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Dark Wayne

by lasergans - Jam Entry

Here it is: my very first Ludum Dare entry!!!

You play a simple quad on his way through his dark world. Try :)

My good friend Christian designed the levels *thx*.
By unzipping the .love file you can also easily make and play your own levels.
I would love to play some of your levels, too.

Have at least as much fun, as I had while scripting! :))

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siondream says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:37pm

Great mechanic! At the beginning it's a bit WTF but then it becomes really interesting, some music and timers could be a nice addition.

robc says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:38pm

Interesting - the mechanic to switch layouts certainly leads to some interesting level design.

lulzfish_4 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:39pm

Definitely fits the theme, and it wasn't too hard, but it was kind of boring.

bb_buster says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:46pm

Really good. Was a little confused at first but then I got how the mechanic worked. I enjoyed it a lot.
Good job on it =)

klianc09 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:26pm

This really is minimalistic, but maybe too minimalistic. It felt like it was missing something more.
That it has no instructions makes it much more interesting to find out what is going on, but once you find out, there really isn't any other challenge anymore.
The Light effects fit it very well.

notepid says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:22am

Good game mechanics, and it seems like there has been done a lot of thinking to design interesting levels.

HelkeGames says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:49am

Nice game, love it well done! ;)

Madball says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:01am

Seems a bit monotone. Just 2 layers? I player "Layer maze" recently, it was 15 layers + nice level design, and still so-so. This concept isn't very original, you could add some more features for additional challenge. Also, I often could see the level in the darkness.

fullmontis says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:45am

Nice! Simple yet fun. Would benefit greatly from some ambient music.

lasergans says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:57am

Madball, if you compare this game to "Layer Maze", i thing you don't really understand how it works. But yea, you all are right: more features and music are missing. I keep it in mind for the next LD :) Thx everybody for playing :)

TriBeard says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:25pm

The layout switching mechanic certainly has potential. I echo the sentiments that a timer / par time would help. Crying out for some ambient music, but I'm sure you know that!

kacperski1 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:43pm

At first I was like what is this, but it became very good after few levels :)

Xatulu says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:44pm

Interesting game, awesome mechanics once you get a hang of it!

leafo says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:09am

Cool game. I like how the yellow dots work. Glad to see so many love2d games this time around!

Qaterknan says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:12pm

Great! I liked that I had to remember several positions in the maze and the idea of changing the maze. But I lacked the audio, it would make game much better.

May 3, 2013 @ 5:35pm

Elegant :)

GranaDa says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 12:46pm

Missed some BGM. Nice entry!

GameRespect says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 1:01pm

Pretty good for a first entry! :) a bit more work on maybe some music and more gameplay mechanics would benefit the game greatly though! Regardless, goodjob! :D

May 9, 2013 @ 12:18pm

Sadly I can't play it on my WinXP (32-bit) laptop, because I got following error message:


main.lua:25: Cannot create canvas: Not supported by your OpenGL implementation.


[C]: in function 'newCanvas'
main.lua:25: in function 'load'
[C]: in function 'xpcall'"

lasergans says ...
May 9, 2013 @ 3:49pm

I'm very sorry, your GPU doesn't support the OpenGL features I need to use (framebuffer) :(

May 10, 2013 @ 3:36pm

Sigh. :( Good luck though! :)

May 12, 2013 @ 12:42pm

I got really confused by the layout switching mechanic, it made the level navigation very difficult for me. Very interesting idea though :)

MrShoestore says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 8:12pm

Oh man, that win screen angered me. thought the game broke! good mechanic.

Oye Beto says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 3:35am

I don't like maze games but this one entertained me.
It's a new mechanic to me :)

I got to the you win message :D
I said "oooh..!" when I noticed it xD

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