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Minimum Score

by shatterhand - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Start Game. Shoot Enemies. Damage lose points. Get Minimum Score.

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LogiQ121 says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 5:31am

Love the concept. Damn those stupid hearts! :)

SlamBlasta says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:52pm

Interesting concept and interpretation of the theme, but I found the controls really frustrating with the bouncing and deceleration.

mire says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:52pm

Very hard to control well.

Spiridios says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:57pm

Loved it. Hard, crazy, didn't quite know what I was doing half the time.

ryebread761 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:09am

A tutorial or something would be nice

Dax says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:16am

321870, I won isn't it!
I wasn't sure of what I was suposed to hit. But fun near the end when there is a lot of hearts attacking you.

shatterhand says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:21am


shatterhand says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:23am

Move with arrows, shoot with control or space.

Every enemy destroyed gives you points. Grab hearts and you get points. Grab diamonds and you get points. Touch enemies and you lose points. Touch the explosions and you lose points. Touch the borders and you lose points.

It's possible to have negative scores. My worst score is around -30k points

shatterhand says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:25am

The thing is thinking about when and how to kill enemies. The more enemies you kill, more they spawn. The more damage you receive, less enemies are spawned. SHooting enemies gives you points, but it may be a good idea many times (even more against the heart-givers)

I shouldn't explain none of this. MINIMALISM

Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:32pm

Anti-score game, though really a score game as the goal is still to collect things, just the things you're collecting for score are typically bad things. Not bad, and the music was nice. Also, hearts everywhere.

infernet89 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:05pm

Cant play that, it's just a main screen, i tried to press all the keyboard/mouse gestures but nothing happened.

shatterhand says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:07pm

You just press enter

PsenFilip says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 4:37am

This game is crazy. It seems to me that the less you do, the better. So yeah, I really tried to get the point of the game but I'm not sure. Would be cool if there was either more info or tutorials on there.
Nevertheless I had fun for a short period of time.

shatterhand says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 5:21am


infernet89 says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 6:35am

Whops, sorry! I feel so idiot right now! Nice idea, dodging hearts and diamond never was so fun until now!

EatenAlive3 says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 5:05pm


My best (worst?) score was 12230. I just wall-hugged and tried to hit arrows occasionally :P

hissssssssss says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 10:49am

I had some graphical glitching, but was able to play the game anyway.
It can get tricky, and I love the trade-offs in the gameplay. Smoother controls would have been nice, I guess.

shatterhand says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 5:51pm

I find it really funny, last LD I made a game with very smooth, rigid, precise controls and people said it would be more fun if the controls were more looose.

Now I make a game with looser controls, and people complain they should be more precise.

Guess you can never make everyone happy :)

I still think this game here benefits from the inertia and bouncing, it helps the whole "wtf" atmosphere, while my previous game demanded precise controls :D

avidgamerNino says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 4:54am

At first I didn't know what I was doing. I kept pressing the WASD keys, then I press the arrow keys and got some action. I didn't like the mouse disappearing

shatterhand says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 8:47am

?? You don't need the mouse for anything in the game.

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