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

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Rekt of Towers

by txotxopue - Jam Entry

Catapults are a very Ancient Technology. They are meant to destroy stuff. And destroying is FUN! Which Ancient Technology could be cooler?

Space: Confirm aim and launch
Q: Camera zoom
E: Map view
Click & drag: Orbit view

Art by: Lois Beitia @subproducto & Henry Lopez @rocky_lopez
Programming by: InigoVY & David Vidal @Txotxopue
The Builder Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Thanks to @Acrimiens and all the Crew from Mechanical Boss and MadeInSpain for organizing the #GameBossJam event.

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Gordun says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:20pm

Cool art and nice music!

kokiriandco says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:13pm

I think the tutorial UI shouldn't be removed because when you need it it's too late. The power bar is a bit crazy by the way.

Despite that things, the game is cool! Congratulations!

cubotrox_toni says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:19pm

Yes, I think by the same than "kokiriandco". The music is very funny

ccglp says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:00pm

Nanananananana nanananana ¡nanana!
I like the music, and the game idea is good, but I feel frustrated easily. Maybe it's my skill, so don't be too worried about that

txotxopue says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 9:05pm

Thank you all! we will fix some of the issues that you pointed out :)

thenanox says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 11:27am

i played one round very frustrating because of power, it doesnt seems linear power :P

but when i really start obtaining close to 100% power i enjoyed :)

however, the camera needs to get more configurable to shoot.

InfiniteGames says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 9:58am

I like the concept and art, but the power bar is insane XD

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