August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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Escape from Browser Stability

by Lerc - 48 Hour Competition Entry

Last, Ludum Dare I used only the most basic of canvas operations and things went quite well. This time I decided to push things a bit by utilising things as if Canvas rendering worked in all respects.

Consequently, The game has issues on browsers. I'd much rather hit these sort of problems on a Ludum Dare than in a project that my income depended upon.

FireFox 6 on Windows works fine if you have enough memory free. I have had reports of FireFox 6 on Linux freezing X. My own Linux box needs to be rebooted if I try this page in Chrome.
Under Windows, Chrome and Opera ran but rendered incorrectly.

As for the game itself, I had a lot of fun making the time-to-beat runs. It has quite a difficulty curve. The last level I have not successfully completed.


You can use cursor keys or wasd. Space to restart if you crash.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#139Graphics3.24
#233Fun2.71
#289Overall2.76
#311Coolness1%
#334Community2.08
#364Theme2.48
#364Humor1.40
#371Audio1.00
#393Innovation2.14

Comments

tnelsond says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 5:27pm

Fun game, the graphics are pretty amazing.
It works great in the webkit based browser named surf. The game is kind of resource hungry though.

Mjiig says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 7:40pm

Absolutely fantastic game. Well done! (also, how on Earth did you do the first level in 19 seconds!).

GigaClon says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 5:02am

Decent game but this is why Canvas/JS isn't ready for primetime. Flash gives consistent performance over different browsers. When Canvas/JS can do these (which may be never considering the history of standards compliance)

GigaClon says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 5:03am

loved the loading screen message

Rudy says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 4:27pm

Good implementation. Graphics are pretty cool. Needs some innovation though to differentiate from all the other "floaty ship maze" games.

summaky says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 3:11pm

Very funny

callidus says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 7:45am

Interesting graphics, could do with something more to keep it interesting though.

Andrew says ...
Aug 29, 2011 @ 8:37am

The framerate seems very choppy in chrome.

MacTuitui says ...
Sep 3, 2011 @ 11:15am

I found that the different physics for the up/down (that depends on the thrusters) and the left/right (that does not) were a hindrance for me to enjoy this. As a huge fan of gravity games, that's a shame :(

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