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They disolve every 10 seconds

by Lurieh - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Move the falling squares with arrows. They will dissolve every ten second if they're connected by group of 4 of the same color or more, horizontally or vertically only, a la puyo puyo.

The goal is to make "combos", meaning a dissolving group will allow another group to connect by gravity, forming another group of 4 or more and dissolving themselves right after.

It's badly animated when they dissolve and you have to spam left or right to make them move faster sideways.
Maintaining down or up will make the squares fall faster.

The game start over if a square pile up to the top of screen.

For those wanting to try the executables I recommend 16:9 or 16:10 resolutions otherwise the text might not be positioned right.

Done in 26 hours~ as I was attending a wedding on saturday...

And I'm sorry but the game is not color blind friendly at all as I didn't have the time for making graphics.

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Ratings

#752Theme2.94
#851Innovation2.56
#891Audio1.69
#1057Overall2.44
#1096Fun2.06
#1143Graphics1.76
#1698Coolness24%

Comments

Sloth Jesus says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:25pm

I understand the idea, but it needs to be more fast pace, and needs to be made to play more strategically.

esayitch says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:29pm

I like the concept and the usage of the theme in that it gives you some leeway when you connect 4 of the same, in that they don't immediately dissolve... left/right controls could use some tightening up I think.

Good luck!

Colapsydo says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 9:07am

I like the idea of managing time in order to get the best combo, but the game is a little bit slow and lack of difficulties.

It could be interesting to count in a combo the groups of cubes which are forming after an explosion.

Aug 29, 2013 @ 6:03pm

Rly good idea. Good start

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