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.
The Pitby Soundless_dev - Compo Entry
Hey guys, I did it! I finally finished a game in time for the compo! I normally just end up doing the jam, but this time I was able to limit myself down to a reasonable scope.
even though out of all the times I've tried before, this is the time where I've had the least amount of free time by far. I worked for 8 hours yesterday and I go back to work today at 2. I guess it was just a matter of missing 16 hours of the weekend to force you to work harder.
Okay so here's what I used:
Art: All hard coded vector graphics
So I know it should work fine on Chrome, I don't think it'll work on IE at all, but it should be fine for safari and firefox.
When the game first starts, you have a near-empty room with a gold doubloon at the top, this is put in place purposefully to act as a way for you to experiment and get used to the controls. The game doesn't really start until you grab the gold doubloon at the top of the room.
The goal of "The Pit" as I have decided to call it for no apparent reason, is to collect as many gold doubloons as you can before you get caught by the evil red circles. Ahhh! so red, so round, so evil! Don't let them touch you or they'll consume your soul!
Arrow Keys: Movement / Aim your attack
z: Jump: hold for higher jumps
x: Lay Bricks: use in conjunction with arrow keys
c: Attack: breaks bricks, allowing you to COLLECT THEM FOR LATER use, also KNOCKS BACK ENEMIES, and if you do it in mid-air while aiming downward at an enemy, it can be used to boost you upward, effectively gaining ANOTHER JUMP.
Building works in 2 different ways, horizontally and vertically. In the top-left of the screen, it shows how many bricks you have available to use, when you have none left, you can not build. The only good the 'x' key will do then is snap your character to the tile grid.
Horizontal Building: You must be on the ground to initiate horizontal building. If you hold down 'x' while walking, bricks will form beneath your feet where there aren't any, effectively letting you walk on air.
Vertical Building: You must be on the ground to initiate vertical building. You can only build up vertically, not down. Hold 'x' while you are on the ground and press the 'up' arrow key. Your character will float into the air laying bricks beneath them.
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