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Three Tiles

by PaidGEEK - Jam Entry

Here it is! My first LD game!

The goal is to keep balance of your energy until the end or die.

Controls: arrow keys or wasd.

Tools used:
- LWJGL: http://www.lwjgl.org/
- Slick2D: http://www.slick2d.org/
- JOrbis: http://www.jcraft.com/jorbis/
- Paint.NET
- Music: http://ericskiff.com/music/
- sfxr

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theomnis says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:12am

Interesting concept! I think it needs a bit more work to make it more fun, but I totally enjoyed it.

uprightpath says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:38am

Thus far, I've liked it more than any of the others I've played (Not that I've played many). It would be nice to be able to shoot back, hah.

Ragzouken says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:15am

I found this game very tough - couldn't really tell when I was in a state where green would heal me vs a state when green would hurt me. I think the blocks pull to strongly on you - difficult to get away in time get over 95% energy.

shotiris says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:39am

Awesome! I got shot at and was all like "what the fucking shit!" pardon my french...

tompudding says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:34pm

The music and graphics work together really well, but I think it's a bit too hard

hirsch says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:34pm

It doesn't run on my Linux x86 machine :/
A black loading window opens and nothing happens anymore.


May 1, 2013 @ 8:40pm

When I try to start it (Windows XP, 32bit), following message turns up:

VERTEX_SHADER compile log:
ERROR: 0:1: " : Version number not supported by GL2"

:( Maybe there's a fix for that?

PaidGEEK says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 2:10am

@SuperlevelSebastian The problem should be roughly fixed now.

Jiddo says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 9:14pm

Really interesting idea. It was challenging and at the same time there were numerous techniques for you to discover in order to stand a better chance. I also appreciated the really huge amount of levels. Not many LD entries can do that!

Everything about this game felt thought through and polished. The menu was nice, the gameplay worked well, the controls were good and the levels were well designed and varied.

It's also great to see another fellow Java (and Slick2D) game out there.

Thanks for providing a convenient and self contained runnable JAR file! That's the way to go! :)

Great work!

jontturi says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 1:56pm

This was really cool.

bvanschooten says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 12:06am

Innovative game, but very hard. The game looks polished and complete. I like the sound and music.

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