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

Ludum Dare 26 — April 26-29th, 2013
[ Results: Top 100 Compo, Jam | Top 25 Categories | View My Entry ]
[ View All 2346 Games (Compo Only, Jam Only) | Warmup ]

[ LD26 Video Compilation (x3) | LD26 Supercut ]

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want to place in the final results, you NEED votes. The easiest way to get votes is by rating other games. Judging lasts for 3 weeks following the end of Ludum Dare. For best effect, rate 20 games as soon as possible. Rating more games is encouraged.

MORE TIPS AND DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Back to Browse Entries

life

by Willowblade - 48 Hour Compo Entry

life

just be patient, listen to some good music and relax

it's an allegory of life in many a way,

I thoroughly hope you enjoy it. I made it rather quickly, in about 12 hours, and I guess it shows.

I used Python, if you're a linux user you should be able to run this without problem with the commands

/.life.sh
or
python main.py

I only made the bash file at the end, I recommend the python way.

On windows, if it doesn't start, try installing pygame. Though it should work without.

Any problems or feedback, just mail me at laurentvanacker@gmail.com

Oh yeah; I know the scaling of the graphics is poor.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#1979Coolness10%

Comments

My Milked Eek says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:51pm

It could use some kind of indication of where to go. Perhaps a number indicating the depth of the branch you're entering or the breadth of the tree you're in right now. Right now I feel like I don't know what I'm doing and there's no real way to master this game.

Cool concept though, but it needs work.

Tater_hater says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 3:19am

Pretty good, it was relaxing

ohsqueezy says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 4:39pm

I like the dashed lines and the pattern they make as you move through the level :D

Cosmologicon says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 1:33pm

FYI your source version has a line "import pattern" that fails because there's pattern module. I ran the Linux version fine, though. Kind of a cool idea but the pacing is a bit slow to really be fun.

Broxxar says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 2:33am

I think it's a bit of a cop out to tell your audience to put on other music while they play. That being said, I played without music, and the tacking of my mechanical keyboard was not relaxing.

You must sign in to comment.


TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate about 20 games to improve your visibility.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs (http://mysite.com/mygame.zip) and you will show up.

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crash or win condition bugs after the deadline (in a sense, like “porting” to support more players). We also allow “typo” bugs. I.e. A true that should have been a false, a word that should have been a different word, very tiny changes that you would have caught if you had more sleep. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just things you messed up last minute. Typos.


[cache: storing page]