A downloadable game for Windows

Lament! A fast paced action-platformer where you play as a wolf with a buster sword!

UPDATE 3/31/2017

Lament is live on steam! check it out! Thanks to everyone for there feedback and support!:D This demo is dated and should not reflect the final product :D

http://store.steampowered.com/app/598340



UPDATE 2/20/2017

Things have been going great since the first demo release, and now with Lament being greenlit I am seriously buckling down to try and Polish it and put it out there! Thanks to everyone for there awesome feedback! I hope to have a release date very soon! For more info follow me or contact me @radcroc. Thanks again!

Demo Controls!

Movement - W, A, S, D

Attack/Jump - J,K

Special move(When available)- W + Attack

Also have controller support! (Only tested with Xbox controllers)

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Lament Demo (12 MB)
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Sometimes it lags when i hit Attack and attack do not apples.

controls are confusing. I can advise making space bar to hit and arrow keys to navigate.

Difficulty is to much for first level and i did not went further. Rates to fire are very often for red guy, shooting eye.

In general i love the style and music. Make it easier on first steps and it going to be nice. Add some save points.

Character appear and animation may be better. Add some colors for his dress (red, violet, blue). Draw some white trails for attack animation.

Played demo. I did enjoy it so these are more suggestions for an improved experience :D

First is on the main character sprite and animations that a lot may be a work inprogress but this is just of the content as it is. I see you are going with a very NES style game and I think what might improve the character is slightly changing the colors so parts of him do not blend in with the background. Mainly just the black parts of the sprite so details of the character aren't lost in the background(head and ankles) and he contrasts fairly well with the background like in the 2nd screenshot you have posted :)

Defintely can say add a swing sound to the sword to show the weight of it's attack and maybe some details to the sword itself so it isn't a giant hunk of grey. maybe some holes or a line up the sword to give

I think while jumping you don't need to have the weapon shrink as you jump. makes it look kinda awkward as it shrinks a lot. Wall jumping feels fine but could use maybe a few more frames of animation to make it a little smoother. The same could be said of the idle animation. It looks just a tiny bit too fast. A small nit pick

The music was really loud and kinda took away from the other game sound, but I did enjoy the music :D

Last but not least is the rock throwing dude. He could use a bit of a delay between his throws to create an easier opening and I think his rock hitbox might need to be shrunk by like a pixel or two. To make the opening you could do a small change with the rock throw had having it take a bit more time to throw the rock showing effort in the throw itself so it doesn't look like it's just flying out it's hands. This creates more of a fair opening and makes it looks 10x better. The monster hitbox itself may need to be shrunk as well. The one on the ledge before the boss fight was really annoying to kill. You can't hit the ledge and jump off it and attack without it "touching" you and hurting you even though you should likely be safe and then you can't attack.

Not sure about the Boss design but he could use maybe attack patterns instead of just flying and the air and hovering and falling. Shovel knight is a great inspiration for bosses like that. Like make him jump dive jump dive jump dive at maybe a higher speed for the jump and dive attack to trigger so it doesn't look awkward while your running around the room.

Can't wait to see more!

first off, this is phenomenal, thank you! This was some great feedback, some very agreeable points you have. I'm going to fix some of these tonight and try and push out another demo soon. Hope you'll get the chance to play that as well. Thanks again friend.

Glad to help! I will check it out as soon as its up :D

Definitely what FistsOHeavy said. Was expecting an up attack, the red boulder guy was tough. Try to put yourself in a new players shoe's, with no prior info, ease them into the games world. Check out Sequelitis - Mega Man Classic vs. Mega Man X. Your not using descriptive tutorial, but the examples can help you plan out your intro level. Start at 2:40 ish. Cheers! :D

The jumping is a little wonky. Had a little trouble with it in places. Is the holding down meant to block or something? It looks like it's supposed to be a block but I still get damaged.

Overall a pretty well put together game that just needs a little juicing up. It feels like it's just missing a little something to put it over the top.

Good luck with your future endeavors I'll be sure to follow you.

I will certainly work on the jumping, As for holding down, just a feature I haven't implemented yet, Sorry didn't explain that! Really appreciate the feedback though! Any ideas you think would help "juice it up" ?

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I think some smaller effects, like dust when you jump, or just little art things like that. Maybe some story elements. I haven't been able to get past the thrower guy in the first level because of the jumping so maybe there is some story, but I think it would do well to have a little bit at the beginning