April 26th-29th 2013 :: Theme: Minimalism

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by Pixelulsar - 48 Hour Compo Entry


A one button horizontal shooter where you play as a happy face that has trouble staying just staying in the air, and now it has to survive and onslaught of angry and sad faces. You have 5 lives to beat the game, but it is pretty short.

Goes with the theme because I used minimal effort to make the graphics and the game-play is minimal, you only use one button

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Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:27am

pretty cool :D

Zampi says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:30am

How i can vote?

DdlyHeadshot says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:56am

Quite fun - like Helicopter with GUNS!

Ragzouken says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:24pm

The minimal effort graphics are great! The music is grating :p

aquilicoco says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:36pm

Good idea.

Pixelulsar says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:18pm

Thanks for all the nice feedback guys, helicopter with guns is what I was going for.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:44pm

Kinda difficult for me though this game is fun. I like the one button mechanic and the audio.

Tifu says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:10pm

Love the graphics, pretty challenging game. It got pretty hard after the purple guys, I hope I was near the end D:

Nolan C says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:43pm

For minimal effort, the graphics look pretty good. The game was fun too.

playvue says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 8:17pm

I love one button games. Also, the fact that "minimalism" = "minimal effort on graphics" is hilarious! Good job!

_Rilem says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 8:55pm

It took me a few tries to figure out I was supposed to press and hold space to stay in the air. I kept spamming the button like crazy :P
Like the way you handled the theme. The game is fun to play and the graphics make it even more fun :D

magnpeas says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 12:06pm

I like that this game is only one button and the drawings work for the theme. Nice game!

graytest says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 9:02pm

Good graphics and a good idea. I think the "head" feels a bit too heavy, but overall really good!

Dir3kt says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 8:44pm

Quite difficult but fun :) I do liked the graphics! Maybe the potato (?!) should fall slower.

May 4, 2013 @ 10:10pm

Very Cool :D

tzamora says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 1:34am

cool, kind of simple.

oatsbarley says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 7:17pm

Cute artstyle and a really simple mechanic, fits with the theme! Well done.

atraxgames says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 7:26pm

Far more original than the average one-button game!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 4:10am

perfect -- one of the best

naufr4g0 says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 6:55pm

Nice entry. Very cute graphics and fun gameplay! :)
I think player need more acceleration when space key is pressed.

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