Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Tomb of Katmosis

by Sarkriss - Jam Entry

Hello and welcome !

This is our very first game. Sadly it's only available on Linux. It's compiled with a Makefile and required the SDL Library to run correctly.

In our game, you're an adventurer - or a graves robber, but let's rather say adventurer - looking for wealth in a forgotten pyramid. But the whole place is full of traps, and the walls are permanently moving !

How many coins will you gather while speedrunning throughout the maze and trying to stay alive ?

You can move with the keyboard arrows. There are two different kind of traps, each one dealing different amount of damages. You earn score by stealing coins and have to reach the exit door before the time is over.

If you're stuck under a wall, you can mobilize your strength to push your way through ! * Cough Cough *

The final score will be displayed on your terminal, and it's based on your score, your remaining health and also the time left.

All the designs and the audio track were made from scratch during the jam, and also the whole code. Kinda everything in fact.

We hope you'll have between a little and a lot of fun playing our game !

Have a wonderful day.

< Julien - William - Emmanuel - Florian - Yohan - Thomas - Matthieu >


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KadaDev says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:42am

Is it possible you could include instructions on getting free linux distro w/ VM and then some instructions on getting SDL installed and how to run your game?

Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:49am

I really like the Egyptian theme in this game!

Sarkriss says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:00am

@Peach Pie Productions
Hey, thanks for the comment ! We'll make sure to step by your game tomorrow. :)

Hey, we'll try to use the 48 hrs we have to improve the portability, if we can't make it in time we'll make sure to put detailed instructions on how to get everything working from Windows. Thanks for the comment !

dobnarr says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:22am

Sorry, can't run linux

Lancelot Gao says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:24am

Nice game!Good job!

Kalkatos says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:56am

Can't run Linux. But this seems to be an interesting game.

eruiz00 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:00pm

Hey good egiptian theme whicj suits perfectly into the compo. Well done!

JarJarlHalla says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:53pm


Marta Viader says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:18pm

I cannot play :S

Sarkriss says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:29pm

Hey everyone. We're gonna configure a virtual environment so everyone can play easily just by downloading VirtualBox.

We'll upload that as soon as possible. It's not optimal but it's the best we can offer for now...

Sorry for not being able to release a Windows version.

Thanks for stepping by, congratulations for your own games and have a wonderful day !

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:26pm

Really cool game mechanics and it's a somewhat challenging game, which is a good thing! Also, it's fun.

Ygogo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:19pm

Great game, challenging mechanics, it's such a pity that i can't run it at spare time during work(.

tompudding says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:03am

I really liked the music and the Egyptian theme. The room changing mechanic was disorienting, and without warning could kill me instantly which was annoying, especially if I was right at the end, but it was exciting too. My best score was 51 which is probably but there you go :)

nikitapash says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:24pm

Very weird game

elmoGames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:29pm

I am sorry but i dont have linux. Maybe next time

stadoblech says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:59pm

you know that you are limiting your ratings because this linux only version?

MrJackphil says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Can't run Linux...

awesomerex says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:58am

I have linux, but not the required library. You should distribute a statically linked executable.

Sarkriss says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:50am

This is the best tuto I can point to for those who really wanna try it out :

Maybe we'll improve the game and continue working on it and on a stable version a bit later !

Thanks for the comments and yep, we're well aware of the Linux-limitation.

Have a nice day !

Mouch says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:25am

My Highscore: 120

Great first entry and very fitting music!!
I wish it would be more transparent how the score is calculated, because you say in the description that the score is made out of health, collected coins and remaining time. But this does not tell what's the best strategy, should I run as fast as I can to the door to have more time left at the end or should I collect as many coins as I can before time runs out. I think that the second one gets you the highest final score.
Also, maybe the position of the exit should also change, to prevent the player from farming coins right next to the exit and implement some kind of risk-reward mechanic.

Kevin_B says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 12:17pm

I can't play because I have Windows

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