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by YsenGrimm - Jam Entry

This not really a Jam game, I made it in barely more than 12 hours. I didn't even wanted to participate this time due to my finals. But I couldn't resist my urge to create a game.
This was also a really good excuse not to learn ;).

Here it is: VierEcken (German for Squared, or better 4 corners)
I wanted the game to be this hard, to create the feeling of excitement you experience after mastering something challenging.
Also it's really a skill based game, you'll get better after a while :D.

==== Controls =====
A and D

I probably will create a Unity version soon, I really need to learn Unity.

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ataxkt says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:41pm

Sweet! Watched it live on the Twitch, then had a play! I love the difficulty!

multitude says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:41pm

Great idea and fun to play. Maybe make it easier at the first level. try to have a timer and random spawn that only spawns one from one side at a time.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:42pm

Slow it down a bit? I wonder if a larger center piece would make distinguishing colors easier, too.

Otherwise great game!

fullmontis says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:08pm

Wow, that's hard! I love it. Minimalist to the bone and still very engaging.

jhrrsn says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:29pm

Man that's a difficult game!

PixelOaks says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:30pm

It's difficult in an addicting way. It's one of those games that you have your friends play as a challenge.

lanz says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:36pm

Great game! Simply, but fun and addictive. A bit hard, though. Nice work.

Hiku says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:39pm

A very good game but in the beginning it's too hard.

glbs says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:55pm

That's hard and pretty funny

sharbelfs says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:02pm

Good idea. The difficulty is definelly a signature of the game.

May 1, 2013 @ 8:52am

Fun to play, got a score of 330 on my 15th (or something) try. It was kinda annoying that music restarted every time you died, it destroyed the 'flow' a bit.

Otherwise good job! ~

Dir3kt says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:03pm

Nice little game somehow similar to Hexagon but with google's colors :D

whitetigle says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 8:18am

Good Game! Nice concept. Well executed. A little bit difficult but it works well nonetheless :)

BlackDogg says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 2:04pm

Really hard but the concept is really great. That could be turned into an amazing puzzle game.

JokerDen says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 10:50am

Nice but need some control improvements because now it very difficult.

goerp says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 3:18pm

It is pretty difficult. Maybe ease people into it a bit more (after your exams)?
But I like it.

By the way: with Flash it is a good idea to make the game start with a mouseclick, because the game usually doesn't have the focus at the start so doesn't register key events.

FREEZX says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 3:22pm

Cool idea, but a bit too difficult because squares can be spawned at the same time from multiple sides.

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