A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

This is a Ludum Dare 37 Jam submission

Version 1.1.0 (17-12-2016):
I uploaded a new version, tweaking the balancing a little bit, so the game is more enjoyable and you can endure longer. :)

"W" - move up
"S" - move down
"A" - move left
"D" - move right

"Left Mouse Button" - Attack/Fire
Aim with the mouse cursor

"1" - switch weapon to sword
"2" - switch weapon to fireball
"3", "4", "5" - use item in inventory slot 3, 4 or 5

"M" - turn off music ingame

To execute the jar file, you need Java 8 installed on your machine. The game was tested on Windows and Linux.

Game Description:
In this game you need to defend the Well of Youth. Skeletons will try to destroy it, if they manage to, you'll lose. You have a sword, making a decent amount of melee-damage, and a fireball for range attacks. The well can heal you slowly when you're nearby. Enemies might drop some useful stuff, such as repair orbs for the well (use when near the well) or damage upgrades. After some time, stronger enemies will join the battle as well.

And now... defend the well as long as possible (and have fun)!

Technical Details:
The game was made in Java using libGDX (http://libgdx.badlogicgames.com/). I made all the graphics (except for the menu background) myself with the tool PyxelEdit (http://pyxeledit.com/). The menu background was made by a friend in MagicaVoxel (https://ephtracy.github.io/), thank you Donarr! :) The background music was first generated with http://abundant-music.com and later refined in LMMS (https://lmms.io/). All the sound effects were created with http://www.bfxr.net/.

About me:

Hello there, this is the second time I am participating in Ludum Dare now. Last time, I joined with a friend. It was an interesting experience to join this Jam alone now. Keeping yourself motivated is definitely harder, than working in a team. I learned a lot about different libGDX features, but also about planning a game (especially time management and leaving features out, you wanted so bad in the game :D) and about working on MIDI tracks.
I definitely will join the next Ludum Dare again, it might be exhausting but also extremely fun. :)

I am eager to receive your comments and learn from them.

Install instructions

Java 8 needed


Well of Youth - 1.1.0.jar 10 MB
Well of Youth.jar 10 MB

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