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Brass Monkey

by fishbrain - Competition Entry

Damn... I ran out of time on this one... I would have liked to have done some more work.

But there IS a simple, playable game here.
(Note: the game difficulty does increase as you play)

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zzorn says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 4:03pm

Start screen was fun, as well as the flying giant ape and other small details :) Gameplay a bit too easy, and not very captivating. Would have been interesting as a visual novel about apes :)

fishbrain says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 7:15pm

hehe.... cheers,
yes - unfortunately i ran out of time and didn't quite get to polish the original concept as much as i wanted.

lingmops says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 7:26pm

A point for monkeys, and a point for sheer weirdness :)

May 3, 2011 @ 1:52am

I went monkies for this one. Ook ook ook!
Reminds me of KA-BOOM!
Congrats on clearing LD48!

P.S. What is in that a pipe?

crackerblocks says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 3:43am

this is silly. there isn't even a trumpet in the soundtrack.

fishbrain says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 4:41am

hahaha... well spotted, i actually tried out some really dodgy trumpet-synth sounds ...but it just didn't work

Winterblood says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 11:06pm

Weird. Gameplay works, but it takes so long to ramp up to anything approaching a challenge I had to give up.

And not to nitpick, but I suspect you didn't strictly paint all the art yourself. Collage is a legitimate art style but I dunno if it fits with the LD48 rules. Maybe I'm just sore 'cos someone marked me down for using a stock skydome :)

Little Angel says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 11:06am

Ignoring the fact that I doubt that the clip are was created during the 48 hour period (oops) it was weird. I second the thought that it should have been a wierd interactive clip are story, as the the intro far outshone the gameplay.

fishbrain says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 1:14pm

yeah, someone posted about using CC/royalty free images(?), and there was a bit of a discussion, with no definitive answers... i decided it was OK, and i don't see it as cheating.

fishbrain says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 4:58pm

@little angle:
yeah, the thing is I spent a lot of time constructing a story, a fantasy, a world in my head (which obviously involved monkeys in an a la Planet of the Apes type scenario) that I hoped a game would emerge from that... but it didn't really take on a complete form.

stigrv says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 6:33pm

That was truly psychedelic. I want some of what you were smoking.. :)

Cirrial says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 8:39pm

What am I even seeing here?! Points for confusing the hell out of me!

someone says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 7:18pm

That was weird.
There is a page for competition rules (under the title), all content must be made by you.

Endurion says ...
May 12, 2011 @ 4:17pm

Yay, 87 points :)

It takes quite a while to get challenging. And then there are some unfair formations with notes left and right with the same height.
Getting difficul faster and some code to avoid unfair positioning would work wonders ;)

mwest says ...
May 15, 2011 @ 11:32am

Interesting start screen, but the gameplay was boring... it took way too long to ramp up the difficulty and then just ramped it up too much too fast.

Weirdest game I've played so far :P... well done on finishing something at least - keep trying!

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