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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Bare Knuckle Gladiators

by 2Bit - Jam Entry

You are a gladiator, fight to be the best, fight to entertain. There is only one catch, all you have to fight with is your bare hands.

WASD to move, Click to attack.

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Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:33am

This game is awesome. I love the giant fist powerup and the different enemy types. Multiplayer would be so fun. Consider it. Keep up the good work.

calcitherin says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:07pm

Cool Game . Love the music , the graphics and the punching !

Kazik_210 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:06pm

I really like the graphics and music in your game :D

laurence says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:13pm

Pretty fun little game.

irwatts says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:25pm

Great feeling of impact! Played all the way through. I agree with DalesDiscountTires that multiplayer would be awesome!

Flaterectomy says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:38pm

This is a pretty fun game!

The graphics are quite simple but they do the trick. The best visual element, for me, was the animation of the hands.

The music suits it, and the sound effects work well enough but I can't help feel there was a good opportunity here for over-the-top kung fu movie punches and screams. ;)

Right from the start it seemed apparent that the best way to win a fight was to abuse the enemies' slow turn radius, so I spent most of my time beating people in the back of the head. I think the actual fight mechanics were the best feature of the game, with the importance of positioning and the giant fist power-ups.

Speaking of which, I was happy to see the pickups. The extra health saved my life several times (I think I died about 4 times before I won the game), and as said the giant fists were quite handy (pun intended). :D

BUNN1E5 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:24am

Now that was fun! But I always had to do that same thing no matter who it was, circle around them then hit their back. It got kind of repedative

Piscythe says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:25am

Very solid work. Creative, challenging gameplay that keeps the player engaged by introducing new elements. The second-to-last level was very satisfying. It gets tiresome mashing my mouse so much though.

ninjascript says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:28am

Awesome! Great pacing, and a really unique mechanic. Like @Flaterectomy, I learned to hit my opponents in the back of the head, and spent most of the time dodging and looking for opportunities to strike.

ahmedmohi says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:00am

Fun game , nice effects too i might like if my character movement was abit faster

quentinus60 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:12am

Nice little game ! I was able to finish it with only 1 death. Good job :p

titomakanijr says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:46am

I enjoyed playing this for sure! The music was really great and the gameplay was fun. The only downside I can think of is that the turn speed on the enemies was a little slow. I felt like a bit like Quicksilver. Anywho over all I liked it!

Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:57am

such a fun game to play, Enjoyed it. Nice difficulty and actually required some skill to make it through the waves. Awesome job

indrkl says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:25pm

Nice fighting game, really fun, interesting mechanics, I like that you could position your mouse and move around that. though I'm not sure that if you die after getting the big gloves and then you die, you have no ways of getting them back, cos I felt like the next level kinda needed it.

Dia6lo says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 1:57pm

Best trip to Egypt in this Ludum Dare.

Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:12pm

At first I thought their fists were there feet haha, but overall it was an extremely fun and very challenging which I like! Feels really solid as well, very well made great job!

Splendidus says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 3:34pm

Really good. From the first time I came to the boss, but killed him with the second.

Louspirit says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 4:40pm

I was hoping to play a dynamic game like this on LD 37. Very enjoyable to play with power ups and different waves. I put you very good notes.

Dec 28, 2016 @ 6:43pm

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

Green Soda says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 3:47am

I like how each round has a synoptic title of what it'll present to you :) nice game!

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