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Eternal Dungeon by Nelde Eternal Dungeon by Nelde
Eternal Dungeon
is a game prototype I made in school. The task was to take a retro game and reproduce it in Gamemaker, while adding a new concept.

I chose The Legend of Zelda and turned it into some kind of Survival/Action mashup.
Basically, you go from room to room and kill enemies until you die. Theoretically for ever, hence the name. ;)
I finally got to use the paper cut-out style again!

Controls:
Arrow Keys: Move Link
Y: Use Item (if you have one)
X: Use Sword
(Note, this was made for a QWERTZ keyboard, where Y is in place of Z in the QWERTY keyboard, tell me if you have any difficulties playing it)

So, yeah... download it, try it out and tell me what you think. :D
Oh, and don't forget, it's a beta version, so there are some bugs...

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kjnjkmjk1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Niko style!
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:iconmidnighttc:
MidnightTC Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Artist
Great game!
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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Jopeja Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good! One little glitch though... If you press the sword button repeatedly and move at the same time, the game creates 2 swords.
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DreamIn8bit Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
What I try to open the game I get this error:

ERROR in
action number 1
of Trigger Event: <Deleted>
for object Start:
Error defining an external function.

I REEEEELY want to try it!
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have no idea what causes this error... Did you try it on a different computer or something?
I'm not working on this game anymore, so I probably won't be able to fix it.
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DreamIn8bit Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I tried it on two different computers but no luck. What I really want is to see the game art close up. Do you have any medium to high resolution stills online? I absolutely love the style.
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, did you already see those: [link] ?
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:icondreamin8bit:
DreamIn8bit Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
No, no I did not! Very smexy! Is your offer still open to do art for a game? I'm a C programmer and I was looking for an artist.
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, the offer was that someone could use my sprites for a game and that I might do some more if needed and if I like the project. :)
I don't really have the time to do the art for an entirely different game.
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DreamIn8bit Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
No worries. I don't know how to use graphics with a soft-edge anyways.
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Kukucska Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
This game is awsome! I very liked to play it. I actually found one bug. Once when entering the shop I was teleported to the left side of the screen, inside the wall, and I couldn't move, just rotate. But this game you created is cool. Pretty design, fun gameplay...
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Nelde Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
Yes, I'm aware of this bug. I have no idea what causes it...
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tsvlink25 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
hey this is really a lot of fun! :D
I made it to about room 25 before getting backed into a corner by Darknuts...lol.
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha, thanks. :D
Yeah, in the end, I just added tons of enemies, so that you couldn't win. ;)
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tsvlink25 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
well it certainly worked at making the game fun lol.
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LargeStupidity Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude.
Ich wollte nur mal gucken, was du in letzter Zeit so hochgeladen hast.
Dann hab ich deine Zelda-Spielkarten gesehen und war begeistert. Ich hielt dich für genial.

Und jetzt das. Ich halte dich nun für einen Gott.

Finde dieses Spiel sehr gut, nicht nur wegen dieses phänomenalen Designs. :D
Es ist zwar leider etwas langsam und ich konnte nur so lange spielen, bis ich das zweite Mal in den Shop wollte und alles totglitchte, aber allein schon die ganzen Zitate und Anspielungen (und das ganze Retro-Feeling mit 'nem Twist) sind einen Blick wert.
Arbeitest du noch weiter an dem Spiel?
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Nelde Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sweet.
Jaja, die Zelda Karten (kann man übrigens bald kaufen ;) ).
Hehe, ja das war die allererste Aufgabe in meinem Studium, wir wurden einfach mal so ins kalte Wasser geworfen.
Aber ne, arbeiten tu ich nicht mehr dran, viel zu viel andere Projekte. Vielleicht hast du es ja gesehn, ich stelle die Sprites denen zu Verfügung, die was damit anfangen wollen, evtl wird da ja was daraus. :D

Dass du noch lebst?! Hehe, lange nichts mehr gehört. Und Bourgy? Lebt der noch? ;)
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LargeStupidity Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, nee, die Zelda-Karten kann man nicht kaufen. Also schon, aber nur, wenn man Geld hat. :B
Übrigens wurden deine Karten schon im Zelda-Dungeon gefeatured. Glückwunsch!

Was genau studierst du eigentlich? Ich glaube, du hast es mir schon mal gesagt, aber ich hab's wieder vergessen.

Ah ja, wär schon, wenn jemand ein ganzes Spiel damit macht. Die Sprites sehen nämlich schon sehr nett aus. :)

Joa, der Comic ist halt fertig übersetzt und ich war im letzten Jahr dA-mäßig schon ziemlich tot. Ich muss wieder mehr zeichnen und hochladen!
Bourgy wird wohl noch leben. Aber aus dem Übersetzungs-Projekt scheint ja nicht viel geworden zu sein.^^
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Nelde Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ich denke, die werden nicht allzu teuer werden. :D

Ja, das mit dem Dungeon hab ich gesehn. Ist schon cool, hätte es aber lieber gehabt, wenn sie schon verkauft werden, wegen der Publicity. ;)

Game Design studiere ich.
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:iconpolishedbrain:
PolishedBrain Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey, that's pretty cool!Especially the paper-y sprites.
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconpolishedbrain:
PolishedBrain Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconmetalomaniac:
metalomaniac Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Und für mac?
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Das Programm gibts zwar auch für Mac, allerdings hinkt es eine Version hinterher, deshalb geht das jetzt nur für PC... sorry.
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metalomaniac Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
schade ;(
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chibikn1ght Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Zomigosh, I luffs this~! : D
*lol* I tried using Gamemaker before, but we couldn't figure out how to submit it to dA xD (guess we shoulda put it in a .zip folder xDD)
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)
Yup, I just zipped it and picked a folder that supports zip. :D
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chibikn1ght Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Np =D
Yay! I may start using it again xD
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ryouga-hibiki Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Yup I was transported to the wrong side of the room in a princess is in another dungeon room and got stuck in the wall but up until room 17 it was a blast!
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NPthompson1 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
..... I was close [link]
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ShelbyRTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Well, sir, I must say that this is rather enjoyable. Minor bugs aside, I'd say you did fantastic work here. I'd still be playing if it hadn't glitched up and trapped me on the right side of the room. I made it to room 20.

My only real complaint is that it's too easy. If you ever continue this, I'd recomend shrinking the sprites down slightly for better manuverablity, giving the enemies some form of attack aside from bumping into you (the snakes were more deadly than the knights for pity's sake), and maybe adding in another weapon or at least bomb upgrades.

Also, and this is just a random idea, what if Tingle and his brothers appeared as rare enemies that dropped maps which let you reach silly endings?
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Nelde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your comment. :)
Yes, I'm aware that it's rather easy and that there aren't really many enemies. But since it was my first time programing a game and I had only three weeks, I'm rather proud of it. :D
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Nevet1212 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
I would like to say that I really like the look of the game, the controls are simple enough, but seem stiff, although that is to be expected. This is something I noticed around room 16, where if your sword is touching an enemy, it will not disapear, but still move and hurt you, that is something to look into. Also, after that floor, I went into the shop, and but I was transported to the left side of the screen and could not move out of it, so I stopped playing. All in all, I really liked it.
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:iconnelde:
Nelde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)
Yes, I also experienced that bug where you were transported to the wrong side of the room... it's really strange.
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Nevet1212 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
yeah
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MadCartooner Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student General Artist
I am so going to download this! Sounds like fun! :D
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flame-master14 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Well, I try to download it, but every time I get to the destination folder the window freezes up on me.
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Shirobutterfly Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is not half bad. Made it to room 16 before dying. There was this one glitch where like 3 monsters were stuck on a corner and I spent like a minute trying to kill them. After that I have up and tried to walk around them but ended up dying. It's a good game and I plan on killing some time on it for some time :3
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Nelde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)
Ok, damn stupid monsters, can't make themselves unstuck... Ok, maybe it was my fault, because I made them that way. Hehe.
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Shirobutterfly Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lol everything is going to have a glitch here and there but you got a nice amount of monsters in there too. I also have to figure out how to save that stupid princess. I think it has something to do with the red outfit though I could be wrong. I thought the blue outfit would let me walk on water but sadly it did not.
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Nelde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hehe, that stupid Princess will always be in another Dungeon... The game's name is "Eternal" dungeon, so if you could save Zelda, it would somehow have an end... ;)
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Shirobutterfly Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
CURSE YOOOOOUUU!!!!
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Nelde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
MUAHAHAHHAHAAA
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Star-Gamer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Properly, I meant properly! :iconmariofacepalmplz:
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Star-Gamer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Funnily enough, I'm playing the original now on the 3DS! :D The concept looks very good. I'll have to download and check it out probably. :)
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Nelde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, I was also playing the original, that's why I wanted to make something out of it. :D
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