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

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by Niavlys - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are a spermatozoon/sperm/spermatozoa. You want to be the only one in the race. Touch them all to kill them all.

Protip: Play in Chrome rather than Firefox (sorry, poor performance under the latter).

>>> Homepage for the game http://xi.gd/ld23/niavlys/ <<<
>>> Check out 4 other games made for LD23 by #define true false! http://xi.gd/ld23/ <<<

N.B: It's unfinished, buggy, and definitely not... polished. Probably better than I thought it would be, though.

N.B.2: It was made using only HTML5 <canvas> and <audio> elements, and several hundred lines of JavaScript. I used the jQuery library, and GIMP for creating sprites and backgrounds. The 'plop' was recorded using my mouth, and a Zoom H2 recorder. I tried to add some music and more sound (using a beautiful Gretsch guitar), but I wasn't able to finish this in time.

Edit 2012.04.27: I added a Start/Restart button and (very) simple instructions. I hope this kind of change is accepted after the 48 hours. I promise I did not change anything except that. If anyone has a problem with that, I can revert to the previous version, but the game in itself is exactly the same.

Edit 2012.04.29: Fixed preloading of images (somehow) and game launch (with the Right key rather than click on button), I consider these as bugfixes.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness52%
#148Humor2.96
#259Theme3.34
#655Audio1.83
#666Graphics2.43
#672Mood2.29
#690Innovation2.37
#723Fun2.26
#754Overall2.44

Comments

Evgis says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 1:11pm

hahah, fun idea. You should have added a menu, though, and a replay button.

Niavlys says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:25pm

@Evgis:
Thanks for your feedback! Yes, I ran out of time... I wonder if I'm allowed to add a very basic menu screen (pressing a key from this screen starts the game, dying brings the player back to this screen).

gnx says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:20am

Graphics aren't bad. The gameplay however isn't very fun and well you know, it is unfinished :)

Cake&Code says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 11:00pm

Could have been more fun but the idea and core mechanics are there! I wish there were power-ups or different kinds of enemies to keep the gameplay interesting or, as you suggested, a menu that display distance gone and such when you lose. Hope you finish it up!

someone says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 11:25pm

Interesting idea. I died a few times initially due to having to move from the mouse to the keyboard. The start button should really be a key.

Suese says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 12:13am

Hilarious. Needed a little something extra and definitely needed some music, a better font choice, and a slightly better presentation. Otherwise this was fun and funny and bang on theme.

Thanks for this.

Fireblend says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 12:58am

Fun, although I had some trouble getting it to work at first. A few refreshes later it was working just fine though! I liked the concept, although I think it could've used a bit more of variety throughout the game. Good job!

AD-Edge says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 6:54am

Interesting idea! I like the little popping sounds they make. This is definitely a game which works because its kept simple.

namuol says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 1:02am

I'm happy to see so many HTML5 entries.

Is it bad that I like how your goal isn't to reach the egg, but to stop everyone else from reaching it?

mess110 says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 2:25pm

nice one

Apr 30, 2012 @ 2:41pm

Amusing idea, and nice simple gameplay, but it gets tedious fast. Also, a couple of times, a sperm started with its head already at the right edge of the screen.

angrygeometry says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 8:44pm

the graphics were okay, controls felt really heavy and clunky though. but as you said, it's unfinished.

Shifty says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 6:20pm

funny but hard, really hard :)

PIXEL^3 says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 8:53pm

It was pretty fun, except I found the physics a little jarring and the constant popping sounds when you failed were annoying. Otherwise, fairly good for fourty-eight hours!

castor says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 9:42pm

Really simple and cool. Sperm ahoy!

Pierrec says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 10:50am

Pretty good idea, fits well to the theme. too bad it is a bit hard to play, but I enjoyed it anyway!

May 9, 2012 @ 7:13pm

Cool idea and fits the theme, but the controls were pretty bad. It could have used a bit polishing.

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