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

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Blood Sacrifice

by concalf - Jam Entry

- Protect this civilization from being annihilated by meteors
- Use the cannons to shoot down meteors
- Sadly, this ancient technology requires a blood sacrifice to power up ...
- Drag innocent creatures to the altar to sacrifice them in order to protect the rest

- Mouse Drag to pickup a creature
- Left Mouse to shoot the nearest cannon
- R to restart after game ending

After attending #gddg16 the whole weekend i still decided to try to finish a mini game for this ludum dare. It is not really polished but for about 16h of work i'm pretty happy with the result.

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Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:39pm

This is a really nice idea, the names are a great touch

lekiy says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:44pm

Really good aesthetics, I like the take on the theme. I feel the game play needs a little tweaking, its really hard to try to save something by killing it.

austintradr says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:54pm

Really love gameplay, but it does need a little tweaking. The game design is cool though

blubberquark says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:25pm

The controls are sooo hard on my touchpad! The names were a bit cruel!

Kernel Panic says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 3:04pm

Ohh... the names made me feel so bad for sacrificing them. Definitely a neat minigame, with a great simplistic design that poses a unique challenge.

Bobsleigh says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 6:40pm

Cool and well polished.

When I sacrifice all but one people, the game end and tell me I sacrified all...

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