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

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The Word Alone

by Matt Rix - 48 Hour Compo Entry

So it's my first Ludum Dare, and I decided to make a word game for some reason.

Art made with Blender.
Music+sounds made with Ableton Live.
Coding is AS3 in FDT.

If you want to see the community posts I made during the jam, look here:

Note: Once you get the hang of the game, try getting a move count of 8. It's possible to do it every single game if you plan it out.

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Jigxor says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 5:54am

Beautiful graphics. Unique concept. Really awesome job. I won in 24 moves!

increpare says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 2:37pm

Yeah I liked this. :)

iforce2d says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 5:46pm

I can see myself coming back to this again and again.

Phen says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 10:09pm

I always think there can't be any more original find-a-word-from-these-letters game ideas, and then someone clever like you surprises me.

waynebeam says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 12:48am

i like this one a lot

Dec 20, 2011 @ 3:59am

Astounding accomplishment for 48 hours, I can't even begin to imagine how this was done. Oh, hello source code.

Dec 20, 2011 @ 6:43am

Very cool idea!

Dec 20, 2011 @ 11:07am

Ha, this is fun. And ridiculously hard.

Shigor says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 6:49pm

Good use of theme :) And quite nice puzzle

edibletoaster says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 12:32am

I'm really impressed with this. Great Job. This is one of my favorites so far!

Noel says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 9:37pm

Really enjoyed this game. Took a bit of time, but after a few tries I got it :D Graphics and Music all really look and sound great, too.

BlueShaman says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 11:26pm

Excellent in everything, except:
The small-masks of the buttons are driving me insane. They should be all the way to the edge. BALRAGAHGAHL.

But otherwise amazing.

wgemigh says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 4:09am

Great concept and it really fits the theme. My only serious critique is that it took me several confusing games to figure out how to play. Clearer directions or a play example would be nice to add if you continue development after the jam.

mes says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 4:55am

nice game!

Matt Rix says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 4:59am

BlueShaman: thanks for pointing that out, small hit areas bug me too. I swear I made sure they were correct at one point, but I guess I screwed them up somehow later, heh.

Ashkin says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 6:27am

Excellent, original concept. Audio and graphics fit with it well. SImple but brilliant.

Meedoc says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 2:31pm

a smart game! Good job!

8bitmatt says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 8:48pm

amazingly simple and addictive. love it.

angrygeometry says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 2:57am

oh this is great! i love word games! excellent execution!

angrygeometry says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 7:12pm

back here playing it again aaaaa

creath says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 9:26pm

Yeah, I keep coming back to it, even though I know the trick to get it in 8 moves every time. It's seriously fun and addictive.

summaky says ...
Dec 26, 2011 @ 2:46pm

Very creative take on the theme and very well done as well. As I am not a native English speaker sometimes I had problems finding out words, but I could manage most of the time.

rawbits says ...
Dec 26, 2011 @ 7:34pm

15 moves. This game is really good in several ways! Thank you!

Tom 7 says ...
Dec 31, 2011 @ 5:57pm

Loved it! It's easy once you get the hang of it, but a very clever concept, smooth execution, and creative use of the theme.

Jan 3, 2012 @ 4:57pm

This game is nice but a bit too short. The 3D art is beautiful, the music reminds me of Myst or something. Anyway, 11 moves. :)

SonnyBone says ...
Jan 5, 2012 @ 8:34pm

This is fun as hell. You can make a KILLING with something like this for iOS/Android. DO IT!

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 8:59am

Well done! Turning interesting concepts into games and having the end result be really fun is always awesome. This is very well polished as well, can't say any complaints really.

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