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

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Pax Extraterrestria

by t3h_3lyk - Competition Entry

Pax Extraterrestria

You are a Roman warrior, just escaped from a zoo run by a race of future aliens. Can you hack 'n slash your way back to your place in time?

Move: Arrow Keys or WASD
Attack: Left Click or 'C'
Block: Right Click or 'X' (useful for deflecting laser blasts)

​Created by Classy Hat Studios for Ludum Dare #36

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franklyn says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:34am

Nice idea and solid implementation!

I really like the music but the other sounds were slightly repetitive and painful :D

quentinus60 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:08am

It's difficult i think, I can't pass level 4. but I like the character animation. good job !

Coal says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:18am

It would be nice if moving up/down meant you would dodge the bullets.

Ghen says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:46am

a bit clunky to doing the block (probably cause of the stamina thing), also it getting hard to block more than 2 bullet, since the timing is different and the block can't hold up long

very nice game overall, solid entry :D

Pix3M says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:28am

Very difficult. Walking speed is slower than a walk which is very unfitting if I play as a Roman warrior.

As an animator, a suggestion. Before an enemy attacks, so the player is able to make proper decisions to block the attack, it would be ideal if the aliens gave some kind of signal that they are about to shoot.

I could theoretically learn the exact timing that they may shoot, and conserve my limited blocking time this way, but I don't have the patience for this.

Since my block apparently cannot be held for very long, I am basically not given any tools to go through levels and succeed.

I don't have a way to block, I don't have a way to approach my enemy. I don't have a way to play this game.

gurkan96 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:01am

great game a little hard maybe i dont really get how block works either but anyway great game and nice art!

slam_nine says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:38am

It's a bit hard game, maybe because the block meter depletes so quickly. I never got through stage 5. The player graphics remind me of old retro adventure games.

onyon says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:47am

Difficult game, block meter is so short and the movement speed waaaaaay too low. Cool concept though.

spacewarp says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:53am

Cute little game with a neat retro art.

The block depleting so quickly does make it quite difficult. Getting some indication that a shot will soon be fired would have been useful too.

Ilseroth says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:29pm

Going to agree that movement speed is way too low, the blocking is alright, but it makes attacking useless, since youmove so slow better to sit a distance and just tap block all the shots.

I'd love the atari style, if it stayed that way overall. But something are clearly at different resolutions.

jakatpemadi says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:28pm

At first I don't know how to pass level 3. After read the instruction I know how to defend. It's challenging. I like it. Thanks... :)

nlbi21 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:16am

I like this game is very simple and hard xd, nice game congratulations.

t3h_3lyk says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 2:58am

Thank you all for taking the time to play my entry and leave feedback, it is beyond valuable!

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