April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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Tiny Globsch alone against the sandstorm

by BITS_flux - Jam Entry

First LD entry ever, whoohoo!
No time = No sound for poison
Also, you'll need .net framework 4 / XNA in order to run this - or to change source after your liking in order to make it run.
Sound credits go to madpew from #ludumdare at afternet, great work you did there!

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VDZ says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:35pm

(Note: The following text will make me sound like an ass, but I just prefer to be brutally honest when giving feedback.)

Shallow, basic gameplay, consisting only of pushing right to walk over a completely flat surface with some holes and jumping. Gameplay was very repetitive; if there was anything like increasing difficulty, I didn't notice it. The goal of the game (to run away) and the controls were clear (assuming there's no buttons I missed other than walking and jumping), but the rest of the game was not. What are those hearts and other thingies for? You also barely see them at all; I'd attributed the random stops to software bugs until I re-read your description and figured I had likely run into almost invisible poison.

The crude style of the background art is somewhat charming, but the background itself is very minimal and repetitive. The foreground art and character art are just crude and ugly.

The sound was minimal and did not add anything to the atmosphere; though I was running from the sandstorm, there was no excitement and the wind sound left me completely unconcerned.

I was unable to see any connection between the game and this LD's theme.

BITS_flux says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:27pm

VDZ, no, it doesn't make you sound like an ass. Your points are valid and we appreciate your feedback; no justification whatsoever.

This time wasn't for us to create the best game out there, but rather to actually make something (and to have fun at failing, :P) and to get our butts in gear. Experience showed that one doesn't get up and does something if he doesn't have to, LD is great to prise that obstacle open.

Ovno says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 1:01pm

Quite a simple game, but fairly well polished and quite enjoyable as a quick bit of fun when you should be working.

Shadow says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 9:06pm

Well, it does have some bugs (looks like you don't reset things after death) and the connection with the theme is almost nonexistant. However,it was fun to run from the sandstorm. It's also a good try for being your first LD ever and I'm glad to hear that LD helped you all to get something done.

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