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

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SDP - Save Da Princess

by colozz - Competition Entry

SDP - Save Da Princess

Discover a brand-new concept of video games!
The princess has been kidnapped, can you rescue her?
(Say what? This isn't brand-new?)

Discover some ancient technology: the fork!

A game made in 48 hours with a homemade engine and GIMP, I hope you'll like it :)

- Windows users: double click on the jar should be enough, otherwise execute the "run.bat" file
- Linux users: you must open a terminal inside the game folder, and type "java -jar ld36penguin.jar"

- On the main menu, press SPACEBAR to play
- Then use (A or Q) to go left, D to go right
- SPACEBAR for actions (attack and shopping)
- You can also use the arrow keys

Downloads and Links


Darenn says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:01pm

I don't think it is wanted that an enemy can have -1 hp ? (when I continue attack him while he is disapearing)
I think it's not a good idea to close the game when on pressing escape key :p (I wanted to pause the game...)
When i died the game crashed. I finished the game (I have to admit that I was wondering if the game won't be the same forever as the towns didn't change) and I find that the armor is totally useless. Also, when an enemy give a hit with his blade, we can go through it to attack him. I don't know if it is normal but it is not very intuitive. I loved the humor in your game, and that rotary skybox. Graphics are simple, but very cute. I am upset that there is not music or sound, because it would have been nice with your environment. But great job, because you used you own engine and make all of the game by yourseulf, and this is a game that you can improve a lot. I liked it ! Keep creating games !

chrisdugne says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:31pm

I had fun with the levelling up, and the citizen talking, very nice. Then I got +9 armor and decided to run straight.
I could run through the Boss and rescue the princess without the last epic fighting : )

Mathiouza says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:02pm

The game is cool :) But, if we understand how the ennemies works, that is pretty easy to win the game, so the boss fight is quite boring. Also we can buy the same weapon two times, is that normal ?
Also, I liked the day night cycle :)

Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:17pm

Nice game! Had a little difficulty in the beginning though, trying to kill the knights with a pitchfork.

yotam180 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:08pm

Cute and simple game! It's too easy in my opinion, but the known concept of "save the prince" did it again!

I'm not sure if I liked the implementation or if it's too simplistic for me - no real sounds, no fancy effects, no nothing.. It kinda ruins a game. But that was still fun though. You just need to know when to attack...

Overall, this game is cute, but it definitely could be better.

Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:45pm

Nice texts and references. Add sounds, some dodge/hit animations and this will be a complete game.

gonutz says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 10:29am

I get the error:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: net/colozz/ld36/Main : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0

I have Java 7 installed, since Java is backwards compatible, please compile for lower version, this will support many more users.

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