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

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by TylerGlaiel - 48 Hour Compo Entry


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CNIAngel says ...
Apr 22, 2012 @ 11:36pm

Love the game :) I had a lot of fun playing it.

elvis75k says ...
Apr 22, 2012 @ 11:58pm

This is awesome! Genius!

superstu says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:15am

Great game. Saw the alpha stages of this up till you added the enemies. They sure put it all together nicely :) fun experience!

zazery says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:00am

It just keeps going and going. The boss was really fun to fight.

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

Pretty interesting concept, great execution. Visuals were nice and music was fitting - overall a great job.

Galaxy613 says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:48pm

I donno, I sorta liked it better when it was just a maze. Like how you handled the mechanics but there's a part of me says that it would be better without the gun/enemies..

TylerGlaiel says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:54pm

I didn't want to make a puzzle game or a platformer (since I just spent 3 years working on one..............) and a maze by itself is kinda boring, so here it is. I'm gonna expand it more in the next few weeks.

KevinZuhn says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:57pm

I enjoyed watching this get created!
The use of memory and prediction really brought interest to the maze, and I was motivated to search around for all of the coins. Enemies (especially the wide ones with the salvo of death) were fun to battle, and I liked those few times when bullets came out of another layer at a different size!

Great game, steeling myself to take a crack at the hard mode.

gammabeam says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:09pm

Easily one of my favorites!
Gonna try to end it with all collectibles after rating moar games! \o/

mcc says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:59am

:O :O This is *awesome*. I just died at the end of my first playthrough attempt... I'm amused that when I was in the early going, I went, wow, this game is not very challenging at all and shots don't hurt you much, and so I foolishly wasn't trying to conserve my health... then when I hit the difficult part I was like nooo what have I done. Will probably post some thoughts once I've beaten it...

wgemigh says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:58pm

I love the concept! The controls were fine for the maze part but a little fiddly for the shooting part. It would have been a lot nicer to be able to shoot in any direction, not just the one you're facing. I look forward to the updated version!

Nolan C says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:10pm


ncannasse says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:06pm

Loved the concept, very well designed and immersive !

LukeRissacher says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:11am

Awesome, one of my favorites. Nice to do a game in 2 days for a change eh? Really nice exploration of an interesting mechanic. Great music and Atari 2600 aesthetic too.

seagaia says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:25am

Awesome polish on this and great innovative concept related to the theme as well. enjoyed playing this

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:57pm

Simple, well-done execution of a novel concept. Good stuff.

marudziik says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:14pm

Great execution of this interesting idea. Awesome game. I liked the music very much, too.

Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:34am

I love the idea. Well done!

d_durham says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:58am

Really great concept, a nice feeling of escalation too. One of my favourites so far.

mipi says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:39pm

Great entry! 5/5

Btw. check out Soul Searchin by MaximSchoemaker if you already havn't. You both use the "same" camera zooming/shrinking, but a bit differently.

chambers says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 3:10pm

very well-polished! (not to mention fun and innovative!) And wow... You're he creator of Closure! awesome. Actually I liked this better than the original flash closure =P

Kudos! A strong candidate to become my favorite this LD.

Oreganik says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 12:34am

Amazing. One of the most memorable LD23 games I've played thus far. Heck, one of the most memorable games I've played this year!

Tourgen says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 12:37am


moonmagic says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 6:17am

I greatly enjoyed this game, particularly the battery-enemies and the boss. The boss's eyes kept him from feeling unfair, and the slow wind-up, screen shake, and sounds made for a menacing face-shoot experience. The zoom at the end is altogether lovely. If the victory screen gave me the good job and then endlessly zoomed me through it, I would be in love.

Ranoka says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:04pm

This game is great, I remember seeing an early version when there were no enemies and though it was good, but it's even better now. I also really liked the boss! Great job! Also, nice timeline code :P

AyCe says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 6:47pm

OMG! I'm astonished! :D G R E A T game!

FaBrito says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 5:29am

Best entry by far! Hats off!

Gornova says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 7:02pm

WOW, simply amazing,

MadGnomeGamer says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 4:03am

GREAT game!

Nice variety of enemy battles, and the zooming thing really makes the game! I love the sense of the world you get playing this, which most games don't have--most games feel like a series of levels or a room. That was what really stood out for me.

I got stuck for the second time tho and got killed wandering around (I'd been on two hits left for like half an hour.) That's one thing: After playing it for an hour, i definitely didn't feel like doing it all again to try & figure out where I had gone wrong on the way to the finish.

deepnight says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 12:13pm

Absolutely stunning idea! Very intriguing and original and it kept me playing for a loong time :)

Really great job

RĂ©mi says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 12:29pm

Great idea and a very polished game! Awesome!

Kvisle says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 12:41pm

This was excellent. There's not much more to say, really.

Keirua says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 5:32pm

Awesome idea, and very well realized ! It took me about 20mn too reach the end, that's a very nice duration for a game made in 2 days. Definitely one of my favorites.

raarlac says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 8:04pm

And the Oscar goes to...

Benjamin says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 10:35pm

this entry is amazing, and it perfectly fit the theme !

FrederickK says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 3:30am

Incredible clever and well done! 5 stars!

ratboy2713 says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 3:22am

The music was a little grating, other than that this was pretty much a perfect game. I loved the concept of zooming in.

pom says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 3:25am

Great idea, good realization. The Web version has some frame rate drops unfortunately.

HybridMind says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 3:26am

I enjoyed the menu intro transition into gameplay a lot. Really sets everything up perfectly the moment you cross that first threshold into the official game area and the music kicks off. I've loved that moment everytime I've played. Really fun concept and a very hard game. I've never made it very far I'm afraid, but it is just a cool game to hang out in and move around watching everything pulsing in the levels below. Very sweet game.

Rex Peppers says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 6:48pm

Holy crap this game is good.

elvis75k says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 9:03pm

This is awesome! I can't stop playing it.

elvis75k says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 9:09pm

Again, this is really impressive!

VDOgamez says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 12:21am

I liked that. That was a really creative way to arrange the rooms and it fits the theme nicely. The fighting was a bit repetitive, and mostly involved tapping the controls until you got to a spot where you could hit the enemies from their blind spots, but it was quite entertaining nonetheless.

Phi1osopher says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 1:04am

Clicked through from Kongregate. Thought the game was a very fine entertaining diversion. I especially liked the "zoom in" "zoom out" aspect. Well executed. Thank you for your hard work!

azurenimbus says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 4:58am

Son, did everyone ever tell you you're good at this making games business?

Pierrec says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 2:34pm

This is a winner!

tcstyle says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 8:16pm

Wow. Awesome idea. This game feels very consistent. I like the retro concept and the mechanics work pretty well.

CuberToy says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 8:21pm

Great game, great idea, purelly awesome. Well executed. One of the best game I've tried.

KevinWorkman says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 9:48pm

This is a great concept and an awesome execution. Really well done.

Zillix says ...
May 5, 2012 @ 8:14am

The game is really, really well designed. Awesome job.

Danik says ...
May 5, 2012 @ 8:47am

This will rank high in innovation and theme for sure! Love it.

kibertoad says ...
May 5, 2012 @ 6:26pm

Wonderful game, flawless execution. Thanks!

May 7, 2012 @ 10:39am

I really hate maze games. I really like this :)

Alexandre says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 10:50am

Very fun concept!

Casino Jack says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 11:01am

Definitely top of the innovation rankings of the games I've played so far. Just a shame that on my 1024x600 netbook it became unplayable fast due to the bottom of the maze not showing on the screen.

leanderCorp says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 1:46pm


Evgis says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 1:55pm

Great game! Found this by random on armor games, great game. Good concept and innovation. Music is also good!

Dr.Pingu says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 2:49pm

same great idea as "Soul Searchin'" but more developped

great game :)

Ymihere says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 1:11am

I had a lot of fun playing this. It was a lot of fun zooming in and out. I also thought it was really neat that you got an article in Joystiq about your game. :D

Jezzamon says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 5:51am

Wow.. great concept, awesome execution. :D

kylerhoades says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 11:28am

that was really cool

jfroco says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 4:10pm

Amazing!!!! My favorite entry so far. Congrats!!!

jimmypaulin says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 8:00pm

I really dig this, it is brilliant! How you structured the maze across the different levels of scale I have no idea, really clever stuff. Lovely smooth controls, good colour palette and sounds and a great theme-linked menu completes the experience. I don't really see how this could be improved on, except with more of the same, congratulations!

bompo says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 11:23pm

Perfect usage of the theme! Really liked this entry!

dustmyte says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 11:46am

It's a work of genius. This game made me smarter. Just fantastic!

May 9, 2012 @ 12:38pm

Great concept - made me feel a little dizzy, lol. Would have been great for the recursion theme, too! ^_^

Beerman says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 3:06pm

Outstanding. Easily my favourite so far.

Thotep says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 8:48pm

This is really inventive and also fun. The only thing I didn't like were the sounds.

yoklov says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 1:56am

Neat concept, quite fun!

naufr4g0 says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 7:36pm

I really like this game! Very fun and innovative! :D

mcc says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 12:58am

Played this a couple weeks ago, some notes from my playthrough--

- I really liked the design of this. Trying to identify and remember goals without any assistance from the game (since you can't see the outer shells) was a cool and unique level to gameplay. I liked that this was introduced gradually, and that one of the first goals you see, you think-- oh, I'll just duck down a level or two and come back up, but in fact that first-goal-you-see is one of the last places you visit in the game.

- One of the cooler moments was escaping from a smaller area into a larger one and having the tiny sperm following me out, still small-scale. If you explore this more later that might be a fun thing to do more with.

- It would be interesting to see a speedrun mode for this where you got a time at the end, or a hard mode with limited life. Basically this the game has enough structure it looks like it could work with leaderboards of one type or another.

- This is one of a couple games I've played recently that did interesting things with presenting challenge just by limiting your sight, in that respect it sort of made me think of Where Is My Heart.

- I did like that in the early bits I had incredible amounts of health, toward the end health became incredibly vital. This seems to help with replays because even the early, easy parts become challenging because you have to actually look at things in terms of "I need to preserve a store of life in this part for the endgame".

Anyway this and Super Mario Summary were probably my favorite games of the whole LD, well done :O

TylerGlaiel says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 1:31am

mcc- there is a hard mode, go backwards from the start

csanyk says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 3:10am


Darien says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 3:11am

Fun stuff! Nothing useful to add to what others have said; just wanted to let you know I enjoyed it. :-)

Suese says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 3:12am

A fun entry, but way did not deserve 1st place

nek says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 8:02am

Well deserved first place! Game mechanics resonate with main theme so well.

SonnyBone says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 8:09am

That's a crappy thing to say.

The game won because it won. That's how the voting system works. The game has solid audio, an amazing use of theme, it's fun as crap, and the visuals work best for the kind of zooming mechanic that's been implemented.

It's a very very solid game in every category, so it deserves high marks in overall.

SonnyBone says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 8:11am

My comment was meant for Suese. Sorry.

lorancou says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 9:41am

WOAH! No wonder you've won, this is GREAT!

free_napalm says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 7:29pm

Great game, made real intense with the zooming mechanique and sound and fear of death. Imagine one of these pencil labyrinths for kids in restaurants - running through your veins. That's this game.

Cosine says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 8:34pm

I've killed every enemy and collected every star, and cannot for the life of me figure out how to kill the final enemy. Any help?

Cosine says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 8:40pm


PVince81 says ...
May 15, 2012 @ 8:30pm

Nice game ! But shooting doesn't work for me on Linux :-(
Which key is it supposed to be ?

Suese says ...
May 16, 2012 @ 11:45am

Anyone who can tell me 5 stars on graphics compared to the two other top entries is dreaming. Anyone who can tell me 5 stars on innovation compared to 3 other games that were better based on this same concept is dreaming. Anyone who tells me generated, placeholder SFXR sound effects and randomly generated music are 5 star is dreaming. Clearly Tyler Glail is a celebrity and was given a bias based on his name. Positivism is the only thing that justifies a middle-of-the-road entry like this getting 1st place vs so many -excellent entries- that, when broken apart with a little bit of critical thinking are superior to this. Thanks for the entry, but this is not the winner. Your winner is in a different castle.

TylerGlaiel says ...
May 23, 2012 @ 9:27pm


May 24, 2012 @ 4:31am

Amazing game. I love the hidden touch you added to the game if you go backwards instead of forwards. Check out my playthrough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvr6MFim65I

mohammad says ...
Sep 7, 2012 @ 12:29am

Good job at winning the ludum!

ahm99 says ...
Nov 9, 2012 @ 3:32am

I just found a glitch. Holding the down arrow long enough on the start screen will get you to the en eventually. Cool game by the way.

ahm99 says ...
Nov 9, 2012 @ 3:36am

Wait. is that a glitch? Maybe it's intended.

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