Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

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Curse of the golden skull

by Jack Slinger - Jam Entry

Explore a temple full of traps and find the legendary golden skull. Arrow Keys to move and jump. All content is original with the exception of "Desert City" by Kevin MacLeod.

This is our first jam so all feedback is very much appreciated. Help us to make better games.

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Quicklyer says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:33am

Enjoyed what I played of this game! Music fit nicely, simple effective graphics, fun platforming.

But I got stuck early on at the checkpoint at the bottom of the level, where you drop the vase to reveal 4 wooden platforms. I’m probably just missing something obvious but I couldn’t reach any jumps past the platforms. It’s running pretty framey on my aging laptop so maybe that is affecting the physics.

Also I (should have but) didn’t realize you could walk through the wooden spike sections so I had some fun narrowly clearing that spike trap after the second checkpoint. That’s probably why that’s there. Great way to teach that mechanic.

Ebriosus says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:51am

Cool game. I love exploration type platformers like this.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:18am

If you have some exploration or at the very least non-linear progression (like here a side room for the red key and a loop back for the blue key), it's a bit annoying to have check points that register only the first time you reach them.

RubiksJr says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:28am

The level design in this game is great. I like how you have to backtrack sometimes after releasing/depressing buttons. The graphics were nice, and I though the music choice really fit the game.

However, the controls felt really floaty and unresponive. I had a hard time platforming with how slowly you move. It also looked a bit weird without a jump sprite. It looks like you're just walking on air.

Overall it's a good game.

Mimus says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:42am

good game, the graphics... and make the game easy.

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:00am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description.

Zathnic says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:14pm

Really nice! I liked the level design and overall feel of the game.

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