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Two Sides Of A Coin

by ANTZtakeover - Compo Entry

Hey guys!

This is my first time entering a game for the compo. Believe it or not this was also my first attempt at creating any sort of art for a game :D. I turned on anonymous feedback as I would love if people left honest and constructive feedback! Thanks and I hope you enjoy the game!

*Inspired by LD#34 entry - "Frank and Stein"

The game follows the adventures of Kevin, a normal child when exposed to sunlight but when underground, he transforms into Cho'Gath ;). Use his ability to transform to protect the crystals of Night and Day from invaders.

Earn gold by killing invaders and use it to place surprises for your enemies!

Note: Please play at a resolution 1024x576 as I was in a hurry and completely forgot and do read the instructions from the start menu as it can be a little confusing at the start. :D

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#253Humor2.82
#557Graphics2.82
#732Innovation2.65
#742Fun2.71
#751Mood2.31
#771Theme2.83
#913Overall2.42
#1626Coolness37%

Comments

Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:02pm

Hey, try posting the unity3d web build to itch.io or gamejolt to make it easier to play please :D Gameplay wise it was a little much, the references made things confusing, but the main idea for the game was there. It needs a lot of polishing, but the art is pretty good!

tentacode says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:09pm

It looks promising (bonus point for the tardis :p) but for some reason I cound not build any tower ?

ANTZtakeover says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:24pm

@tentacode Hey!
Just tried it out and it looks like everything is fine on my end!

I could only think of two reasons why its not working -
1) You might not have enough money(You require 30 gold to build and receive 5 gold for each enemy - Try clicking around the blue pedestals to place a tower).
2)You might not have selected a tower from the orange panel? (If you have one selected, it will be in color while the other towers would be black)

Note: Due to an oversight, one of the towers will be offscreen on some screen sizes. (Monitors above 20 inches should be fine.)

Cheers,
Ant.

Linver says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:57am

This crazy combination of art.. I give the trophy ;3
Gamedesign: There is not a reason for 2 heroes in this game. You shoud add an unique towers.. or something also.
It is not fun, when you placed 3 towers, and just can.. afk.
And yeas, it's hard to understand, what you can buy towers while markers are black.

Apr 28, 2016 @ 5:42pm

FRANK AND STEIN ARE GOOD HOMIES OF MINE. I AM ENJOYING THE VARIATION IN SCALE WITH THE PIXEL ART - WEIRD IN A GOOD WAY

lanestp says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 2:28am

Fun little game. I had a good time with it. Good job!

jcsirron says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 3:05am

It was a little tricky to download the game, but it was fun to play. I liked the use of towers to slow down, but not kill, enemies.

Strike says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 5:26am

So first, I have no idea how to download a folder from Google Drive. It looks like I can browse everything but can only download files. So there was no way I'd go get every file in the windows build and recreate the hierarchy on my computer. I have to go for the web build because it's only 2 files to get. It would have been much better if you provided a zip file for each build. If there was not this web build, I would have gave up and never played your game.

About game itself, it's pretty good. Until you place all turrets and you can just let the game run forever.

ANTZtakeover says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 1:25pm

Hey,
For anyone who has troubles downloading the Windows version from the drive, first hit 'Add to drive' and then from your drive you can download the entire folder in one go.
Thanks!

11Schotter says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 3:45pm

awesome, because you have a T.A.R.D.I.S.

nihilaleph says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 12:24pm

Nice work on your first graphics! Though some had different resolution (like the crystal seemed to have a higher resolution than the others), and the TARDIS(?) had some gray "spots" on it, don't know if intentional.
About the mechanics, I liked the concept of having two lines and you transform to different characters depending where you are, but it doesn't seem to make a difference, other then the sprite.. Would be nice to have something unique to each one. Also best strategy seems to be placing just fire towers, so maybe nerf a bit them? Just some suggestions xp

Anyway great work!

May 6, 2016 @ 9:58am

How do I play the Web version?

ANTZtakeover says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 12:42pm

@retrogradeorbit I forgot to host the files so you can download the folder and launch the .html file. Also, any browser other than chrome will work.

ANTZtakeover says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 12:47pm

@nihilaleph haha XD. Thanks for the input! The first art I made was the TARDIS so I didn't realize that I should've created it at a higher resolution and then scaled down resulting in the bad quality.

Haha yeah the game is still unbalanced as I had underestimated the amount of work that goes into making art so I didn't have a lot time to play-test. There were going to be unique towers but then again I ran out of time.

I'll be releasing the post-mortem soon so watch out for that! :D

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