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

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Explojan Horse

by cottontrek - Jam Entry

A historically accurate retelling of the Trojan war...

Play as the legendary greek hero "Oblivius" and use the trojan horse mech to blast through the walls of Troy!

Pass the horse through the forts and walls to win the game. Defend the horse and yourself against the various Trojan soldiers along the way.

Use arrows to move Oblivius.
Use Z to jump.
Use X to attack. (When controlling the cannon, this shoots it)
Use C to interact with the control panels and press C again to leave the controls.

Trojan horse control panels:
Cannon - use arrows to aim cannon, x to fire a shot. Refill ammo with the cannon balls strewn around the city!
Movement - use arrows to move the horse left and right. Blast walls to give it space!

Music by Kevin Macleod!

Downloads and Links


qkerguelen says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:41am

Wow! Probably the best game I've played so far! It reminds me of Regular Human Basketball by Powerhoof! Very fun to play! The pixel art is awesome, the music and sounds are good, but it is really fun to play! I'll play this again for sure!

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:07am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! wooow ! The cannon effect is amazing !! also the pixel art is perfect ! Simple mechanics that still offered a decent amount of challenge.We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description. (you can already find several games from the jam there)

tompudding says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:00am

Beautiful pixel art, and the kickback of the cannon is perfect. The sounds also fits perfectly, the best game I've played so far, congrats

Sep 1, 2016 @ 11:17am

Sooo great, the concept is just perfect, the execution flawless: great pixelart, great feedback, cool mechanics.
The best arcade game I've played in this LD, congrats!!

Roland M says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 8:36pm

Great concept and mechanics man, the pixelart and mood are lovely! Good job!

Steven Miller says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 1:26am

Amazing game! The graphics are absolutely wonderful and gameplay is super fun. Definitely one the best games I've seen so far. Also probably my favorite use of the theme.

Alkrimil says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 5:50am

Wow, great game. Pixel art on point, music and sound effects that really suit the game. Only thing I had trouble with was the separate jump button. Overall the game is really fun! Good work, keep it up!

tweetzzzzz says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 6:35am

Those explojans! Nice!!

Insality says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 6:38am

oh. So polished, perfect implemented game!
The gameplay is superb and grab you until you dont complete the game!

Take me a some time to feel free at controls (a little hard) but it's ok. Thanks for nice ingame tutorial

The art and effects are great. Good job man!
Theme use is good too;)

Think you should do it more levels version! It's really interesting to play

n42k says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:03am

Cannot run this, no Linux version. Could you release the source code so I can try compiling it on my machine? Or do you use something Windows-only?

thomz12 says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:05am

Amazing game! Pixel graphics are on point, and the music fits the game very well! The gameplay feels responsive and is very juicy! Also a very creative idea that fits the theme well!

Good Job!

kostik1337 says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 8:36am

It's hard to control all things at time, but I like the idea. Sprites are very nice.

ramoncb says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 4:26am

Impressive! Your entry is probably the most well polished that I have played until now!

The graphics are just perfect, the only complaint is the lack of v-sync in fullscreen (with alt+tab). The gameplay is addicting, in a future update you could make some upgrades for the horse, like traps on his legs, maybe some itens like wood to fix a hole or build another platformer on him. I know is inaccurate, but maybe a giant as enemy?

Anyway, good job! And you should totally keep developing this game! Sorry my broken english. ^^

eott says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 9:53am

Woah, this game looks gorgeous. The control keys were a bit awkwardly placed (or I'm not used z-x-c controls), but otherwise this game is well made.

Ebriosus says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 2:15am

Great graphics. Pretty challenging too, especially when controlling the Trojan horse (maybe I'm just not used to switching up control schemes often). It would've been cool if you had the chance to have given the horse the ability to crush the melee enemies while you controlled it. Awesome job though!

Sep 5, 2016 @ 6:30pm

I love the graphics and the idea. I think its just a little bit frustrating, unfortunately. The challenge felt a little bit indirect. Better control over the horse would have helped, I think.

Great work overall, though.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 4:29am

Love the idea and the graphics and musics really fit well together. Nice job.

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