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Eggscape

by Make A Game - Jam Entry

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Make A Game presents: "Eggscape"

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"Oh, I didn't see you there, crushing my path for survival and my dreams of becoming a famous paleontologist.

Do you know how hard it was to find this egg? And how lucky I am that these debris are falling in such a coincidental position that I can climb some of them? It's like someone is throwing them with exact precision. But I don't have time to think about it, actually I can't do much more than panic and run around, waiting for more debris to fall."


We're Make A Game and Eggscape is our entry for Ludum Dare 21's Jam.

This wasn't just our first time competing at Ludum Dare, it was our first time working with flash!

Feel free to follow us at http://makeaga.me or @MakeAGame on Twitter for our incoming Post Mortem!

Contact us at team.makeagame@gmail.com

Have fun!


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How To Play

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You don't control the character, you control the falling debris.
He can only climb the height of one block.
He also doesn't climb down.
And if he gets eaten, it's game over, man.

LEFT and RIGHT to move
UP to rotate
DOWN to place
ESC or P to pause


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UPDATE #2
Forgot to add a Read Me.txt file to the zip file.

UPDATE #1
Oh hey, working scores! :D

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Things to add post submission:

- Treasures!
- More modes!
- Gameplay Tweaks!
- Fix Character random suicidal behavior! (especially with line piece)
- And many more!

Please read the Read Me.txt file in the zip version for more info.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#5Innovation(Jam)3.87
#10Overall(Jam)3.57
#10Graphics(Jam)4.22
#11Theme(Jam)3.57
#17Fun(Jam)3.17
#17Audio(Jam)3.26
#21Humor(Jam)2.60
#81Community3.25
#144Coolness4%

Comments

Shigor says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:50pm

Reversed tetris :) nice :)

bmfs says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 3:33pm

Nice graphics, specially the character.
It wasn't obvious at first why the pieces sometimes disappeared.

refrag says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 4:07pm

Really liked it! Great graphics. Good gameplay. I was a bit confused at the start because I was thinking of Tetris "Am I the monster trying to get the egg back?". Figured it out after the first death. ;) Great work!!!

Make A Game says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 9:15pm

Thanks for the nice comments. :)

@bmfs:
You mean if you hit the character with a piece? Yeah, that will probably change in the future.

@refrag:
We should have posted the How To Play text here too before.

Liadan says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 11:06am

An original creation based on a classic: liked it! ;)

hamburger says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 2:11am

Nice concept! I had fun! However I didn't need to use my brain much - there was almost always an obvious thing to do.

Make A Game says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 1:23pm

@hamburger:
Yeah, we didn't have time to include multiple game modes and treasures.

Treasures would change the way you play it, if you were playing for the best score, you'd have to place the pieces in order to be at the treasure height and catch it.

Besides that, some of stuff isn't working like we planned to. Still, we're glad the fun factor is still present. :)

Make A Game says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 1:25pm

Also, there's a point multiplier for each block climbed in succession, but the Score feedback is missing.

tnelsond says ...
Aug 31, 2011 @ 9:58pm

Innovative gameplay mechanic. Very interesting.

dev_zero says ...
Sep 3, 2011 @ 11:39pm

hard to get the hang of, but neat concept.

Sep 12, 2011 @ 6:09am

Nice game! good thing you posted the postmortem otherwise I would have missed out!

tcstyle says ...
Sep 12, 2011 @ 5:28pm

Nice take on tetris. The sound was somewhat delayed and the game is quite difficult.

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