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

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Warlock's Lair

by SadSmile - Compo Entry

Hey wonderful people of the internet,

My name is Kevin Brand, aka SadSmile, and i'm a 17 Year old guy from Germany.
This is my 3rd "Ludum Dare" and i really hope that you enjoy my game.

The game is called "Warlock's Lair" because you are a Warlock (same thing as a wizard) and you are attacked by a group of knights. Your job is it to defend yourself. To do that you have the ability to throw powerful Fireballs at your enemies.

==CONTROLS==

RMB / ALT - Attack Right
LMB / CTRL- Attack Left

If you have the time to spare, i would love it if you would leave a comment with your thoughts on the game and i'm always open for constructive critism.

Enjoy :D

-SadSmile-

EDITS: - Added "Score Text" in the Game Over Screen.
- A warlock is NOT the same thing as a wizard

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness56%
#359Mood3.14
#364Graphics3.32
#389Humor2.56
#404Theme3.82
#522Audio2.56
#545Fun3.07
#673Overall3.00
#879Innovation2.32

Comments

flarmit says ...
Dec 13, 2015 @ 8:48pm

makes fun, but you should have implemented a score label at the end, cause i cant see, how good i was compared to, for example, the tries i did before.

hexagore says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:22pm

Score: 22905. This is like my game except with extra wizards :)

I actually like the art style on this btw :)

eerongal says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:22pm

Neat little game. I like the graphics. Good work!

uthamon says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:23pm

Cool sprites and fun game overall.

mlepage says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:28pm

Good effort. Art style is neat. Maybe a bit more animation or something when the knights attack you. If you expand the game, it could maybe use something more so you aren't just mashing the two buttons; something to make you think about whether you SHOULDN'T fire.

SadSmile says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:01pm

Thanks for all the comments so far!
@mlepage This was the first time i animated something in my life, so im pretty happy, that i actually managed to get something to move ^^

jachepe says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:21pm

Cool game, I love the graphics. Maybe, it´s a bit repetitive.

KoalaBot says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:23pm

Very fun! I definitely got sucked in when it started getting way harder. It's a little too easy to just button mash, but that's easy to fix! Great work!

Dooskington says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:23pm

Cool game. There was nothing to stop me from just spamming left and right though. Maybe a spell cooldown would be a good thing.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:24pm

Simple, but lots of fun. The sound and animation makes the fireball impacts feel really satisfying. Definitely worth expanding upon, could see this working really well as a mobile game.

Piscythe says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:29pm

This looks pretty solid - you got the hectic retro feel down well. Deaths are sudden, making it a reflex challenge. I had to go fullscreen to use the RMB with the web player. Also, a warlock and a wizard are not quite the same thing, as D&D, WoW, and Harry Potter have taught us.

Max Amaden says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:27pm

Really nice little game! I like the art-style, and the death animation for the knights is brilliant! Keep up the good work :D

Allthebees says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:03am

I really like the art, especially the lighting on the fireballs. I feel like it would be nice if there was some penalty for missing as right now you can just spam fireballs (maybe he's just a very powerful warlock :p )

Shurty says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:39pm

Simple but very effective, actually had a lot of fun ! Good job !

jlouisB says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 8:07pm

Pretty Cool ; )
http://hpics.li/738cadc

Wevel says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 9:35pm

Nice game, slightly annoying that right clicking in web player brings up a menu

scorched says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 4:11pm

Got 1,546,450 points :) Most time just fired in advance and didn't see enemies, so my multiplier raised to 100+

SadSmile says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 12:53am

Thanks again to everyone who played my game!
I really like the feedback you are giving me and i want to give a special thank you to everyone who stoped and wrote feedback: You are awsome guys and thank you very much <3

If im going to improve this game i will know what ill have to do.

-SAD SMILE-

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 8:38am

306000 - i figured out you can just spam the buttons and it will kill the enemies off screen - racked up mega bonus - nice game

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