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Steam Heart

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It's done! Made in under 72 hours for Ludum Dare (ldjam 36). The theme was Ancient Technology, so I went with Steampunk-ish setting.

The game isn't well optimized for flash as it was intended to run on a window exe format, so please excuse some bugs and slowdown here and there.

(You can edit the controls in the options menu to some alternatives)
Arrows: Move
Shift: Jump
Control: Shoot
\: Change Weapon
Space: Dash (you can also dash by pressing down and fire) (Dashing makes you invincible Dash through enemies, bosses and bullets!)

You can change the controls to different types in the options menu.

Greenlight previous LDjam game:

Hope you enjoy!

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Very fun

So this was a fun game here the ludum has braught some nice games and this is one of the better ones glad you have made something of quality in under 72 hours nice job here

No changes on this one


Amazing... I never would have guessed it was made within a limited time frame.

Absolutely incredible! I was expecting to get my arse kicked more than the game did to me - instead, the beginning was actually one of the sweeter ones I've played! The difficulty curve is just right for the 16-bitish style, but I really love how the octopus boss was, frankly, the hardest boss in the game for me, but I guess that's because the game didn't actually "end" there to say the least.

However, my least favourite part of the game is definitely the "press down + fire to dash", as I kept accidentally using it, when I meant to shoot while crouching as to make my hitbox smaller. I'd love if that was a toggleable shortcut instead. Very very great game!

The controls are so bad and hard to use that it makes the game almost unplayable besides that its a good game but the controls holds it back so much that it doesnt matter

SinclairStrange responds:

You know, you can change them...

The controls are weird and are difficult to get used to. Makes it quite difficult to play.

Unless that's just my mac keyboard and its easier on a PC