September 11th, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
It is interesting to see the creative mind at work and today’s entry is from a developer I have featured here before, however this is his earlier game. Minisk, You Will is a game from Robert Shenton, from which i previously featured Influenza here, his entry for the Ludum Dare 24 which is currently being judged. Minisk, You Will was his entry into Ludum Dare 23 on the theme “tiny worlds” and this game does indeed seem to fit that bill rather well.
The idea behind Minisk, You Will is that you are the sole inhabitant of the planet, armed only with a bow and arrow you are forced to repel the onslaughts of enemies through five increasingly more difficult stages, protecting your worlds resources from the invaders. It is a nice idea and plays out very well with the physics on the arrows being pretty interesting making this game quite challenging and very interesting when trying to hit the multitudes of flying enemies.
The graphics styling is very nice and has a distinctive cartoon feel about it that is very easy on the eye making for this game to look just as good as it plays. There is plenty of detail in the game levels but at the sametime it is not overly cluttered so it makes for a nice representation of the game. Like with most games made on such tight deadlines, Minisk, You Will is again lacking in the audio department with very little audio present in the game, however this has become such a common feature missing in these game jam games it does really not detract.
Average completion time: 30 minutes
Overall Minsk, You Will is a great little title that is a wave defence game and does get very taxing quite quickly. The game feels to me to get much more difficult very quickly thus making the five waves seem fairly long.
Minsk, you Will can be played here and Robert Shenton’s site is found here. Also if you enjoy this game give his other game Influenza a go and if you like that be sure to vote it in Ludum Dare 24 which is currently underway.
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