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The Tiny World of Buzz

by callidus - 48 Hour Compo Entry

NOTE: HTML5 game, so the audio is a bit poor and sometimes wont play :-(

You play as a worker bee, Buzz, fly about and collect your pollen quota, but don't get caught! Dangerous parasitic wasps will try and infect you when you land on a flower.

EDIT: OK finally found out how to edit your submission posts, web link in the post now points to hosting that works.

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callidus says ...
Apr 22, 2012 @ 8:45pm

Ah frogot to mention the controlls, its W,A,S,D to move :-)

callidus says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:02am

Bah! My Web hosting just went down the day after Ludum Dare :( Worst timing ever. Anyway if you go here http://dl.dropbox.com/u/971318/LD23/index.html the game should still work being served from dropbox, loading times are long though.

Kimau says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:23am

Took me a second to realise the controls but pretty awesome ^_^

I'm really liking HTML5 as a 2D game engine.

WookooUK says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:32am

I really love it, the audio and controls were slightly off but it was really smooth (on my lowend work machine) and good fun.

andrebeton says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:48pm

The page just says "This Account Has Been Suspended".

Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:48pm

The Web link only shows a message "Account suspended".

Dakota says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:51pm

Nice think I might go for HTML5 next year

crazyheckman says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:52pm

Pretty good game, really smooth for a browser game.

Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:55pm

I can't die, is this normal?

Polar says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:18pm

Really fun, great game! It opens up a whole new world of possibility to HTML5 games (which was previously none in my mind) :)

Cosmologicon says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:05pm

It took me a while to figure out the goal. I think I was thrown by the fact that the sound effect when you land on a flower sounds like you're getting hurt, but I suppose it's a happy buzz.

callidus says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:12am

Thanks for the comments everyone, please note that because of a hosting issue the game is at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/971318/LD23/index.htm NOT in the link in the post :-(

callidus says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:41am

OK finally found out how to edit your submission posts, link in the post now works! :-D

Zamando says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:00am

Way too easy. You should add some more game mechanics!

Andrew says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:18pm

It took a while to figure out that some things are in fact obstacles, and that wasps can only hurt you if you're on flowers but once I got that sorted I made short work out of kiting the wasps and doing little drive by swoops of the flowers.

robcozzens says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:09pm

Really great graphics. It would be nice if you could go from one level to another more smoothly.

7Soul says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:51pm

Not really a good game, but at least it fits the theme quite well

dukope says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:23am

Some explanation of the controls and the objective (in-game) would be nice. Also, dying or completing the objective just freezes up confusingly.

daredevildave says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:15pm

Not bad little game, enemies seem to get stuck on the world.

derosa says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:15pm

Good one! As someone said, It'd be great if you changed the level automatically after winning.

gnx says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:17am

This actually controls very well. If there were some projectiles to shoot etc. this could be a very fun game.

Atrocious menus.

Killswitch says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 12:07am

I think this suites the theme very well. The sound effects are kind of disturbing. The game was both fun and frustrating for me; I don't know exactly how to avoid many parasites.

racarate says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 2:47am

The art was fun, flowers looked like red tortilla chips. The sound was very harsh, it made me cry inside. The game itself was about in-between -- the fast motion of the bee was very bee-like, and the patrol behavior of the wasps were aggressive, but not too much so. Presentation-wise, it was super bugly when the game just ended upon death or success. I would have loved to see some effects and animations on those bug characters. Also, music would have added a ton of atmosphere. Overall, insect-tacular!

VoidChronos says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 8:45pm

Not bad at all. The sound affects are quite annoying though. Anyway, Good Job!

Sestren says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 11:29pm

I enjoyed the visuals and flying around dodging the wasps. As others have already said, more levels and a legitimate level select and ending would have been nice.

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