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

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Portal to Darkness

by InfiniteGames - Jam Entry

(Instructions:
1 - Kill monsters until portals are vulnerable.
2 - Destroy the portals.
3 - Hit the boss.
4 - Repeat 1,2,3 until boss is dead -> next level.

Attacks are different for each kind of monster. Different attacks are made by different rune combination. All rune combinations are in the pause menu!! )

The Story so far…

Have you ever been caught between a war with creatures from other worlds? Step in the shoes of our protagonist, who has been looking for an ancient power for decades, and even though he can’t now remember his own name, he finally found it. The problem is… he awoken this really powerful and angry God in the process… and it brings a mythological army with him.

Your mission is to destroy every monster in the dungeon and the two portals at both sides of the room.
After that, when the God Ghomuev tries to attack you, it’s time to fight him. Hit him 3 times to complete the level and proceed to the following one.

There are several types of enemies, each one requires an unique combination of runes to defeat it. Special enemies, like tank enemies, need more than one shot.

All of our art was made for the Ludum Dare event. The art team worked really hard to be able to finish in 72 hours!

Records and many more features and improvements will be added to the game soon.

The game will be available in many platforms soon! Stay tuned!



To play in Windows systems use 1280 x 768 resolution.

Downloads and Links


Comments

Gordun says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:27am

Great graphics and great mechanics but i just miss an animation for the hero

cubotrox_toni says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:08am

Oh yeah! Very nice art. Game looks little, but very entertaining. Good work!

Sep 2, 2016 @ 2:41am

I am confused at how long this goes on for...

vicious_br says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:32pm

Good game, instructions in game will be a good idea!

thenanox says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 12:21pm

i stayed in level 1 for some minutes, are the more levels? i would like to play them with the new mechanics explained in pause

also hero animation will be cool :)

InfiniteGames says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 7:53pm

You must destroy the portals in order to be able to hit once the boss -> repeat 3 times to kill the boss and go to next level!

BloodJohn says ...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 9:08am

Wow, excelent graphics. It would be great to see a little more progress through the game.

Ryusui says ...
Sep 12, 2016 @ 2:17am

It's an interesting idea, but the controls don't work. I click the arrows, but they flip back and forth on their own when I press the spacebar, and invariably I find myself shooting at the Cthulhu-thing instead of picking off the monsters on either side.

SamuelSousa says ...
Sep 12, 2016 @ 3:32pm

Nice graphics. Music fits pretty well. Interestng mechanics.

Not sure how far you can go with the runes since it can be really confusing turning setting them up for every new attack. Maybe would consider using the keyboard arrow for input.

Bug: When shooting using the space bar the runes flip and change the rune configuration.

Quicklyer says ...
Sep 13, 2016 @ 4:45am

Pretty creative and unique gameplay, and yeah the graphics and music are fantastic. Nice work guys.

invader says ...
Sep 15, 2016 @ 3:03pm

Great art and music. The style really fits the theme.

The turning mechanics is somewhat confusing and hard to get used to - especially once under attack.

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