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

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Wilderness Survival

by ZQMony - Competition Entry

In wilderness survival, you are a caveman defending his campsite from wild creatures and other humans. Not only do you have to worry about staying alive, you also have to focus on protecting your supplies from being stolen. To accomplish this task, you will use various weapons. You start out with throwing rocks, but you can get a spear or bow and arrow from enemies. Try and protect yourself and your camp and last the full time.

Movement - Arrow Keys/WASD
Weapon - Space
Pause - Escape

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danilafe says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:58am

Pretty nice!
The input is a bit unresponsive, and what bothers me is the inability to move and shoot in different directions. Consider a Binding of Isaac type control scheme?

Also, bunnies drop spears :P

videogreg93 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:20pm

I got 14 220 on medium! Very fun idea, the graphics are amazing, very very good for 48 hours, you even had different sprites for facing up, down, etc. Arrows were easy to abuse as there was no limit on how many there could be on screen, so I'd mash the spacebar with both hands to make a machine gun lol.

Guennor says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:15am

On medium difficulty it's kinda hard to run away from bunnies AND turn arround to shoot at them.

Music is weird, but at least the game has music.

The grass tiles could have a minimal amount of detail instead of being 100% of the same color to help player notices spatial displacement.

8Keys Studios says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:46am

Challenging game! I was able to beat it on easy, but anything above that is pretty challenging. I was playing on hard and the horrifying black sphere with eyes scared me half to death. The music was a little hard to listen to over time, but pretty good for being done in 48 hours. Nice game.

blinry says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:26am

It was easy to get into this game! The graphics are really well-done, and the music and the sounds are fitting, good job! Nice, simple mechanics! I found it hard to survive for long even in the simple level. The spear is very frustrating to use, because its range is so short.

The about screen mentions the theme was "Ancient weapon" - nope, it wasn't ;-)

Skye says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:54pm

This game is

Skye says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:56pm

(Sorry, please ignore my comment at Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:54pm, I pressed the wrong button!)

This game is quite fun! It's also very hard, but that's not a big problem.

The music is very good, as well as the graphics. Even though both are quite simple, they are well done, and the music does add the atmosphere of a frantic game.

Overall, this is a very good game!

Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:56pm

I like it. The music is very good despite being a little bit sparse (although that may have been the intention.) The menus are executed beautifully as well, so great work on that. The tree tiles are also great.

I also had a little bit of trouble with the controls. The weapons should have more spread if you want to have only 4 direction movement. It got a little bit frustrating at times, especially with the spearmen. The weapons could also have used a little buff in my opinion.

A sound/warning for losing supplies would also add a lot. The first time I lost I didn't even notice I was losing supplies.

Great work overall, especially on music and graphics.

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