HTML5 Curse of the eastern god

Discussion in 'Made with GameMaker' started by Adrien Dittrick, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. Adrien Dittrick

    Adrien Dittrick Member

    Jun 29, 2016
    Curse of the Eastern God was made in 48 hours as an entry for Ludum Dare 43 (accessible here:

    It is a game where everyone is affected by a CURSE. A CURSE which forces your screen to either remain in place or move to the right (and you can never go back.) Will you stay still and live a happy life? Or will you walk inescapeably towards certain doom?

    - wood chopping
    - money making schemes
    - conversations with eldritch beings


    WASD/Arrow keys: move
    Space bar / up / W / Z: jump
    F4: toggle fullscreen mode (windows only)

    Game links:
    Itch io:
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  2. Eyas

    Eyas Member

    Jun 23, 2016
    Starting out it was hard to motivate this game or what I'm supposed to do (e.g. lack of a HUD or progress indicator or an idea of what I'm working towards during the "Wood" phase), but moving on to the money phase was a cool concept, as was the style of the dialog after. I wish the money-making mechanic was a bit different, but overall the theme felt pretty fresh, which I enjoyed. Not sure the best way to figure out the balance between motivating / guiding the player and encouraging discovery.
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  3. Adrien Dittrick

    Adrien Dittrick Member

    Jun 29, 2016
    hey, thanks for playing :) the idea I had to motivate the player was just "you can't do anything here anymore. You are bored. Just go right to see if anything is new."

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