff that bothers me .. I do not want to complain about the difficulty but the 3 rooms I find it difficult enough .. Anyway, very good idea! Thumbs up ;)

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