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

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by HybridMind - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Use the left and right arrow keys to avoid the blocks!

This game was made in about 8 hours for Ludum Dare 26. The theme was Minimalism. I created this game on Sunday while I traveled on three different types of trains and a bus across four states total.

Has online leaderboards if you're into that kinda thing!

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pansapiens says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:53am

Great little challenge - it's like Superlinear Hexagon :) Reminds me of the good times trying to beat the flying level on Battletoads from Gameboy .. at some point your finger have to move faster than your brain. Nice touch with the play button tweening from the title screen to become the player.

ella guro says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:53am

def makes me think of super hexagon. i'm not super into the idea itself, but it works pretty well.

CogentInvalid says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:53am

Simple game, but it controls well and gets challenging fast.

Sestren says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:56am

Fun game. Simple and well-executed. Sound was a bit annoying, though.

berjah says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:58am

Good smooth game and fun to play. I had to really focus to beat my own top scores.

ataxkt says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:01am

Really really nice. Shame the positions don't randomise more, I could basically stay still till near the end!

HybridMind says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:04am

@pansapiens & ella guro: I wasn't originally thinking about Super Hexagon when I came up with this simple idea, but I do see the similarity for sure. Super Rectagon? :)

@ataxkt yeah, I definitely agree that is probably one of the things that annoys me the most. I just didn't have time to address that unfortunately in the small window I had to make this game.

@others: thanks for playing and the feedback thus far!

Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:26am

Where are the leaderboards? Didn't find 'em. ;p

But pretty cool! :)

HybridMind says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:17pm

@SuperlevelSebastian: The leaderboards are available via the little trophy icon in the bottom left of the main menu.

ocmu says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:41am

Very good work for such a time frame! Simple but fun

Nolojen says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:43am

nice job, good sound and animation work

May 1, 2013 @ 1:46am

This is a great example of how super simple graphics, if animated well, can look really sharp.

pvwradtke says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:55am

Nice little game! One suggestion, instead of making the bars going lower when the games gets faster, keep them up. It´s actually very easy to find a spot to stay when the bar are o close to the player

netgrind says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:03pm

This game had me replaying a bunch, gameplay is perfect for the theme. I really liked the play button turning into the character.

zatyka says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 4:24pm

Awesome use of the theme, and quite fun too. Keep up the good work!

SuperDisk says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 12:52am

Fun little game! It seems like you can get into one position though and pretty much just make minor movements to go on forever.

cardboard says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 12:59am

Simple but effective. Great sound effects and visuals.

Julian Ceipek says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 1:00am

Nice and simple gameplay that gets pretty tense. I wasn't very satisfied with the difficulty gradient, though -- the game seemed very slow initially and switched to being very difficult in an almost binary way.

May 3, 2013 @ 1:27am

Loved the sounds really fun game.

Switchbreak says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 7:03pm

Nice work! It starts maybe a bit too slowly, but as it gets harder it's really fun.

Milktoast says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 3:27pm

The difficulty ramps up perfectly. Found myself grinning wider with delight with each successive round. Great job!

May 7, 2013 @ 4:06pm

3700! A perfect little game for several minutes, good job.

lasergans says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 6:52pm

Is fun :) Although the simplicity it looks very good (like the animations). At the beginning its a bit boring.

MathiO says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 8:56pm

Doesn't get much more minimalist than this, nicely done!

Jeremias says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 3:18pm

Good job in doing this. Your game creates a fantastic flow. Perhaps you should change the instant death to some kind of penalty (perhaps the game gets slower) to keep up the flow!

Sylvain.p says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 4:57am

simple, but great challenging game, it's like a maniac shooter. Good work.

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