Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

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.

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Ultimate Showdown

by Aaranos - Compo Entry

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Ultimate Showdown
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You have been transported into a chamber by an evil wizard. You must fight for his entertainment as he continues to throw more and more things into the chamber.

Controls -

Left - Left Arrow
Right - Right Arrow
Up - Up Arrow
Down - Down Arrow

Attack - Z

Fix 1 - Enemies were staying their invuln color instead of turning back. I corrected this before but must have gotten rid of the piece that fixed it at some point. Released new builds.

Fix 2 - Fixed an issue where boss was invisible due to stupid color default being alpha 0. Now it seems to have all kinds of other issues.

Fix 3 - Removed my splash screen because it seemed to be the root of an issue where the builds would not allow player to work. HOPEFULLY that's the last major bug fixed.

Linux and Mac versions are untested.

Planned Updates:
V1.1 (Done!)
Add bow as a weapon
Add New Boss

V1.2
Add staff (magic) as a weapon
2 new enemy types

V1.3
Add dodge mechanic
Possibly attack combo

V1.4
Change score for gold
Use gold to upgrade yourself instead of relying on random drops

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#327Humor2.39
#409Fun2.96
#432Audio2.09
#433Graphics2.75
#440Theme3.25
#474Overall2.96
#484Mood2.60
#559Innovation2.26
#790Coolness49%

Comments

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:26am

Interesting wave game. Would like for the attack to be a bit more impacting, fast/crisp and have a sound effect.

Aaranos says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:59am

@PeachTreeOath, I'm not sure what platform you played on but the attack does have a sound. I just tested it on web to confirm it wasn't bugged.

Albert Viader says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:09am

Simple but fun! I think is very difficult to fight. I was running all the time. xD

justking14 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:04pm

Fun game, though I found running to be a far better solution than actually fighting. Good life lesson.

automatonvx says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:34am

I liked the simple but cute graphic style, was kind of easy, just needs a few more features to make the game play more interesting

TheFudster says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:31am

I liked it, had fun! Wish there was a bit more feedback when taking a hit. But when the boss spawned on top of me, I took a ton of damage lol.

spacedoubt says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:31am

A bit bare-bonesish, but a solid entry!

jramell says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:50am

Nice! I liked the art style and the progression. I'm not sure if this is a bug but the pick-ups that looked like first aid kits always reduced my health. A few more well balanced enemy types would make this game immensely better, but it is pretty fun as it is :)

Stylo21 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:10am

I like this kind of graphics!

In my opinion, you should add some more mechanics.. or something like shooting enemies..

Because it's quite easy to spawn "z" and just win.

But good game dude.

Umbra Team says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:49pm

I like the game, specially the slime (the star of the game hehe). But I would like to have a clear feedback that I'm taking damage on the character's sprite in some way. I died the first time because I didn't know I was taking any damage. I'm kinda dumb also haha

Aaranos says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:27pm

I have taken the feedback I was given and have a post LD update in the works. Correcting some issues people have and also some new features, as well as a graphics and audio overhaul since post LD is not limiting me.

comatomatoes says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 5:09am

Solid entry! I only played with the bow and arrow for a while, but it definitely seemed a bit OP as it can just blow through a bunch of enemies from a distance. XD Definitely had fun though. Good work!

Gipzo says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 2:21pm

Nice game. Has some issues with balance - bow is overpowered and kills bosses in one arrow after a while =)
Got to level 36 and 5000 score, but got a little bored then :)
Another concern is upgrading health - I think it is better to adjust current health too, so 10/10 would become 11/11, not 10/11 :)

Aaranos says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 6:43pm

@Gipzo, thanks for the feedback. Health issue is an easy fix and I'll think about making a new update. My next update was planned to address the scaling difficulty needed.

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 7:39am

You have a neat graphic style, I think some sound effects and a little more polish will make this quite a solid little hack and slash game :) Nice job

edve98 says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 6:33pm

Can't do anything on Linux build :/

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