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

Back to Browse Entries

Epic Epoc

by Xero560 - Jam Entry

Use your ancient weapons to defeat hordes of advanced weaponry! Are you the greatest weapon of ALL TIME?! Also: you may want an extra pair of hands.

I guess my visuals don't really portray the theme too well (I need to find some artists for future gamejams...), since the player characters and the projectile turned out too small. However, the music is suppose to kick-in the instruments in their invented order, generally.


Downloads and Links


JoJoX says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:55am

The concept is simple but ok. I think something is wrong with controls (if you shoot after moving left the arrow seems to shoot on the right side). For design, i think everything is too small. Music is cool and match with your gameplay. The rythm , ennemy rate increasing, is good.

iMer says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:11am

It was quite hard to defend against the planes, I just ended up tanking them
Also required serious key spamming at the end, the laser (i think?) was also ridiculous

keln says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:38am

Rather simple game but ok game. It is hard to shoot sometimes, I think the control have some problem?.

AlexanderMerk says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:30pm

I dont know why, but I'd like that music :)

Ebriosus says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:08am

"Next time on Dragon Ball Z, Nail must defend his shack from an onslaught of tanks, flying dolphins, Pokemon, nuclear missiles, and a white box, while Gohan and Krillin find the remaining three dragon balls. Join us next time."

Simplistic but fun game. As others mentioned, the controls might be a bit janky. Also, the music is great!

You must sign in to comment.

Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Many solo participants enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs ( and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

[cache: storing page]