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

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Shovel Love

by Farfin - Jam Entry

Classic Diggin'

I'll clean this up later

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Comments

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:58am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! 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 indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description.

Findor says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:35pm

Oh, classic but good. And complete. I really like it! Simple and enjoyable. Enemies looks so sweet <3

kokiriandco says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:54pm

It needs an tutorial. Very nice pixel art!

juxipolo says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:55am

I really wish either the enemies didn't move in real time, or there was a button dedicated to digging. it was a little annoying to try and move quickly past a bird and accidently pick up a block of dirt that then made it difficult to progress. A couple times I hit cases where there was one block of dirt in the way but I was already carrying a shovelful from a block that I didn't mean to pickup.

The animations and art style are really great. I really liked the chunky walk animation.

Rakart says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:46am

Awesome gamefeel ! The game looks awesome and controls well (even on an azerty keyboard). I sometimes wished I could drop dirt, it wasn't really a blocking mechanic but when you're trying to plan your next moves it was a bit frustrating.

Still an awesome game nonetheless. Congratulations !

g12345 says ...
Sep 22, 2016 @ 8:00pm

nice game... it's a bit too hard for me, but it has nice graphics, good action and interesting level design.

well done.

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