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

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Tomb Robbers

by facelesstheone - Competition Entry

Defend your precious tomb from robbering. Use the most ancient technologies available =)

Click on traps with the mouse to kill robbers. Don't let them open your sarcophagus and steal your treasure.

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Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:31pm

Hahahaha. This makes me super-happy.

I love the idea of turning the whole Tomb-Raiding thing on its head and playing as the one being raided.

One of the robbers should have a whip and an Indiana Jones hat!

Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:38pm

Thanks a lot ) Yeah, I was planning to add some references to Indiana Jones, Lara Croft etc. But 48 hours ended too soon )

CMLSC says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:48pm

I killed exactly 200. :P
I really liked this game, but the one thing that bothered me is that the bugs on the bottom didn't do anything.

Gamevoid says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:53pm

It's a REALLY fun game! Well developed and Just overall very fun to play. The gameplay is smooth and i really enjoyed it!! ;)

Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:56pm

@CMLSC Thanks! Yeah, I know about that bug with bugs ))) I just completely forgot about them!

Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:57pm

@Gamevoid Thanks you so much! I really glad you had fun, it's the most important thing for me!

monstersauce says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:59pm

When you hit a bunch with one arrow, super satisfying ;)

SamuelSousa says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:02pm

Killed 132! I was engadged gave it a second shot! Simple. Fun. Engaging!

The bugs in the bottom a and the are hopeless the robber would have to go right which he doesn't if he comes from left.

Maybe more webs would be nice and faster arrow cooldowns.

The art is simplistic and its better for it!

Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:17pm

@monstersauce Oh yeah, if I had time to add audio it would be even more pleasant! )

Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:19pm

@SamuelSousa It's a bug... with.. bugs ) I forgot about them, so yeah, they are useless. More webs is a good idea. I hadn't got much time to play test it, but you're right, webs are very useful.

RafaCP says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:26pm

Excellent game, very well done!
Nice graphics and animations, they made me miss sound effects even more.
Nice concept, well executed.
Add sound effects and music, some different tomb layouts and sell it.
I'm glad I came to check on your game after you commented on my font taste.
Great minds think alike, I guess. ;P

Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:59pm

@RafaCP Thanks a lot! =)

Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:07pm

This is the funnest game I have played from LD 36 so far! I like how you have added enough traps to have a strategy to it and enough robbers to make it challenging. Great job!

Xlip says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:08pm

the game play nice...honestly at the first looking graphics broke me down a little bit but animations got me back :D traps are being reusable wisely , design and gameplay must be set after so much test run. Good job

edve98 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:09pm

I killed 97. I guess that's pretty bad :/

I think it would be amazing if player could choose which traps go where before the level starts :P

Also I'm really sad there was no music/sounds - it would have made the game so much better!

Diz Three says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:19pm

Killed 183.
Nice graphics and great animations! But if there is audio in it, that would be better.
It's fun and overall great! :)

Jupitron says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:24pm

Really fun game, expertly balanced.

justinooncx says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:34pm

Pretty cool idea! I like how you force the player to focus on so many different places at once... It's quite challenging, and the difficulty scales nicely. Well done!

Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:41pm

Wow, guys! Thank you so much. It's why I love LD - you working your ass off for 48 hours and then receive so much feedback.

I'm glad you liked it. And it's a pleasure to hear that you think it's well balanced =) Because, honestly, I played my game just about 5 times before submitting. And it was about 4-5am =)

I'm very sorry I hadn't got time to add some sounds. You're all right, they would add a lot more depth to the game.

Seizar says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:06pm

I really liked the idea, and the fact that you could time traps to kill multiple targets. Good job!

tenpn says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:06pm

This is great. A little audio would be great, but I always leave that until last as well.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:11pm

@Seizar Thanks a lot!

@tenpn Yup, it's better to have game finished than audio without an actual gameplay ) Thank you for playing!

SamuelSousa says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:30pm

@facelesstheone that's very normal... I Thought it would only be a couple of hours to get my project online 'till more bugs came up... They have the tendency to pop-up over and over again

Marta Viader says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:53pm

Funny game! Cool idea :)!

Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:27pm

Really cool, kept playing over and over. Sound effects would have made it that much better and kinda wished I could see the traps recharge visually. Other than that good job with the art and theme>

c4m says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:25pm

This is the most clever game so far! I think the simplicity of the art style is a plus here; lets you to focus on the different elements. Great game design, good thing you focused on the gameplay. Killing a floor full of robbers with the arrow is glorious. OP arrow is OP

Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:38am

@whatsorceressthis @c4m thank you guys very much!

BossHunters says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:47pm

That was funny! Great idea. That gameplay matches the ancient tech theme definitely. I could imagine this game as a mobile game. Work on an android or iOS version and include sounds. It gets soon very hard, maybe less difficult.

galhajaj says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:43pm

great idea! very creative! liked it a lot. good graphics also.

Danae123 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:29am

My favourite thing was getting as many robbers as possible with a single arrow :D Kept wishing there was so music and/or sound effects, different traps maybe? Either, fun game to play, thanks!

Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:48am

@BossHunters @galhajaj @Danae123 Thank you all!

scriptorum says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:24pm

That's a lot of looters! At some point you'd think, hey, this place is all looted out, it's so looted yesterday, you know? Why don't we go down the street and rob Zeroinkhammen's tomb instead?

I wish A) there was a timer on all of the traps, and B) there was a drop trap on the last row instead of the bugs. But otherwise I really enjoyed playing. Good game!

novotmike says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 11:09pm

Very fun and casual game. I enjoyed smashing all the looters though they won in the end... Nice mechanics and simple gameplay. I like this very much.

Sep 2, 2016 @ 2:08am

Really nice game, difficulty level is just right. If you ever work on this more, add upgrades!

Neonable says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 5:53pm

Truly incredible. This game is so simple, yet so fun to play! It is especially satisfying to wipe out an entire row of enemies in one click. The learning curve was on point. I was also pleasantly surprised that the game did not end when the first enemy touched the sarcophagus. When my first game ended, I immediately wanted to play again.

Overall, this is one of the most fun games I have played at LD36. I just wished you had included music and sound effects!

Tygrak says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 5:53pm

I think this game would be awesome on mobile phones if you added more levels and challenges. I really liked the graphics. Also I think the spiders in the bottom floor do nothing cause they didnt go for the guy taking the treasure.

komilll says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:31pm

There is no need to tutorial, just jump into it and have fun. With more levels that would be great mobile game.

cubotrox_toni says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 10:51am

Ok, at begining I thought "stupid game", and then "oh, wait, that's fun", "oh, wait, that's balanced"... "oh yeah! that arrow makes me feel so good" hahaha

Good game, man. It's a kind of tower defense, but easily portable to mobile devices, with easy play.

Some ideas:
*Use different cooldown for each trap
*Drop power-ups/booster, like special one-use traps to put where the player wants
*Create big robbers, harder to kill
*Gain more points at lower levels of pyramid

csanyk says ...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 6:10am

An interesting take on tower defense. A goal to kill X robbers and new levels could be fun. Some good audio for the trap releasing and deaths (comically squishy blood noises and screams) would really make this game a lot better.

Sep 11, 2016 @ 8:18pm

Fun game! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36, if you’d like to take a look :)

axoona says ...
Sep 15, 2016 @ 11:48am

it's a prette good concept, and the overall game is really fun. not too easy and not too difficult (especially at the start)
it's a pity you didn't have time left for some audio. I would have appreciated to have a sort of "alarm" when the robbers get to the mummy as in the beginning I was too occupied by killing robbers at higher levels that I didn't even notice the points descending.

AinoraZ says ...
Sep 17, 2016 @ 8:05pm

The game def needs some audio! Would improve the game by a whole bunch

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