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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Feather Gladiator

by Garris - Compo Entry


What a predicament! You find yourself in the arena, surrounded by legions of the undead with a feather duster as your only weapon! Kill the spawners (graves and coffins) and survive the waves of enemies!

If you make it through enough waves, you may even encounter a merchant with a suspicious grin who will sell you help.

move: arrow keys
jump: z
attack: x
shield: down arrow

buy from cart: 1,2,3 keys

Added a post-compo version on because I discovered the game stops spawning enemies after the first shop. If you liked the first 4 waves, give the fixed one a try!

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spacedoubt says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:57am

What a predicament, indeed! I like it! Charming and fun.

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:09am

Really fun little arcade game! I often wished that I could jump with the Up arrow, making it easier to jump/attack at the same time. Loved the graphics, addictive music and original idea. Game became a bit repetitive after 150 points, was hoping to see more monsters. Very solid entry otherwise! :)

Rakart says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:15am

The waves stopped after the merchant encounter :(.

I also find the jump button (z) a bit weird, since there is no use for the up arrow.
Nice idea on the dust as damager, it's really good.

Good game overall, congratulations :).

komjaur says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:37pm

No need to think. You can joust play it and have fun. I like it!

KappaIX says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:00pm

I actually really had fun with this! I found the controls pretty responsive and intuitive, and liked the sound.

Would love to see more enemies to mix it up further.

There's a fun game here, well done and thanks for sharing!

MiniBobbo says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:15pm

Solid entry. What was the point of the feather duster as a weapon? I loved the effect you used for the attack, but I didn't get the point. Was this also an idea for another theme?

Very good music and it played smoothly.

cxsquared says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:20pm

I enjoyed the graphics and gameplay. Having the actual dust cause the damage was pretty cool. Really enjoyed this. Nice work.

Flaterectomy says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:34pm

Pretty fun game. It has a proper old school vibe to it.

Music suited the game well, graphics were appropriate for what you were trying to do.

JackTheOgre says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:35pm

The game is really fun! And although it definitely could use better art-style and maybe some level design, it just feels sooo pleasant to play

Skoggy says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:52pm

Nice art! Also cool concept.

ursagames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:08pm

Loved the feather duster attack, quite amusing! I like how there is a slight delay in some of your actions like blocking so you must commit to an action. Gameplay felt really solid.

Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:35am

Cool old school style game. The blocking mechanic felt really solid and well done.

kleinzach says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:45am

Quite enjoyable. I had one glitch where i was knocked off the screen by a spawning tombstone, but otherwise i quite liked it.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 3:23am

nice art , being a pixel artist this was sweet gg , check my pixel game out if ya want

Dec 17, 2016 @ 9:49am

First of all, why the feather duster? Did you have some particle effects you wanted to play with? My game stopped after the first merchant encounter too, but up to that point it was pretty solid. I don't think the stamina meter was needed though, especially since I barely noticed its effects most of the time.

panurge says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 12:17pm

Simple and sweet. Neat mechanics and an enjoyable style. I liked it!

LeoM says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 8:26pm

Simple but fun.
I didn't succeed to run the post jam version, but the first one work already pretty well. ;)

Blobo says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 4:58pm

Really well done. I enjoy your sense of humor on the instructions menu, and the game was quite enjoyable.

resty says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 2:54pm

At's interesting. Art and sound are good
ai of bats could be more aggressive.

Dec 26, 2016 @ 1:23pm

Nice little game :) Didn't make it very far though ^^'

fabsy says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 6:25pm

Nice entry. I found it a bit too repetitive but in general it's fun. The blue bar (stamina) doesn't seem to have enough relevance since I can always attack at the same rate.

I liked the sound and humour!

Jan 6, 2017 @ 6:54pm

Interesting game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :)

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