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Tiny Basket World

by stromchin - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Plays on unity webplayer.

Unfortunatelly it's lacking a lot of polish.
This is one of the first things I've made in unity3D, and I kind of like it more now.

I think this game is fun mostly when doing something else, like talking on skype with someone

Software used:
- Unity3D (I love it now, but I want to try getting some plugins and experimenting more with it)
- Blender 3D for the basket ring, and for the net. The net gave me a lot of trouble, and I had to remake it like 10 times due to me not understanding blender.
- Inkscape to draw the world
- paint.net to draw the net, and the guy

Theme: one could argue that this game is not much on the theme of a tiny world, and it might be true. It's probably the worst excuse for a "tiny world game" but if I had better drawing skills, the player would be god, playing with the world, and theme would fit it more.

I'm very limited by my lack of artistic skills, so I made a game that required as little graphics as possible.

Thank you all for your nice comments. I see that the main thing about my game is the addictiveness, and that's what I was going for. I'm trying to have a friend make some art for me, to try to make this into a real game.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness85%
#162Fun3.32
#381Humor2.31
#618Overall2.68
#626Audio1.93
#804Innovation2.04
#817Mood1.91
#826Theme2.06
#832Graphics1.98

Comments

x2l2 says ...
Apr 21, 2012 @ 11:19pm

i think that a real tiny world is one that can be used to play ping pong or golf....

matt says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:33am

I found this game oddly enjoyable.

stromchin says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:43am

Thanks matt, I've taken a great deal of time just adjusting the bounciness and size of the basket, and the force at which you can shoot, and the randomness added to make the difficulty like it ended, and I think it's perfect. What did you think of the difficulty?
Maybe I will remove a little bit of random though, but nothing else

Wampus says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:57am

This would be great as a Wario Ware style mini game. Had fun with the simple but difficult to perfect mechanics. Directional audio was a curious touch.

the8donut says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:58am

It may lack of polish, but I have to say it's really fun! :)

Bezza says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:08am

Simple yet very enjoyable. Nice one!

True Valhalla says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:37am

Was kind of satisfying! Not sure if the theme integration was too strong but who cares, I have a combo to top! Good job.

Bei says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:45am

Cool game! Would be cool if you had a limited number of shots, say 20, then you could set high scores. None the less, addictive little game!

drZool says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:46am

Neat! Good minigame. Nice net physics.

Bei says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:46am

P.S The physics were pretty much spot on. The way the ball moves off the ring, and the way the net affects the flight of the ball are awesome!

stromchin says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:52am

@Bei: yes, basically that'S what I meant by "lack of polish"
not just in the sense of graphics. I've thought of many game modes, but I didn't have time to implement them. I will in the future though.

@everyone else: thanks for playing!

thanketcok says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:33am

Simple but highly enjoyable!

davidllanos22 says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:07pm

Very addictive!

yanmania says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:07pm

Thats really addictive!

oddgoo says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:36pm

I played this for far longer than I should have...

Parthon says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:42pm

That was pretty cool for a short game. :D

iFred_QC says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:00pm

Got up to 9 combo. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52854878/Basket9.png

PapyGaragos says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:02pm

The kind of game you can play during 20minutes without noticing.

bms says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:17pm

Haha! I love how "literal" this game is :D good job

stromchin says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:35pm

@iFred_QC> yeah, it's pretty hard to hit 9, but then, hitting 10 is really really hard. I've never gotten it past 10.
And I've played it a lot myself.

Toast says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:38pm

Haha, well I've seen this type of game before, but the use of theme is pretty hilarious.

Pierrec says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:51pm

Well...it's as boring as it is fun (I'm not sure what does it mean...)

arhpositive says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:20pm

small scope but still a decent game nonetheless.

karnakgames says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:56pm

What a concept! You created a sports game in a theme where everyone was dealing with micro management games :)

Note: Since this is a Compo entry, you have to provide the source code. http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/rules/

stromchin says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:22pm

@karnakgames> yes! I changed the links to put everything under "web (unity)" and also removed the source by accident.
it's been here almost the whole time. Thanks for reminding me.

And well, I was also planning on making some kind of adventure/shooter with small planets, and then I panicked cause I thought I wasn't going to have time.
I also realized my limitations when it comes to graphics, so I decided to make something with more physics and almost no graphics.

Ben says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:34pm

Amazing. One of the best games I've played on here

Angerus says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:06pm

Well, even it's seem to me that you're are not in the theme, I find your game fun ! And that's what a game have to be!

BlackDogg says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 8:33pm

Too bad it don't seems to fit with the theme for me, but I really enjoyed the combination of a one click/button gameplay with a sport theme. I would LOVE to see it in some kind of full version with multiple sports, better graphics, etc !

MrBarnslig says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 5:20am

I think you have something here. If you wanted to extend the gameplay maybe you could have different challenges with different distances/heights of baskets for different levels, and only a limited number of shots. Nice job!

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