This week, we’re covering games made for last weekend’s Ludum Dare, an online game development competition wherein contestants have exactly 48 hours to make a video game from scratch. Ludum Dare 18′s theme was “Enemies as Weapons”.
Jean-Marc Nielly’s Architector is a lot of things at once. It’s an action shooter, it’s a vertical platformer, it’s a game about Charles Darwin wielding a rifle shooting dragons to death and using their carcasses as weaponry. So yeah, there’s a lot to like about this one.
The game sort of take turns between two gameplay styles: shooting dudes and building a tower. Any enemies you kill, you can pick up and use as weapons, and a nice variety of action shooter weapon tropes are on display here: you’ve got your machine gun, your shotgun, etc. It feels a lot like Super Tario Bros, but a little more faster, a little harder, and maybe even a little more fun. Check it out!
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