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

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Rapid Tunnel Future

by syre - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Press any key or the mouse buttons to do the action. Hit some of the obstacles from the front and the rest from the sides. When you hit them you will get points for your score, unless you hit them wrong, then you will die.

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Ratings

Coolness64%
#46Theme4.25
#232Graphics3.59
#271Fun3.32
#275Overall3.46
#523Mood2.92
#804Innovation2.80

Comments

asdfzxc920 says ...
Apr 27, 2013 @ 11:10pm

This is hands-down the most fun and addicting game to come out of the whole competition so far.

Apr 28, 2013 @ 10:58pm

this is pretty fun

Chman says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:20am

This is minimalism, for sure. Simple but addictive.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:56pm

This is really nice but some sfx would have made a world of difference.

Ernyz says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:58pm

Fits the theme just perfectly, good job :)

Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:14pm

Really, really good. I love the side vs front mechanic and how you have to make that lane decision VERY quickly. It can be pretty intense!

Bonus minimalism points for the 2 color graphics and narrow playfield (I did the same thing with my entry).

My Milked Eek says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:38am

Great game. Could've used some SFX at minimum. But still great game.

alts says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:38am

Really enjoy this. At first I was playing it like a survival game, which was satisfying in its own right, but once I discovered the ability to destroy the obstacles, it really impressed. The game is beautiful and constrained in really interesting ways. Great application of the theme.

niun says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:38am

GAH! Can't.... Stop.... Playing!

Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:39am

Really good take on paring a game mechanic down to its minimum. Thanks!

Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:39am

I don't quite get how scoring works for some reason. One time I got a score of 1, and the rest I got 0.

It's a surprisingly fun lane changer game, and really compelled me to play on for longer than I'd have suspected.

cahman says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:45am

Surprisingly addictive, and you were spot on with the theme! The graphics were a little jerky sometimes.

syre says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:38pm

thank you all for the nice comments! sorry it doesn't have sound. i couldn't make my own music because it would have been bad, and i think any sounds i added would either make it feel empty or prevent you from playing you're own music over it.
also, note that the first comment is from like halfway through the first day.

syre says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:42pm

@recursive frog: there's basically no chance you'll see this because there's no real reply function, but were you destroying the obstacles? if you are and it's not working, please tell me what browser you're using and such.
oh dang i used "you're" instead of "your"

tonic says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:08pm

Played some slightly similar games like this already... But you have a very nice personal touch with the graphics + the front/side touch makes this a different game. Nice work!

Haversack says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:08pm

I love it! I feel like it would be right at home on a graphing calculator! SFX and music would have made this an absolute winner for me!

Gravel says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:12pm

Minimal window, minimal controls, minimal sign, nice art...
I like this idea of destruction conditions to score.
Good work!

varr says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:39pm

Minimalism at it's finest. Takes some skill to create a game this fun and yet so simple. Love the "any key" game controls. Also love the pseudo 3D effect with the "vehicle" as it switches lanes. Great work, @syre!

jerombd says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 9:50am

Simple and short but addictive; The "press any key" is a clever idea!

Puzzlem00n says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:24pm

It's okay. To be quite honest, it didn't hold my attention for that long, I guess I just don't get addicted to things like everyone else here. But you definitely get a good theme score, very nice.

syre says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 7:15am

a note: varr knows me irl and made an account just to post that. i did not ask for that.

Ragzouken says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 10:48pm

You get a hell of a lot out of the minimal graphics - impressive. A sound effect for the smashing would have made it feel so much more alive.

Yakka says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 10:34am

Simple but good :)

JustinMullin says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 7:47pm

Super fun, solid entry, and about as minimal as you can possibly get. Very nice.

May 20, 2013 @ 8:26pm

Neat little game. Simple mechanics and decent presentation. Liked it.

fulminator says ...
Dec 1, 2016 @ 7:15pm

How the hell to start playing? I clicked "web" nothing loads in my browser (already tried chrome and firefox). I clicked source - 404 not found!

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