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

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Dinosty Warriors

by PeachTreeOath - Jam Entry

You are a Dinomancer! An advanced civilization has kidnapped you to try to harness Earth's greatest weapon: DINOSAURS

1. Dinos will follow your cursor, stomp on gas stations to gather oil
2. Raise dinos from the dead with keys Q through D
3. Attack more buildings with your army to get more fossil fuel
4. Destroy all objectives and take back your land!

Downloads and Links


manabreak says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:14am

Perhaps not the smoothest game in the jam, but damn if it wasn't laugh-out-loud funny when I started playing it! Really personal take on the theme, and I'd really love to see this taken further. :)

svyatozar says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:47am

Haha, reminds me of the old SimSity where Godzilla attacks. Or whatever is was, I can't remember lol.

imogiagames says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:47am

I don't know why, that game sorta reminds me good ol' genesis Desert Strike... in a much funnier style!
Destro all the humans o/
Pretty chiptune music, epic rampage!

tomer_cool says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:52am

I understand nothing at all about this game, I don't know what to do, how to play and more.
But there is a dinosaur with a hat that shoots other dinosaurs and make fire so 10 / 10 IGN.

FrozenCow says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:03pm

Wow really fun game. It seemed Dinomancer only had the power to destroy gas stations, but luckily all of his friends game along. Who know dinos could be spawned from mere oil. The game ended in pure chaos, nice!

Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:55am

Really liked the game, nice concept. Only the lack of animation, at least you should have made a little animation for the player.

Deive_Ex says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:25am

Man, that's one crazy game. The title got me really well huahuahuahua
The only real problem is that there's too much lag when the screen has a lot of soldiers/dinosaurs. But it was fun, so good job!

omid says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:34am

This game looks great. It isnt too complicated and is a cool idea that is very appealing. I enjoyed the uniqueness of this game and how creative it was. Overall it was a very great game. 10/10 would play again.

Xero560 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:16am

This game is nuts yo. Love it. I accidentally hit the 'R' key while mashing buttons to spawn dinosaurs once. Was expecting an "Uh oh it's Lu Bu!" moment.

PeachTreeOath says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:18am

Haha we had talks of a dino Cao Cao attacking from the east but we ran out of time.

rjd_gamer says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:33am

This is such a great game! Gets a bit laggy after a while. Super fun to play, and loved the concept

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

Super fun!

simple_blue says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:28am

Nice work. A way to denote how much each dinosaur was would would be nice. Also a health bar would be beneficial. good work on the art and the handling of the dinosaurs.

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

Yees, kill them my minions!
.. I lost!? What!?

Was pretty good, not sure how or why I lost, but did it without issues on the next try
Pretty fun

PeachTreeOath says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:32am

@simple_blue Yea we had those things but decided to simplify the UI in the end to make sure people just focused on the objectives and blowing everything.

Austinat says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:34am

This was cute. Not really sure what it has to do with ancient technology , but it was fun.

TeslaCools says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:43am

Watching things get destroyed was pretty satisfying, as was summoning a huge horde of little dinos, or a couple big ones. The controls were this game's weak point. I'd have like to feel more like I was commanding the horde. More direct control of destruction would help the satisfaction you get from it as well.

kapezit says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:44am

What can I say? I love dinosaurs so it was nice using them to destroy everything in sight. The arrow was really useful!

qzqxq says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:30am

The idea is funny, the graphics are good. It got a little boring towards the end, and I don't really understand why I lost when I did. Is there some sort of health, and if so where is it displayed?

PeachTreeOath says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:35am

@qzqxq Yea there's a health system but we had trouble finding a good place for the HP bar to live.

Gipzo says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:43am

Nice game, somewhat addictive.
Can't really get when I'm attacking building or not. Maybe some sound on attack wouldn't hurt.
And healthbar should be in game too or some other way to tell how much health dino has...

Alkrimil says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:14am

Fun game!
Didn't really know if my character was taking any damage though

8Keys Studios says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:27am

I have no idea what I was doing, but I had a ball doing it. Like some sort of combination of Blast Corps and ...I don't know what. Nice chiptune.

Mark Ffrench says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:42am

Hell Yeah. That was awesome!
9/10, would be 10 if it played Ode to Joy on the victory screen.

t0mas says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:04am

Cool and funny. Reminds me Postal and Carmageddon. I wish main character may do some other action except samman minions (weak melee attack, speed up, fire breath). Now it's sometime feel like only respawn point (or mother ship) for minions.

Wevel says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:55am

Very fun there didn't seem to be any challenge to it but it was still fun to play, might be nice to be able to turn the volume down a bit

Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:05pm

I don't know what I was doing or how this relates to the theme but it was fun smashing everything to bits as a dinosaur in the modern age.

RIPPorkins says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:56pm

So much fun playing this game! Not sure if I was invincible or just really good. The music and sound were perfect. You should make it pick a random building to destroy so every game is a new play!

dwhiffing says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:23pm

Oh my god, this is the most fun ive had playing a jam game in a long time! Thank you!

adaFish says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:00pm

OH MY GOD!!! So AMAZING! I have always wanted to be a dinosaur wearing a wizard hat and destroying all the buildings in a city... This is awesome. Only thing I would say is that the camera shake is a little sickening. Well done, like really! This was so fun.

olkeencole says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:19am

This GAME! The graphics are so simple and yet the its so intoxicating. The camera shake and destruction really hook you, but man! when you start spawning new dinosaurs it becomes an addiction to see how big you can make your dino army. well done! This is a feel good game that's great to come back to. Thanks for making it!

Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:56am

This concept is actually pretty solid. Destroying things to build an army of dinosaurs to further destroy things is more fun that one would imagine. Lots of room for growth here.

Rocketship says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:50am

Whoa, at first I thought it's gonna be one of those rough around the edges sort of games but the carnage and the shaking screen and the goddamn dinosaurs made this so fun. I still don't know exactly what I was supposed to do but I just spent all my time going around stomping on stuff (and wishing I could stomp on more stuff). Good job!

BloodJohn says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:02pm

It is absolutely amazing. 10 Tyrannosaurus out of 10. Pure baby joy! You're the God of game development!!!

Insality says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:23pm

Okay. It was very funny.
The idea and the game feels is really good! You game surely interesting for any player
good job

What can be more perfect? Art and sounds. + more beauty particles will be make game more funny

indieyp says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 11:48am

Crazy game) I play over 30 minutes... and play again, again, again...

Sean says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:17pm

It didn't feel like there was any challenge to the game, but it was so chaotic that it probably wouldn't have been as fun if it was challenging anyway.

Nice pun btw.

Chaoslab says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 10:51pm

That was a blast. Good visuals and nice arcade like feel.

Shout out to Dinosaur games this LD36! My Jam - Dino Lazer. Is a Dinosaur with a Lazer on its friggin head!

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