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Maximus Minimalist

by Alexander - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Gladiator fan fic. Because Maximus was not a Minimalist.

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sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:18am

well -- you get extra points from me for using maximus in the title -- too frustrating trying to get to the top -- killing the tiger was fun too -- nice effort

Dietrich Epp says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:24am

I keep getting stuck under blocks. What do the tigers do?

billknye says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:30am

Interesting concept, a bit frustrating trying to play tetris with not-great feeling interactions. Thought the tiger jumping was pretty hilarious though.

Spiridios says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:30am

This was interesting....

nintendoeats says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:50am

That's a pretty cool game concept. The ledge-grabbing mechanic is actually a certain degree of genius. I also quite like the music. And yes, the tiger is hilarious.

Weirdly, I can't actually think of anything bad to say about it. I guess you should with the LD.

TehSkull says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:51am

That tiger kept things interesting. He was easy to shut down after a while. Only took me 2 tries to win. Not bad. Doesn't fit the theme in anything but name, to me.

Jed Mayberry says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:53am

the collision seems a bit odd

cmjd says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:03am

Fairly interesting, but it was a shame that it wasn't too stable. I had it crash when I got stuck inside pieces and after I got to the end and killed the boss. But setting it to run in windows XP compatibility mode seemed to help (running Windows 8 x64). There were definitely some cool ideas in there though :)

PsenFilip says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:37pm

The main concept is good, yet a bit off the theme.
The controls feel a bit weird at times and the collision response on the blocks is awkward. I don't really get what the tiger does.

argo15 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:40am

That was hilarious to me. Cool idea too.

lekochen says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:23am

Gladiator, Tetris & tiger, what can I ask for?

Galvesmash says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:32am

Great Game man! Lovely tiger keeps attacking me while I try to put an end to Maximus head! D:

qdowngames says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:09am

Woah alright - liking the music! Weird how I just get stuck under blocks, but I enjoyed it, nice work!

caranha says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:40pm

The idea of climbing a stream of falling Tetris blocks was pretty good. If that was all that the game was about, I would give it much more marks.

Regardless of the theme, this is an example case where putting a lid on your source of ideas, and working with what you already got makes things much better.

The tiger (while hilarious) distracted a lot from the main idea (climb tetris), and makes the game looks poorer - the semi-realistic sprites also don't help much.

I think if you remade it as a very minimalistic (ha!) game about an abstract hero climbing down a tetris wall, it would have been superb.

Congratulations on the idea, anyway, and see you next LD!

free_napalm says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 7:35pm

Nice mechanic, but it's not coherent at all with the setting. This combination makes it pretty funny though.

Jiggawatt says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 7:56pm

Because of this game, I made a boo-boo.


Jiggawatt says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 7:57pm

No but really, this has some clever things, like playing Tetris from inside the game and the ledge-grabbing. Not sure if genius or madman.

TenTonToon says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 4:55am

That's kind of a bizarre game, indeed, but with some nice ideas worth exploring further. I like the idea of this kind of inverse-Tetris mechanic, and I think the tiger keeps things interesting by pushing you around in what would otherwise have been a pretty easy game.

On the other hand, I don't feel this game fits the theme that well. Having simplistic sprites that do not match the rest of the game, or nothing but a plain colored background, along with the plain ugly head that floats around makes it look underdeveloped, not minimalistic.
The poor implementation doesn't help on that front, either.

All in all, I think there's enough potential on the main idea to keep on working on this game beyond the constraints of the LD.

Congratulations! :)

Ryusui says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 5:12am

I love the overall gameplay concept - climbing a growing Tetris sculpture which you can reshape to an extent. It's well worth polishing into a full game.

davidpeter says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 12:35am

Weird game - perhaps I just don't get it. That's ok, I completed it, at least :)

whilefun says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 1:39am

Hah, hilarious idea! I found it hard to play (got stuck under blocks), but it was original...and funny :)

May 3, 2013 @ 3:00pm

Neat mash-up, could benefit from tuning but good concept.

TheFudster says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 2:40am

Very interesting idea. I got buried by the blocks pretty quickly though XD

May 5, 2013 @ 3:19am

Interesting concept although I didn't find it fun to play, I can still appreciate the idea behind it

HelkeGames says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 7:31pm

Nice game!

KunoNoOni says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 1:28am

I found the game to be good... unusual... very unusual... but good :)

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