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Tiny Life

by armornick - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Tiny Life
Entry for Ludum Dare 23 by armornick.

A small and simple ascii graphics strategy game.
Currently has only one weapon and two enemies.
Thus nothing more than a whack-a-mole game. With mines.

* Love2d Framework: <https://love2d.org/>
* Pecita font: <http://openfontlibrary.org/en/font/pecita>
* Gamaliel font: <http://openfontlibrary.org/en/font/gamaliel>
* sound effects: <http://www.superflashbros.net/as3sfxr/>

Downloads and Links




Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:33am

Couldn't download the file, link wasn't working for me. I'm not sure if the service is overloaded or not

armornick says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:38am

Tried it and it should be working. Did you get an error message?

Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:50am

Its an ok game, could turn out to be something with a few additional features :)

RandomOutput says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:06am

appreciate the ending twist.

LukeRissacher says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:06am

Click it!

Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:19am

The OSX link says file not found, but I was able to download the .love file and run it via love. Nice first try. Keep it up!

Oye Beto says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:26am

Maybe you could make the microorganisms follow a trajectory and limit the number of mines. This way the user has to put the mines in an intersection point where 2 or more organisms cross.

armornick says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:17am

That was something I originally planned but things happened and I had to start over with only 10 hours left so I didn't have much time to work with.

Seppi says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:50pm

You monster. :)

triplefox says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:34am

I was a monster.

Kane says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:24pm

One word: ASCII <3

devwil says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:37pm

***I'm posting this on all non-browser games I bring up in an attempt to encourage folks to make browser games next time around. Do not take it personally.***

When hundreds of people make non-browser games, that means that, to play all of the entries, I would need to download hundreds of games to my computer. I typically use OS X, so Windows-only entries are particularly inconvenient.

Please consider making a browser game next time.

uprightpath says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:40am

Clicking cases things to stop moving. Then I can click a bunch of other things and kill 'em. So long as I use the wrong end of the mouse!

graytest says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:43pm

Too easy (just click the enemy)! Could be fun with more features.

Mago says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 8:34am

Too simple and too short. Fun ending screen :)

Muhiz says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 2:01am

Humorous, own fonts, nice idea. Too easy.
Couldn't download .love file but running the sources through Love worked.

Cyboot says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 9:22am

the shortest game i played so far, about 30 sec :D
But funny, i like the ascii graphics.

kratorspore says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 7:47am

A bit simple and short.

BlackBulletIV says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 8:14am

This ends up being a click the enemy game, especially because you have unlimited mines. The enemy movement eases the difficulty even further.

The ending text was kind of amusing though, and you made it in Love2D, which is awesome.

One last thing: you credit sfxr for sound effects, yet I heard nothing play? Is this a bug?

Jezzamon says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 9:11am

Hey, just letting you know that that preview image isn't very good. When viewed from the list of games, it just seems completely black. Maybe upload a picture of a zoomed in section of the game? Something that's visible in the screenshot.

Also I'm getting a file not found error, and from the looks of the downloads, it seems like everyone else is too. :C

armornick says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 4:30am

It's a strange thing, those downloads. I uploaded the love file to github and it's even there in my list of files but when I click it, it says file not found.

About the sound, I did have sounds in my first version but some things happened and I had to restart with only 10 hours left so I didn't have time to implement everything.

Datamosh says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 6:22am

LOL really short, but ASCII really adds personality to it!

robcozzens says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 1:09am

I would play it, but I'm on an iMac.

armornick says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 6:49am

Unless I'm very much mistaken, it should work on an iMac. Just download Love2d (from love2d.org) and the source and put them together.

tomhunt says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 7:15pm

couldn't download the mac version. got a file not found error.

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