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

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Ten Levels

by rujo - 48 Hour Compo Entry

this game is so minimal that you dont even have to get to the game level to play

use arrow keys to move

your name is V and you have to catch the yellow I(s) while escaping from evil red L and E

potatoes included

made with Construct 2 in about 8 hours

little update:
someone told me that the game is impossible to finish without the possibility to continue from the last screen.
no its not! I finished it today (for the first time) and i added a video to show you that is possible!
come on! you can do it!! :)

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Are says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:21pm

amazing :D i love it :)

iiechapman says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:01am

Once I "got" it, it all clicked, amazing job man!

Tanius says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:07am

Nice idea! :D

Kinzata says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:47am


Ace says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:52am

Nice game, though you can get completely stuck on the blocks really easily.

atraxgames says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:01am

Good idea! Maybe a little bit frustrating.

ndssia says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:05am

Bit scary for a first level, fun once you get the hang of it though :)

rockford says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:10am

I like it! Remind me the Atari 2600 or other Amstrad CPC of my childhood! Thanks for the fun.

OysterKLAN says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:13am

Really cool! Though the music burns my ear holes a little bit, the game is very well done.

HelkeGames says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:50am

Well Done! I loved it :)

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

Very creative.

erdos says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:58am

The voting system needs a grade for potato, you included potato thus i would have graded you positively

The sfx are awesome, particularly when you pass a level. What did you make the sfx in?

This is the most addictive LD I've played yet, very well done

ArkadyDracul says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:46pm


rujo says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:56pm

yeah we'd totally need a potato grade for voting! hehe
for the sfxs they're all made with the suggested BFXR (http://www.bfxr.net/)
for that sound in particular i obtained it by clicking a hundred times on the "randomize" button until i found exactly what i was looking for :)

dsoft20 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:47pm

It fits the theme nicely

thatwhichis says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:52pm

lol, yeah totally insta-died the first time- good stuff! See you used Construct 2 as well; used it for the first time this weekend. Think it'll be at least a prototyping tool for future design work.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:22am

I like this game... Great use of texts for the objects, it was a good idea for a minimal game. The audio really fits this game, feels like playing the classic 8bit games :D ...

Zhrack says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:42am

fun and challenging!

donan says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:25pm

Good idea :D
Really minimalist and original

Yoni says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:31pm

Clever but a bit too frustrating. I'll try again later and see if things get better after the beginning

acro says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:40pm

Once I realised what was going on it became quite addictive. Good audio feedback, it works really well with the art style. Good job!

Clavus says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:54pm

Nicely done! Great little game and fits right with the game.

Entity2D says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:55pm

Very cool game idea :D

Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:11pm

Such a unique idea using the level information as the bits of the level! I really liked that aspect of it. I could see this becoming a lot more interesting if expanded upon...

saggiosoft says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:49pm

Excellent! Great idea for the theme.

May 2, 2013 @ 12:42am

cool game

Lidfrid says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 7:45am

I really like this concept! It's too much easy to be slowed by those blue rectangles.. it's a pity for that :(

Btw great game! :)

rogueNoodle says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 3:07pm

Nailed the retro look and feel perfectly. Although getting to level 8 and dying stupidly made me want to throw my laptop through a wall ;)
Great, infuriating entry :)

Volute says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 3:57pm

You used to form a word together... and now they're your enemies !! Very cool entry :)

MinionStudios says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 4:37pm

Wow this is super simple, yet fun as hell!

May 2, 2013 @ 4:44pm

Really like the concept of redefining the elements of the level screen. Good use of the theme. Congratulations!

hgouveia says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 5:30pm

Very original game!, i love it, but difficult!

loxo says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 5:35pm

This game is really minimalistic and I think this could be the winner. But it takes a while to get used to the controls.

zatyka says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 5:46pm

I really like how you used the theme. You exemplified getting the maximum effected out of a few objects. Nicely done... I couldn't make it past level 7 :(

pereubu says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 7:13pm

waw, best use of the theme so far D:

Sylvain.p says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 12:06am

8 hours ! Amazing!

robmozart says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 5:59pm

I like your interpretation of the theme. Great job : )

SaintHeiser says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 2:02am

I hate randomized levels because of relying ONLY on luck and not on my SKILLS.
But this is really awesome minimalistic game. I like how you play around the theme =)
Excellent work, dude!

JustinMullin says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 1:30am

Hah! Awesome. The presentation was flawless - I kinda wish I could start on the last level I played, 'cause I'm really bad at this and can't get past the first couple levels, but it's very fun.

bramvq says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 6:40pm

very cool game, i like it.

evilDan says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 8:52am

Freakin' incredible! Very very satisfying :D

naufr4g0 says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 1:20pm

Awesome game! It's very difficult sometimes but it makes you start over and go further.
Really original idea. :)

infernet89 says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 5:26pm

A little bit repetitive, each level looks quite the same (despite number of | and randomness of explosion), but it's a nice idea!

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