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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You're the Boss

by trenchgames - Jam Entry

You are the boss!


Art and Design ~ Daniel Ries
Programming ~ Michael Kaiser

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aemiliu5 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:32am

i have no idea why but it keeps crashing within the first 10-20 seconds...nevermind, i love the art and the's fucking great man! keep going and good luck! (also check the crashing thing if you will)

Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:52pm

Gorgeous art and animations. Also liked the take on the boss theme. It was a bit too hard for my taste and I wish the hit boxes were more forgiving.
Still had a lot of fun.

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

I couldn't keep it when I heard the dark souls death sound


kamranwali says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:28am

Nice game. Now I know how the boss feels. Keep it up!

Pajama-Llama says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:31am

Couldn't defeat link :(

Michalidis says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:44am

Can't believe this game is so challenging :D

Graphics and the music are very cool!
The controls feel a bit hard for me though
But the idea of having the view from the perspective of boss is amazing :D poor boss :(

Green Soda says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:42am

Maybe I was playing the game wrong, but I needed a few tries before I defeated Link.. haha
I was like: "YESSS!!!" then dark souls soundtrack played, I was like "OH SHIT"... I am really curious to what's next xD

Nice game... I now know how bosses feel like D: i almost raged

Green Soda says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:44am

Oh the nostalgia. :D
I like the simplicity of the art and the references.

BUNN1E5 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:44pm

I was about to comment that it really needed music... then I plugged in my headphones... yeah. But that was really great! The difficulty curve was a bit high from being able to kill Mario to then being rekt by Link.

pixelpotions says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:45pm

Awesome! I love how you made the heroes the bosses!
I couldn't get past the Dark Souls Duo, they're very OP. :)
Awesome art and good gameplay! Had a blast.

trenchgames says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 5:13am

Thanks guys, glad you like it! Yeah I turned the difficulty waay up once everything was working. After all, the heroes are supposed to win right? :D

erik says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 9:13pm

Nice take on playing as the boss!

Totally didn't expect an action to be on the right mouse button on a web game. Healing was pretty hard to figure out as well. Also, it probably would have been better to either keep all the controls on the keyboard, or make the mouse control which direction the character faces. It doesn't feel right as it is. Difficulty is super high too, I didn't make it past Link.

It _sounds_ like the music and effects are direct rips, which is a copyright violation and against the rules. Not really a big deal for a jam entry but you probably shouldn't do that.

I really liked the art, and the drawings of boss and the classic hero characters are great.

Jan 1, 2017 @ 9:22pm

I am the boss!

Fun idea, and nice parody!

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