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Unfalling Star

by diegolh - 48 Hour Compo Entry

I used for create my game, Illustrator, Photoshop, Construct 2(Programming), After Effects

I never create a game before, my game is incompleted, but is my first attempt to make a game, and my first participation on Ludum Dare, I hope you guys enjoy!

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Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:29pm

The art is nice, congrats! You should change the name of the game (It appears as Diego Luiz Henrique). Also, some instructions would be nice. Took me a while to figure the mouse controlled the horizontal movement of the star.

kewry says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:36pm

Loved the style but the controls are a bit hard to get used to and to control them well

eteeski says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:22am

The art looks really nice. the game play is really hard though.

bvanschooten says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:59pm

Fantastic graphics! However, the player is too hard to control because even the horizontal movement erratically follows the mouse pointer, making gameplay too random. I couldn't get past the second level.

PixelOaks says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:11am

Would have to agree with the opinions of the controls. I think if the first couple of levels were a bit simpler, it would give people time to adjust to the controls.

docix says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:13am

The art is obviously fantastic as mentioned above. Controls feel just a little stiff compared to the elegant look and feel. And then a great audio track would totally help the whole experience. But overall, very excellent work!

peaveyj says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:14am

Great idea. I found it really hard, but it might be because I'm using a laptop touchpad.

Tom 7 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:14am

I think it's pretty good, especially for a first game! The thing that was weirdest for me was how my clicking produced a small local effect of "unfalling", but the star was moved by my absolute mouse position -- it was hard to wrap my head around those two simultaneously, and I kept crashing. Also, if I crashed a lot, the game started to get really slow. I think there might be some kind of leak?

anjack says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:14am

Beautiful graphics! This is a really great game for your first time. You should be proud!

jayemjee says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:16am

The concept is interesting, and the game is fun, but I feel the pacing is a little off. The levels are a little too long and checkpoints too few for a game with such touchy controls where the tiniest little mistake makes you start all over. I like challenge, but I prefer that kind of challenge in smaller doses.

diegolh says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:56am

Thanks for the Tips guys!Im read all the comments And I'm learning a lot with the Tips, im working on tutorial for the controls, and save points to dont make the game boring...

onzephyr says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:34am

Nice visual style. enjoyed the concept. The controls took a bit to get used to but I managed. well done.

May 1, 2013 @ 5:42pm

Fun and nice graphics! Good luck!

imagnity says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:42pm

This game is close to all 5 stars if -

1. Levels are too long for the missions.
2. I cannot use the controls right or maybe I just suck.
3. Checkpoints are not organized correctly. Felt random.

Overall, a 4-star game.

May 1, 2013 @ 5:43pm

the visual are good but its extremely hard to navigate(play)

daniel2357 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:47pm

The star is a little hard to control. Nice visual style.
Awesome game for the first time!. Good luck with improving him.

geckojsc says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:53pm

Really beautiful design work, but like others, I found the controls a little hard to work with (the only way to move horizontally in a straight line is to jitter up and down, which makes it very hard to stay alive).
Maybe some gentle acceleration/deceleration would have worked better.

Definitely 5/5 for graphics, and a pretty original idea, especially for a first game! Well done. :)

Dietrich Epp says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:11pm

Threading the corners is really hard so I didn't make it very far, but the graphics are gorgeous.

May 2, 2013 @ 4:32pm

Congrats for your first game.

Super Hamster says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 12:43am

Very interesting and challenging but not impossible. Good job! :D

heuermh says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 5:43am

Very nice visuals. I thought the game was quite hard . . . guess I've been neglecting my mouse skills for too long.

gregdevice says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 6:05am

Really nice graphics, no sound in Chrome, crazy hard controls. Would play again with easier controls. Thanks!

May 3, 2013 @ 10:10am

I think using the keyboard would be a better choice for the controls, at least instead of the frantic clicking. Gave up on level 2 because my arm started hurting. Beautiful graphics though! As docix said, some music would make the experience a lot more immersive.

lotusgame says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 11:04am

I really like graphics. The concept is very interesting. But it's too hard to control, mostly at the begining. But still a very good job.

May 3, 2013 @ 11:03pm

Neat idea! Ridiculously hard, though

KunoNoOni says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 11:46pm

Congrats on your first game! Beautiful graphics, and great use of theme. I do agree the star was a little hard to control but otherwise its a great game.

Nick Cash says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 3:38pm

From my Jammate Brian: "Graphics are beautiful, controls are a really unforgiving considering the size of passage ways."

Sylvain says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 5:17pm

Nice graphics, the level design becomes pretty hard though, and too early in the game. But good job for a first time!

csanyk says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 9:22pm

Great visuals. Controls were a bit too difficult -- dealing with a mouse pointer as the target for where I'm going while the background scrolls independently is just a recipe for ragequit.

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