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

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Pyramid AI

by Deive_Ex - Jam Entry

You are an Artificial Inteligence left to protect a very precious piece of technology. Having the tomb of his masters invaded, it's your time to protect this sacred technoly from the hands of those who are not worthy.

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UPDATE 09/12: Following some suggesting, I decided to make some changes. I don't plan to fix the game entirely since I'm working on other projects, but I agree with a lot of what you guys said, and since they don't see like big changes I decided to do some.
- I changed the controls to amore confortable scheme
- Now there's a minimap (sorta)
- And now there's a visual feedback when you're near a weapon but aren't possessing it.

Hope these changes will make the game more easy/confortable to play! =D

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Controls:

WASD = Movement
Right Click = Control Weapon
Left Click = Activate Weapon
E = Activate Slow Motion

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Hey, this is my first LD! I couldn't make it to the compo, but at least I was able to make it playable for the jam! :D

Hope it's not too buggy, haha.

Downloads and Links


Comments

Elit3dGaming says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:34am

Highscore was 240

Very challenging game but fun to play. Love the audio and visuals to the game.

urielgamedev says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:16pm

Very nice game ! It's really challenging. I love the music, it really adds some panic to the gameplay !
The concept is original, and it fits the theme perfectly :)

mat1er says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 8:30am

Highscore was 590!
Fun and challenging, and well made.

ikroth says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 5:15am

Cool game! I think it would be nice if it got more difficult over time, and you could unlock different weapons the further you got.

stefvanschie says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 7:32am

This game is the hardest game I played so far. The graphics, sound and music were absolutely great. My highscore was 70.

saucygames says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 8:24am

I like the music a lot. There are no colliders, gameplay is pretty slow to start, highscore was 50. It's a fun idea with more polish can be pretty cool.

DaanVanYperen says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 10:36am

Like the concept! With a bit of polish it would be a great game.

Mainly the non standard controls, plus found it hard to keep track of what's happening on the other side.

The guns would feel a bit more satisfying and effective by increasing enemies and just making them weaker. If you are interested, Vlambeer made a great video about tiny tweaks to improve your shooter, check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJdEqssNZ-U

Hope you continue the LDs!

tonynogo says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 3:27pm

Highscore was 110.
Congratulation for the good work. It's a nice concept!

AWOL says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 5:24pm

Good job. this was my kinda game. Very challenging.

Frump says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 6:32am

There should have been a canon that could see the point so you could defend it. I kept losing because I couldn't see anything except the small area around the canon I was in. Even if I switched knowing they would be close, there was no way for me to shoot them once they were out of either canon's view. Also, having to switch hands from the arrow keys to the mouse was a bit awkward and slowed things down some.

I think it would be really good if you solved those few issues. My highscore was 160.

Gipzo says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 8:51am

Good-looking game! Mechanics are good and idea is awesome )
My highscore was 240.

I thinks some indication that weapon could be manipulated would be nice. Some particles if AI is near weapon will be good enough.

Also: minimap and some good feedback when attacking :)

blubberquark says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 11:01am

I found it hard to control and never knew when I should go to the other side. I had to get really close (like 4 pixels?) to a cannon to enter it. Am I missing something?

Also using ZXC, mouse and arrows requires 3 hands. Maybe instead use WASD + E + Left/Right Mouse

justinooncx says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 11:07am

An interesting game! The controls were a bit funny, since the mouse and arrow keys are used by the right hand. Sure, they thankfully aren't used at the same time, but it's still very awkward for my hand to switch between the two over and over. Other than that, it was a reasonably difficult yet fun game.

scriptorum says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 5:02pm

Fun game! It would be improved by a minimap or some way to know where the threats are coming from. I didn't really like the controls, perhaps RMB to possess the weapon would work better? Loved the viscera FX!

Ping78 says ...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 6:53pm

Congratulations on your first ludum dare entry. Amazing art and concept. Fun and challenging gameplay.

SamuelSousa says ...
Sep 12, 2016 @ 4:37pm

Cool pixel Art! Inspiring music! Interesting concept.

Didn't like the controls. Would use the arrows or WASD and both Mouse Buttons to get everything done. A little too dificult for me, but a Great Entry nonetheless!

adsilcott says ...
Sep 12, 2016 @ 10:48pm

Score: 990 It was incredibly hard until I started realizing there were more things to possess than the turrets. A great first entry! Really fun and well made!

Sep 14, 2016 @ 3:12pm

Really nice game! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36, if you’d like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/YGWxJtahV00

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