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Bouncecrab, Starfish Island

by wlovas - Competition Entry

A very short game written entirely from scratch in Standard ML using SDL.

Now available for Windows! Also, the Mac version is now statically linked against the GMP library, so if you had trouble before, please try it again.

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shaktool says ...

The link is broken. It should probably point to:

I downloaded the OS X version from there, but I got an error trying to run it on an Intel Mac OS X 10.6.3:

Dyld Error Message:
Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libgmp.3.dylib
Referenced from: /Users/shaktool/Downloads/
Reason: image not found

bentosmile says ...

Any chance of a Windows version? A lot of people only have Windows :)

Mstrp2ez says ...

I dont have access to any mac's and can therefore not try it out.

dgfitch says ...

Windows version works for me. Game is a bit twitchy, maybe add some more layouts or make the whirlpools mobile?

PsySal says ...

I like the art style, but wish it were a little more animated. The little dialog boxes are cute, and I like the core idea. Starfish moves a bit too fast, and it's hard to tell when you're being pulled into a whirlpool, but I figured it out. Good job!

Hempuli says ...

The gameplay idea is cool, but the game runs very very quickly, and just holding up + right lets me win every time. Those things together kind of spoil the fun. It's also sad that there's only one level.

TFernando says ...

Windows link worked for me. The whirlpool-gravity game mechanic is interesting, but it could have been explored much more.

Cooshinator says ...

Bad physics, bad graphics and only one level make it a pretty bad game, but if you elaborated it could become okay!

Stoney says ...

Mac version works fine now. (Mac OS X 10.6.3, MacBook Pro)
If you develop the game further, it could be a really fun game. For example:
- Rotate the whirlpools (Animation)
- Assign a random position for the whirlpools at each level start or create a few maps
- Add a whirlpool for each level (e.g. level 1 has three whirlpools, level 2 four etc.)
- Highscore list

ruben01 says ...

too fast on windows, but could be fun if developed further

SonnyBone says ...

WHOA. Super duper fast!

Endurion says ...

The starfish reacts way too fast. It is pure luck that I got to the island. The average play duration is 0.5 seconds :)

Partially randomized stages would increase the replayability a bit.

Perrin says ...

Really sorry to say I didn't get a lot of fun out of this game. :(

Riley Adams says ...

Not sure if it's just the windows version, but that was waaaaaaaay too fast.

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