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

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On Minimalism

by richy486 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Move the dot with the arrow keys, avoid the stompers while working your way through the maze to find the treasure!

The minimal aspect I went for was through the single pixel character, minimal colours with mostly greys and a single 'enemy' the stomper.

I tried to use the stomper in as many ways as I could think of while keeping the mechanic the same.

Built for OSX and Windows using cocos2d-x.
Sounds made using bfxr

** Fixed for error on Windows version, please try the new build **

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robc says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 8:07pm

Excellent game. Tone really fits in… and the controls are spot on.

manabreak says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:20am

I can't get it to work. Says something about parallel setting (or something similar, it's in finnish).

HELLO23 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:48am

I can't get it to work also :( Here is a screenshot of the error I get : http://puu.sh/2Jkmf.png

tankete says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:08am

"The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail."

This appears to be related to missing the correct C++ runtime components.

Salamander3 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:36am

I can't seem to get this to run.

HELLO23 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:37am

Anyone knows which C++ runtime should I install in order to play the game ?

richy486 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:45am

Thanks guys, I'll see if I can fix it up

richy486 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:54pm

Just updated the build, should be fine now (fingers crossed)

andygt40 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:12pm

Yeah, windows version working just the same as mac version now.
Awesome game by the way! The last level was difficult but totally worth it hah!

Nacho says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:16pm

Would have been fun, but the player dot was hard to tell apart from a few flecks on my monitor, and the pillar smashing sound made me want to tear my ears off.

mechagk says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:19pm

It's very hard to see the player as he is only the size of a pixel :/

tiffi says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:22pm

great game, but perhaps the player could be bigger than 1 pixel

geepit says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:25pm

Very cool, liked all the variations of the same enemy/mechanic

kewry says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:41pm

The dot is really small, makes my eyes hurt, it's fun though and a bit challenging

mchaza says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:54pm

Great job, but the dot was way too small as mentioned.

richy486 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:17pm

It is pretty small. I guess it sit too close to my screen so it seemed fine, I could't follow it when other people played it though

fueelin says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:19pm

Fun game, good use of theme. I like the implicit music caused by the rhytmic crusher things. As others have said, this game kinda hurts my eyes... Seems like a few games in this LD have that quality :D

Korda says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:32am

This was actually pretty cool but I think you missed an opportunity with the sound. If the size of the crusher effected the pitch of the sound you could have had the level generate the music for you

richy486 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:31am

Korda - That would have been awesome!

alts says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:33am

I really like how the crushers provide "music" for the game, and how some screens seemed to, perhaps inadvertently, use polyrhythms. The one pixel character was confusing at first, and I had to clean my screen to figure out what was actually happening.

Hadyn says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:40am

There I was, having made it through hell, enjoying a nice stroll through a couple of screens of progressively narrower but danger-free lanes, when it crashed =[

(Windows version, I'm running Win7 x64. I was at the end of a very narrow screen-long lane if that helps at all)

Still rating you up - this was far better than the screenshots might have led me to think!

LaceySnr says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 3:45am

Love it. The maze can get quite confusing and some of the stompers are brutal!

robc says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:48am

Great fun. Certainly is a tad brutal - but the challenge was well worth it.

Quite recommend it :)

richy486 says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 1:35am

It turns out that the game is a community service announcement to get people to clean their computer screens

richy486 says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 3:38am

Hadyn - are there files in the resources folder?

BipoleMoment says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 5:01pm

Great game! Really challenging!

Ray_Mickelino says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 11:07pm

Awesome. Really fits the theme of minimalism. Good job!

dremelofdeath says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 11:16am

I could imagine that not everyone would be able to see the little dot, but I could, and I thoroughly enjoyed this game.

Alphonsus says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 2:46am

This is the the most minimalist game I have played. Haha :P Love the level design, but it's really hard to see the player. But I guess that's part of minimalism, so. Nonetheless, great work!

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