Something small for Ludum Dare.
Turn based action game.
Defeat enemies to absorb their power.
Destroy the mimic crystal to ascend.
This is fun, but the gun enemies are unbelievably strong. The fact that they shoot instantaneously means it’s incredibly difficult to kill them. This is especially if you have dasher or gun: you basically have to wait for them to walk into your line of sight and pray nothing’s happening around you that needs your attention.
The real kicker is that they can shoot as soon as they spawn. I’ve just lost a run because that happened. There’s really nothing you can do about it.
You can make a bomb (yours or enemy’s) tick down by pushing backwards against a wall!
Such a fun little game here.
Confusing at first, but really fun once you get the hang of it! My high score is 58!
Played it for a bit and had fun. But I die too much and never even saw a mimic crystal. I assume it’s either hidden in a random block, or I have to destroy every block? (The latter seems more likely)
Finally managed to ascend – this was really tough! The main difficulties I had were to do with the Gun enemies who require a lot of strategy to fight given that they can shoot as soon as they turn, and the bomb weapon which was incredibly difficult to get kills with on anyone but the dashers. A lot of fun though 🙂
(my score was 60)
Wow, this is a fun and clever game! The bomb feature is a little difficult to kill with, but the death feature is awesome! My high score is 72 🙂
So, I ascended, and what happens after that?
You swich your priority from ascending to gathering points. Just kill enemies instead of destroying the Mimic Core. Alternatively wall yourself off with Builder and let enemies gather outside your fortress, then kill them all with Death once you get the chance. I’ve gotten forts up, but the enemies always randomly bust through before a Death spawns inside.
As overpowered as the gun enemies are, they are sort of fun to fight against, choosing the perfect move every turn. The biggest issue is enemies spawning and killing you without you being able to react. The gun enemies aren’t bad since they are stunned for two turns after spawning; Sword and Dasher are worse. Also, if you have Sword, going against a Gun enemy, in a situation like V-< if you walk forward to stab whether or not you die is random.
Fun stuff. Got 93 on my first ascension.
I finally played this today and found it to be quite engaging and fun.
It actually took me a couple of minutes to figure out the controls, though. (“Hmm, sometimes â†“ moves me up, and sometimes it moves me to the right… and sometimes my character changes shape… What’s the pattern here?”) I felt kind of silly once I realized â† and â†’ are for turning, but perhaps more specific instructions would help, especially since it wasn’t immediately clear to me that the shape of the yellow character indicated a facing direction.
It also took me some time to figure out what to do with the mimic crystal, but it was fun to discover that on my own. After about 80 minutes of play, I ascended with a score of 86. I’m looking forward to the upcoming enhancements!
Easy to learn.
Hard to master.
Seems Like Something On A Atari 2600
This is now one of my favorite ways to pass the time. Nice work Terry!
Score & weapons aren’t display in Windows version. 🙂
(All the text things, actually)
Hey somebody, thanks for letting me know! This is probably a bug with my framework. I’ll look into it 🙂
What are all of the abilities are? I only know sword, dasher, bomb, gun, and builder. Are there anymore?
Could somebody please explain to me the base mechanics of this game? I don’t know what “Death” and “Mimic Core” is.
My score is 46, and what happens if you ascend?
Hi terry, if you see this, I love your games! For copycat, what will happen if you ascend? Because I almost destroyed the weird thing that stays in the middle
Hey! There’s a very simple ending if you manage to defeat the “boss” – you get a new skill called “ascend” which triggers the end.
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