Arrow Keys/D-Pad - Move character

Enter Key/Action Button - Action

Esc Key/Cancel - Go back in options

HERMENEGILDO is a top down 2D dungeon crawler created for the Ludum Dare 43 game jam. The theme of the jam is “Sacrifices must be made.” The game works in the opposite of traditional games where upgrades occur as the game progresses. In HERMENEGILDO, the player starts out fully upgraded and must sacrifice one upgrade at each step of game progression.


John Gale - Programmer, Narrative

Michael Morrell - Audio

John Hellrung - Level Designer


RPG Maker MV - main game engine and art assets

  • Keep Title Music Plugin by pareidolon:

PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
Made withRPG Maker
TagsLudum Dare 43, RPG Maker
LinksLudum Dare


Hermenegildo 241 MB
Hermenegildo 106 MB


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great game! 

Recommend playing in Chrome or Firefox. Safari will not play the music and by default the browser makes noises when you press keys that interferes with the game experience.

After the update, the Action button on my PS4 controller isn't working anymore in Chrome. The D-pad and Cancel button work, but not the Action button. It worked the first time I uploaded the game. My thought is it's a Chrome problem because the Mac and PC executables still play fine after the update. (well, to be honest the PC version had some performance issues but I think that's because of my 10 year old Windows 7 laptop).

Anyone else playing with a Controller in Chrome. Any ideas on how to fix? Is this a Chrome setting? Should I do another build and upload it again?

Pushed an update that:

  1. Allows the player to skip the beginning tutorial and narrative sequence.
  2. Adjusts the Max HP down to 100 for better game balance.