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

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Ancient Gladiators

by NikSorvari - Jam Entry

A PC arena gladiator game with 1-4 player local network multiplayer.

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Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:52pm

Is it possible to start a game single player? Can't seem to get a game running if I'm alone

WERT Studio says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:36pm

i dont have friends :( but nicee try with the online mode!

Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:58pm

With my friend we cannot play together.
But nice try ! ;) It feel good.

Coomzy says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:28pm

Couldn't figure out how to play.

NikSorvari says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:07am

You should be able to click create to host a game whether you're alone or not :/

NikSorvari says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:07am

The multiplayer should work if everyone is on the same network

NikSorvari says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:09am

I forgot to mention, each character has a right click ability

Aun says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:37am

At first, I did not find how to create a game. Once I figured how, I was able to play and it was fun. I guess it is even better with friends :) I have problems. Sometimes, the message boxes do not appear (or I cannot click on it) and so the game is stuck. I was forced to ctrl alt suppr to close the game. Some things I have notice:
Sometimes, skeletons get stuck at the top left hand corner
You should add more sound effets and not only with the special power (it surprised me :) )
a pause/menu button ?
A score ?

Flygamer101 says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 11:50am

It was a pretty fun little game, I didn't have the chance to try out muiltiplayer.

First there weren't that many sounds and music would have been nice.

The classes Idea was really cool, and I found my favorite class was the Lord or the rogue. The lord's special attack was some sort of counter which I liked alot :D

The graphics were pretty decent, but lacked animations to finish the job.

Overall a pretty fun game, though the Main Menu was kinda confusing to Navigate at first.

Dietrich Epp says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 12:31pm

Can't figure out how to start the game with only one player.

stefvanschie says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:46pm

It may be easier for others to add a single player mode in next time. That's why I couldn't play the game. But I did find all those text boxes and messages a bit annoying.

stenol says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 4:17pm

I can't play the game because I'm alone. It's always a good Idea to have a 1 player mode in a competition like this. The game seem interresting :)

Gipzo says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 4:38pm

I think the structure of a game is a bit too complex for a jam. I mean save\load system, character leveling with stats, multiplayer, solo arena. Everything seems to work, but lacks in detail. For example in skeleton arena, game spans 2 skeltenos all the time and you can easely beat them with no effort and the game will just keep spawning skeletons with no increase in difficulty and no meaning for the player.
I think next time you should try to include less elements in the game, but make them more fifnished and balanced.

NikSorvari says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 12:13am

Thanks for playing everybody! sorry about the confusing menus. To play single player just do new game, create, then select a survival mode. It works as far as I can tell, sorry about any difficulty :/

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