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July 3, 2014 11:13 AM   Subscribe

Because today is effectively Friday afternoon for those of us in the U.S., here is Space Lich Omega, an "incremental RPG" inspired by previous MeFite favorite Candy Box. posted by jbickers (95 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
 
oh no a demon wizard killed me
posted by elizardbits at 11:27 AM on July 3, 2014


Damn you
posted by Rock Steady at 11:28 AM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


regaining hp is very slow

plenty of time for a cup of tea
posted by elizardbits at 11:28 AM on July 3, 2014


accidentally closed the tab and it was still there on reopen, but i don't see a way to save game otherwise. am i missing something?
posted by elizardbits at 11:30 AM on July 3, 2014


once you hit 1000 gold the clicker disappears!

BLASPHEMY
posted by elizardbits at 11:31 AM on July 3, 2014


Most of these games store save data in LocalStorage, so it'll just sort of magically stick around on the specific browser you're playing from with an autosave every minute or so.

Also, go to the mountain. Also, where is the mountain? Buy something that's useful for finding out where things are. And then use it. Because the mountain beats the shit out of getting murdered by Demon Wizards.

Also: gears.
posted by cortex at 11:32 AM on July 3, 2014


Oh NO.

This is EXACTLY what I needed after discovering Cookie Clicker (thanks, Jessamyn!), then Candy Box, then Candy Box 2, then A Dark Room.

And by "exactly" I mean "exactly the opposite."

By doing little else I managed to beat A Dark Room in less than 24 hours, but the cookies and the candies still demand my attention. My clicks. My life.

And now you post THIS? When I have cookies to click and candies to eat?

*clicks*
posted by phatkitten at 11:33 AM on July 3, 2014


ectoplasmClick(9999999)
posted by zoo at 11:33 AM on July 3, 2014


confessing: bad idea
posted by elizardbits at 11:33 AM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


I opened the browser and immediately started gaining gold.

So far I like this. Think I'll wait until I get to a few thousand gold before I start clicking on anything.
posted by magstheaxe at 11:34 AM on July 3, 2014


what do i do with all this gunk, what are my gears doing, why mountain
posted by elizardbits at 11:36 AM on July 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


Hint: Once you have gears and gunk, go to the factory, where you can make something INCREDIBLY helpful.
posted by jbickers at 11:37 AM on July 3, 2014


i did that already but since i fucked up at the campsite it's less helpful than you'd imagine
posted by elizardbits at 11:39 AM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I confessed too. Is there any way to start over?
posted by Curious Artificer at 11:42 AM on July 3, 2014


Yes, there is. It's on the "about" page, he helpfully answered himself.
posted by Curious Artificer at 11:44 AM on July 3, 2014


in conclusion honesty is terrible and i will never do it again
posted by elizardbits at 11:45 AM on July 3, 2014 [3 favorites]


Am I missing something? I stole the supplies, and the camp owner mentioned "a price," but I don't seem to incur any gold loss when I rest.
posted by Iridic at 11:46 AM on July 3, 2014


Mine went from saying Rest(1) to Rest(3)
posted by elizardbits at 11:48 AM on July 3, 2014


Mine continues to say Rest(0). No idea what the parenthetical means.
posted by Iridic at 11:49 AM on July 3, 2014


I rested once and now it's up to (9)

i have no idea what this means
posted by elizardbits at 11:51 AM on July 3, 2014


Number in the parenthetical is how much gold it will cost you. It goes up every time you do it.
posted by jbickers at 11:51 AM on July 3, 2014


Mine doesn't. Must be a happy bug, then.
posted by Iridic at 11:52 AM on July 3, 2014


I suspect if you don't raid the campsite the Rest number never goes up b/c the guy is cool w/ you.
posted by griphus at 11:53 AM on July 3, 2014


For a minute there I had no armor and 1000000 Defense. Then I got some as a drop and am down to 20. Woe is me. ;-;
posted by ThrowbackDave at 11:54 AM on July 3, 2014


My rest is 48. Thus the wages of sin, ey.
posted by Thing at 11:54 AM on July 3, 2014


I restarted because I felt bad about stealing the supplies. The rest(0) is just icing on top.
posted by bswinburn at 11:57 AM on July 3, 2014


Sometimes there's caching errors/bugs.

I just reset because I can't stand taking any sort of Dark Path, and I did :(
posted by muddgirl at 12:00 PM on July 3, 2014


crap I didn't pick a sin at the demon wizard and I have to start over because he doesn't allow return visits even if you didn't pick anything

boo
posted by griphus at 12:00 PM on July 3, 2014


If you pass up the demon, you get a chance at different set of bonuses later.
posted by Iridic at 12:02 PM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


How do you do that mouseover anchor floaty text thing? I want to drop some spoilers in if people need help.
posted by griphus at 12:05 PM on July 3, 2014


idk what to choose at the reflecting pool
posted by elizardbits at 12:06 PM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


It keeps telling me to check out the Mountain. What Mountain? Where Mountain?
posted by Shepherd at 12:10 PM on July 3, 2014


I am just grinding through the Approach again and again. Obviously the Demon Wizards have a steep learning curve.
posted by bswinburn at 12:10 PM on July 3, 2014


Shepherd, buy a map!
posted by ian1977 at 12:11 PM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


"Hello? Thanks for saving me! I am a pretty good wizard, want me to enchant your gear?"

I love his humility. I am a *pretty good* wizard. Not great. But pretty good.
posted by ian1977 at 12:12 PM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


How do you do that mouseover anchor floaty text thing?

[left angle bracket]a title="Spoilery stuff">Hoobity-doo[left angle bracket]/a>
posted by Iridic at 12:13 PM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]




Anyone figure out the best spot to grind for gold? Also is there a way to get to that top level in the Depths?
posted by griphus at 12:21 PM on July 3, 2014


Rest(2187)

sob
posted by elizardbits at 12:21 PM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]




So why is it Friday anyway?
posted by Thing at 12:25 PM on July 3, 2014


Huh, a bug. I used Shield moments before I left a quest, and now my armor is stuck at 110000000
posted by and they trembled before her fury at 12:25 PM on July 3, 2014


That top level in the Depths is actually the level prior? Cuz its the Depths, and you go down? That's how I took it
posted by ian1977 at 12:28 PM on July 3, 2014


Oh, found a skull. Nice.
posted by bswinburn at 12:28 PM on July 3, 2014


Has anyone figured out what magic runes are for?
posted by griphus at 12:29 PM on July 3, 2014


They get you into the first area, I think. After that, not sure.
posted by bswinburn at 12:31 PM on July 3, 2014


Anyone know how to get a worm?
posted by zoo at 12:31 PM on July 3, 2014


Anyone figure out the best spot to grind for gold?

The mine's not bad: a payout of 1100+ for a quick, low-maintenance run. But...
posted by Iridic at 12:31 PM on July 3, 2014


Oooo! I have a Lich Curse!
posted by ian1977 at 12:32 PM on July 3, 2014


For those of you fretting about the increasing rest cost, it changes back later after an event.

Watch out for the cost of health potions too, they also incrementally go up. So don't burn through them too quickly if you don't need to.

It is worth running through the different "levels" more than once, since item don't always drop the first time.

Post over on reddit
on the r/incremental_games sub from the creator announcing it (spoilers and hints and bug reporting there)

on my second play through, since i made terrible evil choices by "accident" the first time and want to see how it plays out morally.
posted by jeribus at 12:33 PM on July 3, 2014


Adolescent mutant turtles!
posted by ian1977 at 12:34 PM on July 3, 2014


i did the bad thing again because i refuse to learn from my mistakes
posted by elizardbits at 12:35 PM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


I have a feeling I shouldn't have killed the monk, but I just couldn't help myself.
posted by Curious Artificer at 12:39 PM on July 3, 2014


Anyone figured out how to get worms yet?
posted by bswinburn at 12:49 PM on July 3, 2014


Does every individual level have a drop?
posted by griphus at 12:49 PM on July 3, 2014


Don't feel bad Curious. Any monk worth his salt would only be stronger once strucken down.
posted by ian1977 at 12:49 PM on July 3, 2014


So about the worm.
posted by griphus at 12:53 PM on July 3, 2014


Thanks griphus. That took a while.
posted by bswinburn at 1:04 PM on July 3, 2014


Worm location

Fun game--glad it wasn't as interminable as some of the others.
posted by MangyCarface at 1:07 PM on July 3, 2014


Where are fishing?
posted by Rock Steady at 1:08 PM on July 3, 2014


uh, I think I won? Is there anything after the moon?
posted by griphus at 1:20 PM on July 3, 2014


Well, I'm still on what's labeled "The Final Battle", so I'm guessing not.
posted by bswinburn at 1:48 PM on July 3, 2014


The moon is the last level I can see, with the two separate endings.

Quoting the creator from that reddit link above:

"Yeah I wish it was a little longer but I didn't want to artificially increase the length by just making the player have to grind a bunch more, doesnt make for a fun experience imo."

Super fun though, thanks for the link!
posted by wyndham at 2:10 PM on July 3, 2014


A better way to do the hover-spoiler thing is to use an abbr tag, that way you don't actually have to make a hyperlink. Instead, the text is displayed (in Firefox at least) with a dotted underline.

<abbr title="Hover text"> Text to underline. </abbr>
posted by JHarris at 2:14 PM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


you can definitely do the fish without the worm, it's a little bit of quick reeling and a little bit of luck
posted by elizardbits at 2:24 PM on July 3, 2014


The quicker you click reel the bigger the fish. If you wait quite a few moments your fish will be 0 pounds.
posted by ian1977 at 2:34 PM on July 3, 2014


the gears wear out after a while? or is this a bug.
posted by elizardbits at 3:05 PM on July 3, 2014


oh i guess that at a certain gunk level if you leave the machine on, no matter how many gears you have it will only give you 8go/s
posted by elizardbits at 3:13 PM on July 3, 2014


When a game asks you if I want to combing your gold and your gunk, you go, "Huh. Never thought to do that before Sure. Combine them!"

Then when you find out you actually need the gunk more than the gold does, you are sad.
posted by mudpuppie at 4:04 PM on July 3, 2014


When you meld gold and gunk, you increase your maximum health. I'm surprised no one's mentioned that yet.
posted by JHarris at 4:38 PM on July 3, 2014


Where are you getting gunk?
posted by mochapickle at 4:45 PM on July 3, 2014


There's a machine in the factory that you turn on. While it's on, some of your gold income (increased by using gears) is diverted into producing gunk.
posted by JHarris at 4:46 PM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


I can't make the game do anything so I'm pretending you all are freestyle roleplaying in this thread.
posted by winna at 4:58 PM on July 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


(Ah, thanks JHarris!)
posted by mochapickle at 5:17 PM on July 3, 2014


you can't make gunk without a battery though
posted by elizardbits at 5:54 PM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


I didn't kill the monk. Nothing happened.
posted by mochapickle at 6:31 PM on July 3, 2014


Wait, so there's no more friendly campsite?
posted by mochapickle at 6:51 PM on July 3, 2014


check the cabin in the forest
posted by elizardbits at 7:03 PM on July 3, 2014


Or the button top right.

Does *anything* drop in the entrance to the Lich's Lab?
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:10 PM on July 3, 2014


Where the hell is the pond?
posted by aspo at 7:22 PM on July 3, 2014


I have no idea, and I'm somewhat past it. You can get by without it, you just have to be patient.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:26 PM on July 3, 2014


So I have to just let it sit for while once I've cleared to the prison? Because the difference in challenge level between the the break in and the prison is… a lot.
posted by ob1quixote at 7:52 PM on July 3, 2014


There's a drop in the prison level that seems to be important (haven't gotten through with it yet.)
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:56 PM on July 3, 2014


winna: "I can't make the game do anything so I'm pretending you all are freestyle roleplaying in this thread."

If you like this then you'll love Steamshovel Harry!
posted by Reverend John at 8:26 PM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


I think the prison might be riot shield.
posted by BrotherCaine at 8:27 PM on July 3, 2014


BrotherCaine: “I think the prison might be riot shield.”
I have that. I've got 31 damage and 38 armor and it's not enough, even with more than 8k hp.
posted by ob1quixote at 8:55 PM on July 3, 2014


So I got past the prison level. [Hover for hint]
posted by ob1quixote at 9:34 PM on July 3, 2014


You seem to keep items that drop even if you die that round.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 3:14 PM on July 4, 2014


You seem to keep items that drop even if you die that round.

And thank goodness for that.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 8:08 AM on July 10, 2014


Did anyone else finish? I got to the final boss but kept getting whomped, so I dropped it.
posted by mochapickle at 8:52 AM on July 10, 2014


I did. The final boss is a bit tough but not too bad. IIRC you have to shield is wide attacks and transport from his close ones. I also went back and got a couple items I had missed and I think that helped.
posted by muddgirl at 9:01 AM on July 10, 2014


If you're on a laptop make sure you full screen the window so you can see the attack warnings. The Beast works similarly, but it's easier to build up enough hit points to be able to absorb the attacks.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 9:46 AM on July 10, 2014


I did it by building up to about 20k HP and using healing and shield potions.

Also I had sword and armor enchanted up to 81000 iirc? Whatever the next level was from 27000 at the wizard's place.
posted by elizardbits at 9:52 AM on July 10, 2014


Yay! It worked, muddgirl -- thanks!

I had the best sword and gear, but not the sense to teleport fast enough.
posted by mochapickle at 9:54 AM on July 10, 2014


In addition to teleporting/shielding at the appropriate times when fighting the lich, enchanting your weapon up to 75% helps a ton.
posted by ob1quixote at 9:58 AM on July 10, 2014


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