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

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by FisherG - Jam Entry

A side scrolling shooter where enemies are constantly spawning, and you must defend yourself! In the this fast-paced game you will try and survive as long as you can from waves of enemies.

You're in a temple of old. Fighting constantly spawning flesh hungry meat cubes, and Skelebros that just want a hug, but little do they know.. its hug is lethal, and can kill.
Send me your scores!

You can put this game in any video you want.
All permission granted.

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If you want the original
1.0 version. (Not as fast)
Use the Alternate windows download.

- Release.

- Fixed camera.
- Made game faster
- New Spawn animation for lightning.
(You can now tell where an enemy is spawning)

- Bug fixes.

- Red enemies now slower
- Player has a little bit more health
- Improved Player Animations
- More sound
- Option to mute sound (USE UP AND DOWN ARROW KEYS)
- Fixed a problem where players could easily farm in a corner.
- Bug fixes

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Engine: GameMaker:Studio
Graphics: Aseprite.
SFX: Bfxr.

Additional Graphics:

Heartbeast Movement Engine:

Programming(Besides Movement Engine) - Fisher T. Goodwin.
Movement Engine - Benjamin Anderson
Art(The ground tiles) - Grande Pixel
Art(Everything Else) - Fisher T. Goodwin
Everything Else - Fisher T. Goodwin

Strafe left - A
Strafe Right - D
Jump - W or space
Shoot - Left Mouse Button.
Aim - If mouse is left of player, then the bullet will go left, vice versa.

Twitter: @TheFish523

Downloads and Links


FisherG says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 5:53am

Please report any problems you guys have with downloading the game.

squigglez says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 4:50pm

my best score was 6. i found this game hard, but not difficult. i couldnt dodge enemies or see where they were while jumping. also the mouse controls were hard to use. i liked the art though and the sound.

Ghen says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 5:54pm

only can get max 12
while the game itself not bad, but its too difficult, the player seems a bit too close to the camera
thus can't see well on the enemy, the movement speed too fast
the enemy also too stick to the player, theres should be clear space between enemy and player, thus player still can shoot if the enemy get too close to the player

Ghen says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 5:56pm

but still, a very solid entry

PorkyPine says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 6:06pm

Love it!

kadexus says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 6:07pm

Pretty fun! Bullets should go in the angle of the mouse cursor and not just straight left and right if you want it to be more fair.

FisherG says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 6:20pm

I fixed the camera!

fenwick says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 7:16pm

Challenging, but hugging the corners and spamming the mouse is too easy of a strategy. I also agree with Ghen, the enemies are too fast for how close the camera is. Graphics were very nice.

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

The enemies are too fast to be able to get away and shoot them, but other then that, it's a pretty nice game! :)

Dedioso says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:58pm

I got 13 points. The hard thing for me was:
-you can't controll direction in the air
-you can't see where the beam will hit (some warning would be maybe good)

But All in all i like the game. The graphics are really cool. I just think that the 2 enemys don't fit together (art style)
Thank you for programming I liked the game!

FisherG says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:14pm

You can the control direction in air...

FisherG says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:06pm

Alot of complaints about the game being to fast. But in reality, its just as I intended. If anything I wanted it tobe faster. But when my friends played it on an even faster version than the current. It was brutal. So, everyone is actually playing a much slower version of the game.

Ursi Games says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:58am

I like action games like yours ;), unfortunately I got bored pretty fast.

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:59am

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.

Geared Games says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:11am

Cool game and amazing sprites! Really gives me that Vlambeer vibe.

Though I figured out the game became pretty easy when you just stand in the corner and keep shooting.

Azumiar says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:13am

Fun game. Challenging. I got max of 14.It was pretty hard

FisherG says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:32pm

Steph88 you can use my game in a video

Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:12pm

I got >20 by hugging the corner ;)

Efmi_ says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:12pm

Very sticky controls

Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:49pm

It's so fast, dawg! Like fast bullet hells are cool, but I feel like this game needed a bit more care in it's pacing. Like, maybe making sure the enemies spawn farther away from you, making different enemies have different movement patterns (like perhaps the meat guys could hop like fleas), and slowing it down a bit would kind of increase the agency of the player while maintaining a high level of challenge.

gonutz says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:33pm

Unfortunately I cannot run your 64 bit executable on my 32 bit system.
I would have loved to, I am a fan of SMB as well and your screen shots sure look fun!

Austinat says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:55pm

Very very sticky

FisherG says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:58am

What do ya mean sticky. I'd like more explanation than "Sticky". I want to know these problems so I can fix them.

xesenix says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:06am

This game needs some warmup phase. Game starts and im dead WTF i click something game loses focus i search for game window. Still ding after every reset wtf ... then o i should jump ... i dont think normal player would go further that o im dead and i dont know why give me something else

ErikU says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:13am

I have to say, opening the game gave quite the shock - the spawning sound is quite loud!

Otherwise a fun little shooter. I was trying to decide the best strategy between continuous jumping and spawn camping the left side. Neither were terribly effective! High score of 8.

tmpxyz says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 3:33am

Nice try, the camshake effect is good.

Elit3dGaming says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 4:51am

Game is great and very fast paced. Sound effects are decent. Controls are also smooth. Very good submission.

Abrexas says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:22am

Fun little survival game. It's definitely super fast, but I think that makes it a bit fun. I feel compelled to beat my high score =P
I hope to see you make more games!
Would also love some feedback on mine if you have the time ^_^

PlasmaErnst says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 3:19pm

Hi! Very cool visuals. It was very hard when moving around but super easy when i stood in the corner. Impressive submission, keep it up!

FisherG says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 3:24pm

I'll be adding some new sound effects next update. Will also make it a little bit slower (about 10%), and a way to not farm in a corner. I would do it now, but I'm in school.

-Fishy (Dev)

csanyk says ...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 7:38am

I keep dying almost instantly and having to restart.... it'd be a good improvement to spawn the player somewhere that they are safe from immediate harm. Otherwise, it looks ok.

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