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

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Hit The Button

by IHateATMFees - Jam Entry

This is my first ever game. I am equally parts proud and embarrassed.

For instructions, please consult the name. Try and hit the button as fast as it comes up. There are 5 (upgradable) trophies to discover. Warning: if you start missing the button enough, the game may get angry at you.

If the game does not start, please try the version with dependencies included.

Here's a post-mortem that explains my intentions: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/2013/04/30/hit-the-button-post-mortem/

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Ninjaxio says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:38am

I can say the game is alright, while it certainly fits the theme of minimalism, it doesn't have too much going for it, though the effects are nice. I don't exactly like how I have to download two things just to get the game working. It's alright, not exactly fun, per say, but, decent.

Jellycakes says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:59am

Pretty nice game, not sure what the objective is but still held my interest enough to eventually die. Nice work.

john_conder9 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:04am

Windows 8 64-bit, can't get it to open. No errors though, just won't open :x

Nonameghost says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:10am

Doesn't work for me. Windows 7 64-bit, just stops responding, nothing shows up.

wrongcoder says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:11am

Same as john_conder9.

MemphisTen says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:11am

cannot open it. kaspersky says it is a keylogger :)

dont lock my keys buddy! seriously dude!

IHateATMFees says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:21am

Sorry please make sure both .Net 4 and Open AL are installed. I've tested on both Windows 7 & 8 (64-bit) and it runs for me. I'll be releasing an installer and Android port in a couple days.

hamster_mk_4 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:51am

You certainly followed the theme, but beyond the thrill of seeing what other UI elements you will pop up there is little enjoyment to be had with this game.

IHateATMFees says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:01am

Everyone who could not play the game earlier: I have added a version that comes complete with all needed dependencies, so please give that a try. I also added a couple screenshots of non-obvious game stuff.

TehSkull says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:32am

Wasn't able to play. Even using the dependencies-included version.

billknye says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:34am

Simple, certainly minimalist. I think it could have used just a bit more, maybe moving the button around so you had to be quick to click might have added just slightly more.

Jed Mayberry says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:37am

Doesn't run for me, sorry.

Mekuri says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:39am

The graphics are fine, and I suppose it fits the theme.. but it's hard to keep being entertained this way.

bowlercaptain says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:55am

Unfortunately, this game doesn't really feel like a game. It's just a thing that you click. After waiting for a few seconds and losing coins for the first time, near-instant clicks following also resulted in negatives. Waiting again fixed it. Doesn't particularly feel like it fits the theme - minimalism is the stripping out of non-essential elements, and this was stripping out all elements save for user activity and progression. If I felt like the game was a satire or something and could laugh along with it then maybe I could deal with it better, but at the moment it wasn't at any time actually fun.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:18pm

It felt extremely passive and unpredictable. Not sure if there's a message/meaning behind it. If that's the case, I was unable to understand it :(

May 2, 2013 @ 6:59pm

It's a bit dull, although it fits the minimalist theme there isnt all that much to do in the game.

May 4, 2013 @ 11:23am

Sadly it just crashes when I try to start it. :( (Windows XP, 32bit)

avidgamerNino says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 6:08am

It looks pretty. Maybe The faster I click, when the button appears, the more points I get?

tiffi says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 8:42pm

thats one minimalistic game!

kibertoad says ...
May 9, 2013 @ 11:56pm

This entry was quite confusing. Clicking the button quickly after it appears caused me to lose credits, while waiting for a while didn't seem to impose a penalty. Pretty minimalistic though!

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