Protecto El Dorado! by rubna

made by rubna for LD28 (COMPO)
Play as an old man with only ONE spear and kill all that aim to steal El Dorado's holy riches!

Arrow keys to move
Z to jump or walljump
X to throw your spear
F4 to go fullscreen

Try to protect as much of your treasure before you die! And post your hi-scores in the comments! Let's see who's the real protector of El Dorado!

Have fun!

Fixed a fatal bug when you hit an enemy while dead.
Fixed bug of depleting money on deathscreen.
Changed the name to "Protecto El Dorado", because that extra o adds all the coolness ever.


Coolness 68% 3
Overall 3.83 43
Audio 3.00 245
Fun 3.80 36
Graphics 4.23 31
Humor 2.79 286
Innovation 3.24 276
Mood 3.21 220
Theme 3.85 49


16. Dec 2013 · 01:06 CET
Love the colours
16. Dec 2013 · 07:11 CET
Great graphics and fun, arcade-y action. Well done!
16. Dec 2013 · 07:16 CET
You've done everything great - animation, graphics, gameplay. I only wish I could make the window larger. Also it crashed on me once.
16. Dec 2013 · 13:16 CET
Thanks for the lovely comments! Deathray: you can go fullscreen with F4. It will blur a bit, but everything is nice and big!
16. Dec 2013 · 13:34 CET
The most fun entry i've played till now. Effective graphics, simple but good sounds and a fun gameplay mechanic.

Goed gedaan man;)
16. Dec 2013 · 16:36 CET
Really nicely done. Love the spear mechanics. Jump height/wall jumping is a bit odd, but other than that it plays very nicely.
Juno Nguyen
16. Dec 2013 · 16:55 CET
Love your gfx.
16. Dec 2013 · 17:21 CET
Graphics, color and fun are very nice! Good game!
16. Dec 2013 · 17:25 CET
Really nice animations, graphics and game feel. The way things move around (spear, money, player) feels really responsive and "right". Really nice job!
16. Dec 2013 · 17:29 CET
well put together! good pixel animations, effective sounds (steps, collides, etc..) nice spear mechanics (embed on walls, deflect by sheild).
16. Dec 2013 · 18:11 CET
More levels would be great. But great overall!
16. Dec 2013 · 20:43 CET
Thanks so much for all of the positive feedback you guys! It really means a lot to me :D I'll be sure to check out all of your lovely games, too :)
17. Dec 2013 · 12:38 CET
This is a nice arcade style game. Good sound effects and cool graphical style. Having the one weapon and needing to grab it again after using was a good use of the theme. Very good.
17. Dec 2013 · 13:46 CET
What a fun game! The graphics are great. Great job!
17. Dec 2013 · 14:00 CET
The graphics are simple and adorable, a bit of music would have been cool though
17. Dec 2013 · 17:29 CET
Sanguine: Yeah, I miss the music a lot xD Especially on the title screen, but I didn't have time to make any anymore, plus don't have a lot of experience with making music for games. Will do with the next LD for sure though!

Again, thanks everyone! :D
17. Dec 2013 · 21:33 CET
Controls felt wonky as you need to wall jump to get up, the game window was too small to make much of what you were doing, it got confusing (maybe double the zoom level for better visibility?) The game did not really keep to the theme though.
17. Dec 2013 · 21:34 CET
Loved it, congrats!
17. Dec 2013 · 22:29 CET
Riilu: You can go fullscreen by pressing F4. The walljump takes some practise, but if I made the jump higher, you'd keep bumping into the ceiling and that would be even more annoying!

Also, I think I kept to the theme pretty well as you only get one spear, so you need to get it back every time you throw it.

Too bad you didn't like the controls man. Hope you still kind of liked it though! :P
18. Dec 2013 · 20:32 CET
I actually had a lot of fun with this! I love the little character sprites, especially the old man. An innovative take on the whole "You only get one shot" that a lot of people seemed to do.

The physics for the spear were great too. I enjoyed wall-jumping, then pitching my spear across the map to pin some dude. Very satisfying!

Perhaps my one complaint would be that it's a bit to hard to get to the other side of the map from the top screen. You can't just jump over the middle divide, and you have to wall-jump to the other platform in order to jump over the center piece. It's a bit time consuming and bothersome, but otherwise it didn't detract too much from the experience.
19. Dec 2013 · 11:41 CET
simple but beautiful pixel-art. Really love the gameplay. Maybe the stage is small and the main character need jump a little more. It's hard dodge the shield-guys.
19. Dec 2013 · 18:03 CET
Great! The game's very simple yet extremely fun. I really like character animations. Good job.
19. Dec 2013 · 18:40 CET
Really solid feel to the game, and very fun! Found myself replaying over and over until I remembered I should go vote on other games as well ;D
19. Dec 2013 · 18:41 CET
Nice game, beautiful graphics and cool arcade gameplay. Like it very much! :) Cheers, Marcus
22. Dec 2013 · 18:09 CET
Very arcade, love it.
23. Dec 2013 · 21:59 CET
Eye-popping (quite literally). Must say that while it's simple it still feels very good to play.
25. Dec 2013 · 20:21 CET
Quite fun in a Super Crate Box-y way. The physics feel right for the most part, which is the most important aspect in these games. Dislike those obvious bfxr sound effects though.
26. Dec 2013 · 14:30 CET
Nice graphics, nice mechanics. I like the fast pace! It feels good to play, except maybe for the slightly odd wall jumps (I'm used to Super Meat Boy allowing direction changes in mid-air).
30. Dec 2013 · 19:23 CET
You got a lot out of so few pixels. Looks really neat, nice animation and smooth controls.
01. Jan 2014 · 17:18 CET
One of my favourite entries in this Ludum Dare. Congratulations!
07. Jan 2014 · 11:31 CET
Wow! I made the top 50 in 4 categories! This was certainly the best Ludum Dare yet!

Thanks again for all the lovely comments and feedback, see you all at the next Ludum Dare! :D