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

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The Bowman

by humanwritesgames - Jam Entry

A man stands amidst ruins in the woods. Attackers rush from all directions. His only defence, an ancient weapon - the bow. How long will he survive?

Look around with the mouse.
Fire arrows with left mouse button.

This was (quite clearly) a solo project.

It is my second attempt at the LD Game Jam and the first time I finished something in time. I only got about 14 hours to spend on this game over the weekend and, as a result, I had to leave out a whole bunch of things I wanted to include. That said, it was a great learning experience. I discovered all sorts of things about classes in Unity that I have never used before.

If any absolutely crazy person wants to play this game on their YouTube channel (god knows why), please feel free. ALL sounds, music and other assets in the game were made entirely by me so you don't need to worry about copyright issues.

Hope you enjoy it, even if only for a couple of minutes!

Downloads and Links


urielgamedev says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 9:15am

Nice beginning for a solo project in 14 hours! You fulfill the theme and with more times you can include more game-play. I found really fun the way you can push the enemies far away with an arrow =)

Sep 3, 2016 @ 11:48am

Thanks for the feedback. I would have loved to add more gameplay. The gigantic (literally 2km x 2km) world was designed with the intwnt to place different challenges in different places. If I'd had the time I'd expected I may have got there.... maybe not tho... It's amazing how one can waste one's time.

epb9000 says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 5:26am

Note: The menu and health bar are obscured if you play on a lower resolution.

I like the use of theme, I hadn't even considered using an ancient weapon. These enemies are sneaky, showing up out of nowhere. :D

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