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

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by NoNameNoSocksAndGuests - Jam Entry

Local multiplayer - Gamepad required

Heroneous, a game in which you basically have to suck up to your boss and get rid of your colleagues in order to gain fame and glory.

Becoming Ekin, Varoufakis, Zorba or Nikos, you will have to defeat your friends and build the greatest machine ever seen to impress you master, Hero of Alexandria, and become his official heir.

Instructions :
Be the first to bring Hero five of the parts he asks for - and beware, for your master is quite whimsical and will change his mind quite fast.

Use the left stick to control your character
Use LB or RB to dash

Just walk on an item to collect it
Stun your -former- friends by dashing through them or throwing items on them

And most important, have fun !

Heroneous was made by :

- @Taviox_Sensei : Dev / Game design / Pies
- @Rongefilet : Dev / Music / Game design
- @NoNameNoSocks : Graphics / Game design
- @Tribut_Massif : Support / Sounds / Game design
- Marion : Writer
- @DjoLePoulpe : Sounds

Using these :

- Unity2D
- Tiled
- Bosca Ceoil
- ChipTone
- Audacity
- Flash CS4
- Photoshop CS4
- Easy Paint Tool SAI

Downloads and Links


holgk says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:14am

Wasn't able to test this multiplayer thing. But the rest of the game is fantastic. The art is realy gorgeous.

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:59am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! 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.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:22pm

I can't access the download, is the link down?

Fisher007 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:45pm

I really love the art style! The characters are cute.

That sound Hero makes when changing his mind is pretty funny :D Made me smile every time.

PixelStuff says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:27pm

The art style is great ! Couldn't test the multiplayer but it's pretty cool!

gonutz says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:26pm

Unfortunately I cannot run your 64 bit executable on my 32 bit system.

Aug 31, 2016 @ 10:52am

@nervous.composers You should be able to download the Windows version by clicking on the download link (wich is not dead, I just checked). Wich browser are you using ?

Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:09am

@gonutz Sorry but we had to make a choice (not much time left for the export thing) but we'll definitely try to upload other versions (mac...)

gonutz says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:09pm

@NoNameNoSocksAndGuests I understand that, I am going to wait for a Linux build, as I have no Mac, so please write me a comment back when you do so I can check out your game, it looks interesting :)

Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:08pm

Ok I've managed to download the game! But I open it and it seems to be gamepad only, which sadly I don't have :( Is there a keyboard / mouse version? Screenshot looks good btw

Sep 3, 2016 @ 8:51am

@gonutz ok the linux and os/X builds are here ! Unfortunately, they remain untested, so don't hesitate to tell us if anything goes wrong.

Sep 3, 2016 @ 10:57am

@nervous.composers sorry for you but no keyboard / mouse version, I wish we had time to add a controls menu though

sbeif says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 11:37am

I love the graphic! gameplay i think is funny with some friend! i wish you had time to introduce some power up!

gonutz says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 11:20am

This is a nice concept, unfortunately I only have one working game pad, keyboard support would have been nice.

The graphics and music are good.

Sometimes the items go out of the level and are unreachable after that.

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