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

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Castle Crew Conundrum (Co-op!)

by ChromeWisp - Jam Entry

This game is a Local Multiplayer Game. Find some friends to play along!

Oh noes! Stone Golems are attacking your castle! How do you stop them?

Call upon your friends to vanquish the stony fiends by using their own bodies against them! The Castle Crew has devised the most ridiculous way possible for defeating the golems:

1) Pick up any dead golems using The Claw.
2) Smash the golems into rocks for a catapult.
3) Filter out any golems that were smashed too much or not smashed enough.
4) Carry the stones to a catapult.
5) Aim the catapult.
6) Wind up the catapult, and...
7) FIRE!

But... how on earth can one person manage all of these tedious tasks? That's why you need to call upon the aid of any friends you have around so that together you can eliminate your foes.

In this local multiplayer game, each of six roles is assigned two buttons. Divide your players wisely among these six tasks!


1) Q/W: Q deploys the claw, and W moves the claw out
2) Z/X: Z and X smash the golems to pieces when on a conveyor belt
3) T/Y: T retracts the last conveyor, and Y extends it back. Retract the belt when you want a stone to proceed to the next step!
4) O/P: Use O and P to move rocks from the conveyor belt to the catapult.
5) </>: The < and > keys aim the catapult on the miniscreen.
6) Arrows: Finally, repeatedly tap the Left Arrow key to wind the catapult up, and press the Right Arrow key to fire.

(hey, they never said how many two-button controls we can have...!)


* Brendan Phillips - Game Design and "Art"
* Timothy Foster - Game Design and PROgramming (@tfAuroratide)
* DuskRaven - Music and Sound Effects

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PowerSpark says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:51am

I liked the idea but I couldn't play with anyone co-op. Good work!

fistmaker says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:13am

Fun game, but too hard to play alone.

NoradZero says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:14am

Interesting concept. Didn't played coop through.

tantumgames says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:19pm

Wow! Awesome gameplay. Very fun.

maunovaha says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:47pm

cool concept, but I didn't get to play it with my friends, they all lives kilometers away from me :( Tried my best to multitask though, but my castle were quickly destroyed. darn it. :D

Andrew Deem says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 8:56pm

Cool idea. I like the use of multiple 2 button controls. :) I'll have to try and find a buddy to play with though (like my roomie). A little hard on your own, but with two people I bet it'd be great! Nice work!

Evannex says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 2:26am

Great idea, but I don't have anyone to play co-op with! ^_^ Much too hard solo.

hpearson2 says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 2:27am

*Played alone
Looks like a good LAN game, nice upbeat music too!

mockthebear says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:09pm

Foxtacy: Very interesting concept! Congratiulations!

Dec 30, 2015 @ 10:21am

It would be nice to have the buttons for each guy indicated above their heads while in game

Jan 5, 2016 @ 12:16am

Good entry, it was a lot to deal with as a single player!

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