Ludum Dare 28
Str1ngle - Zanzlanz - 48 Hour Compo Entry
Hope you enjoy Str1ngle!
Feel free to skim the sections below if you're interested :D
===== Game stats =====
- 977 lines of code
- 4 sweet powerups
- 3 ball upgrades
- 3 enemies
- 10 levels
It's *really* difficult! Good luck!
Play it a few times, because over time you'll definitely get better. :)
===== The name =====
Single + string + 1 = Str1ngle!
Best name I could come up with, haha ;)
===== Concept =====
So the concept is very abstract! You're a tethered wrecking ball, whose rope is being attacked by ninja stars in space! You must defend your one and only rope, for whatever it takes.
===== Post Compo =====
Fixed a dozen bugs, tweaked a couple small things, and added medals for Newgrounds.
===== Music =====
===== Source Code =====
- Flash CS5.5 file: .fla
- 818 kB (Music is commented out, erased ad)
===== Beginning =====
When I heard the theme, I had no idea what to make (as did many of you)! So I started off with 'Just One' rotating box in the middle of the screen. After I attached a string to it, I realized what my game would be.
===== Timelapse and Live stream =====
I live streamed whenever I was awake, on http://twitch.tv/zanzlanz.
I need to thank every one of you who watched my stream, even for a minute. It was quite a party, with over 50 people on at one point!! So thanks so much. And a special thanks to Starry (@StarrylLeaf) for finding a game-breaking bug in the last hour. And also that to Boodog, who also found one (he's the first comment)!
===== What the game lacks =====
- Replayability is low, I didn't have time to add a scoreboard, or even save high scores.
- Easier tutorial. Would help for people who can't grasp the random concept I came up with.
- Points-until-next-level meter. I wanted to add it, but never had the time.
- A lot of other, smaller stuff! xD
===== Overall =====
I'm so happy with this game! I had my doubts at first, but now I love it! It's so trippy and fun! :)
I could expand upon it in the future, but for now I just want to sleep...
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