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Intergalactic Curling League

by stevecochrane - 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first Ludum Dare entry. It's for two players and it's like curling with a dash of Marble Madness. In space!

INSTRUCTIONS:

When it's your turn you can press left or right to line up your shot and hold space bar to begin your throw. The sooner you let go of the space bar, the faster you'll throw it. So if you want to knock someone out of position, let go immediately. If you want a short-range throw for a defensive position, hold on for a second or two.

Once the brooms come out you can mash the space bar to reduce friction and keep the rock rolling. In short, sweep if you want to go faster. At any point after you've thrown you can hit the left or right arrow keys to steer in that direction.

The player with the rock closest to the middle of the house (the target at the end) wins! Good curling, and thanks for playing!

Game programmed with Flixel - http://flixel.org
Audio programmed with Shaun Inman's TextMate MML Bundle - http://shauninman.com/archive/2010/02/13/an_mml_bundle_for_textmate/

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#94Fun3.52
#95Audio3.41
#98Humor3.20
#122Innovation3.63
#204Overall3.37
#236Graphics3.33
#346Theme3.19
#353Mood2.79
#705Coolness45%

Comments

YSelf Tool says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:01pm

My favorite game up to now!
Really good idea, good gameplay, I cannot stop playing!

gritfish says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:11pm

Wish the arrow keys were small adjustments instead of all-left or all right, but still a really fun, stable game.
Graphics are well done, and the end screen was cute.

Sodaware says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:20pm

Everything is really polished, and even though I'm not any good, I thoroughly enjoyed playing it :)

DaveDobson says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:07am

Interesting game - and a funny theme. It's pretty hard to know how your shove is going to do, and the sweeping also has unknowable effects. I'd love for there to be just a little more feedback - like a speed gauge or something - so that you could do something smart while your planet rolls along. Fun idea, well made - nice work.

blopit says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 1:08am

Very nice game, very polished. Fun but I wish I had friends to play this with... though I still can't ever get anything in the center >.<

vitou3d says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 4:25am

Good gameplay and great music. ^^

laubori says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 9:07am

I like it! Very nice music and it's fun.

Benjamin says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 11:30am

Fun game, make me wants to know more about RL curling :)

Scott Baker says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 6:02pm

Fantastic game! All I had to do was read "curling" and I was hooked. haha.

Kassoon says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 8:18pm

Woo! I love curling. Only thing I wish for was more feedback and smaller adjustments (almost micro adjustments, like real curling) for more skillful shots.

Codexus says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 9:06pm

Cool, a curling game! Quite nice, but lack of an AI opponent limited the fun I could get out of it. Also the collisions between stones I mean worlds were surprisingly soft. I really enjoyed the little brooms. :)

Birchmountain says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 8:53am

I really enjoyed it! The music worked well with the overall theme and the graphics looked great. It was a little hard to push the other planets though.

Good job!

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