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

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GRAViTRON

by grimpunch - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Instructions

UPDATE: All versions Updated. Minor fixes. Quit implemented.
PC, Mac ,Linux & Web:
WASD to move and steer. Left Shift or Left Control to brake

Get GRAViTRON on ANDROID. FREE!
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grimpunch.games.GRAViTRON

Collect Dots and Avoid Gravity Wells!

Contact info and my blog:
Twitter: @grimpunch
blog: grimpunch.breezinstein.com
Android Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=GrimpunchGames

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Ratings

Coolness56%
#117Graphics3.87
#181Overall3.60
#259Audio3.20
#261Mood3.25
#261Fun3.33
#288Theme3.83
#390Innovation3.34
#768Humor1.95

Comments

Apr 28, 2013 @ 6:30am

Very interesting idea. Love the "music", too.

Xeke_Death says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 6:55am

+1 for the Small Gods quote! :D

imagnity says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 7:47am

I like the concept. Can you change the square to something else? :) Good work!

Dasinf says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 10:09am

I really like the graphics especially with all those line renderers, but found the controls kinda confusing at first since the square doesn't clearly have a front or back. Good stuff!

harleylaurie says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 12:33pm

This was a fun one

robc says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 2:01pm

Quite a nice one.

Certainly agree with the other comments about the player, but the visuals are great, and the controls work fairly well.

I'd be tempted to have the camera lead the player a bit, just to make it a bit easier to not run into a black hole - but regardless, it's a great little game.

San says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 3:32pm

Great!
Minimalist but complex! A bit disturbing at first play but really good visuals

Hadyn says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 6:31pm

Pretty cool! It felt rather chaotic at first, but after a few turns it was rather fun =]

Bunzaga says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:32am

Cool game.

Suese says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:26am

119pts

Hadyn says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:09am

219 points. Quitting whilst I'm ahead...

mortus says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:27am

I liked the feel of the game, fresh approach to classic mechanic.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:37am

I found it difficult to keep track of which way the ship is pointing since it's a square instead of a shape with a front side, or something with an obvious trail. Nicely polished graphical style and interesting idea, though!

NiallM says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:32am

This is really nice. The music gets a bit repetitive though, and it's crying out for some sort of high score table (even just a 'best' and 'last' score on the title screen).

Komradus says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:00am

Looking forward to trying this out on my android, well done!

Xaychru04 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:03pm

Great game, the audio matches pretty well with the graphics, and it's quite fun to ply :)

lekochen says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:39pm

stylish. really like the curves.

bummzack says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:12pm

Cool style. I like the effect of the power-ups. Sometimes it's hard to get a good read on the current orientation because of the square-shape. Other than that, great game.

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

Very elegant. Nice work!

folmerkelly says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:32pm

Aw man I love this thing. It's a little confusing to navigate but nothing detrimental; you get the hang of it. Graphics, audio, polish are all great. I think I would've rated it lower if it wasn't for the theme, and I mean that as a compliment.

AlanZucconi says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:17pm

An excellent example of minimalism! :-)
This game is simple, yet addictive!
Ps: I got 266 points! :-)

tankete says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:42pm

Really enjoyed it! 266. Must. Do. Better. :)

Cory Martin says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:47pm

This reminds me of the cellular phase in Spore. Pretty cool!

iamorim says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:37pm

Loved the game!! 327 pts and I died XD

ChuiGum says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:37pm

Nice...

multitude says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:49pm

I love this game! Awesome gameplay and mechanics. I would love to see more of this. With a space miner story maybe :D

anjack says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:19pm

Simple gameplay, but very addicting! Great game!

bobiniki says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:51pm

I liked the quotes at the end. Simple, but polished game. Good job!

henrykun says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:03pm

Graphics are awesome and so the concept. I would just change the square for a different shape, maybe a triangle. Good game.

Galvesmash says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:46am

Love it man! But I found too easy ... I got 713 then to kill my self!

jolle says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:23pm

Technically hunters wouldn't be confused by dead birds hanging around since they'd be used to it, and also everyone would be birds.

Benjamin says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 4:14pm

I went to 400 points then started to chase the blackholes to make the game more difficult. I think they should start to homeseek you after the first 30s and increase their speed. In the actual state you just have to move slowly to keep safe for the entire game. Or maybe something very bad happen after 500 ? :)

brantkings says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 9:55pm

I like it a lot!

Sylvain.p says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 7:44pm

Nice game, and pretty polished. Good job.

Gremlin says ...
May 17, 2013 @ 2:55am

Clever. Like the audio.

Orni says ...
May 17, 2013 @ 7:39am

great concept

the physics feel very smooth and solid - well done :D

Madball says ...
May 17, 2013 @ 12:21pm

It was very fun, I liked drawing with gravity. However, the gameplay was too simple, it didn`t involve any thinking. I didn`t like the brake key, it would be better for me if it was Q or spacebar. The player is spinning (stop him after meeting a gravity well to see), and sometimes cubes are spinning, it seems you still have some 3D left.

Sometimes a cube attaches to a powerup, and they rocket away at an insane speed. What happens?

juaxix says ...
May 17, 2013 @ 5:03pm

Chill, smooth, minimal...
I dont know exactly what is the point of the game but I'm enjoying it while my mind divagate, perfect

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