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

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by Roupette - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Forest let out the bear to a micro-LD :p.

A few hours and the letters of "Minimalist" try to conquer the game.

Unfortunately, music and other modes stayed in the forest.

Enjoy !

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TheFudster says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:17am

I got 235. Felt a bit like I was playing typing tutor :D

Tyro says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:14am

Cool and cute game! I was wondering if when two of the same letters drop are both supposed to count if you type a single one?

stevejohnson says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 7:10am

It's small, but sure enough, it's a game! Wish it was larger.

May 2, 2013 @ 10:49pm

It's small, but i like the way you made it.

Sylvain.p says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 5:45pm

Nice, but maybe it will be better if you write the score in real time.

WiseGAMER says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 11:53pm

Nice game but you could add some more difficulties.

May 13, 2013 @ 10:59am

I like it! ^^

But I too think typing a letter only should remove one of that kind not all on the screen.

hissssssssss says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 11:01am

Hey, this was awesome, despite being so simple. You chose your colours and sound effects well, and the difficulty scales up at the perfect rate. Great job!
The only thing might be to not erase two of the same letter from the screen with one button press.

May 13, 2013 @ 11:58am

Pretty awesome for a micro-LD, thanks!

Andy Go says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 11:11am

I like !
(But agree with others about the letters disappearing together)

Frigolit says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 10:53am

Got a 382. Cute little game, the style matches the theme perfectly. Keep up the good work!

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 11:06am

Neat! Maybe a little too easy to exploit just by mashing keys, since you've only got what, like 7 letters? Still, bite-sized games are always awesome.

May 19, 2013 @ 12:39pm

Nice game, the window on the web version should be bigger, however...!:)

Misfit says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 1:31pm

It's mini and I like it.

Harsay says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 1:50pm

When it speeded up I forgot how to write ;p

f7f5 says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 3:15pm

Mini and it works. Nice. The play area in the web version could be a little bigger and centered.

May 19, 2013 @ 3:46pm

I feel it could be a little less forgiving. It was still a good game, though.

May 19, 2013 @ 4:27pm

Solid entry!
All I would suggest is only one letter being removed at a time (yeah, everyone else has already said this, but I'll say it regardless), maybe expand the pool of letters that can fall (I ended up figuring out which few letters were falling, I believe they were L, M, N, T, I, S, A, and maybe some others I can't remember) then spamming those buttons again. Maybe also add some black letters or something that you must NOT press, to stop people like me just spamming every button.
I like the difficultty curve, and the snowball effect of missing a letter is a lovely touch, and asides from the suggested improvements (which aren't even weaknesses, just missed opportunities IMHO), everything is great!

multikorv says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 4:29pm

Clever idea!

stqn says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 4:49pm

Good game! It would be nice if it used all letters of the keyboard. I scored 145.

Roupette says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 4:58pm

Hi there,
First, thanks for comments.

I actually start to work again on the game, to finish my 48 hours cycle :p. The final version will contain these points (the list is not complete):
- The letters can't be destroyed only one by one
- Some other difficulty modes will contain the full keyboard
- Some special letters that you don't have to destroy will give penalties

May 19, 2013 @ 5:44pm

Haha, not bad! I like how the letters turned into blocks and it got harder the more you fail to press the correct letters!

Puccini says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 7:21pm

Cute game :)

May 19, 2013 @ 7:36pm

Cute idea, there could be some little improvements like more letters to choose from, but I thought this was pretty well done.

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