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

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Cave of the Ancient

by duskpn - Jam Entry

Cave of the Ancient is an action platformer inspired mostly by Mega Man, with a little bit of Metroid.

For this Ludum Dare, our plan was to keep the core gameplay simple, but try to make it feel more "complete" than our last LD Game. I'm not sure I managed the simple, but I'm satisfied with the result.

This version has 4 levels and 1 boss at the end. Have fun!

Code by me (Paulo) and art by Bia

All music was taken from

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GrassWhooper says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:14am

i must say, a very good game :) i like the game, the character, and how smooth the motion is.
and it is just obvious the sheer amount of work you guys have put into the game :) .

i liked the transition between the levels. and the levels themselves are well thoughtout very good job guys. i played your game till the end :)

the big boss at the end was very neat too. and i loved the bats. :) as i said, good job guys.
i'd love to see more of you. (especially the coder hehe :D)

GrassWhooper says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:16am

also i must point it, i loved the flying jet :)

tmpxyz says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:36am

The flyingJet is cool.

By the way, you should set the moving platform's update timing to FixedUpdate, so the player won't jitter when the platform is moving downward.

NikSorvari says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 6:47am

Simple fun game! I like the character sprite. The character shooting behind them is a little strange, maybe walk the character backwards instead? the input was a little delayed for me, but that might be my laptop's fault.

Ebriosus says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 3:57am

Great platformer! The art is cool, and I loved the power-ups! I'm not used to playing plaformers with the WASD, so it takes some getting used to. This was really fun. I really wish it was longer, but with the nature of LDs, it's understandable. Hopefully, you can continue to work on it post-LD.

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