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

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by meat_popsicle - 48 Hour Compo Entry

It's just a web page.
Confirmed to run in Chrome, probably FF also.
NO guarantee for IE. That shit sucks.

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meat_popsicle says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:01am

Playable at http://ld26.blakeisrael.com/

Suese says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:46am

Very minimalistic. Would have been great with a bit of sound.

Scott McBee says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:03am

Pretty fun. I think you should have played to the fact that one match would cascade them all more.

meat_popsicle says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:36am

@Suese - Totally Agree. Totally a lack of time management on my part. Just put on some dubstep in soundcloud instead :)

@Scott - All of the 8 levels can be completed in a single cascade :) The max score of the 8 levels made during the compo is 24. I *am* working on more levels, i'll post a link (separate from the compo link) with additional levels, at some future point.

Oh, one level requires two-moves to start the cascade, but finishes completes on the cascade generate from that.

meat_popsicle says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:36am

Also thank you both for the wonderful constructive feedback!

meat_popsicle says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:38am

For future adventurers, you can both NORMAL and RIGHT-click squares. They will perform OPPOSITE movements. :)

meat_popsicle says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:39am

You might NEED to RIGHT-CLICK instead of NORMAL-CLICK to complete a level in a SINGLE move for GOLD (MAX of 3 points). :) :) :) :D

Orni says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:45am

since you didn't provide any instructions I was a bit clueless at first, but after the first level "solved" itself I was amazed. sadly I seem to be to tired for this kind of game right now (I'll check back!) but the satisfaction from seeing a level getting solved is amazing

Crynix says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:23am

Wow, awesome. Really love the game.

daniel says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:25am

Feels very polished, this is a fun little puzzle game :)

mortus says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:56am

Works in FF. I didn't get the mechanics though, so couldn't complete later levels.

swizzcheez says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:54pm

Nicely imaginative.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:03pm

This is really interesting and fits the theme quite nicely!

JFlegle says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:34am

Nice little puzzle game.

GameNacho says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:35am

Good puzzle game, it's cool when the chain reactions happen

henrykun says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:03pm

Very well thought game, for me this is one of the most difficult things, to create good puzzles, nice!.

Hamumu says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:06pm

Very minimalistic! I will confess to not liking these sorts of puzzles very much, and yet I clicked on your game over the one that came before it in my list just because of the screenshot, so maybe I do. But I don't. They make me mad.

igrowbeards says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:07pm

Nice game. With a bit of work on graphics and some audio i could see this working well on ios/android.

Axelhein says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:09pm

Very good! Could have used some instructions, but once i figured it out it was super fun! Very satisfying to trigger chain reactions with a single click. Super clever level design.

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:09pm

I liked the concept, though I couldn't quite figure out what would cause the blocks to slide closer together after a match.

BrainSlugs83 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:09am

Can you explain the physics behind why and when cascades happen? The animation usually happens too quickly for me, so I haven't been able to figure it out.

BrainSlugs83 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:10am

also, the two numbers at the bottom left -- what do they represent?

lotusgame says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 3:26pm

Good concept. Would need more levels, and some sounds. Good job !

Docteur says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:17pm

Really innovative, gratz!

SnoringFrog says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 6:46am

Very nice, very simple. In 3 tries I managed to max out at 23 points (apparently I did something wrong on the last level and missed a point, oh well). Nice game, I look forward to the future levels.

meat_popsicle says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 6:57am

@BrainSlugs - The numbers at the bottom are Level : Score

The general concept behind the cascading is this:
- When you match up two squares' yellow dots, the row or column those dots make will slide in toward the central point of the dots.
- Sliding by 1 square.

nimblegorilla says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 11:58pm

Neat idea. I like the simplicity. Is there a way to restart a level if you get stuck?

euwaku says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 5:31am

A little bit confusing at first, it turns out to be a pretty nice puzzle game. Maybe some work on sound and design would have been great!

May 11, 2013 @ 2:41pm

Nice little puzzle game. I like the rotating-pieces-puzzle-game-genre, and I like this entry. Congrats!

Lyonsbanner says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 3:27pm

15 points.

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