GMTK Game Jam 2019: Blastsmith

“Blastsmith” by Eppu Peltonen, Nikke Tapanainen, Samuli Aaltonen, Samu Irshied & Christian Franzén.

“Fulfill the customer’s order by heating up ore, taking it to the molds and let it take shape, then cool it down in the water, and finally assemble your desired weapon from the different parts. Failing to fulfill a customer’s order will result in losing a heart, after losing all 3 hearts, it’s game over!”

If you start sweating while playing this game, I can assure you it’s not just because of the setting! You are a weaponsmith and have to serve your customers their desired pieces – swords, double blades, shields and more. But it gets quite hectical over time: While you are able to melt down five pieces of ore at the same time, you can only put three of them into the molds and afterwards cool down another three simultaneously. Ooopsie. The architect of this place should get sued.

But this design leads to a fun and hectic gaming experience, as you don’t just have to move fast around, but also to think strategically: Sometimes it’s better to serve a newer customer early as you won’t be able to serve the other one just in time. But damn, these people can get quite angry… Whenever you are failing them, you won’t just lose one of your three life points, but they will also throw a weird bottle at you. What does it contain, you are asking? Some potion which will turn a tile of your room into pure lava. That happens as well when one of the ores is overheating. Good luck! >>PLAY