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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Duelist's Chamber

by Piscythe - Compo Entry

Two wizards enter the Duelist's Chamber - one wizard leaves!

Duelist's Chamber is a boss-focused shooter in which you battle one of five opponents with devastating magic.

Use the arrow keys or WASD to move. Hover your mouse over the enemy to shoot them, and hover over yourself to heal yourself. Touch the cyan mouse icons to counter enemy supermoves.

Edit: The ?????? fight is winnable. Let me know if you manage it!

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moomoomang says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:51am

I love this. it's so 90s haha. the music is great. but like, bad great

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:52pm

Interesting concept with a frenetic gameplay. Well done ++

dodormeur says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:05pm

Nice game, has a bit of shoot'em up gameplay :)

ThaRemo says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:08pm

Controls are a little bit weird, but it's a neat little game! Good job

Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:12pm

I like the attack animations and the fights in general (can you actually beat the last boss xD ?) and it would be great to have better graphics for the rest of the game

mdzimmer says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:25pm

Awesome game, one of the most fun I've played so far. The first enemy takes a bit long to fight but the later ones are very engaging. This would a great game to expand on past the jam IMO.

tartlegames says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:05am

solid game play. The changing attack patterns really threw me when they kicked in. That's a good feature. Very accessible too, it took me know time to understand what I was supposed to do. Great work.

senabryer says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:56am

Very challenging, but in all the good ways. Every time I started to think "all right this guy's actually pretty easy if I just do this" it proved me wrong.

Megalink says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:09am

This is awesome! I love the music :)

Loyance says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:14am

This is an amazing game with lots of replayability value. I'm not really sure how you are supposed to defeat ??????, but other than that - this is a very balanced game. More particles and sounds in the future would be nice!

nwestninja says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:12pm

Great fun !!

dobnarr says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:05pm

looks really neat, but the web version would not load for me. Chrome on Windows 10. Progress bar stopped 70% through.

jramell says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:09pm

WOW! Fitting music and great, fast paced gameplay. One of the best I've played. Maybe a little less screenshake, at times it felt like there was an FPS drop when there obviously wasn't. This might have been intentional, though.

It might benefit from some kind of point system, maybe with a system with a time counter so the faster you defeat it, the more points you get.

But yeah, WOW. Simply very fun.

skorpyo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:13pm

Pretty nice! But i can't beat the last black wizard :(

Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:38am

Fun mechanics, the bosses scale well in difficulty and the entire thing is a nice take on the whole bullethell thing. Graphics are sufficient and sound is, while not bad, quite something of its own.

Doomdad says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:58am

This is one of my favorite games this jam so far. The challenge was well thought out and battle speed was well balanced even the choice to deal dmg or heal is great. Although i didn't manage to defeat the ??????? had fun trying. Would love to see more polished version of this. Loved it!

nlbi21 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:18am

The white magician is difficult D: in general the game I liked quite a lot, it has good difficulty, but I could not with the white magician xD, the music hits a lot with the game. Very good game, good work.

2Bit says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:56am

The hover thing was a good way to reduce clicking. That counter sound effect is a bit jarring, haha. I wish I had more attacks.

novotmike says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:57pm

Cool concept, simple execution. Every oponent is like miniboss in actual game. the enemies get out of hand realy quickly. I appreciate the scaling of dificulty by adding mechanics rather than stats like hp or dmg. Good job

cushycode says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:14pm

Well, It was pretty good. I like the concept and the way you implement it. A chain of mini-bosses - all you need from that type of games. Good job!

PickleCrew says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:01am

Fun web game! The first few level are are little easy, but quickly ramps up. Fast paced and fun to play, I loved hitting them with those super shots. Those warning circles were really helpful in later stages. Great work!

Gipzo says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:55am

Good challenging battles. Hadn't managed to beat the last boss.
If you add some sound effects and nice visual effects this would be awesome game :)

Andrew Deem says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:10am

Nice entry! Very fun game, and actually requires some mechanical skill and strategy to play. I love how the music always makes it seem like you're fighting for your life. I like the mouse controls, but the last boss fight with the shaky screen can be annoying to get the cyan stuff.

Beat 4 out of the 5. If I really wanted to, I'm sure I could beat the last one. I just gave up after a while. Hah, good job!

tylerraz says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 5:12am

Great game! The difficulty ramps up nicely, the healing and damage amounts are nicely balanced. I got to the final mouse sequence of the ??? boss but kept failing it :(.

Ouro17 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 11:36am

Nice entry! I liked a lot the difficulty, the battles are so intense! I didnt manage to win the last fight but I was close, love the special moves of that last fight! The music is strange but as pointed by other, it make you to feel than you are fighting for your life. Good job and congrats!

Dec 21, 2016 @ 8:44am

I think it could use more SFX, and some of the graphics could be slightly improved. Gameplay was challenging but seemed balanced - although I couldn't beat anybody past the second wizard.

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