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Huoheian is a survival-based, top-down arena shooter made in 48 hours for LD48. The theme this time around was "minimalism" so I was inspired by Japanese interior design (though huoheian is a Chinese concept!).

Monsters come at you from the 4 doors, you can shoot them. Every time one dies, they'll leave a spike on the floor. Choose your shots wisely and don't get cornered in a tough spot.

It was my first Ludum Dare working alone, and while exhausting it's been a blast! Note that due to time restraints the game isn't playtested as much as I'd like and the balancing might be rough.

Arrow keys to move
X to shoot in whichever direction you're facing

(small update: This is now to be considered the official post-compfaux version. Changes include

- Small enemies are faster
- spikes now block the player's shots
- Big enemies will occasionally shoot homing shots

--- and most importantly, thanks for all your feedback!)

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This doesn't feel playtested at all. I don't think it's even possible to lose at this. Enemies spawn from the exact same four spots every time so they're pitifully easy to kill before they can make any progress towards you, and they don't seem to speed up noticeably as the game progresses. You could play for hours and not be in any danger of dying whatsoever. Hell, if you stand in the right spot at the middle, you can just tap up-down-left-right in sequence while holding the fire button and play blind.

It was a nice time consumer.

Even though this is not quite my cup of tea, I can't deny this game is of a great quality.

good, but way to easy

annoying and too simplistic

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3.98 / 5.00

Apr 28, 2013
8:08 PM EDT