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Cart #42958 | 2017-07-31 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

Game for the Ludum Dare 39 -- Theme: Running out of Energy

The shy gladiator has to defeat three mythical creatures, but he is too embarrassed to attack,
so instead he must dodge their attacks until the monsters lose all their powers.

You can move left or right, and dodge with "Z". Dodge will give you a few invincibility frames, but also
take some hit points from you.

Can you defeat all three monsters?

Game by @caranha and @conanfelipe


  • Better title screen that actually explains the game;
  • Better logic for the Cyclops, and calling out attacks;
  • Balance the damage amounts better;
P#42872 2017-07-29 07:58 ( Edited 2017-08-03 04:25)

Man, here I thought that this month's theme was really boring, and then here you guys come with a really clever idea!

I think this is already really well put together. My one suggestion is to maybe have the camera target the midpoint between you and the monster. Right now, if you run far away and then run back to him, you have almost zero visibility into what he is doing. Other than that, MAYBE a little tell before he shoots a fireball, but I imagine you will be adding a lot of theatrics in the next day or so.


P#42890 2017-07-29 13:36 ( Edited 2017-07-29 17:36)

Paloblanco -- Thank you for the compliment!

The mid point between the player and the boss is an awesome idea. The problem is that for the second boss we decided to use four enemies, but I will think of something.

I am adding some tells - the first moster now acts more predictably -- only shoots or jumps when close/far. Also he stops for a few frames before shooting.


P#42905 2017-07-30 04:56 ( Edited 2017-07-30 08:56)

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Cheers :-)

P#42976 2017-07-31 21:52 ( Edited 2017-08-01 01:52)

I played on ldjam. This turned out great - excellent job!

P#43022 2017-08-03 00:25 ( Edited 2017-08-03 04:25)

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