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

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Complexity Beam

by minnouu - Competition Entry

A normal girl has wandered into an ancient ruin, filled with dangerous lost technology... and has tripped the alarm! Now she must defend herself against the security system with a stationary laser turret she found. Hopefully she can figure out how these randomly generated controls work....

This game came out of an idea I had to see if I could randomly generate a "skill rotation" like you'd see in an MMO. In the end it became a really different game, but in the end I'm pretty happy with what I was able to make.

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justinooncx says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:27am

Interesting mechanic! Surprisingly challenging as well, and like it's namesake, gets complex at times. Nice job.

ValiaP says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:50am

An anime girl shooting giant laser with high APM? Cool idea and fun mechanic.The music made me feel like playing a rhythm game. :D

Chaserbrown says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:47am

This was really nice! It's challenging and fun! The graphics seemed a little bit grainy at times, but besides that, great job!

Linver says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:40am

:'( Game looks very interesting, but crashes on pressing "play" button. (I have Windows7 64bit) I tried different compatibility mods.. unlucky.

tmpxyz says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 8:45am

This game has a quite new mechanics.

But I felt that the cooldown is kinda too long that it's basically impossible to hold enemies for long after a while.
Or maybe I'm playing in a wrong way?

xzippyzachx says ...
Sep 8, 2016 @ 12:00am

Very cool mechanics and gets very hard after a while but, I like it!

AinoraZ says ...
Sep 17, 2016 @ 7:56pm

My favorite so far. Very cool + animuuu!

minnouu says ...
Sep 26, 2016 @ 9:39am

It also wasn't working on my work computer, and I finally got around to looking into it. I manage to fix it by updating Monogame. Not sure if it will also fix it for you, but here's the link to the fixed version:

@ Everyone else, thank you so much for playing the game. I hope to upload it to soon!

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