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

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Spear Dash

by robochris - Jam Entry

Welcome to Spear Dash
You're a guy who can throw unlimited amount of spears while trying to jump over logs, slide under branches and avoid Pterodactyls.
Thanks for playing and good luck!
Hope you enjoy!

Nicholas Mattiacci: Lead Programmer
Tristan Warder: Design Artwork
Christopher Collins: Sound and Programmer

We are a group of teenage boys who decided to participate in Ludum Dare 36. This is our first Ludum dare for all of us. We made our own engine just to try something new (Other games we've made with Unity). If you feel like we did something wrong please fill free to let us know in the comments or at
We've also made other games like Spinner if you also want to check that out(on Google play only. Not trying to promote the app. I don't care if you look at it or not).

Downloads and Links


kmitz says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:08am

Funny, i felt like my childhood drawings finally become alive !
Sometimes i want to jump but it seems like I have to wait the end of the slide to actually jump.

robochris says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:37pm

@kmitz Lol yeah that was on purpose. We wanted the game to kinda be realistic. I mean you can't slide then jump while sliding can you? If someone can then i'll change Spear Dash to do so.

JK5000 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:52pm

The game is okay. I really like that you have used your own game engine. Well done. And welcome to LD, hope to see you again.

Quicklyer says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 2:03am

My first game over was less than 2 seconds in. I kind of love that. The understated sfx are a great match: “ugh.”

Had fun with it. Gives me hope that one day I will learn how to properly slide tackle a Turkeydactyl.

Daniel says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 4:12pm

cool game idea, fun game to play I love the "ugh" sound adds more humor to the game, well done.

CliffracerX says ...
Sep 9, 2016 @ 12:12am

Controls felt awkward, but this was pretty neat none-the-less. Making your own engine is no small feat, though, so congrats!

The "oof" sound effect was the icing on the cake.

Damdoshi says ...
Sep 17, 2016 @ 10:59pm

Nice entry. = ) It is pretty simple but your graphics are fun and mechanics are here. Good work for a first LD, even more as a team of teenagers.

joe40001 says ...
Sep 19, 2016 @ 8:58am

Good first effort. It plays smoothly which is more than a lot of people's first efforts. Also some of the art is decent.

Score: (because I like scores)
Overall 2/5
Innovation 1/5
Fun 2/5
Theme 2/5
Graphics 2/5
Audio 2/5
Humor 0/5
Mood 1/5

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