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

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Castle Siege

by fitret - Competition Entry

Defend your catapults against the invading ships! Use WSAD or the arrow keys to move around the map, and hit Space or Enter to place your defenses. Pressing Tab will swap between building Castle Walls and Catapults. You get points for destroying enemy ships, the enemy gets points for destroying your catapults

Walls cost 10 Stone to build and 5 Stone to repair
Catapults cost 10 Wood to build and 5 Wood to repair
Shooting mountains gives you stone
Destroying ships gives you wood

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SetTheBet says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Kinda hard and it took me a while to understand what was going on (even after reading the instructions).
Didn't like the fact that tab was auto-circling through the choices (and fast!) . Ok game.

Tropferl says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:39pm

I don't understand how to play this game. Better instructions would be good(try to explain the game to some other human in real life).

fitret says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:41pm

@SetTheBet thanks for the feedback! I changed the cursor implementation to be a bit easier - it now contextually switches to repair and aim, so you just have to swap between what you want to build.

Ghen says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:41pm

i can't load the game "uncaught syntax error", i'm using chrome

fitret says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:52pm

@Ghen are you using the Web link or playing it in the Ludum Dare embedded frame?

Ghen says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:13pm

using the embeded frame

Ghen says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:14pm

eh i also try the web, same errror

CMLSC says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:22pm

My catapults kept missing, which made the game really hard. XD
The sprites could use some animation.
I don't have much else to say about the game... :/

Swampie says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:25pm

A tad hard, but still fun!

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:15am

Nice concept. I wasn't sure how to do better than the pirates - I tried building castles up and then catapults, but I always seemed to be losing.

psilon says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:56am

It's hard, graphics are simple, but functional. I played yesterday too, and the controls are better now. Slower pace would be better.

ReboundGames says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:26pm

I like the idea. The graphics are functional if not especially interesting, but they are far from ugly. Some sound would be nice, although I admit it would be quite hard to make a canon sound from scratch. I wish it was mouse controlled.

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