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

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by tdsmale - Jam Entry

Built in HTML5. Works best in Chrome. Music doesn't work in Firefox, sound effects don't work in IE.

I had no idea what to do with this theme other than something weirdly abstract. I originally didn't intend to upload it, but then I wanted to see what people made of it and changed my mind in the end. The comp deadline had already passed, so here it is as a jam entry.

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Rubi says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:40pm


Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:44pm

This is pretty.
I thought the title was refering to outer space, that would have been a cool name :3

Follett says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:51pm

Everything about this game fits together so perfectly, The music, the sfx and the visual aesthetics work together so well I played much longer than I thought I would.

deige101 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:52pm

man, that effect is pretty neat.

rab236 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:53pm

Very interesting concept. I can see why the game was named what it is.

ataxkt says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:54pm

Perdy! Really tasty concept, done really well. HTML5 bonus points awarded ;) Not a big fan of the "reveal" SFX though, buzzes my headphones!

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:00pm

It's original

Mythalore says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:11pm

Certainly very minimal but not to much gameplay.

Macroz says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:16pm

I like the style but perhaps there could be some progression. The gameplay is more or less aimless wandering? What about an end?

tonic says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:33pm

I don't get it, but it's fun to move around in!

fishbrain says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:34pm

There's something in that...

3.14 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:35pm

Not much of the game, but I like the graphical effect and the mood at the beginning is nice.

Sebastian says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:36pm

I'm glad you chose to upload it. I think its beautiful.

Merkoth says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:38pm

Excellent work, very polished and fun, fits the theme perfectly.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:20pm

Nice take on the theme!

badlogic says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:48pm

Fits the theme, not sure i'd consider it a full-blown game. Doesn't matter, i enjoy the composition!

jcvsmc says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:50pm

the sound effect made me think i was losing every time until i realized what was happening! xD
Interesting idea though!

Geoege says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:52pm

I really love the graphics and the way you fit in the theme.
A bit sad to don't see more gameplay or experience range.

Tozy says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:53pm

There is no goal, right?

kewry says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:16pm

Awesome use of the theme!

Yezu says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:26pm

That's a lot of rectangles :P

rwos says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:02pm

No idea what I'm supposed to do but I enjoyed it. :-)

sharbelfs says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 11:51am

nice concept, i liked the game

May 1, 2013 @ 12:16pm

Yes, i think you went a bit overboard with following the theme :D I've seen some games with no objective or way to loose, like "Be the wind" or "Zenbox", and there is a lot of games playing with geometric visuals. Putting it all together, you made something that's hardly a game, but definitely an interesting experience. For some reason, it actually works - it is engaging for a minute or two. That a good time for a LD game! Should you back off a step from following the theme, and gave this game some sort of objective, this could be a very promising entry!

DaveDobson says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 4:28am

Definitely minimal! Kind of hypnotic, but not much of a game here. I like the sounds and music - satisfying and moody. Nice work.

Komradus says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 7:07am

Interesting concept, not sure what I was supposed to accomplish but the ride was rather interesting.

Mach60KAS says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 3:30pm

I quite liked this, though the controls were a bit iffy (i.e. you continue diagonally if you let go of one of two buttons being pressed). It's worth noting that the audio works in Firefox Nightly (probably due to MP3 format?), I'd suggest using .ogg and .mp3 based on which browser accesses the page.

MinionStudios says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 8:26pm

I like it! The constantly scaling blocks make for a unique experience!

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