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

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by Rakart - Jam Entry

LightBringer is a 2D puzzle platformer where you must light up fire beacons.

Controls :

Left / Right arrow : Move
Space : Jump
E : Grab Torch/Light beacons
A : Drop Torch
left ctrl : Invoke Torch (must have tokens)
left shift : Look where the torch is
Release edit : I've fixed a Bug where pain was undoable (and so player was unable to finish the game).

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anjack says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:34am

This is a great game! Only missing some sound to go with the sweet art style.

Yeah, I gave up on Pain. I couldn't figure out the trick. The Moon-face-guy just flashes around and I cannot figure out how to get past (or if I even can). Perhaps that's the PAIN!?

blinry says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:04pm

Hey, nice little game :) The art style is nice and effective, I kind of missed sound. Jumping mechanics were nice - unlike in most other LD platformers... I kind of lost interest in the level with the waterfall. Too much jumping over platforms, I guess the pace was a little too slow for me, maybe a faster progression of gameplay elements would keep players more excited!

quentinus60 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:42am

Très bon jeux ! J'adore le principe et le jeu est très beau visuellement aussi. Bon boulot !

yotam180 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:00pm

"The land will fade into darkness"

This is definitely the most fun game I have played so far. I really like it - gameplay, art, everything is balanced so nicely, controls are natural and comfortable.

Only one thing is missing for me - sounds. Like, some nice background music? Sound effects for fire, summoning, picking and dropping torches, etc..

You should definitely continue working on this game - maybe find an interesting concept and make it a multiplayer version? It would be very cool!
I would be glad to help with this game, if you wish :) It really has some potential :D

mato26 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:14pm

Awesome, nice art style it's a pity there are no sounds but I enjoyed it anyway :)
Good job! :D

mato26 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:15pm

Also, I like the menu style you used :)

stenol says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:21pm

Nice little game. I love the retro art style. Good work.

Mathiouza says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:30pm

I could not play a lot of time at your game but the little I could see was very awesome, just sound is missing, but, that's ok, your game still awesome, I will continue play it after :)

mvasko2 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:34pm

This game is gorgeous.

The graphics are definitely the highlight (no pun intended), except for the last level, which was kind of dull, yet trippy (though for perfectly understandable reasons). Also, the jumping moon scared the shit out of me! It was creepy as hell.

I would make the gaps between the platforms shorter, especially on the second (?) level, where I've fallen at least 10 times just before the end. It got a bit frustrating as a result.

I liked the things you gradually introduced which made the gameplay fresh, like the summon-waterfall combo. Also, the menu was excellent. I see this kind of thing rarely, but nice little things like this can work wonders.

It has been said before that the pacing was kind of slow, and the jumping a little tedious, though that may be fixed by some tweaking and better level design.

One last thing, I missed sounds and/or music. Again, I understand the lack of them, since I did a crappy job with them myself :)

Anyway, great work! I would probably play more of this.

procdev says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:48pm

It's good even without sound. I like that camera motion.

Kazik_210 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 4:41pm

Good idea for the game, good job. And also you had a good idea for main menu!

urielgamedev says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 4:52pm

Awesome game ! Good relevance with the theme, nice art, nice game and level design, the only thing missing is music and sound, but it's already really fun to play ! :D

Wicked7000 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:14pm

Of course my feedback would to be add music / sound but the game was very well made and the mechanics are good~ So Good job and keep it up!

Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:52pm

Excellent puzzle game! The style of antiquity combined with pixels looks great.

Insality says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:56pm

From the start seems, what the developer have the exp. in creating games.
So, what was perfect for me: Art style and animations is very very nice!
Awesome level design and concept. I love it and got a lot of fun. Good job!

Bad part: you know, what game needed, but do some things wrong (camera moving+, but showing to me wrong part of map I want)
Mouse control between levels is bad :)
+ no sounds :(

So. In total we have the very very solid game. Great job! Rare to see on LD so quality games;)

marfis says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:59pm

The puzzle aspect is nice. The levels could have been more fleshed with more variety like the second half of the last level.
Some sounds would have been nice but the minimalistic visuals are nice.

Elit3dGaming says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:48pm

Great game, loved the puzzles eg. avoid the torch touching water. It was challenging but very fun to play. I'd suggest adding music and sound.

owndbyu says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:14pm

Great stuff! Loved the progression through the levels and the puzzles, the second last level had me stumped for quite a while..

That moving moon is creepy as haha :') The graphics overall were quite nice, loved the waterfall. There was no sound which would have made it more immersive, and I noticed a bug when jumping/falling and colliding with the sides of a block nearer to the bottom of it, in which the player would just get stuck.

Overall loved it! Perfect length of gameplay for the LD

lightsoda says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:21am

Well that took a weird turn, I liked it, nice graphics.

A couple of things that stuck out to me, the jump felt stiff, though it didn't really matter for this game. Removing a block behind a waterfall as a trap/part of a puzzle when you've taught the player he can usually just move right over seems like a bad design decision, but maybe that's just me.

thegunmaster says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 8:22pm

Really nice game. Awesome graphics, and nice controls.
I personally always struggle with getting the controls to feel right. And in this game they certainly do :)
Was a bit confused on how to finish the last level though.
Not sure if there is a bug, or if I am just missing something.

blubberquark says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 8:26am

Is this a Unity Game? Can you do a Linux build please?

blubberquark says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 11:32am

Works with wine...
My hair got stuck on the geometry.
It's annoying that you can't retry a level with just the keyboard.
The art style reminded me of rayumi's valley rule.

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