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by OddballDave - Jam Entry


Cursor keys: Move
X: Jump
Space: Toggle draw/play mode
R: Reset level
Mouse: Erase ground


An alien race has stolen your egg. In revenge you must destroy their homeworld and rescue your egg. Use the mouse to erase as much of the ground as possible whilst still being able to reach the egg. You only receive your score upon collecting the egg, and the more ground you erase the higher you score will be. Good luck.

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dualtagh says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:32pm

Interesting Idea!

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

This felt like an incredibly innovative idea, in fact, I don't believe I've ever seen anything similar in concept before.

I found the platforming was a bit frustrating as the protagonist's movement was uncomfortably fast. That being said I still enjoyed the overall experience of the game due to it's originality. It'd be very interesting to see the game's concept explored further in more of a full and polished game.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:12pm

Really interesting idea, but the player movement made it rather frustrating to actually play. The art is nice.

OddballDave says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:19pm

The controls were purposely left a little rough so that the player has to really think about which parts of the level he can erase and still make it to the egg. Maybe I left them a bit too rough though.

cacciatc says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:00pm

Best use of the theme I have seen so far.

multitude says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:58pm

I love the concept and the design, but the mechanics are a bit frustrating. But all in all this is a really innovative and nice game!

sboerwinkle says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:57pm

Interesting idea, and I like the scoring system. If you could make it a little more competitive / engaging that'd be nice, but you've definitely done well.

lasergans says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:21pm

Very interesting idea!

ilovepixel says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:04am

Great idea! this could be something that can be exploited a lot! Nice art too.

Andy Go says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:49pm

Really nice concept!

brookman32k says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:37pm

The screenshot of your game reminded me of lemmings. I like graphics style and the idea is also something new, but I think the controls are to sloppy. A game shouldn't be hard because of inaccurate controls. This makes you think that you are not in control. Also, I think with the right background music, the game could be more atmospheric.

Travis Irby says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:41am

Very clever idea! Also like the retro graphics. nice job :)

Husky says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:46am

Cool idea!
But I think the move is a little too smooth.
Anyway, Good job :p!

Sylvain.p says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:09pm

I love the game idea, but I think the character jump is too strong.

Tifu says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:29pm

So what's a good high score? I got 36,532 :) Would have been good to have a... some way of judging your score without having to compare on forums/here - like a bronze/silver/gold comparison score to aim for. Nice original idea, interesting take on the theme, good job.

_Rilem says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 7:49pm

I like how you interpreted the theme with this game :D
The graphics look nice. The gameplay could use some tweaking though.

Pixelulsar says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 8:05pm

Really good use of the theme, and the graphics look nice. It was weird that you didn't fall of the bottom of the screen, it looks like you should have been able to.

miotatsu says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 2:13am

this is amazing! I was skeptical at first but once I tried it I realized how cool this is. Definitely my favorite entry conceptually so far. I think you are on to something great here :)

Benjamin says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 3:25pm

The gameplay idea is nice, but it really looks like a designer "edit mode" now. If you want it part of the game you should add some rewarding stuff like real-time increasing score on erase, so the player can quickly understand that erasing is the core mechanic of the game. The tiles art is gorgeous.

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