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

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Siege Climber

by masamunedragon - Competition Entry

Your time machine is stuck on top this medieval tower! Their ancient technology doesn't stand a chance against your superior climbing gear!

Move Left: A / LMB / Left Arrow Key
Move Right: D / E / RMB / Right Arrow Key
Sprint: Left Shift
Wipe: Space / MouseWheel
Exit: Esc

Poop: lose height
Rock: lose some height and health
Vomit: slow down
Boiling Water: slow down some and lose health
These effects are multiplied while sprinting so be careful!

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Move127 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:04am

I like the idea of using modern climbing gear in a medieval siege. The controls felt a little clunky, and it could have used some art assets for the things that they are dropping. For some reason I thought that it would look better if it were a wall instead of a tower, but that wouldn't give the circular movement.

dwhiffing says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:22am

It's a bit hard to dodge the falling objects, but I like the concept of climbing a tower in first person. Maybe you could be climbing a rope, and jump off the tower to dodge more easily?

vmunhoz says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:39am

hahah, funny music. I won with 14 health.

I think that this concept would play well with VR, where the player needs to keep looking up. If there was some more controls (maybe some crazy jump sideways), it would be great! Nice work

manabreak says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:53am

The controls were a bit non-responsive (at least on MacBook Pro + Chrome), so I didn't get very far. It's a rather difficult game, but on the other hand it's a pretty personal take on the theme. :)

Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:39am

Was actually more fun than it first looks. It turns out that graphics is not everything!

brainybeard says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:22am

Fun game. Few issues with gameplay, maybe when you get hit once you die and have to restart (otherwise theres no real punishment for being hit). Would like to see this in vr

wilsk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:08pm

A fun game. Controls were fine for FF on Win10.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:18pm

Difficult. I couldn't get very far! Try to reduce the number of balls dropping until the player reaches higher maybe?

c4m says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:42pm

I really like the camera angle used for this, a lot of room to be creative with it. Quite difficult, though. I think the balls fall a bit too fast, they can barely be dodged with some luck.

Will Edwards says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:35pm

Lovely simple little fun game :)

Has anyone ever won? I wouldn't believe them if they anyway! It seems impossible :)

Decentsauce says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:27pm

Good idea. Like the silly music! xD I also thought it was funny when a projectile is thrown too far away from the tower. Game could use some re-balancing though because once you get hit you can get in a loop where you get hit before you can wipe it off. The run button felt a bit redundant so I think it would have been better if that was the regular speed.

CalmKai says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:00am

I like it, like the music too!

omid says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:05am

Wow really cool idea. Not too difficult but requires some brain work. I like how the game really focuses on the theme and has cool graphics. Overall really cool game:]

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

Loved the graphics, and it's super fun game. The only problems with it are that you don't move fast enough.. Normally by the time you really see the paintball coming at you you can't move fast enough to escape. Also, if you're super painted then you can't move. By the time I got to 6 health. I ended up just sitting there hopelessly pressing the keys because I couldn't move and a bunch of paint balls were coming my way. At that point, it becomes about luck. Which I assume wasn't the purpose of the game. Also, at the beginning of the game, they should start out slower and get increasingly faster (which they might've and I didn't notice.). Overall a great and fun game with just a few changes here and there.

Addidy says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:52pm

I agree this game would be a great port to VR especially if you could move your head to dodge the objects

sftrabbit says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:10pm

Unfortunately the controls weren't very responsive for me (Chrome + OS X) - was tapping left and right and it would only occasionally move, which made it very difficult to do anything. Still, looks like an interesting take on a familiar mechanic.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:19pm

intresting . player shouldve been able to move sideways faster though.

Pyrofoux says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:01pm

The sideway moving is far too slow, it's so hard to properly avoir the projectiles...
And didn't manage to sprint eather. It was a confusing game.

Lonely Vertex says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 6:55pm

Why did you make so difficult and addictive :D Anyway it's amazing and super fun. The controls could be little faster, but the slow controls might be the key factor that makes it so addictive. I just wonder if anyone could ever survive for more than a few seconds? Good job anyway.

DraconixeL7 says ...
Sep 7, 2016 @ 1:17am

Great game! Music and the pills are the best part. I finished with 17 health!

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