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

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Art Critic

by sanojian - 48 Hour Compo Entry

HTML5 game. You are up and coming in the modern art world. Try to match the artistry of past masters of the craft. Can you withstand the withering criticism? Can you even understand it?

GOAL: Match the painting in the upper right.

Controls: One button. Just click the mouse. Like, minimal.

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martijn says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 9:46pm

funny. A restart level button would do quite nicely. Right now I have to refresh the page when I misplaced a block

sanojian says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 10:14pm

Thanks for the comment. :) I am still way under the deadline so I updated the label to say restart.

thephantom says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 10:46pm

cool game , but i can't fully understand the idea though.

FrozenCow says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:20pm

Awesome. I was also looking at incorporating Mondrian, but in the end couldn't make it work.
Since I needed to restart quite a few times, maybe put the restart button under the critic. I know I know, it makes the critic less annoying, which is the whole purpose!
Anyway, good idea.

Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:48pm

Those art critics are hilarious, but I had no idea what to do.

zerebruin says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:05am

Fantastic! All the artists at our university would absolutely loathe this.

mire says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:07am

It took me a while to figure out how to place blocks where I wanted them, and then I wasn't able to figure out how to place them correctly in order to progress to the next stage. Maybe that's the point? Modern art is all subjective bullshit, man!

Actually it would be hilarious if the critic just randomly picked players to like.

Infin8 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:16am

Nice concept, though the combination of timing, bouncing and rotating cursor really gives a headache. I continued playing at first, when I'd alr lost.

Also troll art critic is hilarious and misleading.

timtipgames says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:16am

Those comments are just hilarious. Together with the sounds it was really fun to play. Unfortunately the gameplay itself isn't really exciting to me because one needs to wait a lot and there's not much control. Nevertheless I love the idea to have a virtual character comment on your art. If the gameplay was somehow more interesting it would be even a better entry than it already is.

DaveDobson says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:06pm

Very cool - it took me a while to get a hang of the controls -- er, control. I did like that there was some tolerance for missing. Very clever gameplay - I haven't seen anything like this before. The art critic is hilarious.

yetanother says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:32pm


corrigan_sam says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:33pm

Really fits with the theme. Brilliant

Khaldrin says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:35pm

I liked the concep - fits the theme. Controls were a little difficult though, the tiles ended up everywhere but where I wanted them to be. The collision detection seems a little off sometimes. But the commenting art critic is absolutely hilarious. Great entry :)!

Tater_hater says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:52pm

this fits the theme very well, congrats.

Jellycakes says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 7:49pm

It was alright, a bit difficult to match the painting, I a gave up on the first level. But the guy was pretty funny and I got the theme. Nice work!

Ludipe says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 6:39pm

Really original and cool, i like it!

P.D.: Am I the only one having issues when clicking on restart level?

Cosmologicon says ...
May 9, 2013 @ 8:20pm

I had troubles clicking Restart and Next. Finally figured out you have to wait for the guy to move for it to register.

Cool idea but really hard, for a lot of reasons. The controls are so unforgiving, you have to hit it just right. And if you miss your opportunity it's a long time before the piece you need comes around again. I got to level 3 but I just can't get past it.

ethankennerly says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 8:33pm

When the art critic says random sentences about a random composition of colored rectangles, I was tickled! If you continue to develop this, I started hoping that there would be some way of judging the composition beyond replicating the image in the top right of the screen. The controls felt haphazard and unrelated to the premise of creating art.

kill0u says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 12:24pm

Original, but a little buggy =/

Brassawiking says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 3:58pm

Why oh why is the restart button behind the dialog =) Hard game, couldnt pass the first level.

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