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

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Centurion Defend My Castle

by josehzz - Jam Entry

The Commander has called you and demands you to control the castle defences and repel all incoming enemies.

- Move mouse to aim and left click to shoot an arrow.
- Press 1, 2 or 3 to change between Scorpios.
- Press Q or Mouse Click to use the hot oil power for the enemies near the walls.

I recommend playing the WebGL version, it will load on Kongregate if your browser is different from Firefox.

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adaFish says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:17am

This game was pretty fun, very simple but a little addicting. I love the music and the satisfying thud when you hit someone. It was a little too easy though. I found the sweet spot and just killed everything. I got like 1200 coin in a single round before I let them kill me so I could upgrade. Good job, I enjoyed it.

Incinious says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:36am

I dunno what happened to my money, I bought a bunch of things and then suddenly I dropped to the negative integer limit (-2147483648), could not recover from this debt :P

Love the thud when you hit things and the music. I did manage to kill everything by just left clicking in one spot and using Q for the person who gets past every now and then.

The scorpios can be shot if I switch to them and fire after a certain amount of time without fully charging.

The glitches didn't spoil the game though, it was satisfying and fun to play, good job!

Drumsmasher17 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:42am

Fairly simple and a bit easy, but this kind of game can be hard to balance, especially within 72hrs

PeachTreeOath says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:54am

Great music!

CartoonJenn says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:04am

Neat game!

simple_blue says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:22am

Nice game. I would try to increase the shoot speed quite a bit to make it more of a skill based game.
If would also be an idea to make better notification to let the user know if that the arrow is ready to shoot.
Keep up the good work!

KingSlizzard says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:26am

You've got a good game loop going! It's a fun start right now.

What did the item at the top right do? I put a bunch of money into but couldn't notice a difference.

galhajaj says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:27am

graphics - nice and uniform
I didn't figure how to use the second catapult
the music is neat
the improvements are nice, but after I finish them all the interest is getting low
I found a position where I just shooting repeatedly and manage to kill them all, so I prefer to die to get the improvements
overall - very nice for such a short time!

svyatozar says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:31am

A quite playable game, but the shooting angle control seems to be not very intuitive.

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:05am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! Simple mechanics that still offered a decent amount of challenge.We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description.

Cliff Lee CL says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:17am

Overall great game!
The cooldown time presentation is not fully working.
With more than one scorpio, the colldown time won't update after swithing between scorpios.

Sun-Wukong says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 10:58am

Controls are pretty hard to grasp. And after buying additional ballista, it didn't worked!

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