Hands off my princess!

You are an evil wizard, living in your evil tower.

Like any evil wizard worth his salt, you have captured a princess and locked her in your tower. Unfortunatley, the citizens of the fairytale land are not going to stop until they have rescued her.

All gameplay is with the mouse. Select traps using the buttons on the right, and click on the brown trap spots to place a trap there, spnding money to do so. Click a placed trap to activate it and kill heroes. Traps must recharge after being used.

Trap types:

  • Spike: Kills heroes directly above/below it. Can be placed on ceiling or floor.
  • Pitfall: Drops heroes to the floor below. Can be placed on floor only.
  • Crusher: Crushes heroes below it, and blocks the way for a few seconds. Can be placed on ceiling only.
  • Swinging axe: Swings a giant axe to kill heroes in an arc. Can be placed on ceiling or floor.

Enemy Types:

  • Little pig: Likes to dress fancy.
  • Fairy: Flies fast, and flies over floor traps. Try hitting from above.
  • Crazy slug: Sticks to the floor and ceiling. When he's on the floor, use a floor trap to hit him. When he's on the ceiling, use a ceiling trap to hit him.

This game was made by:

  • @Wazz - Vice director of global programming and design
  • @abel - Supreme Cheif of all sound, at all frequencies
  • @Farssigia - Demi-goddess of the wind, sea and animation, hero of men and women.

Voting results

Overall
10th
64%
5.833
Graphics
11th
71%
4.944
Audio
9th
57%
4.833
Gameplay
5th
29%
6.444
Originality
7th
43%
6.222
Theme
10th
64%
6.389

This game entered in the Team competition (14 entries).

Comments (10)

RocketRager
 • 1 year ago • 

Very fun game ! A treat to burst all these creatures. Traps mecanics are good minded. Nice gameplay. GG

Andy Bae
(@im_a_good_boye) • 1 year ago • 

Really cool game! I like the idea of a tower defense game where all the towers had to be manually controlled. The variety of traps and enemies were also very cool and well thought out. I wish there was a way the difficulty can further scale because I felt I could've gone indefinitely even when there were a flood of enemies since they all died in one hit. and crusher op ;p

LogicaLinsanity
 • 1 year ago • 

Game was super fun. though not terrible intuitive even after reading instructions. I got so addicted to trying to find a good pace and get the highest score possible!

Kaizo
 • 1 year ago • 

Nice game!
I think cooldown could be lowered a bit but, game was superfun.
I liked the sell mechanism.
Game over screen is very funny lol!

Kerri
(@Cloie) • 1 year ago • 

An interesting take on the idea of a tower defense game with manually activated traps, but after a while it got far too easy to set up combo traps (crushers with swing axes on one side and spikes on the other) and killing large swathes of intruders became too easy, to remedy this I'd say let the intruders smash the crusher trap like they do the princesses door.

The graphics were okay, but left room for improvement and the background music was fine but the repetitive "why?!" from the intruders made killing them less fun after a while.

Wazz
  • 1 year ago • 

Thank you all for your kind words and feedback on our game. It's amazing to hear when people like and enjoy your work, so it's really appreciated.

There were certainly some balance issues present that we didn't get the chance to iron out, but we'll certainly use this as a learning experience going forward!

DictorDro
 • 1 year ago • 

I liked the idea and concept
Different variations of traps and enemies, and very successful combination of mechanics versus enemies. It bring much diversity to gameplay!

But as for me, it's really hard to play with time, because it's getting a lot of enemies, and you don't have time to handle enemies :\

qst0
 • 1 year ago • 

Cool game stylish pigs!

Really tough, had to try it a few times before I got the hang of it, and it's really easy to run out of money. The pitfall will throw an error sometimes.

FATAL ERROR in
action number 1
of  Step Evento_pitfall
for object o_hero:

Push :: Execution Error - Variable Index [0,-1] out of range [1,9] - -5.waypoints(100037,-1)
at gml_Object_o_hero_Collision
Wazz
  • 1 year ago • 

@DictorDro @qst0 Thank you for playing! I hope you enjoyed the challenge at least :)

Sorry to see you had a crash there qst0, I think I know what causes this, so annoyed with myself for missing this in testing. My apologies!

voxel
 • 1 year ago • 

Oh damn this is a difficult game, but I'm still playing it so obviously you did a good job. Music got a little grating after a while, but the game is so chaotic and fun that you don't have time to be annoyed.

I'm going to give you max score on graphics. At first I thought it was good jam art but not incredible, but then I saw that pig wiggle its butt as it climbs the ladder and knew that nothing else is going to come close this alakajam. Ass-tounding work.

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Place traps to stop the heroes from rescuing the princess

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Windows

Authors

Wazz
Farssigia
abel

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