A downloadable game for Windows

Big thanks to ben_x and spenny who pointed out a bunch of stuff that could be better and that controllers broke it. Should be a slightly better experience now, but I'm still working on it in the post jam version.

SYNOPSIS

You are a dung beetle. You hate those other dung beetles. Or they are dung beetle zombies? They're green, anyhow.

GAMEPLAY

In DUNG BEETLE VIEW move around (WASD) and collect the falling dung before other dung beetles do. When you think your dung ball is big enough, deposit it at the weird hut looking cave things to load it up into your ammo. Then go to TOWER FIGHTING VIEW (spacebar) where you can either use that dung ball to defend or attack. But be quick, because those zombie(?) dung beetles don't rest.

Or you could watch this video where I can't speak good: https://youtu.be/ZVgsz3Ac0aM

CONTROLS WHEN BEING A DUNG BEETLE

  • WASD to move;
  • Spacebar to switch to tower view.

CONTROLS WHEN TOWER FIGHTING

  • Right click on your own areas to give them health.
  • Left click on the enemy areas to fire a dungball at them.

More information

Published202 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Authortitanfist
Tagsidle-thumbs, wizard-jam-2016
Player countSingleplayer

Install instructions

Run the .exe mate.

Download

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[Post-jam Bug-fixed Ben X Version w/sound] Life As A Dung Beetle (10 MB)
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Life As A Dung Beetle (Dungry Dungry Beetles) (9 MB)

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I really liked the aesthetics, concept and scope of this game! I found it quite difficult and confusing, though - I think some stuff could have done with simplifying down (e.g. why have the J and K buttons at all?) and labelling (I had no idea what was going on in the battle mode even with the instructions screen - having the enemy cannon/tower green and yours purple is one thing that might have helped).