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Welcome to the graveyard !

It's time for you to practice some dark magic !

Swap between two characters . The first one is digging for bones and throws them in the well. When five bones are on the altar, below in the crypt, the necromancer can perform the ritual !

But beware ! A hunter is out too, looking for you. Hide to avoid getting shot or you'll lose health.  And below, in the crypt, a ghoul smelled fresh bones, and want them for dinner ! Protect the bones ! If the ghoul leaves with a bone, you'll lose health too.

Will the dark forces be pleased by your sacrifices ?

Perform a ritual to score 10 pts , dig a bone for 1pt.


Controls :

  • Arrows to move
  • Space to jump
  • X to dig and throw bones with igor / perform the ritual with the necromancer
  • C to hide in the ground with igor / throw a fireball with the necromancer
  • S to swap between the two characters
  • F to toggle fullscreen


This game was made for MyFirstGameJam Winter 2019, between the 4th and the 16th of February. It's totally perfectible, upgradable and buggy here and there . PLEASE comment on the game and concept, and report the bugs to help me improve the game ! I'll try to update it when (if) possible ! Have fun :)

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Release date Feb 17, 2019
Rating
(1)
AuthorShaengarne
GenrePuzzle
Tags2D, Dark Humor, Fantasy, My First Game Jam, Pixel Art
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard

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The Necromancer 24 MB

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I did a Twitch stream of your game on Sunday 02/17/19 and I uploaded it to my YouTube channel today.

I recorded myself playing it for the first time and made commentary on how I thought it played and what I liked/didn't like.  I tried to be objective.  I'm trying to provide honest feedback and playtesting to indie devs.  The link is below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtW7Jbjcjn4

Hey ! Thanks a lot for your  review and for showing the bugs . As said in the description, the game was made in two weeks , it's a one-man project  and I uploaded the game half an hour before the end of the jam, so I did not have the time to test it very much. I'll fix the music and the problem that prevents from restarting the game after two runs. Also , you are not the first annoyed by the speed of the characters so i'll fix that too ! For the rest,  I may be working on the game some more to add an increasing difficulty. Thanks again for playing and showing me the review ! Cheers 

I mean, if you happened to watch any of the other videos on the channel, you'll see that other games were released with more staff and less finished.  So, good on you.  I liked it for what it was.  I'd be interested in an updated version when you get to it.

Thanks a lot ! I fixed the bugs you mentionned in your vid and tweaked the speed of the characters , feel free to test it again if you want to. I'll let you know if I continue working on this game ( it might happen, I have a few ideas I want to add to the game ).  Cheers !

That's really cool! Love the art and soundtrack and the concept is also fun :)

It would be more enjoyable on the long run, if the game would gradually add more stuff to watch out for (more enemies, etc), but of course this is just the concept for the game jam. Good stuff!

Hey !! Thanks a lot for your feedback ! Glad you like it !

You are absolutely right , when I have time to update the game, this will be the first thing I work on. The game needs to be more difficult , more hunters , more ghouls , more bones to get to perform the rituals the more you spend time in a run , things like that,  because if you play a few games , game starts to be really easy when you get it haha .

Anyway , thanks again for your feedback ! means a lot !

Cheers