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

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

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Paul Terguei: Glory Room Keeper

by grena - Jam Entry

You're Paul. Paul Terguei.
You were a king. Deceased for decades, you're now a ghost who tries to protect his glory room from felony knights by terrifying them.

MAKE THEM LEAVE!

(Please click the WEB link below to play. The game can be long to load, as it downloads the whole internet. Thanks for your patience.)

Proudly made by Nidup (@duponico) & grena (@grenagluman), aka Mech Schrimp Studio.

Credits:
We don't want to be rated on graphics, because we use pre-made sprites by Buch (http://opengameart.org/users/buch)

- A blocky dungeon (http://opengameart.org/content/a-blocky-dungeon)
- 2-bit Doodle People (http://opengameart.org/content/2-bit-doodle-people)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#457Theme(Jam)3.57
#563Humor(Jam)2.21
#662Innovation(Jam)2.71
#812Mood(Jam)2.30
#813Overall(Jam)2.73
#866Fun(Jam)2.09
#938Coolness45%

Comments

Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:47am

Wish there was music :)
But still, a really fun concept.

wujood says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:49pm

How do you make them leave?

limmmmm says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:50pm

nice concept and art. i dig the screen warp effect, too. but yea, i wish there was some sound!

Valandre says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:53pm

good concept, fun entry!

mutuware says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:28pm

Agree with the other some audio would be nice. Even just some bfxr.net sounds.

martincohen says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:30pm

Liked the graphics (but you didn't allow voting for it). Also liked the mechanics of "terrifying", I think you can build up on that and get a nice complete game.

Palmish says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:40pm

Pretty fun. The gameplay itself is quite dull, but the presentation and graphics help a lot. Wish the level changed more each time. The items are nice but not enough to change up the gameplay.

@wujood
Click to make them go in the opposite direction. Guide them towards the door. There is a button that opens the door in the lower left. One of them has to click that button.

iossif says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 9:56am

really nice graphics!

without the comments here i would not have understood how to play though. maybe some little tutorial text would be nice.

Dec 19, 2016 @ 2:43pm

I didn't really understand why the door was 'randomly' opened or closed until after I read the comments explaining there is a button controlling it - I'd thought it was time based, and was going to suggest having some UI elements showing when it was going to open, and for how long it would stay open.

Now I know it is switch based, I think it would benefit a lot from some in-game method of explaining that, even if its as simple as an overhead exclamation similar to how the NPCs react to mouseclicks, or a colour change like when they hit powerups, to make it clearer what that relationship is.

Maybe even just some arrows and text overlaid at the start of the first level explaining "send NPC here to open door, send NPCs here to make them leave"?

TheMightyTeam says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 8:54pm

This game could improve a lot with sound. Liked the gameplay and the idea. Well done!

Flaterectomy says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 11:37pm

At first I thought I had to prevent them from entering the door to the glory room. Then I realized we were already in the glory room. There's no loss condition I assume then, only a win condition when you get them all to leave?

Rather than waves I would've liked to have seen a few different levels. And I couldn't figure out what the objects they can pick up are.

All in all, an interesting mechanic. There's room in the idea for a more complete game.

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