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

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Madness of the Golden Relic

by namu - Jam Entry

Be the first to capture the relic on this frenzy party!

The ancients filled the temple with a lot of traps and few buttons, so be careful with your moves and beat your friends!

This was our first LudumDare and it was amazing, we get done very pleased with the game and with experience, for sure we'll take part in future ludum dares! Hope you like it!

[How to Play]
- Get the Golden Relic
- Move when the bar is green
- Don't die

- In theory it must work with 4 gamepads, but apparently sometimes only detect 2-3 of them, so if any gamepad is not working, change to keyboard as there are no problems using it.
- Computer: ASDW (Player 1) || Arrows (Player 2) || JKLI (Player 3) || NumPad 4568 (Player4)
- XBOX 360 Controller: Directional D-Pad (Arrows)
- Playstation Controller: Directional D-Pad (Arrows)

[Made by]
@uriNacca [Programmer]
@m4nudz [Programmer]
@meranidollfie [Artist]
@pedrocknroller [Artist]

Music under CC Attribution-NonCommercial (no changes made) by:
Cursed Dream - MrAsterB

[Change Log]
Fix 1: Removed debuging files from the .rar
Fix 2: If there aren't the number of gamepadas connected as setted in the main screen, only the gamepads connected will be assigned to a player (by player's ascending order). Otherwise the control for the rest of the players will be the keyboard.

Downloads and Links


Fidrik says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:55pm

well polished game, nice art style and music. I had to play it alone but I bet its good fun with friends.

holgk says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:17am

Nice art style. Had to play it alone too. So I can't say much how compelling the gameplay is. A tip for reducing the file size to about 50%. You don't need to include the debug files in your release. They aren't required to run the app. Only the exe and the Data folder are required to play the game.

namu says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:00am

Thanks holgk! After all day working on the game didn't notice the debug files making the build. I have updtaded the .rar without those files :)

AWOL says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:11pm

The download just did an install and the program won't run. I'm using Windows 10 fyi.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:20pm

A really nice and simple game, great for such a short time. The only thing I personally disliked was the movement, always get confused when the directions are based on the character's rather than the viewport's direction.

belva1234 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:05pm

Can't belive this is made in just 72h O.O, outstanding job

stenol says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:13pm

Very good looking game. Great gameplay !

MonsieurDuc says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:08pm

awesome :D

metalhaze says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:02pm

wow the amount of polish this game has is incredible. In just 72 hours as well!

This was loads of fun with friends and would make a great party game.

Aesthetics, music, gameplay, this game has it all. Not much i can say except good job!

Daniel says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:14pm

Fun little game, nice work, sadly had to play it on my own but looks like a game that could be taken full scale!

Aaranos says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:44am

Appearance reminds me of gang beasts. Nice local co-op game. I feel like with four people playing it would just be random whoever makes it to the middle though.

ciaodavinci says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:35am

fun characters and cool board of traps and levers.

tmpxyz says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:59am

This is a cool party game :D

gassasin says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:08pm

Very cool pparty game!! But i dont have any friends and play with myself :( Nobody loves me:( XD I like the graphics !

MintArcade says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 11:13am

Nicely done! Great fun and very well polished. Awesome job!

hermetic says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 5:29am

The graphics and control scheme is really good. Doing a multiplayer of any type in such a short period is amazing. Extreme level of polish for a game made in 72 hours.

I think the idea of using traps to slow/prevent your friends from moving forward therefore creating an aggressive race environment is great. But, something is missing here. I have a feeling that there isn't enough knowledge of what affects what and not enough time between moves. This makes it somewhat random as 4 players attempt to rush the middle.

Good job to your team!

Fisher007 says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 4:04pm

Very nice and clean style. I enjoyed it.

Jelinib says ...
Sep 12, 2016 @ 12:19am

I had to play this alone, but this seems like it'd be really fun with others!

I don't have much to gripe about, but I might just say it was a little hard to see what trap was in the spot directly behind the relic, and also it seems like only player 1 has the correct win animation--winning with anyone else makes them so happy that they die, haha!

Love the dancing going on in the menu screen too! Awesome game! :)

Sep 12, 2016 @ 5:45pm

Lovely graphics, awesome game! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36, if you’d like to take a look :)

Yumeito says ...
Sep 13, 2016 @ 12:25pm


Oct 28, 2016 @ 4:46pm

I also included your game in an article of my favorites! :)
Sadly, I couldnt award your profile an award as you have not posted on this site before so your profile is not public. When it becomes public, please email me so I can give you your trophy!

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