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

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Orgog's Prison

by Fib - Competition Entry

You are an axe slinging dwarf warrior that has been captured by the Orc Warlord, Orgog the Savage. Now you must escape Orgog's Prison before it becomes your grave. A retro style action game that will transport you back to the arcade. No quarters required.

- Move with arrow keys
- Sling axes with spacebar

Technical details:
- Created with Construct 2
- Sprites created with PyxelEdit
- Sounds created with Bfxr / Audacity
- There are 5 levels in total. When you leave a room, the next room is randomly chosen among the 5.

I was inspired by two "ancient" arcade games, Berzerk and Gauntlet.

I hope you enjoy!

Downloads and Links


Rogue Sprite says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:50am

I like it ! Second level is a little hard tho. But good job nice style :)

DiegoCTorguet says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:00am

I had a good time playing it. I just missed a 8-direction movement instead of 4.

RhythmLynx says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:10pm

Nice! Impressed by the AI, wasn't expecting them to go round the corners and continue attacking me!

Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:00am

I like it, and good job setting up the enemy behavior.
I found the controls a little rough. The way keys overrode each other was a little bit awkward. The four way was fine, just the way key combinations were handled could have been better. Good work.

TheTeaGuns says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:04am

I replayed this a few times,but could never get past that second level. Maybe I'm just really bad at it. Enjoyed it a lot though, the enemy behavior worked really well!

edgeofcode says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:05am

Good game and good AI. The second level is much harder than the first - I wasn't expecting things like arrows! I think that making the controls omni-directional would improve the game play.

CalmKai says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:10am

I like it, I like the art style and the ai scripts.

johnbjuice says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:17am

Wow that difficulty spike was harsh! Definitely could have used a slower ramp up in difficulty. Also, the controls were a little wonky - why not just use the Construct 2 8-directional behavior?

But regardless, it's a really fun little Gauntlet clone with a lot of character. Love the voices and sound fx. AI is good, maybe too good! Probably would be a good idea to have an enemy # cap as well, otherwise that second level gets impossible pretty quickly!

Finally, as a fellow C2 dev, let me tell you - the sine wave behavior goes a long way into adding that extra little bit of polish! The menus were a little static, just some movement would have livened them up!

Overall, a very solid compo game! Great job!

RIPPorkins says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:37am

IMPOSSIBLE! How are you supposed to get past level 2? Has anybody finished this game? I didn't mind the 4-way movement, but the hitboxes were a bit off, and I found myself stuck or not throwing axes, followed by an immediate impending doom. Maybe cap the enemies or make them a bit dumber...

Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:48am

The second part with the spawning goblins was way too difficult! Got swarmed within a minute. That said I did manage to complete the level!

Fun little adventure game.

rd127p77 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:00am

Good work! I have to say it the second level was a little hard but finished the level. Everything about this definitely reminded me of the old dungeon crawlers.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:11am

Nice guantlet style game. Sound effects are a bit loud

Ryusui says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:39am

Made it three levels in. Those archers are savage! XD

I'm thinking either the player needs to be able to move and possibly shoot faster, or the archers need to fire more slowly/less frequently. There's really no good way to deal with archers without taking damage, especially when you're being zerged by orcs streaming out of a burrow (might wanna fix that typo while you're at it ;) )

Elit3dGaming says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:54am

Love the game, very fun and I like the difficulty. Sound is great, art is great and also very addictive.

randomhuman says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:11pm

It would be nice to be able to move diagonally, and I also had issues with getting caught on things and not being able to get through doors. Fun though! Hrrrrruuugh!

bigoss73 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:25pm

The art style is neat. The difficulty is challenging. The sound effects are good. But there are some bugs. The first one is that sometimes you are not able to get through narrow doorways when walking horizontaly. And the second one is with the game not turning the character in the right direction when you press up or down at the same time as left or right. For example when you press the up and right button at the same time you will start going upwards, but the character will still look towards the left side of the screen

Bendev says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:56am

Good and fun game. I struggled a little with the movement controls. After i beat the third level i came back to the second and was a little confused, maybe a bug i don't know. Great game overall, congrats!

djfariel says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 4:37am

A me is slain many fold by Orgog and his badness lackeys!

Fun game, I was terrible at playing it, but it was fun. That second level though, a bit rough. I walked in and got pwned...was that how it was supposed to happen? Since the enemies just kept spawning from the tents, I didn't have much of a prayer to take them out.

Overall a great entry! Just needs a nice catchy soundtrack.

Fib says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:35pm

@Bendev Basically there are 5 levels. Once you leave a level, the game simply randomly chooses one of the 5 levels to give you. So it is possible to replay the same level a few times, or get the same level twice in a row. Thanks for playing!

gonutz says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Oh man this gets really tough really fast :)
Nice game, I like your sounds, a little background music would have been nice as well.

Eggplant says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:03pm

Very fun! It's hard. Sometimes it was hard to throw axes at enemies in tight corridors as the axe's kept getting caught on the walls. It's a good idea though and I encourage you to keep working on it! It reminds me of Castle Wolfenstein.

Danae123 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:22pm

Cool game. The shouts of the many orcs was a bit too much other than that, I tended to get stuck easily, but then again, with practice, I'd get better ;) Thanks for making this game!

justinooncx says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 11:18am

Pretty damn difficult game, with a few hiccups here and there with terrain collision. And the sound of orcs constantly roaring gets to you after a while. Still, a pretty fun entry!

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