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

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Tormented Dungeon

by Snowdrama - Jam Entry

Tormented Dungeon is a Roguelike where you have to clear the dungeon of all the enemies

Just click the buttons on the radial menu in the corner
Left Button - Rotate Menu
Right Button - Select Menu Option
Escape - Exit

This is my fourth Ludum Dare and I feel like it went as well as the last few, great for 2 days and then PANIC MODE for the last 24 hours, I did start late, and I did get sick again so I lost some time there but overall I think this is one of my more complicated games, its the first one that uses damage and a form of weaknesses. As well as having the largest number of sprites in any game ive made so far(most only had like 10 max, in fact one only had 3)

NOTE: Currently the player takes damage but the health bar is not displayed, This is not intended I'll have a patch for it as soon as I fix it.

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Jebby says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:22am

Nice idea, but very tedious to play.

Snowdrama says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:34am

@Jebby Yeah I came up with the idea originally and thought it was great, after building it, it became apparent that it was tedious to play(Too late at that point to restart...) I think the controls could be awesome for a menu but movement needs to be moved to some other control like normal directional pad controls. If I hadn't had the 2 button restriction I would have considered it. I'll probably do it for the final post compo release version.

flukeshot says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:40am

Unfortunately didn't work for me on Win 10

Snowdrama says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:23am

Weird, Did it leave a output_log.txt in the data folder? I have been building and testing on Windows 10 so I don't think OS is the issue.

jdoughty says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:24am

Theres alot of solid ideas here, just not a great genre for two buttons.

beetracks says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 3:13am

The concept is interesting, but it became kinda boring very soon. To much sub actions to manage, even for a walk. It might became a good game with some thought on the game design.

Snowdrama says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:32pm

@jdoughty Yeah I realized that about 24 hours in, but I didn't have time to re-write the game at that point.

@beetracks Yeah I think it would make more sense for a game that you dont constantly need input, like a Tamagotchi type game, or using the menu solely as a combat system and not a movement system

pi_pi3 says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 1:18pm

The concept itself is nice, but it would be a lot better on a smart device, where you can spin and pick the actions dynamically. It's too tedious to do so on a pc

Snowdrama says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 9:32pm

@pi_pi3 Yeah thought it was a cool idea at first, not so much a day or so in hahaha. There's a lot of changes I plan to make in the future.

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