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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Alice in The Wonder Room

by lusternite - Jam Entry

Alice finds herself trapped, looking for the One Room to escape.
Absorb enemy spells, use their power against them and fight your way to escape.

Controls
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W/A/S/D - Move
Left Click - Blink (You have 2 charges!)
Space- Absorb Spell (You dash forward, use at a distance.)
Right Click - Use absorbed ability.

Absorbed ability (Sword Dash) - Right Click and Drag to draw line of dash.
Absorbed ability (Flame Blast) - Right Click and Hold until it turns black/green.
Absorbed ability (Poison Orb) - Right Click to Launch orb.

Objective: Clear all enemies to break the Barrier and get the Key to progress.

Note*: some enemies are immune to some abilities (they turn blackish) so keep using different abilities!

Credits:
Mun Hou Yong
Simon Jiang
Sasha Howard

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness55%
#300Innovation(Jam)3.37
#393Fun(Jam)3.23
#400Overall(Jam)3.40
#435Theme(Jam)3.60
#486Graphics(Jam)3.40
#513Mood(Jam)3.17

Comments

Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:25am

hey, f doesn't seem to do anything. Can't get past the first stage.

VeryBadBunny says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:30am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS46bKVaiOM

VeryBadBunny says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:30am

Great teleportation system! My game crashed when I got to the ghost. I'll try another browser, congratulations!

bplane2 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:30am

I couldn't figure out how to absorb an ability after spamming F, spamming F and clicking, holding F, tapping F and different times, and more both at the enemy and at the ability. Not sure if it's broken, or if I was just doing it wrong, but either way I couldn't get past the second level. More intuitive controls, or a better explanation of how they work might be in order.

xesenix says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:32am

Nice pixel art and music but controls are hard to understand .. one moment i had some abilities i have used them and after restart i dont have thta i had before i dont understand that absorb spell.

SandBloom says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:33am

It seams a good idea, but I don't understand how works Absorb Spell and how to use absorbed abilities. But it looks like a good old so is nice ^^!

automatonvx says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:33am

yeah i can't manage to absorb abilities with F either to make any progress, shame because i really liked the art and music

Fuad says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:35am

The same situation. I cannot absorb any spells.

lusternite says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:53am

Yeah Im sorry you use Space to absorb spells

Archimagus says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:28am

Pretty fun game, but the controls are quite hard to use. Also, not sure how it fits with one room. Still, great job.

ranner198 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:26am

Really Simple Fun Game

andyman404 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:28am

Interesting concept. I really like the music for the game. Cute pixel art.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:33am

Awesome animations! Audio fit the visuals really well. Loved the use of Alice and the keys as well. Couldn't beat the knight!

Reiv says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:39am

Interesting concept. It took me a couple of mins to figure out how to absorb spells but when you get the hang of it is really fun! And about the graphics... that floor color doesn't fit with the other sprites. It would've been nice if you had used the floor that is in the first screenshot. Still, well done!

ijzm says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:01am

This took a while to understand how to play. At first, I was trying to absorb the crown! Silly me.

The game is pretty fun, and I'm impressed at the number of levels. Some parts with the hazards seem confusing as to how to avoid them (the vertical line), but I take it you have to dash to avoid them. I like the art of the enemies and characters, and the music's fitting.

~Random-storykeeper

Pajama-Llama says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:03pm

Didn't know what I could do against the knight! Particles would also spice this up nicely, the movement controls are fluid and fast which was nice.

stepp says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:03pm

It needs some time to get used controlls, but then it is quite chellenging - so fun to play :D Good work

ObsessiveNerd says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:10pm

Very nice! Had a lot of fun with this one. Huge Alice fan so I'm very fond of this theme.

tompudding says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:11pm

The music is awesome, and it looks and feels great. Takes a little while to get used to the controls, but it's fluid and fun once you get the hang of it. The little evil guys are adorable :)

Intelli-Gents says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:03am

Really like your style! I don't know why but my favorite bit is when she picks up the crown each time.

Pixtopher says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:04am

Spell absorption felt a bit weird. But the rest of the game is great. Well done!

Ganon says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:13am

Awesome game! I like the game play, it's unique but easy to learn. The graphics and sound tie in together perfectly to create a retro game feel. Once I got the hang of it, it was a lot of fun to play! Nice job!

Greek85 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 11:00am

oh! Nice!Can I find it on indiexpo? I'm making videos about the games of this Jam, but only about the games hosted also on indiexpo! Tell me if you will add it, so I can include it in my next video ;)

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 3:58pm

cool idea but could not understand how to absorb. also many control bugs like moving outside of room, space randomly moves player, etc. nice effort.

miaw says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 5:44pm

This is very fun!! Maybe the absorb spell ability is a bit confusing (you need to press spacebar near the enemy), but overall quite addicting.

Linus123xbb says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 6:27pm

Really cool game, nice mechanics and fun game!

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