August 23rd-26th 2013 :: Theme: 10 Seconds

Ludum Dare 27 — August 23rd-26th, 2013
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Fun Little Dollies

by Shugor - Jam Entry

Arrow keys to move left and right.
Spacebar to eject

This Ludum Dare the team was put under pressure due to unavoidable circumstances, so there may be a few things slightly wrong or glitchy. Russian Dollies is a game about a cute Russian dolly and the fun adventures it has. It has ten shells, each being slighter inferior to the last. Ejecting the doll out of the shell explodes it outwards, propelling you up. Use these boosts carefully to maneuver the levels.

NOTE: We attempted to be clever by using a different definition of 10 seconds that didn't refer to time. ("Subordinate or inferior in position, rank, or importance.", referring to the 10 Russian dolls.) Might not be clear as we planned but ah well. You get a bonus for finishing levels under 10 seconds so there's that too.

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Lissar says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:57am

I loved the concept. I thought about using that alternate version of "second" as well. Also made me laugh quite a bit, well done.

murilo says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:39am

I played it and where's the 10 seconds rule, gameplay whatever?

Shugor says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:45am

@murilo do you not read descriptions or what.

Rose says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:23am

Very cute and innovative! I got stuck on the level with the water, but maybe I'll come back and try again later.

LevelUpJordan says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:45am

Yay! A more interesting use of the theme awesome! I also tried to incorporate 10 seconds in multiple ways (in my game weapons have a 10 sec timer but you're also stopping fat people reaching 10 second helpings) so really appreciate what you did there! All in all pretty cool and visuals are great, have you played "Stacking"?

AtomicVikings says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:46am

level ending is nice. xD. The character idea was really nice.

Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:38pm

That woodchipper sound never gets old.

agumaster says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:50pm

awesome game, need a bit more work on backgrounds but its great. The 10 second representation is super forced, btw the bizarreness and black humor in it its great.

Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:29am

Loved the humor. It was a truly WTF-experience. The connection to the theme is a tad loose (yes, I read the description) but the game is definitely a solid entry. Good job! says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:01am

Loved the idea, my head's now swimming with level design ideas to expand upon this

Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:14am

Games should be allowed to be this cute. An interest contrast in themes... would love to know where the wood chipper idea came from!

Aug 29, 2013 @ 5:45am

very cute.. =)

namrog84 says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 11:18am

haha! awesome

mutilator says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 8:30pm

I thought this game had good graphics. The music was great and the game play was fun and funny at the same time. Overall great game.

isawillo says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 5:11am

Fun game. gets pretty hard

RoseNinja says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 8:44pm

good job i liked how colourfull this was and the fun gameplay

GFM says ...
Sep 13, 2013 @ 3:36pm

The ending was totally fitting this game. xD
It wasn't that much of a challenge... but it definitely was weird and dark. My only objective is to take those happy looking Matryoshkas to their demise?.... ._____.

Nice game. :)

imef says ...
Sep 15, 2013 @ 9:39am

Absolutely hilarious! Interesting use of 10 seconds.

Terrabyte says ...
Sep 15, 2013 @ 3:32pm

Very clever concept! I really enjoyed the gameplay and graphics.

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