I'm making a new level set that will (hopefully) be rather difficult. It will include alternate paths, secret levels, and multiple endings, all of which are tied together by a story that, if not all that well-developed, will at least make sense. (unlike my last level set.)
Requires magic signs TLS.
Here's how the story goes: You are a Venus ManTrap. You once lived in a city of Kali-worshipers, but when your father was sacrificed to Kali, you were turned against her. You fled from the city, swearing vengeance on Kali. Reading the ancient texts, you learned of Vishnu, the great preserver. He is Kali's worst enemy, and perhaps the only being who possesses the strength to kill her. Unfortunately, Vishnu was struck down long ago by Kali. She lacked the strength to destroy him, although he did lose much of his power, enough for Kali to imprison him in a crown made of ham. But now, Vishnu is beginning to regain his power. Soon, he will be strong enough to break free from his seal and strike at Kali. However, he will once again be defeated, as he will still be weak from his imprisonment, and again he will fall, this time to never rise again. That could change, if someone were to enter Kali's plane of existence. Since she cannot strike directly at mortals (unless her altars are destroyed), that being could walk through her domain, and destroy the four Balors, which are partially responsible for her power. This would weaken Kali sufficiently for Vishnu to kill her.
But, Vishnu is imprisioned in an ancient pyramid, which contains diabolical traps meant to impale unwary adventurers. To make matters worse, Demons haunt the lower levels of the pyramid, which eventually leads to a planar gate to the Abyss, which is a hideous place filled with fire and even more demons.
No sane being would come within ten miles of the place. That's where you come in...
Whew, that was a mouthful.
Anyway I'm posting the levels on this thread, to help me get the difficulty right(I'm aiming for hard.), and so that these levels will not be crap. Please take the time to play them and post feedback. Oh, and the latest build can be found hereLevels
Note: For these levels, I STRONGLY
recommend that you use the music from the original Spelunky. (Get it at rmn)Tomb Of Horrors - Done
This level has two alternate paths, as well as many, many, traps. The floor is littered with skeletons, some of which come back to life. Individual challenges are stored in separate rooms, which often have one-way doors. There is an entrance to a secret level here.
UPDATE: Added treasure and fixed some minor irritations.NNNGTVSAFD Zamzik - Done
This level starts out on an alien destroyer, the NNNGTVSAFD Zamzik
, but most of it actually takes place
in da hood. It is more open compared to the first level.Limefrost
Caverns Spirals - Not started
This is the first secret level. Unlike the first and second, there is a ghost timer here. this level will be linear, and will contain lots of water and ice. It will also be significantly harder than the first two levels. If you manage to beat it, you will be rewarded with a turkey and a bunch of treasure, as well as a better ending.