About BenW


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BenW's Trophies

Awarded by Norgg
on May 11, 2013
Dangerous Pixel Award
Awarded by noonat
on December 18, 2007
The Zlad Award For Electronic Music Excellence
Awarded by Papper
on December 17, 2007
9 Pixel Points
Awarded by DrPetter
on December 16, 2007



gimblll says ...

I loved how I was completely lost when it started, but after 30 seconds I had it completely figured out. Great execution. Keyboard seemd a bit unresponsive at times when you would've liked to do just one step to some direction. Great sounds!

sol_hsa says ...

Clearly the most experimental game in this contest - and a good one.

SteelGolem says ...

cool game. i like what you did with the sounds, there. my gf will probably get addicted to this :3

saluk says ...


DrPetter says ...

Great concept, and well executed. Letting the player deduce gameplay mechanics through experimentation is fun, if it works... in this case it does. Nice and short turnaround time between sessions makes it suitable for highscore runs.

DraykDyna says ...

(Note, I haven't bothered to try this on a computer with a speaker, so I haven't voted on sound. I'll get that later >_>)

But yeah, what DrPetter said.

jhauberg says ...

Very good use of the theme. Very simple, yet clever gameplay. Neat and stylish graphics.

The somewhat un-responsive controls lowers the score a bit.

midwinter says ...

This is a really fun, novel (at least to me) concept. Difficult, but keeps you coming back. I really like the music, and the graphics -- they're simple, but really work very well!

drZool says ...

I feel the level is too much random to be fun, you cannot get good at the game, it seems it's just luck how long you last.

chaotikZA says ...

Good fun - well done!

Samiljan says ...

Pleasing graphics without any pictures? That must be cheating ;)
A good and addicting game.
Update: REALLY addicting.

Wiering says ...

Interesting game. There seems to be a little problem with the input which makes it frustrating sometimes.

Hamumu says ...

I got 1:16. I think I comprehend the game... it's similar to Mr. Driller (but backwards mentally and sideways physically). I don't know if it's that exciting to me... I guess it's that it's much more tactical (responding to your immediate circumstances) than strategic (nothing to consider for the long, or even medium, term at all). Combined with the visuals and audio, that makes it a real zone-out game.

It's really original, really stylish, and I think it will be one of the top 'sticky' games of the compo, that people will replay and try to improve in.

Jay says ...

Very neat.

fydo says ...

Very fun.. nice job! :D

Endurion says ...

Thanks for fixing the debug dll stuff.
Earned you a nifty rating, very well done ;)

Sophie Houlden says ...

this, is pure awsome wrapped up in win, I'm hooked!

mjau says ...

Great game! It's fun. Gets addictive when you've figured out what to do =)

An idea, maybe you could be getting points for large combos? Space could rotate colours in stead then maybe, so you'd have some control and could set up large combos while trying to survive. That'd be a bit different though =)

Anyway, I really like this. Well done!

negativegeforce says ...

its the most simple game in this compo, but yet a very good one. Nice job

TenjouUtena says ...

Once you get the hang of it, the game makes a lot of sense, and is a lot of fun. Great job. Could really have used a tutorial, and needs some re-playability.

Very daring concept, tho

Deepflame says ...

A nice game, and noone knows wtf you're doing while you're playing it, making you look "Oh, so pro!". ;)

greencow says ...

nice nice!

philhassey says ...

Hmmn.. I didn't quite get it. But I thought the music and sfx mixed in with the game were great!

Archive for the ‘LD #10 – Chain Reaction – 2007’ Category

LD10 Postmortem

Posted by
Monday, February 4th, 2008 2:06 pm

I’ve written a postmortem for my LD10 entry you can see it on my website here. I’d repost the whole thing here, but I’m lazy.

Fixed my final entry

Posted by
Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 12:09 pm

If you were having trouble running my final entry please download it again. I accidentally linked to a debug dll in the release version of my game. I have since fixed the problem and it should run on most peoples machines. I have also tested it under parallels with dx support and it runs fine. Finally I have not received any reports of it working under wine. If you manage to get it running under wine please let me know.


BenW’s 30 min drawing competition entry

Posted by
Tuesday, December 18th, 2007 5:22 pm


High Scores

Posted by
Monday, December 17th, 2007 3:59 pm

Making a high score list for my game.


High Scores:

1. Hello_Kitty – 2:36

2. lexaloffle – 2:31

3. BenW – 2:08

4. Samiljan – 2:05

5. Endurion – 1:59

6. Deepflame – 1:58

7. SteelGolem – 1:46

8. DrPetter – 1:44

9. sirmalloc – 1:43

10. midwinter – 1:32

BenW’s Guide To Lerc’s Game

Posted by
Monday, December 17th, 2007 1:53 pm

X-Out and I were playing lerc’s game and he was having a problem solving one of the levels so I started to post a screenshot of the solution. He solved it before I could post but since I had already started I finished off solutions for all six puzzles.

Solutions are after the jump.


Finally Finished

Posted by
Sunday, December 16th, 2007 6:57 pm


It’s done and you can get it here. It may not work if you don’t have visual studio 2005 installed. If thats the case I’ll try and upload a working one asap.

Oh Teh NOES! Game Over

Posted by
Sunday, December 16th, 2007 12:44 am

Here’s my game over screen. Once again, it looks the same as every other screenshot I’ve made.

All of my screenshots look the same

Posted by
Saturday, December 15th, 2007 11:09 pm

It may look the same but the gameplay is much more fun now.

First Screenshot

Posted by
Saturday, December 15th, 2007 5:50 pm

first screenshot

It’s almost playable and all the music and sound effects are in.

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