Ludum Dare 25
December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain
Earth Beast - Mava - 48 Hour Compo Entry
My entry for "Your are the villain" is: Earth Beast
After suffering at the hands of humans for many years, the Earth Mother has summoned a creature from the depths to destroy humanity.
You play as this creature who emerges from a sewer into a modern city looking to wipeout the human parasite from the world!
Created using flixel, the dragon is homage to the many retro-amiga dragons in the past that I really adored. In particular the one from First Samurai! I did some stuff to make his back arcing for various gameplay reasons but I'm pretty happy with the end result.
There is also night and day cycle, something which I thought I'd add after it appeared on the potential theme list.
Its arcadey gameply and features leveling up with progression by making your dragon bigger each time. But watch out for those pesky humans and their weapons!
Note: damage is only taken on the HEAD of the dragon so you can evade effectively for the most part.
I look forward to comments, the art in particular was very difficult for me :) Would love to see peoples scores and levels too.
My aim was also to make a subjective villain, are you on the side of humans or the earth? Has the earth gone too far by summoning a monster? You decide!
This is my first submission so I hope I have used dropbox correctly too (please let me know otherwise). All art is mine except for the Flixel default font and basic shapes (rectangular health bar for example).
EDIT: I have Goats in the game too! They give more points if you kill'em :)
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