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

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by davidcmcdonald - Competition Entry

​Shoot: Left Click
Move: Arrows/WASD

Jump: Space

A game i made for Ludum Dare 36.

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KingEthaniel says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:20am

I liked it quite a bit! Nice background, especially liked the parralax scrolling and the mountain. Also really liked the responsiveness of the shooting, and how it felt to hit an enemy and see them fly across the stage. Jumping was a little wonky, and I felt it was a little too easy with all the arrow pickups you get, but overall, a really solid entry for a theme that was (in my opinion) really tough.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:05am

I enjoyed this. The shooting's fun and responsive.

BurntFeelings says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:40am

awsome game but i think you should changed the conrols shooting should have been space and jump up arrow key

Vantaug says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:49am

To me it feels kinda weird to shoot with the mouse, but not be able to aim. So I'd agree with @BurntFeelings, that using W to jump and space to should would've been nicer. Other than that It was really nice, I especially liked the sound effects.

Xlip says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:16am

the sounds ahauhaaha i loved it :D i wanted to fly, riding those monsters

GGC_Language says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:19am

Nice game, but controllers are uncomfortable

rexx1888 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:15am

the controls are a bit wonky, particularly the jump. The shooting was nice an responsive, but it didnt really feel like i was doing any shooting.. no visual feedback for the action, only the consequence. Though, seeing enemys shoot off the screen is always a laugh :D

course, im not a huge fan of just trying to rack up a score.. was there an end goal i just didnt find? otherwise, solid effort. the Are was rad, particularly the avatar and the background, an the enemies at least made themselves present pretty quick so i always had something to shoot at.

Aun says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:16am

Nice game. For the control, isn't it left click ? You should not use the combination Arrows/space/mouse, my hand is not big enough. When you jump, you get stuck a bit everywhere on the walls. Some animations would make the game more lively. And you should add a goal. What tools did you use (unity ?) ?

srimech says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:57am

I like it, especially the music. Once I'd shot a few monsters the next challenge was walljumping out of the arena :)

Ib1s says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:36pm

I had a good laugh. Also, shooting the beasts was a satisfying feeling.

Exploiting the arrow body mechanics also allows you to get out of map, which was a fun exprerience. Since you probably made it alone, the graphics were not that bad.
A solid entry overall!

rudinskiz says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:37pm

It's kinda cute.Some animations would be nice and there are collision bugs.There was also the bug where I could jump on the monster and not get hit.The controls are a bit weird for some people but overall I think it's nice.

Jupitron says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:59pm

Really cool game!
-Arrow physics are nice
-Enemies movement are funny
-Parallax is awesome!
-Ok music

-Difficulty needs to ramp up real quick.

aschab says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:33pm

Really nice graphics, a lil boring gameplay.

c4m says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:37pm

The controls are pretty good and i enjoyed a lot the music and sounds!

Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:09pm

Felt a bit tricked when I was able to fall outside the game.

Cute graphics and sounds, nice arrow physics. Could've been a bit more difficult.

Moeilijk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:29pm

Love the sound.
Gameplay was very simple.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:49pm

Pretty good! Especially the physics! Keep it up!

Culpo says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:04pm

fun, I thought it was funny he gets caught on the wall when he jumps, congratulations!

iMer says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:11pm

As the other commenters have said, solid game
The aiming with the mouse could have as least controlled the arrow direction (left/right) - I found myseld expecting that a lot
Jumping was a bit too floaty and you could just stick to walls and exit the level :D
All in all pretty decent though

Jimbly says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:28pm

Fun little game. I enjoyed figuring out how to wall jump to get out of the level... Arrow shooting felt really good.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:49pm

Charming game. The arrows shouldn't be collide-able by the player or crates though. I could jump out of the arena if I pile enough arrows.

AWOL says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:15pm

Nice game.. I'm kicking myself I was gonna do a platformer with a bow and arrows. I did a top down shooter instead....

Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:03pm

The arrow's felt a bit like lasers to me, Maybe a fire trail would make them look more like arrows.

MrBrenan says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:21pm

Nice ! Fun and the physic is well done :)

Nnnnneeeedddd says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:03pm

Really liked the sound effects. The gameplay was fun!! Additional sound effects, for stuff like, the bow being fired, would have been good :)

Nnnnneeeedddd says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:04pm

Edit: Ok, ignore the bow thing, because there is :/. Great game!! :P

tjxx says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:20pm

This was fun. I liked the unpredictability of the monsters. I did notice that after you die, you can still use arrows. Not a big deal, but I enjoyed the game overall. Well done!

captainyods says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:47pm

This was quite fun

kadealicious says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:05am

I like how the arrows fall when they hit a wall. Creating a stack of them proved to be quite entertaining. :)

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