Ludum Dare 25
December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain
Skeleton's Revenge - Dr. Mo - 48 Hour Compo Entry
Skeleton's Revenge is a 2D platformer where the standard platformer enemy and hero tropes are reversed. A hero and his goat have killed your master, and the only thing you have left is to get revenge! You're a skeleton that's immune to spikes and doesn't get knocked back when hit. Your enemies are platformer hero archetypes, and as such, spikes kill them in one hit, and they get knocked back when they take damage. Fans of old Nintendo Hard games know that it's not the damage that kills you, but it's the being knocked off a platform into spikes or a bottomless pit. Have fun turning the tables on 2D platform mechanics! The game only takes about 3 minutes to complete, but it gets pretty difficult!
Left/right, A/D, gamepad left/right - move
L, gamepad button 1/4 - jump
K, gamepad button 2/3 - throw bones
Renoise is awesome and I'm really happy with how the music turned out. The nice sound effects were generated with Bfxr and the graphics were all done in GIMP. I used Game Maker 7 because it's what I know, but sadly, it only compiles for Windows. If someone would like to port this to other platforms, drop me a line at bakamostudios.com
As before, I did a few blog posts, this time with playable versions of the game each step of the way. That's at http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/author/Dr.Mo/?category_name=ld-25-2
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