What is Trials of the Gauntlet about?
In Trials of the Gauntlet, You wake up in the courtyard of a Steampunk mansion, your arm replaced with an electric grappling hook. You use your new arm to solve puzzles, traverse the mansion and fight your way to the top of the clock tower where you confront the mad scientist who did this to you. Along your way, you uncover the story as to whats really happening in this mysterious mansion.
This Metroidvania Platformer features:
-Average of 1.5 hours of gameplay.
-Collectible journals to uncover the story-line as you go.
-Collectible gears that can be traded for other items at the shop.
-Hidden chests and areas to keep the competitions busy.
-Three enemy types and two bosses.
-Parallax Scrolling environment.
-Electric mechanic with breakable electric items and coil powered puzzles.
Broken Dinosaur Studios is an indie team of student game developers, designers, artists, musicians and creative writers, some of which, currently attending Full Sail University. "Trails of the Gauntlet" was our mid-term project and took 3 months from concept to completion.
We all learned a ton from working on this project; especially about working in a group. Our scope was ambitious but we made it happen! As we continue our accelerated degree programs at Full Sail, we will likely put any spare time we have into future projects. For that reason, please consider this project complete and see past the "known-shippable" bugs if and when you find them.
Thank you all for your continued support!
First of all, great praise to get the game up and running in just 3 months. I like the pixel graphic very much. Even if here and there sometimes the walls are a little bleak. But that's all right. I wish I'd had more creepy music for the atmosphere. But I guess that's a matter of taste. The story about Nikola Tesla which is told by the books pleases. I'm afraid it's not so shimmy. I don't think it's going so well. But this may be a matter of practice. I suffered a few deaths before I reached the end boss. In the course of the game you gain a new ability which makes playing much easier. I think that you can play Platformer much better with Gamepad. Unfortunately, this is not supported. I don't know if this will come. There are much better games of this kind. But 1, 99 is not much. And it's not really bad. That's why no thumbs down. It would be interesting to know if the developers want to continue working together and develop games even more after their studies.