December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone

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The Grumpy Pinball Ball

by Olofson - Jam Entry

Well, if you spent the last few years being slapped around a table all day, you'd be grumpy too! This ball just wants to be alone on his blocky islands.

UPDATE: Rotated the controls 45 degrees for less confusion.

Original version here:

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Kitch says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 2:57am

That was fun. Thanks!

TeamEpsilon says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 3:30am

Fun but controls were a bit confusing and rather annoying to learn.

Olofson says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 2:03pm

Turn keyboard some 30-40° counterclockwise. ;-) (Or add "dir -= .25 * PI;" and brackets as needed around line 322 in game.eel.)

Pierrec says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 8:18pm

Why Up=left ? It's pretty unusual and consequently hard to control. On the other hand : It's pretty fun!

Olofson says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 10:55pm

It seemed natural at first to have controls world axis aligned, and I got used to that. Fixed (as described above) in version 0.3!

Jacic says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 5:23pm

It was hard to control, but very fun.

SonnyBone says ...
Dec 29, 2011 @ 6:47pm

Plays like other old school marble games, so the controls are fine for me. Do the enemies ever fight back?

jeffz says ...
Jan 2, 2012 @ 9:48am

Couldn't open the 0.3 zip, winrar says the archive is damaged.

Olofson says ...
Jan 4, 2012 @ 3:32pm

SonnyBone: If you played the 0.3 version, that's where I rotated the controls 45 degrees. Should probably be user configurable...

And no, there's no AI whatsoever. I was short on time. :-)

jeffz: Strange... Tried 7-zip? (Built with Zip 3.0 on Linux.) Also, file size should be 1244287 bytes.

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