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Slay the Orc

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Slay the Orc is a simple, short and immediate card game. Inspired by Slay the Spire, the battle system has been simplified to be a more advanced version of rock-paper-scissor.

A game made for Gameloop Game Jam #0.

Graphic by: KenneyNL

Music by: Patrick de Arteaga

Source code: Slay the Orc

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Nice, but needs work, and luck shouldn't outweigh skill- it did here, really badly. The randomly assigned values to the defense and attack cards meant you could be left unable to do anything useful for turns and turns, as well as the fact that you keep every card until you played it keeping your options down too much for meaningful choices.

The counterattack is utterly broken. It can deal eight or ten damage at borderline random, or leave you to die, or kill you in the first turn the opponent isn't blocking above your attack level...

Slay the spire is a good place to take inspiration from, but for its formula to work- in fact, any turn based game- the player must be able to strategize, and given opportunities, not just put to live or die at the whims of the dice.

If you want something less refined, that's fine too, sometimes there's a place for clunkier systems with more random chance. But if you're going to do that, don't make a roguelike where it's game over at one or two bad draws.

i love slaying orcs

the green spiky thing is absolute cancer. 50/50 chance to just fucking lose sometimes when the game decides its going to do nothing but spam that.

I like the aesthetic very much and the sounds as well as the mecanics tho the randomness of the cards could be improuved I couldn't make it past the third level with my luck.
Anyway keep up the good work !

I'm a fan of this type of game, the turn based strategy type, mixed with some gambling and the randomness of the cards makes a fun playing experience. The only thing that I don't really like is how small the player sprite is, but apart from that I really enjoyed it, and might even come back to play it again.

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3.26 / 5.00

Jun 21, 2020
5:09 AM EDT