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by Kalakian - Jam Entry

This was my second idea, after having spent the first day without much progress on a different game. Could have made it for compo, but fun was had, and that's the main thing.

Game should work in any HTML5 capable browser, but needs a keyboard for in-game controls.

"Minimalism" through:

* 16-colour CGA palette
* No anti-aliasing
* Tile-based graphics, movement, and collisions
* Few controls (Arrow keys)
* Simple goal (Grab the coins, and get to the exit)

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thatwhichis says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:53pm

29139! That is my incredibly low high-score! Gotta say, didn't even realize I was being timed until a couple levels in, then that really started to impact how I played. Good difficulty curve. :-)

kbm0 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:56pm

Not bad, although I would really like it if when I hold down an arrow key, the player would keep on moving in that direction. Good job!

Yacodo says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:31pm

I sincerely second to the hold down mechanism ! Nice compo

Kalakian says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:51pm

Thanks for the feedback.

I started off with tile-based movement and was going to move to smooth movement / hold key down. I kept it the way it is because it seemed to fit the theme and overall gameplay better. With smooth movement, it would lose part of the challenge since your speed wouldn't be based on how quickly you can mash your keyboard without destroying it.

sythe says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:08pm

*dislikes button mashing* *tries game* *game requires button mashing* *dislikes game*

Loren says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:52am

pretty solid game :)

tzamora says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 3:24am

Very simple.

GranaDa says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 3:17pm

Nice job!

richtx says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 4:09am

Fantastic. A simple mechanic, but it had me trying to think ahead while still panicing on my time. I like it when gaves that seems super simple on the surface have a certain depth. Good job.

Brassawiking says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 7:34pm

This one had me hooked for a while actually. Nice and simple, well done!

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