We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy is when men are afraid of the light.

- Plato

Archimedes' Shield is a 7 day game jam project where you play with light to solve puzzles.

With 20 levels ranging from hard to borderline impossible, can you beat them all?

This game follows the optional theme The Dark Side of Week Sauce (March 2023).

Keyboard and mouse is required to play.

A / D or Arrow Left / Right - move character
W, Arrow Up or Space - jump
Mouse - aim shield
Shift Enter (web) - F11 (desktop) - toggle fullscreen
Shift F1 (web) - F1 (desktop)
- reset level
Shift F2 (web) - F2 (desktop) - skip level

To run the game, simply extract the executable and start it. Got stuck on a level but don't just want to skip it? Head over to our YouTube playthrough.

Game tested on Windows 10 with Nvidia GTX 690, i5-6400 CPU and 8 GB of RAM.

Made by GameLoom Studio
- Jens (programming)

External resources:
- None (no engine, no external assets, no external programming libraries)

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorGameLoom Studio
Tags2D, My First Game Jam, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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ArchimedesShield.zip 117 kB

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