I think the real problem is I was on Windows but I had accidentally left my keyboard on a Mac setting, so the key codes were different. Or something. I'm trying it on a Mac in Safari now and it works, but now there's no sound. The joys of making web games...
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I'm having trouble figuring this game out. When I press a number key after gaining an ability, nothing seems to happen. What am I missing?
Healing potions don't work either. Maybe something is messed up with the number key bindings?
I did eventually figure out the melee attack thing, but I'm still not able to get past the first level. I made it to level 3 by editing all the monster HP values to 1 but still died. :-(
The equation I can't solve is: melee attacks increase mana, but decrease HP, and enemies often seem to attack first even if I'm melee attacking them for their last hit point. It's only possible to increase HP using the darkness spell, which costs more mana than I get back when I kill an enemy. So I don't see how you could possibly run at an HP profit even when attacking weak enemies like slimes. And if you don't have any darkness essence at all, then it's impossible to regain HP, and you'll quickly be killed trying to melee attack things.
I love the concept behind this game, but I'm having trouble making it past the first level because I'm always out of MP and can't cast spells, and waiting doesn't seem to recharge it. Am I missing something?
Gameplay tips in case you get stuck:
- Use stun a lot. When I playtested, people really slept on this move, but it's essential to avoid taking too much damage.
- Leg Sweep + Ground Takedown = OP
- Super Dodge is great but has a 33% chance to damage you if the enemy is not stunned
- Enemies have a 33% chance to fall down if they punch air
- Gunfire draws a Bresenham line between the shooter and target. If any cell is blocked by a wall or enemy, the shooter will not fire.
- The boss's gun is slightly buggy, and the "pre-shoot" icon will sometimes not appear, so you need to use the mouseover to check the cooldown.
Is the green T character supposed to be a treasure? I stand on it and press 'g' but nothing happens.
I've been sailing around for 30 minutes but haven't figured out how to find a single treasure yet, even though I think I'm in roughly the right place. Is the goal to make the stars in the sky look exactly like what's on the map? Can multiple constellations use the same letter?
I found a bug. You can still click the Play button when you lose even though it looks disabled, and it puts the game in a bad state.
It's OK if you update the game after the deadline to fix it. :-)
On macOS Catalina I get an error trying to open the Mac build:
> BrogueCE+HR cannot be opened because of a problem.
> Check with the developer to make sure BrogueCE+HR works with this version of macOS. You may need to reinstall the application. Be sure to install any available updates for the application and macOS.
Based on the garbage dumped in Console.app, it looks like it's trying to access a file on the disk that it isn't allowed to access without some kind of entitlement.
I assume this happens because Apple is being crappy and I'm sorry it's affecting you. :-(
You can get in touch with me on Twitter at @irskep if you want more information.
I figured out how to move and read people's spells, and charm cows and chickens, but I can't figure out how to get any cats or fight.
I charmed a bull and teleported it inside the walls, which didn't seem to do anything.
I left a sort of "submission statement" on my game's page. Pasting here for visibility:
My goal with 7DRL this year was to make a statement about a very small aspect of roguelikes: item placement. Most roguelikes just throw their items all over the floor as if the level generator were a messy teenager. I think that a more intentional level generator can both fuel the player's imagination, and give people environmental hints about level layout that feel helpful without also feeling cheap.
I'm not yet sure if the combat system really worked out, so please do tell me about your experience with it. I learned that total symmetry between enemies and players makes balance very difficult, because defeating a tough enemy can mean you immediately have all their awesome gear.
Highlights as I see them: