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

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The Dungeon Crawler

by danblack - Compo Entry

A first person take on the classic snake game using a retro Dungeon Master style game engine.

I tried to stick to both themes. The 2 button controls are just the arrows keys to turn left and right. Also as it's a snake like game you grow as you progress.

It's my first game using Pico-8. As you can tell I ran out of time and talent for the graphics, still placeholder graphics in the game. But it was fun to make.

Thanks for reading/playing/rating.

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Teren says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:57pm

I thought about the exact same idea when I was brainstorming :)
The game could use a minimap, because just randomly moving around looking for humans get a bit tedious :)

Anyways, nice job :)

danblack says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:44pm

Thanks, and I agree about the mini-map. That was top of the list of things I'd have added if I had more time.

Optimus6128 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:00pm

Hehe nice. I always crash on walls ;)

Natman says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:33pm

I love that you pulled this off on PICO-8

anael says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:36am


KunoNoOni says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 2:29am

This was a really cool version of snake. I too agree about the minimap and some sounds would have helped too. You may want to opt out of the sound category. I didn't mind the placeholder graphics.

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 3:06pm

I've always found these old 3D instant movement and rotation views to be very confusing, I immediately lose my bearings, but nice concept and cute presentation.

Dec 30, 2015 @ 5:37pm

Simple but pleasing sound work, and I dig the mechanic mash. Fun stuff.

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