A downloadable game for Windows

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Made by Steven Miller for GM48 16: The environment as a weapon

How to Play:

WASD/ Arrow keys to move

Click and hold RMB on a root to go underground and use WASD or arrow keys to travel along the roots. Release RMB to come back up

Traps: Webs slow you and enemies down

Spikes hurt you and enemies

Spike Walls, Fire, and arrows are activated by stepping on a tile on the ground

Player-controlled: Water: LMB when it is outlined in green to electrify it

Cactus: Click and hold LMB when outlined in green to fire spikes. Move the mouse away while holding LMB to aim

Vines: Click on the vines when outlined in green to create a sharp vine. Hold LMB and drag to make the vine follow, damaging anything in its path. The vine will break after a certain amount of time, if a wall is hit, or if LMB is released

BE CAREFUL! ALL traps can hurt you, even your own.

More information

Published356 days ago
AuthorSteven Miller
Tags2D, Atmospheric, Boss battle, Dark, Difficult, Fast-Paced, GameMaker, Pixel Art, Tactical
Player countSingleplayer


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The Roots of Darkness.exe 18 MB

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