MiniLD #66

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Dwarf In a Hole

by Javabot - MiniLD 66 Entry

Welcome to a RTS platformer! That's right, you will not only be playing a tower defense, but you will be hopping around as a dwarf while doing so. Build turrets, plant mines, and build drills to prevent the annoying goblins from stealing your pile of gold. Be warned, however, as the goblins DO learn.

Okay, so I finished making this game today and I feel I have accomplished a lot, albeit no sound. If you feel the game is too easy, or that the game may be improved in some way, comment down below. I am aware there is a small glitch where a texture doesn't properly load up, I do not know why this happens, but all you have to do is just click on anything and the game will be fine.

Also, I now make games for money, it would help if you spread the word:

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Mar 29, 2016 @ 8:01am

I got to wave 15. Was good fun, but difficult. Control keys were difficult to use. I would like to use keys for build selection as well, and use keys further apart.

kittyandtiny says ...
Mar 29, 2016 @ 8:59am

Was quite fun, I got to wave 15, liked the idea of combining tower defence and platforming. The art for the cave wasn't very good, but it went well with the game's aesthetics. Some sound would have been good too, overall, it's a decent game.

Javabot says ...
Mar 29, 2016 @ 11:51pm

Hey guys, I am updating the game here based on the response I get:

I am not sure about this stone texture, so tell me if it feels better.

claudioa says ...
Mar 30, 2016 @ 1:12pm

I got to wave 15 too. I think it is too difficult in the beginning. I found it the most difficult part, after I understood that I needed to build one turret and one drill with the first money the rest was easier.
Maybe we should start with one drill.

Novodantis says ...
Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:54am

A minimum rate of resource generation would prevent a situation where you have 0 money and no drills, which is a dead-end.

New control system is slightly better, but I think if you have each build on a shortcut key it should just build them when you hit that key (rather than using E).

I got to wave 28, but only because enemies getting stuck in the middle allowed me to create drills to harvest at leisure and could probably go on indefinitely. This is however necessary, as there is no delay between waves; I'd suggest 5 seconds or so at least, assuming the getting stuck bug is ironed out.

That said, a fun little game in all!

Javabot says ...
Apr 1, 2016 @ 3:28am

Novodantis and claudioa, I updated the game in response to your feedback! I feel like it made a more enjoyable experience, so if y'all want to check it out, here's the link:

DrTeaSpoon says ...
Apr 1, 2016 @ 7:46pm

It's pretty cool. The game is mostly about just running to keep up with suicide bombers.

Javabot says ...
Apr 1, 2016 @ 11:07pm


May 2, 2016 @ 11:42am

Cute game. I included it in my MiniLD #66 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

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