Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Minimal Duel

by Miziziziz - Compo Entry

Duel other suitors to win the hand of the princess.

Duelists are so expert in this world that sometimes they duel each other twice simultaneously.

Controls are

A - attack
D - block

And then later you'll also use these with your second character:

V - attack
N - block

When in multiplayer mode, red player can be controlled by:
L - attack
' - Defend

and if it's with two red characters you can use left and right arrow keys to attack and block with the bottom characters.

The AI is pretty meh, but I'm happy with how the music and background art came out. I was feeling pretty uninspired with this theme; I had some ok ideas, but my skills weren't good enough to make them in the minimum time I had these weekend (social obligations all day every day).

Tools used:
my banjo and viola :)

Downloads and Links




jrap says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:34am

This game is gorgeous.

victorafael says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:41am

I really enjoyed the visual style!

NuSan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:04am

Great art style, it's a bit hard to win whith two characters. Keep up the good work !

Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:07pm

Liked the ink artstyle you have going on and the way you've added variety with the extra characters. Music also works well at setting the mood.

Andrew Adams says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:18pm

Nice art.

voidqk says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:06am

the controls seem very arbitrary

biscuitWizard says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:32am

Really enjoyed the music and the intro text. Great atmosphere.

Rene Damm says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:45pm

Nice visuals and audio. Like the "concept-y" style of the graphics. Couldn't really figure out how to properly play the game, though. If I randomly press "A" or "D" after the countdown, I randomly. No matter what I did, couldn't get fights to last more than a split second. Most of the time the game was counting down. After the second character was added, couldn't score a win anymore. Think with some tweaking that results in longer fights, this could be really great.

Miziziziz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:46pm

thanks for the compliments
@voidqk this setup for the controls was the most comfortable that would allow two people to use the keyboard
@ Rene Damm
the battle begins as soon as 'Fight!' is displayed; were you attacking then or waiting until that dissapeared

Lynx says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:00am

Wonderful game, music, and concept... a bit hard to tell what's all going on without audio or visual feedback (but then again I'm just as guilty with my game...)

Loving me some hand drawn/inked art and banjo!

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:04am

Hard to figure out how to play properly but very nice visuals.

jpcote says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:50am

Nice art!

NeithR says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:42am

Nice simple game with great graphics ;).

Alendro says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:31am

Very interesting art style. Unique concept. Great Job.

spacedoubt says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:32am

The style is very cool but I really couldn't figure out what I was doing beyond just spamming they keys.

SinistraGames says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:32am

Couldn't really get into the game that much, but the artstyle was pretty!

slarrimer says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:34am

I really like your drawing style. The gameplay is a bit rough, but any game with banjo music in it is cool in my book.

mathmadlen says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:35am

A little too button-smashy /or at least I've beaten it that way/, interesting look, quite nice!

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:41am

Lovely watercolor art! I just loved the music. Reminded me of Hearthstone music. The gameplay was good but became a bit tedious with 2 characters at once. Great job overall

2Bit says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:47am

The visuals and the audio were great. The gameplay was good as a concept but needs more time to be developed properly as you can just spam attack as it is to win.

ZNCatlaw says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:16pm

I would love to give your game a try... is there no way for you to export a Linux build? We Linux folk have trouble with the Unity Webplayer. I understand if you don't have the right license, etc.

Miziziziz says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 5:09pm

Thanks all.
Wow, thanks for telling me! I didn't know Linux users had issues with unity webplayer, unfortunately I on the road right now wihout my computer and wont be back before the judging ends. But I'll keep that in mind for next LD

DonovanWu says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 12:47am

I like the art style a lot!

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:03pm

nice work

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