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

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SUNSTONE

by Reiv - Jam Entry

Hack n' Slash kinda game. You are a viking with a powerful hammer. You must kill all the creatures you can before they kill you. Collect all the orbs to activate the ancient crystal and gain extra power for a certain amount of time.

---CONTROLS---
LEFT CLICK : Use hammer
WASD : Move

-->BUG ALERT!<--
When you collect all the orbs you get in "extra power" state forever so you can't come back to "normal" state. Press 'N' to fix it.

-HINT *Move the boxes above the blue spawners to stop generating more creatures

So yeah, as always I didn't have too much time to add all the features that I wanted and to polish it... is playable tho... I guess hehehe
This is my second LD and my second "game" ever made as well. I learned tons and I will keep learning more to be able to apply everything I want for the next time.

Downloads and Links


Comments

xiaobaobao719 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:53am

I really enjoyed it. I feel like Game Maker is such an underrated game engine, despite the fact that some great 2D titles like "Hyper Light Drifter" emerged from it. Mechanics felt very clean. Only criticism might be the constant camera shake when moving. Perhaps trigger shake when you take damage?

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

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

vicious_br says ...
Sep 8, 2016 @ 6:06pm

Good graphics. I would like to see continued.

Steven Miller says ...
Sep 8, 2016 @ 11:55pm

Really great graphics. The combat was fairly simple, but I had a lot of fun with this, and I would love to see it continued.

Also, as a side note, I'm not sure which version of GameMaker you have (I'm guessing the free version just because of the splash screen), but Humble Bundle is selling a huge pack that includes a key for the professional version, an Android module, and an HTML5 module for $15 (and even less if you don't care about the modules), so I'd recommend grabbing it if you plan to continue using GameMaker.

PRANEET56 says ...
Sep 18, 2016 @ 7:09am

Nice Game!! Reminds me of "Balance of the Shaolin"!

mar3k says ...
Sep 19, 2016 @ 2:15pm

Really nice game, great art and animations, also I like the feel of the environment. Maybe just few more enemies would make it even better. Great job

nlbi21 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:31am

Reiv Did you participate in the LD37? I can not find your profile ;(

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