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

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by dreamlogician - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hurdles is a game of minimal input. You must help your runners overcome obstacles, but each time you assist them you also create more complexity for yourself.

You will need to react quickly, but to truly succeed you must also be judicious in choosing the most strategic moments to intervene. If you can keep a runner alive long enough to become self-sufficient, you'll be able to sit back and reap the benefits.

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Tanius says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:31pm

uahahaha genius! When i realize what i had to i was in panic *-*

derdragon says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:08pm

I am impressed. Excellent, artistic use of the theme. Strangely felt like I was creating art as it progressed. Might be neat if some of the cells took on different sizes. Very neat idea!

MagiMaster says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:12pm

Getting a red jumper stuck on a blue box is kind of annoying.

tcstyle says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:14pm

Too much quick reaction for me. Sounds very interestong, but I didn't get it :(.

vandriver says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:51pm

haha this is awesome, but it ramps up to impossible too quickly. stagger the introduction of the higher ramps for a more gentle learning curve!

it's really a pretty brilliant design, though.

Jod says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:53pm

Very cool idea, I've never seen it before! Takes a while to get used to and in my case it degenerated into a bout of fitfull clicking. But still, I like the idea!

Gremlin says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:56pm

Are the runners supposed to sometimes get stuck on hurdles of their color or lower? That seems to happen sometimes.

I really like the idea of the game, and the way you have to spread you attention all over the place. I never really felt like I was going to lose all of the runners (since I could just click to get another one) but I did feel concerned about individual runners.

My high score is 224.

Hegemege says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:58pm

That was spammy :D

Although it became a bit boring after a few minutes, and then it took like 5 minutes for the last 3 red runners to die. But extremely cool and original concept, well fitting the theme :)

Ithildin says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:44pm

The concept is brilliant, really original. Congratulations!

Perhaps I just didn't get to play enough to see them, but are all the runners of the same type? If so, maybe adding some variety could add more flexibility without detracting from the core experience.

Mark Hildreth says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:40am

This. This game is what Ludum Dare is about. Amazing. Only thing that would've made this nice is a way to see how I was doing as I try different strategies so I would get feedback on how those strategies were doing (like "points per minute").

Jacic says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:53am

Very minimalist, yet still fun! Things can get crazy very quickly!

Hopps says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 8:16pm

Needed to click so fast :D Very original and fun to try!

TheCze says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 9:23pm

I really liked the way how more and more screens kept appearing. Good mechanic!

badlydrawnrod says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 9:24pm

Very clever. Gets quite frantic.

tankete says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 8:31am

Very unique idea. I enjoyed it, but never really learned the strategy. High Score: 56 :(

sparkleswirl says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 8:34am

It was a little frustrating seeing my super awesome jumpers get stumped by a blue hurdle, but overall this is a great and really innovation game!

davidpeter says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 11:53pm

Final score: 280. Fun!

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