Synthwave Ride – my “music” game for miniLD 73

Posted by (twitter: @snake5creator)
April 10th, 2017 4:27 pm

link to game

So I’ve finally finished this game I’ve been working on for ~2 days now. It’s not 100% done but still quite close (80-90% maybe?), much closer to completion than is usual for me, which is a nice change from my usual 20-30% completion level.

Having released a music album recently, it was rather exciting to see that the theme for this miniLD is “music”, so in part this is a chance to expand on existing artwork to produce something new. And on the other hand, I found this to be an opportunity to develop a game from A to Z, which I hadn’t done for quite some time.

The concept was initially meant to be a bit more complicated (2+ different waves to use) but I though it would be harder to play as well as harder to adapt this idea for phones. Hopefully that’s where the game will end up in a few days or so.

Among concepts I skipped before starting to make this one was a racing game and physics based downhill game where the player could shape the mountain. For all their promise, it was hard to imagine them working (development time, increasing difficulty, gameplay simplicity) so I chose something much more easy to imagine and thus design – indirect control for obstacle avoidance.

I hope you’ll enjoy the game and have at least as much fun playing it as I had making it.

game over

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