Compo submission: “Morse GRO”

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December 14th, 2015 2:07 am

I immediately got the idea of making a two-button game in the style of Game & Watch / Tiger Electronics / RadioShack products. I also decided to use the growing theme.

Like many other people, I wanted to use Morse code, but it turns out that my game is very difficult. I included a hard mode with ALL the letters plus numbers, but currently I don’t think anyone has even beaten the easy version. 😛 I’m still fairly happy with how the presentation turned out. I ran out of time so I didn’t do music, and the gameplay should have been easier, but it was an interesting experiment.

I learned one huge lesson: Gapless MP3 playback is a HUGE pain (whether in Flash or HTML5). In the end I had to use an obnoxious sound buffer method since all other attempts failed. I burned maybe 5 hours on that one thing.

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