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A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Lanternal is a game made in 72 hours for the Ludum Dare 43 game jam in which the theme was "Sacrifices must be made".  In Lanternal, a fast-paced bullet hell shooter, you play the role of a young mage who needs to defeat foes and capture their souls.  At regular intervals a demon will appear requiring you to sacrifice some power in order to continue. 


Controls (Mouse and Keyboard):

  • W = Up
  • A = Left
  • S = Down
  • D = Right
  • Mouse = Aim
  • Left click = Fire Staff
  • Right click = AOE Blast


Controls (Controller):

  • Left joystick = Movement
  • Right joystick = Aiming
  • Left trigger = AOE Blast
  • Right trigger = Fire Staff


Credits:

  • Will Bittner (Developer support)
  • Liz Cooper (Production/Publishing) 
  • Peet Cooper (Art/Design)
  • Pat Farnach (Programming)
  •  Jesse Hijinks (Animation) 
  • Daniel Kim (Audio) 
  • Robert Parker (Programming)


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Lanternal-v1.1.1_MAC.zip 77 MB
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Lanternal-v1.1.1_WINDOWS.zip 71 MB

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(+3)

Really awesome and clever stuff here! I haven't seen any other downgrade mechanics like this in recent memory and I love the idea! You keep getting weaker as the game gets harder. Not only that, but the game is gorgeous too. The style looks painted and I don't often see detail like that in a jam title. While I don't think it has a ton of replay value, I still had a blast with it! Great work!

(+2)

Thanks so much for making the video and I'm glad you enjoyed it!  Totally agreed about the art -- it was done by Peet Cooper who is a beast with the (digital) paintbrush.