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by Rabbits... - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Guide Specky the speck through a field of random rocks ten seconds after the universe was created.

Control using the entire keyboard to move.
Ex: Q moves to the top left, Y moves upward

Thank you for playing and please leave a comment if you can, it only takes 10 seconds (:

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CuberToy says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:50am

Really like how yo control Specky with your entire keyboard. The universe is funny. Cool idea.

Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:35am

I saw the number in the corner and though "Oh my god it is calculatin Pi how di I stop it" :P

Nice idea!

raincole says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:14am

Very cool control scheme.

Simulacrum says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:18am

I loved the entire keyboard controls. It worked surprisingly well. Very fun game.

Dooleus says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:21am

The control scheme is interesting, but ultimately it seems like the most effective choice is to just use the keys at the extreme ends, as they move you the fastest, providing you with the greatest mobility to dodge rocks.

I like the sound, don't hate the music, and the art is not bad at all. The dialogue between the universe and Specky was entertaining at first, but lost its charm as it started to get repetitive ("The gravity's getting stron" twice in a row killed the vibe for me). The theme seems a bit shoe-horned in, too, with the fact that it's 10 seconds after the universe is created having very little to do with the gameplay. Still, it's better than disregarding the theme completely, and it's a pretty good hook for the story.

ix says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:37am

Four stars of innovation for "Move With The Entire Keyboard" that worked really really well, actually.

Tortche says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:09am

"Control using the entire keyboard to move" is pretty much the best control scheme I've seen in ever.

mort96 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:54pm

That's a really interesting control scheme.

Taylor says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:55pm

Cool idea, although honestly I'd have preferred better controls and more depth of gameplay.

greysphere says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:55pm

Moar lens flare!!!1!!

pcmccull says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:29pm

The whole keyboard control is interesting. I did find that I just used the fastest keys on either end, so the rest of the keyboard wasn't used. Fun game and plenty of particles :)

Skully says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:30pm

Using the entire keyboard to move about made me laugh. Was a fun game

esayitch says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:33pm

Liked the audio, I think it fit the game... I also thought the control scheme was pure genius, but I'm a fan of quirky control schemes so don't take my word for it :P

I think you could have used the theme of the contest a bit better though.

Good luck mate!

Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:33pm

Nice entry! very odd control scheme. As others have said, while it's different, it really just ends up being sort of annoying to use.

Sound was EXTREMELY loud for me... not really sure why.

There also really should have been some sort of loading bar. The page was just plain white for me for about 10 seconds, and I almost closed it thinking it was bugged. Similarly, having to sit there for 10 seconds at the beginning made me wonder if I was supposed to do something.

Cool concepts otherwise!

Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:49pm

Using the entire keyboard was funny, it added a bit of challenge to the game with slight awkwardness.

Thermite says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:41pm

Really nice use of the theme, and I've never seen a control scheme like it! Still trying to decide whether that's a good thing or not ;)

namrog84 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:43pm

Quite interesting. Controls are neat. I love the dialogue of the universe and the speck

Andrew says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:18pm

I liked the keyboard controls, I eventually settled on just 4 buttons so I'm not sure if it was necessary.

Rick Hoppmann says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:46am

Cool control scheme - there are some issues with it when using a German keyboard, though .. Where the Y for the Americans is, we got a Z.

mutilator says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 1:14am

controlling is cool, hard to wrap your head around at first when you're used to wasd, not sure where 10 seconds came into play

BenWhi says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 6:40pm

I like how you just said "to hell with it- I'm going to just use the whole keyboard to control the game". Pretty fun!

Jayjay says ...
Sep 13, 2013 @ 12:02am

I definitely love the control style, and the idea of fighting the creation of the universe to survive =D

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