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Minimal Shifting

by AlbertoSM - 48 Hour Compo Entry

[UPDATE April 30 11pm] - It only took finishing Iron Man 3 to get to correct this bug lol! Game is now functional! Also the original WEB link doesn't work at times, so I included a Kongregate mirror :)
[UPDATE April 30 11am - I left an unintended bug right at the beginning that puts the game in hardcore mode! Try it at your own risk.... :P
I'll correct the bug this evening, sorry!]
[UPDATE April 29 - Thanks a lot for the comments guys!! :)
I solved the bugs mentioned on the comments, but if you find any others let me know! ^_^]

Instructions: Get hearts and avoid the traps! The more hearts you get, the more difficult the game becomes.
The traps can be spikes spawning from the floor, and meteors that appear after a countdown. Try to survive for long!

(WASD/Arrow keys) Move
(SHIFT) Shift area


Game created in Unity 3.5 with some frameworks/tools:
- iTween
- Orthello 2d framework
- Hard Surface Shaders Free by Bruno Rime

Assets created with many tools:
- Blender
- Voxatron
- GarageBand (for the main theme)
- Bfxr (for sounds)
- Gimp

External assets (background shapes and patterns) not limited by copyrighted use.

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DustyStylus says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:52am

Hehe, pretty intense! Nice and simple. Good sound.

martijn says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:11pm

More fun than it looks

agmcleod says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:46pm

Decent game. Wasnt sure what the numbers on the floor meant.

PyroSneak says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:46pm

Really awesome, bookmarked. It's a really awesome little game. :D

Crazi456 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:50pm

Was very amusing, fits theme well!

Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:51pm

great game, it was awesome

Brassawiking says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:52pm

AMAZING! This is a perfect arcade game, you simply nailed that intense feeling when everything turns into chaos. You should definatly takes this to the next level, it will be a great success. Think smartphones and something like that.

Excellent work! =)

Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:54pm

great game, it was awesome
and i found a bug when you retry it doesn't count your score

Brassawiking says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:54pm

Btw, there seems to be a bug that difficulty remains when you retry after you died

multikorv says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:04pm

Really nice flow in gameplay! I really liked this. Is there any way to control where you land?

AlbertoSM says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:11pm

Thanks a lot for the comments, everyone! :)
I edited the entry text to clarify some things. And also corrected major bugs! Game should be running fine now.

@agmcleod It's a countdown for the meteor. Once it reaches 0, it falls to where the countdown was.
@Brassawiking noted! :)

Brassawiking says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:02am

The difficulty seems to have stuck now on hard always

AlbertoSM says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:24am

Sorry! That's a bug I thought I corrected yesterday... i'm at work so I'll correct it this evening. Sorry for the confusion!

fullmontis says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 7:36am

This is very fun! And amazing job on the music!

pikmin4000 says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 1:02am

Great game! Intuitive controls easy to pick up mechanics and nice graphics/music for strong support. If you'd like to improve it- I'd suggest to add some kind of story as to why you're collecting hearts and/or give the hearts extra indigenous value like you can buy lives/shields with hearts or something

donan says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 10:30am

Cool game :D
Really original, sounds are good and the gameplay flawless :)

PsenFilip says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 9:26pm

Quite simple game. Straightforward mechanics.
Pretty fun nonetheless. Played various runs.
The general aesthetics backs up your concept, I just don't dig the background art too much.

AlbertoSM says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 10:43am

@PsenFilip Yeah the background was kind of a rushed thing and an attempt to do something "trippy" lol! But I'm glad you liked it!

aquilicoco says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 12:42pm

Good work!

LTyrosine says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 1:35am

Woa insane gameplay haha.. Very cool music change, I liked this game.

ZYXer says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 3:03pm

Awesome little game. Quite difficult actually.

Andre Kent says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 4:53pm

Pretty good! Thought the gameflow would work better if it was in 2D, but it's pretty fun none the less! It also should have a "Shift back" button, so you could make it more intense.

MinionStudios says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 3:42pm

Love it! Little tiny graphics and the shifting ability are a blast!

zkenshin says ...
May 9, 2013 @ 5:38pm

Quite an interesting and neat game. :)

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