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

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Pyramid Heist

by kazoo - Competition Entry

A 2D skill-based platformer where you play as a chicken that must steal ancient artifacts from an egyptian crypt. Mastering the movement mechanic and dodging projectiles is the core focus, but there's also a boss fight and a special ability for those that make it to the end.

Controller is absolutely recommended.

Controls (Controller):
Left-Stick: Move
Button 1: Jump and hold to sustain flight
Button 2: Secret Action (You'll know when to press it!)

Controls (Keyboard):
WASD: Move
Left-Click: Jump and hold to sustain flight
Right-Click: Secret Action (You'll know when to press it!)

Tip: Try tapping Jump + a direction to move. You can hold Jump down to perform maneuvers. Have fun!

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pokenoufl says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:42am

Great game, love how the flying gets less and less strong, feels as realistic as a chicken in a pyramid can get

fenwick says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:07am

This has a really good mechanic for flying and a neat idea for the projectiles. Unfortunately I couldn't get all the way to the end, but it was lots of fun until that point where I got stuck.

BurntFeelings says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:06am

Good job! i really like the gameplay and art but you should had writen controls here or made an in game tutorial because it took me a while to find the controls

danilafe says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:49am

Couldn't beat it. However, plays really nice. The jumping mechanic is definitely different, but in a good way.

Instant respawns would be nice, kind of lost my patience even at the second or two that the death animation plays.

bog13 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:17pm

The game is hard, the graphics are very beautiful and the controls are nice. Very good game :D

Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:54pm

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

darthbox1 says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 11:13pm

Fun game and really hard! Love the concept

petitpois says ...
Sep 17, 2016 @ 10:52pm

Really funny game I like the chicken flapping gameplay and scarab beetles. Nice artwork, good gameplay = great entry

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