Ludum Dare 25
December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain
Mad Princess - AdventureIslands - 48 Hour Compo Entry
There is a story of a beautiful princess trapped in the castle of a horrible demon. Many brave warriors have fallen
trying to face the dangerous traps of the castle to save the princess!
The truth, however, is much more darker: The master of the castle is no one but the princess herself!
She uses terrible dark magic to set traps for the hapless heroes who invade the castle,
and then uses their blood to create more deadly traps for new heroes who dare to set their foot in the castle!
Mad Princess is a tower defence type of game. You control the princess,
who uses blood as currency, to set up different traps from spiky floors to
crossbow sentries to kill the invading heroes!
The heroes travel in sideway 2D view in the halls of the castle,
trying to reach the princess. If that happens, she is forcefully saved and probably married, or worse, taken to some mental care institution
Use mouse to play, select different traps by picking their icons from the top screen and then place them down in the battlefield.
Press R to restart current Stage and Esc to return to main menu. Note that this will restart the whole game.
Press P to pause and unpause
Use + and - to adjust volume and 0 to mute/unmute.
First trap is the Bombs, you can spawn them pretty much anywhere by just clicking empty space. They are cheap and pretty powerful, but be careful though, because they start rolling around easily and will blow up your traps if they happen to collide.
Second trap is the Spike Carpet, it falls on the ground and will sap the health of anyone who steps on it except Agile enemies. The invading heroes cannot attack it, but be careful when placing it, because it breaks if it touches other traps.
The third trap is the Wall, well, it is not really a trap, but a strong brick wall, that will halt the travel of the heroes until they manage the break it. Agile enemies can run through it with no harm though. The Wall will break any traps that collide with it.
The fourth trap is the Crossbow, it's an automatic sentry that will shoot arrows at the invaders. It's also a bit like the Wall, and will halt the heroes, but only briefly, because it's not as sturdy as the Wall. Agile enemies can also pass through it with no harm but they can still be hit with arrows.
The fifth and final trap is the Chain Ball, it spins in place in a round arc. It's very powerful, but it will destroy any traps it happens to smash into so be careful when placing it.
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