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

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Ancient Tower Defence

by Mikhail - Jam Entry

Basic Tower Defence game. Build cannons to defeat the never ending spew of goblins. Don't let them attack your tower. Only take 4 goblins to take down your tower.

Being completely honest, I forgot about ludum dare 36 but found out less than 24 hours from the deadline. THIS GAME WAS MADE IN LESS THAN 12 HOURS! I know it doesn't have much to it but it was a challenge for about 8 hours.

Please leave helpful feedback so that I can make the game better.

Thanks!

I'll put up a modded version later when I get some time to add more things to the game!

***Note***
Make sure that you have the latest version of Java installed!!!

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Comments

svyatozar says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:03pm

How do I run it? I get that LD36.jar, so what do i do with it?

Mikhail says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:32am

You should be able to run the LD36.jar

Mikhail says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:17am

Make sure you're running the latest build of java too!

Sep 11, 2016 @ 6:22am

This game isn't particularly interesting - but I'm not sure if that is a judgement on the game or not.

Sadly I just don't think there's enough there to properly give it real feedback.

It certainly is a tower defense game, so there is a strong base to build off of, and there are a lot of places you can go with it.

I'll just list things that definitely need to happen to make it a more complete game:
- There needs to be more than one tower
- There needs to be more than one kind of enemy
- There needs to be variation in the waves
- Tower upgrades (or similar game mechanic)
Of course, all of these things are obvious, as they are central mechanics to a tower defense game - so I guess I'm not really helping you. Sorry. :(

Other feedback I have:
- The cannons do not always render correctly when they rotate - I would suggest looking into making sure your image libraries work correctly. ;)
- I don't think you are allowed to use the textures from Minecraft - I guess there's no explicit rule against it, but the rules do suggest to only use assets that you have the legal right to use, and I'm not sure if you do... (I, of course, wouldn't really worry about it too much, but if you want to work on this game in the future, be sure to create new images)

Finally, please do not load images from the external Rsc folder - if I cd out one directory higher, and run the program from there, the files will not be found. Some Linux systems run Java programs like this by default (that is, the working directory is not the location of the jarfile) so your program is not cross-platform.

What you should do is package the resources into the jarfile - this is pretty simple to do, simply change out your image loading to use [Main class].class.getResource() in the ImageIO.load() statement.

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