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Slimes! - tgijsola - 48 Hour Competition Entry

Help a swarm of blobby slimes ESCAPE from the death factory!

Split them apart, join them back together! Jump! Dodge! Die! Infinite fun!


*Update!*
Uploaded a new version, only change being that it's compiled for the 'reach' XNA profile, which allow it to work on most every system. Should have done that before I even started!


Built from the ground up with C#, XNA, and the Farseer Physics Engine.

You'll need the XNA 4.0 Redistributable, you can grab it here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=20914

This is my first compo, wow what a blast! I am well and truly drained. Lots of fun, though!

Let me know what you think!

- Joe
[email protected]

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Ratings

Coolness25%
#85Innovation3.50
#198Overall3.00
#205Audio2.38
#207Community2.67
#210Fun2.79
#213Graphics2.86
#243Humor1.88
#334Theme2.64

Comments

Zed says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:19am

Really, really challenging. Very pretty, very clever. Good job.

Tom 7 says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 5:03am

Crashes at startup for me! :(

tgijsola says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 6:06am

If you get a crash at startup, install the XNA 4.0 redistributable... that should fix it!

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=20914

tgijsola says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 5:16pm

Turns out, you might also need the .NET 4.0 redistributable. :shakes fist angrily at microsoft:

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24872

Rudy says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 7:10am

It's a bit hard. I'm also stealing your XNA/.NET links :P

Shigor says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 8:37am

hard, but in a challenging way, platformer with a lot of slimes is excellent :)

d_m says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 5:31pm

Looks awesome, sorry I can't play on Linux (it doesn't work in WINE).

ExciteMike says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 9:42pm

I like where you were going with it, but control and collision problems are killing it for me. It seems that the slimes will randomly stop moving on me, refuse to jump, or that the little bullets will kill guys before it actually touches them :(

marudziik says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 12:33am

Just a little too hard for me (bullets are a pain), but hey, controlling many slimes at the same time? Awesome idea! Besides, they're sooo cuuute! :D Good game!

Aug 27, 2011 @ 4:06pm

Ha! this is great. And cute. Nice work!

kevglass says ...
Aug 29, 2011 @ 3:27pm

Couldn't get it to work here.

Spoonweaver says ...
Aug 30, 2011 @ 3:49am

Umm.. did you copy me? You even added the "!" to your games name.
http://www.slimesalad.com/forum/viewgame.php?t=3218

tgijsola says ...
Aug 30, 2011 @ 8:37am

As I explained in email, no. Your game is two years old and completely different from mine in gameplay and style. We share a name, but that's about it!

Nice game, though, I love Lemmings!

Spoonweaver says ...
Aug 31, 2011 @ 3:15am

Yea, I jumped the gun there. My bad, I never meant to accuse you of anything. I was mostly just surprised by the title. It was dumb to post what I did. I hope no one rated your game less because of my post.

angrygeometry says ...
Sep 5, 2011 @ 3:06pm

i found it very difficult. pretty, but difficult.

Chaoslab says ...
Sep 8, 2011 @ 8:10am

Simple fun and cute idea! :-)

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