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

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by Alkrimil - Jam Entry

Welcome to Faro!

Faro is a game where you will be fighting against Thoth and his minions while playing a game of blackjack.

You, as the player, have 3 hands to play blackjack with. You must kill Thoth's minions to draw additional cards to your hands. If your hand's value goes over 21 then that hand has BUST and will be disabled. This will automatically move your current hand to the next hand of cards.

You can press E to HOLD a hand which will prevent cards from being added to that hand and will switch to the next hand of cards. Once all 3 hands have either been BUST or HELD then the hands that you HELD will be compared to Thoth's. All hands that are higher in value than Thoth's cause additional benefits for the player.

Thoth is invulnerable until the hands have been revealed.

If you have 0 winning hands then Thoth will rain down beams of light at random locations which you would need to avoid.
If you have 1 winning hand then Thoth will shoot a laser from his crown in a horizontal motion, you also deal 5 times damage to it.
If you have 2 winning hands then Thoth will do a series of slam attacks in front of it, you also deal 10 times damage to it.
If you have 3 winning hands then Thoth will be stunned for a short duration allowing you free reign to attack it, you also deal 20 times damage to it.​

EDIT: Re-updated so that the UI scales with screen!

Brought to you by Ouroboros Games Studio.

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Xero560 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:39am

That was the most intense game of black jack I have ever played, but I won. It was a lot to wrap my head around and it kind of just required playing to understand since I guess blackjack action games are not too common.

Xakkar says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:10am

Nice game!

onyon says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:30am

I love the graphics, especially voxels. That's a really fresh idea combining a card game with a bossfight. Really solid entry :)

Chryse says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:32am

Great game! The graphics are great and it feels fresh.
Awesome job!

Darenn says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:53am

Great idea ! I got a lot of fun playing this game. I think it is too easy. The ​beams of light ​should target approximately the player because I was just standing in a corner to avoid damages. Same for the laser that never touch me. Slam attacks are a good idea, but maybe you should increase the size of his hand ? The idea of put a yellow circle to show that Thoth is invicible is good, but it diseapear during the beams of light phase so I thought I could attack it but it seems not. The music was funny, but not very appropriate I think.​ The little mobs are good.​ The idea of mixing a black jack game with an action game is very great, and moreover the gameplay stays very intuitive ! (Maybe add a menu to pause or quit without alt+f4 ? :p) I like the 3D model of thoth ;) Congratulation for your game, and keep creating games !

MrBrenan says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:24am

really a great game on the concept, the game is fun and the graphic are good, I have nothing to say about the music, not bad, fun, but it give a strange ambiance. On the gameplay, the boss attack are too easy to avoid (maybe the slam attack coul have an impact effect, the fire beam having a random path, etc), and the spawn of the minion could be capped at a certain amount (and maybe having some other minions to beat).
But otherwise, really a great job :)

brunurd says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:29am

I tried to play, but the game freeze in the info screen, I believe it happens because your canvas do not scale with the screen and it hide the buttons.

Lojchin says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:37am

Very good game!

mvasko2 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:44am

I love the concept, and it's really fun to play, good job! I took me a moment to understand what I was supposed to do, but I enjoyed the hell out of it once I did.

One thing I noticed though, which I'm not sure is intentional (maybe I did something wrong) - sometimes the cards kept coming way too fast and I just couldn't press E in time to hold. Also it felt unresponsive at times, I had to press E multiple times in order to have some effect.

All in all though, excellent entry!

yotam180 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:52am

I love this game! The idea of combining a real fight with a card game is very cool :D
I really enjoyed playing this game!

ninja00283 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:18am

Well i'm never going to a casino...
But the game was great!
but the ending was pretty bad.

Capitals says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:21am

Wow, that was kind of fun. If you were to persue this further I'd reform the ui as it is a bit confusing to manage enemies and the attacks weren't hard to dodge. Overall though its really entertaining, drags out a bit, but engaging. Also some aspect ratios don't work with the ui at the beginning.

Nichii says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:34am

This is the most interesting boss fight I have ever seen. Good job on it. The only thing I didn't like about it were art wise the animations. Everything else though was pretty good. A proper death animation and such would've been a nice addition but more importantly, congrats on completing a game of this scale in such a short time.

Lênon Kramer says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:38am

I have a problem: the game keeps crashing.

Two times it crashed on the info screen, and other three in game, always on the first time I hit one of the minions. I tried different quality settings, but nothing changed.

And it doesn't work on windowed mode, because of the not-scaling of the canvas.

But the concept looks really interesting. I want to play it!

Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:10pm

Really fresh idea! I've never seen anything like it.
Completed the game once, would be amazing if there were more bosses.

holgk says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:23pm

Cool game. Was fun to play.

Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:45am

really neat game. pretty

shimage says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:35am

I was confused at the beginning. But I undestood, it was very fun to me. If it is possible to bet money(or power etc.), maybe more interesting? Enemy graphic and motion is very fantastic. Great work!

qikcik says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:05pm

Wow , Very cool game , good graphics and music , great idea. Good job :D

Mimus says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 4:10pm

What a nice gamme!
I really loved the voxel art of your pharaon. Concept is pretty nice :) but I can't see if there is really a link with the theme.
Apart this, the game is great

brunurd says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:33pm

now I played, and this is a nice game, I want to play more to defeat the boss :)

urielgamedev says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:14pm

Nice ! It's a really fun way to play blackjack :D
I also love graphics and music :) Maybe the laser should be less easy to avoid, because I always managed to get through it pretty easily. Good job ! :)

genluck says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 3:46am

I'm really impressed at how how the game blends different types of play. It felt quite polished and was easy to pick up. I could see expanding it with new combat mechanics for the player, and more complex boss/minion attacks

Sep 2, 2016 @ 12:22pm

This is amazing, the combination of a card game against a god and a top down fight, just work perfectly, you guys managed to pull off something great in a short jam really nice work! ^^

The UI, graphics, music and sounds are all good, and work together well. I really enjoyed playing!

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