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Shifting Stronghold

by alyphen - Jam Entry

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Welcome to the shifting stronghold
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The environment around you changes as you move through it. Will you be fortunate enough to reach the keystone?

Shifting Stronghold is a dungeoneering, puzzling game where you must navigate a maze in order to find the keystone.

(It is possible to get stuck. If you find yourself in this situation just restart the game)

Shifting Stronghold was developed over 72 hours by:
Jeff - most of the programming
Ross - music, sounds & programming
Scotty - art & programming

Changelog:
2016-04-19 - Added OS X app

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#427Graphics(Jam)3.54
#449Audio(Jam)3.04
#647Mood(Jam)2.96
#699Humor(Jam)2.10
#759Theme(Jam)3.04
#801Overall(Jam)2.96
#935Fun(Jam)2.60
#994Innovation(Jam)2.40
#1294Coolness46%

Comments

hellojed says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:17pm

Hey, Windows download link leads to a 404 page :S

Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:24pm

it doesn't run on mac

rahulparihar says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:52pm

Looks beautiful ! Reminds me of the old Zelda and Mana games. :)

alyphen says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:06am

Hi all. Thanks for playing! The Mac build we have up now should work better.

Tselmek says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:04pm

Really awesome graphics and music but the controls feel pretty clunky. I couldn't figure out what to do or what the controls were, pressing Space made the screen shake but I had no idea what effect it had. Also, while pushing random buttons I found that you must have left some debug shortcuts :P

Mr MadCat says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:54am

Didn't know that you can also create games with python. ^^ The ground tiles really feel nostalgic, I really like them.
However walking was sometimes a little bit difficult when walking through narrow spaces with the collision detection.

kalth.streil says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 12:17pm

I like the concept, but it feels so incomplete :( No info whatsoever, and the controls feel clunky because the movement doesn't match the scenario. I finished the puzzle and I won, but there's nothing else to do!

Knowledge says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 12:44pm

OK game, but nothing special.

Seregy7 says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 5:03pm

I liked the graphics, but couldn't play properly - I was unable to figure out what to do, aside from shacking camera with 'space' and using noclip to get to the keystone

nlbi21 says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 5:37pm

I like graphics, music i think that the controls can be polished a little more.

abcdef65g says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 1:55am

Graphics are quite nice and the controls are okay, but it would have really helped if there was any information whatsoever about what to do. XD I figured out how to reach the goal and win, but it didn't feel very rewarding because I just kept trying randomly until I got there! And the game could use another stage, since it's a bit short.

Good work, though. Hopefully you'll keep participating in LD and making even better games!

bradur says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 4:48am

It was a good little puzzle and the music was nice. I really liked the mood of the game. Also, I started gamedev with PyGame so it was cool to see a PyGame project here :). Good job!

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