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Made for Stencyl Jam 2014. Try to impress Princess Locria, then walk in her shoes as she navigates a dungeon using a giant chain whip. Collect upgrades to increase your health and chain length.

~ Arrows to move
~ Down to duck
~ Up, X, or V to jump
~ Z or C to perform an action

~ P to pause
~ N to mute sound
~ M to mute music

/// Tips ///

The whip takes a bit of practice, but is fun once you get used to it! Sometimes striking the wall opposite of the one you are trying to reach, then quickly turning around and striking the target wall is the best way to clear some obstacles. Think of it as "wall jumping."

The whip can destroy projectiles, but it may be easier to duck to avoid some obstacles like the fireballs.

Checkpoints save your progress

You should collect all health and whip upgrades before leaving the dungeon (it's pretty linear so hopefully they shouldn't be hard to miss).

The dialogue between Locria and the knight changes slightly depending on how many flowers you get, and whether or not you grab the kitten.

/// Issues ///

The health bar disappears after respawning / reloading. Health still works, and you can rely on audio cues to roughly gauge your health as well. The more health you have, the higher the pitch of the sound when the player gets hurt (it gets lower as you get closer to death).

The bosses are somewhat easy, I'm hoping to work my way up to more complex bosses in future releases.

Checkpoints cause a random lag spike to occur, for some reason this only happens in a browser. I'd like to get it fixed for a future release.

I apologize if the learning curve is steep, I threw this together mostly throughout the last few days!

/// Additional Info ///

A large portion of the game is centered around the Locrian musical mode. All of the songs implement the Locrian mode, as well as the majority of sound effects. The health bar plays the Locrian mode when filling up or depleting (it becomes more complete as you work up to 8 hitpoints), and the chain plays it when being used (it slowly builds up to 8 notes).

OST to be posted soon!

I would like to expand on the game's mechanics more for a future release, so feedback is greatly appreciated!

Reviews


LuminemLuminem

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I didn't complete the game, though I think the concept is pretty good. The music fit perfectly with the game but it's a bit upset when you play much time. Yes, I could play the game without music but it's not the same. I love pixel art so I love the graphics of this game.
I don't know what more to say about this, I think you could use almost all things from this game to make others game. For example the guy in green has a super arm which he uses to jump higher. You can make a game with it.
The knight is perfect to make a game about dragons or something like that.
I'm sorry I can't say you more about what you could use because I just reached the green boy level.



jupstinjupstin

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Fun little game. I liked the jumping/whip mechanic



KruchoKrucho

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Dialogues were funny & it fit the ridiculous music, the whip had some ideas too, so pretty cool !


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garrettp375garrettp375

Rated 4 / 5 stars

A pretty fun game. But very flawed. I know the music is a certain style. But the music is just not great to me. But that's a opinion so I will not deduce points. Game play is rather linear but I still enjoyed it. The animation I did not like. it was ok. But when jumping or using the knight's first it just looks like a Photoshop. But I don't pick to hard about stuff like that so I wont deduce many points. The bosses could use work in A.I and difficulty. But ok. This game has much potential. I feel if you made a sequel and put more effort it could be five stars. And there is room for a sequel like what was she trying to study and why. Overall I am not that impressed with the game. But it packs alot of potential. And I'm all for you making a sequel. Just fix the animation and bosses A.I and progressed the story it would be great. Good job 4 stars!


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Pico944Pico944

Rated 2 / 5 stars

The game goes ape shit on the boss fight.