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

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Egyptian God

by MyIsaak - Competition Entry

Play as the almighty powerful Egyptian god and control dozens of mice at your fingertips. Your goal: Build a pyramid before the sun sets... Have fun

WASD: Move around.
Mouse Scrollbar: Move up and down.
Q and E: Rotate.

Special abilities:
Left click: Smite.
Right click: Rain.
You are only able to smite and rain on slaves.

Downloads and Links


Comments

NinjaNic says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:51am

This game is pretty good. I can't find out why you'd want to shock your guys unless you're doing it just for fun. The game is kind of slow-paced, so personally I don't find it too enjoyable but here are the pros:
- It goes with the "ancient technology" theme
- It's very decent for being completed in just a few days
- It looks cool

Good work on your game!

Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:29am

Possibly related to the low specs of my laptop, I did not get how to interact with the world. I managed to zap some of my minions (though their size and speed made it difficult), but I could not get a single drop of rain.

Can you explain a bit how the gameplay is supposed to work?

suimisu says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:11pm

Had to test it on a slow pc, so I had similar interaction problems. What's the purpose of rain and the love hearts? Smite kinda worked as "Drop stone correctly on the pyramid".

It would be interesing if you could interact more with the slaves, if you look into further development from my perspective:
- Keeping them happy enough?
- Defend from raging slaves
- More Explanation
- ...

Otherwise you have maybe a little lack of gameplay. Another alternative would be to focus more on the mechanic of placing the cubes correctly.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:23pm

It was very difficult to move around and keep raining all the mice. Additionally, the black color initially made me think that I needed to kill them, and primary fire did that. It wasn't until about half-way that I realized they were helping build the pyramid. I would try and make the hitboxes larger and color the mice differently.

Very interesting idea though!

mrwillowb says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:33am

Nice game I had the same sort of idea but ended up making an Idle Game, nice effort.

Neonable says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:36am

This game shows a lot of potential for what could become a great construction management simulator. The mechanics implemented are quite original and enjoyable. If you haven't considered continuing development on this game, I think you should. Maybe add more building types so that we could build a city in the desert? Whatever you decide to do with this, let us know!

BMacIntosh says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:55am

I wasn't quite sure what was going on all the time. The lightning seemed to be a good way to knock the slaves up in the air so they can build the higher levels. Not sure if that's the intended use. It would reduce some confusion if it were easier to click on the slaves (i.e. not requiring the mouse to be directly on the cube, just near it).

Zerochain says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:23am

Fun Game, well made, Good Job +1

Lonely Vertex says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:59am

It wasn't bad, but even without doing anything the first level was cleared so I didn't really grasp how to control the game. Probably just needs some tweaking to make it more challenging.

Culpo says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:41pm

Nice game,
It was a fun experience

Amine Tcherak says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:39pm

Realy cool game good job

Coomzy says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:29pm

Not really sure what I was doing, just going around shocking black cubes lol.

wilsk says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 9:16am

I shocked some mice slaves and laughed as others got rained on. Seemed interesting but not sure how I was contributing :) maybe a few more hints in the UI would have been useful.

MintArcade says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 11:43am

Very fun game! It's better not to interact (like many others pointed), but it is fun to watch.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 11:00am

Hi MyIssak - you did a nice entry for this LD event. A weird experience ++

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