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    Ludum Dare 20

    April 29th-May 2nd, 2011
    Theme: It’s Dangerous to go Alone! Take this!

    More Info: Ludum Dare 20 Has Begun! (Keynote), Theme Voting Results.

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    Misplaced - someone - Competition Entry

    Out of time again, There is plenty left to do to make this game awesome.
    Mainly more artwork, different enemies and tiles, and more spells.

    The game:
    You are a mage who seems to have misplaced your spellbooks.
    You need your spellbooks...
    Perhaps you left them in one of these chests...
    Unfortunately the grounds have become overrun with imps, so you may need to persuade various adventurers to do the fighting for you as it is dangerous to go alone...

    I will upload my timelapse video tomorrow. Too tired to do it now.

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    Ratings

    Coolness33%
    #52Humor3.07
    #59Theme3.36
    #68Graphics3.47
    #85Innovation3.28
    #104Community2.96
    #127Overall3.00
    #162Fun2.68
    #275Audio1.25

    Comments

    Jhelle says ...
    May 2, 2011 @ 10:30am

    Nice game! Very much liked the idea of having a whole force following me. I hated how the soldiers kept getting me stuck in narrow corridors, maybe remove collision with them :) ?

    Hamumu says ...
    May 2, 2011 @ 6:27pm

    I second a call for no collision between me and my soldiers! They fixed that in Diablo 2, you can do it too. And whoa, this is SO impossible! The AI on the soldiers makes it really hard to do anything smart, since they go chasing after frightened imps at light speed, into a giant army of evil. You mentioned "more spells". I opened every chest as far as I know, never saw a spell. Can you actually cast stuff? That sounds like a nice addition if it's in there!

    mpc174 says ...
    May 3, 2011 @ 4:36am

    Ditto what the others said about the soldiers. Also, it's a nice little game with a great sense of humor.

    spoon says ...
    May 3, 2011 @ 10:51am

    Really fun game! I love the quips the soldiers make.

    May 5, 2011 @ 4:17pm

    The spells are a lie. ;)

    Congrats on submitting, this has a lot of promise.

    Winterblood says ...
    May 5, 2011 @ 8:17pm

    Really quite fun, despite the soldiers frequently getting stuck (at least the imps did too though!). Nice idea, shame you didn't have time to put some spells in.

    localcoder says ...
    May 6, 2011 @ 7:57am

    I would have liked it more if the soldiers had better pathfinding, but it's enjoyable as it is.

    It's very satisfying to watch the soldiers and imps run away as their health drops, and be chased by a hoard of enemies - sometimes the tables turn, and they all run back the other way :)

    qrunchmonkey says ...
    May 6, 2011 @ 9:28am

    I didn't have too many problems with pathfinding, but the bits of text, while funny, were often obscured by trees and didn't stay up nearly long enough to read.

    May 6, 2011 @ 12:31pm

    Well done ! Was quite hard, but the ending was funny enough to be worth the 3-4 tries it took me before winning. Could have used some sound, but very good nonetheless.

    Kynrael says ...
    May 7, 2011 @ 5:39pm

    Nice entry ! I loved the lines from the soldiers :)
    Pity you didn't manage to get spells in there.

    Endurion says ...
    May 8, 2011 @ 6:18am

    It's a really promising entry, but there's a few problems. For one, the soldiers blocking the player. There's places where you're stuck behind them. Once I was killed in an corridor, stuck between soldiers and an imp.

    Some spells would be rad (heal soldiers, a little fireball).

    I loved the soldier lines ;)

    elbowroom says ...
    May 8, 2011 @ 5:53pm

    To me, the collision with the soldiers added to the fun.
    Graphics are lovely.. Gameover message was funny. Gameplay is easy to understand and fun.
    I was running around looking in chests and waiting for soldiers to slowly heal up after battle..
    It was quick and enjoyable.

    alexlarioza says ...
    May 10, 2011 @ 12:18am

    Nice! Quite hard and pathing finding is a little off.

    Draknek says ...
    May 17, 2011 @ 3:41pm

    The soldiers' lines were amusing.

    Pathfinding was sometimes annoying: once some of my guys got stuck inside a tree and a few times they couldn't work out how to follow me.

    Didn't find the collision annoying except in the top-right corner where I went to collect the three extra dudes. Then got hemmed in by the two groups.

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