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

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The cursed Queen of Exobia

by gBouckaert - Jam Entry

Fight against an ever growing monster using your mighty spear to poke it's eyes out.

The mighty Queen of Exobia has fallen to a curse, and a giant, multi-eyed monster has been pouring out of the throne chamber. It will grow over the whole kingdom if you don't fight it back and save the Queen.


Left/Right arrow = Move

Spacebar = Jump

Shift = Attack

Up/Down = Move spear up/down

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crucknuk says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:41pm

Very very nice atmosphere, and nice concept there ! It's simple, yet you want to go at it again and again. One of the best I've tested from this jam so far !
The game is very hard, as the monster grows quite fast, and sometimes it feels you die without being in the bad zone.

Is there an end to the game ?

Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:43pm

Very nice artwork! I found that I had to get really close to actually stab the eyes, then my guy ran so fast that I'd always accidentally run into the monster. Not as easy as it seems

pokipsy says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:48pm

Nice game !
Just a bit too difficult IMO :p

Lusmu says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:48pm

Nice, if a bit too hard. The slight movement forward when attacking is kind of annoying when you would really want to stay put, but otherwise well done.

Bocodillo says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:50pm

Fun and quite a challenge. Felt really well polished.

Reggianito says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:58pm

Really good. Simple idea but great execution. The 'music' and graphics complemented the game really well. I think the monster grows too fast, not in a sense of "rate of growth" but how fast the new blocks appear. Many times I was in the middle of a jump and blocks appeared before me without giving me any fighting chance.

Love the spearjump mechanic. It wasn't really needed but you added it anyways, kudos for that.

publicidadeba says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:04pm

Cool! I really liked the mood with a little balancing (speed the eyes get back to the game) this can be amazing. Congrats

MisterMortal says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:19pm

Very nice looking game, though it took me some time to understand how to play it.

BubsyPoochies says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:38pm

AAWWHH!!! I can't defeat this monster!! Nice game, good art. Keep working, it can be a great game!

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 7:23pm

Nice atmosphere and nice concept. Fun and quite a challenge. Neat ++

Jan 1, 2016 @ 11:16pm

Really like the concept. Would love gamepad controls for this one. Graphics are good, although could be clearer just how far it's going to grow (maybe that's the point though). Really nice job.

gBouckaert says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 12:48am

Thanks for the comments, everybody :). I'm working on a little update, I'll see if I can put it out in the coming weeks.

NirabazGAMES says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 1:43am

good game with nice atmosphere!

radmars says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 1:45am

Cool! This is a great concept, and great mood as well. For some reason it took me a while to get the hang of the controls (gamepad controls would be awesome - imagine free aim of the spear with the right stick!); also the collision seemed a bit wonky at times, like I would die when I wasn't quite touching the black. There's also very little time to react when a new eye appears. If you tweaked some of this stuff this would be really fun. I love the sound design too. Great work!

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