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

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by howieV (binarygirl) - 48 Hour Compo Entry

[EDIT] ive added an applet DOWNLOAD for those who cant seem
to run it online.. it mite work offline for you.. just double click the html file :)

hey ho again :)

didn't have much time (most of 1 day)
but managed to bang something out :)


objective :

turn all the grey blocks red (simples).
you die from colliding with a red block.

controls : arrows / wasd

cheers ..hope to play loads of your games
binary_girl (howiev)

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ilo says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:55am

Simple but clever design.

anjack says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:26pm

I love the level transition effect!

Fun game that definitely fits the theme!

triforcespark says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:21pm

Nice combination of gameplay, effects, music, and theme.

cmayhem says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:35pm

I really like how the green blocks turn red, it adds a bit of strategy into the mix. Great!

Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:19pm

Clever game mechanic. I like the way it gets harder as you get nearer completion.

mushbuh says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:33pm

Fits the theme, pretty interesting for a quick game

Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:44pm

cheers guys.. i really didn't expect anyone to like it heh :)

hgouveia says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:01pm

Cool game, gets complex after a while

ataxkt says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:02pm

Really fitting, simple and elegant. Good job and good luck!

Milktoast says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:03pm

A good bit of strategy here for such a minimalistic game.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:10am

The audio and 'feel' of the game made it awesome :D

wolfadex says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:13am

I was unable to download or play the web version, hopefully you can get it fixed so more people can play it.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:15am

really ? all links just point to the same java applet.. this should work on all platforms with java installed i hope.. what are you running OS wise ?

Dax says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:21am

Is there an end or they keep coming each time with more friends?

Jim Haslett says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:41am

I like this game. It really fits the theme well. One suggestion I would offer is that you give a grace period after taking damage, or have knockback effect to get you out of the red square. Once it gets crazy, it was hard to see which red square I was in.

VictorGrunn says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:43am

Excellent game. Fits the theme of the compo perfectly in my opinion. Actually challenging, the difficulty ramped up nicely, easy to learn without instruction. Good job!

Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:47am

@dax.. it should go on forever (or till highest int value heh..or the computer blows up from the amount of squares on the screen ;p)

@jim ..thats a good idea actually :) also the idea is NOT to be in a red square ;p

Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:48am

A perfect game. Excellent work.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:51am

This is one of the few games so far that has gotten a "Mood" rating from me. The sudden change in colour and particle effect that starts when you hit a red square is golden.

The game itself is fast paced and fun.

tankete says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:45am

Similar to @wolfadex, I can't connect to the game. I get a not found error. Weird. :(

Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:28am

ive added an applet download link now for those few that cant seem to run it online.. try this offline version.. just double click the html file to run..cheers :)

free_napalm says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:48pm

Fits the theme perfectly.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:30pm

Very good! Simple, clever and fun! :)

Switchbreak says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:56pm

Really fun, really simple, the good kind of minimalism. Not as difficult as you warn, I'm really glad you put a health bar in instead of making it instant death. Maybe could be cooler with a score or a more prominent level counter to compare with other people.

May 1, 2013 @ 12:54pm

@switchbreak.. i did toy with idea of score and a bigger level counter.. i kept trying to stop myself putting more things in.. i wanted to leave the level counter out all together at one point but thought if i did people would have wanted it hehe to i just made it not too prominent .. maybe i should add the score and make it more obvious what level you are on for a post version :)

HelkeGames says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 7:59pm

Nice game, very minimalist :)

stqn says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 10:41pm

Is this java? Can you make a .jar?

playvue says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 10:47pm

FYI, the web link is broken. =(

Thijsku says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 10:58pm

Nice little game. It's kinda hard later on, but still is a fun game!

May 3, 2013 @ 3:09pm

@stqn ..ya its java.. cant u just play via the web link ? (why do you need me to make a jar ?)

@playvue i just tried the link ..it seems fine.. it stays white for about 7seconds as i didnt have time to make a 'loading' screen ..but it should come up after that

Yakka says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 10:39am

Simple game but it works very well :)

filtoid says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 1:43pm

This fits the theme perfectly - and a great game :) very fun and good difficulty curve

Zccc says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 4:11pm

Very solid game and very fun :)

Hatscat says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 1:08pm

The perfect game for this theme! Very fun and well balanced, it only lack of a score.
Well done

Sylvain.p says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 2:45pm

Good idea, it's fun. Maybe it will be better with more square behavior.

garygreen says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 8:35pm

Really liked the simplicity of this. It was fun too. :-)

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