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The oil eater

by xrm0 - 48 Hour Compo Entry


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Snail_Man says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:23pm

Nice little arcade game. It controlled smoothly, and was quite polished. Good job.

drludos says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:23pm

Nice little game!

Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:24pm

Good Job overall. It's a cute little game. I thought the Arrows were pointing to goals I wanted to hit though. They are apparently pointing towards obstacles. After I understood that it I started to at least stop losing as much points. I still managed to maintain a solid 0 score though. ><

xrm0 says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:42pm

@LastResortGames you are right, the arrow is ambiguous to mark the obstacles. I should have used something else (a 'danger' road sign, a skull with cross bones, or some other thing)

zwishy says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:45pm

Really fun, small game. I love the smooth physics.

Donutttt says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 6:50pm

Fun controls, though a little difficult to get used to. Fun though and funny.

Tsumei says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Never before have I crammed so much oil down the throat of a child.

The one critique I have is that the viewport of the game feels a little slim, and it's not that it takes away from gameplay directly. But you lose a lot of the sensation of depth with the Kid always being a relative distance away.

Not sure how to fix that, But it might be something to keep in mind when doing diggy games.
Fun to play :)

Coblynau says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:21pm

Why I would feed someone oil I'm not sure, but this game was great fun, before being melted by magma. ;) I found the controls were very slippery, but that might just be me.

Hypnohustla says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:24pm

Never thought I'd have to feed oil to a child. :P Had fun playing it. The drill moved a bit too fast to my liking but that's the challenge I guess. :)

lubos says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:43pm

Poor child. I liked the controls, makes it more challenging. :)

Kvisle says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:11pm

Fun little game - really hard to master, I hit a lot more rocks than oil pockets -- I tend to try to avoid everything that huddles towards me for some reason, regardless of what it is.

mrjordan says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:43pm

Hard to control, but that's the point. :) Very fun, I can see challenging my friends to beat my score in this.

cappelnord says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 7:32pm

I think it would be easier to play if your drill head would automatically point straight down after a movement to the left/right. So you have to press the S key, otherwise it's very hard to control. It would also have been great if there was a funny explanation why the child wants to eat all the oil.

Team-KwaKwa says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:50am

Very fun game. It is very nervous!

xrm0 says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 12:35pm

@cappelnord Yes. I think it would have been better if, like you said, the drill automatically points down on key release

Dec 18, 2013 @ 1:22pm

The game is fun and the controls are nice. Casual enough to be appealing for smartphone market, specially if you work with accelerometer. Nice job!

Dec 18, 2013 @ 2:13pm

btw, where were you stuck at my game? at the first platform? or at the quick time event?

xrm0 says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 2:44pm

Added a comment on your entry about it

Raphy says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 10:25pm

Fun game with smooth controls. Simple but catchy. Why the hell do we have to feed a child ?? :D

Dec 19, 2013 @ 1:02pm

So... hard! D:
But fun! ^^

recursor says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 6:27pm

An oil-eating kid. Boy that brings back memories. Why the last time I saw one of those was back in ... oh wait ... I've never seen an oil-eating kid before.

Snuti says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 11:57pm

Interesting game :) The controls were smooth and nice. I do hope the child is ok after eating so much oil.

rnlf says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 8:58am

Nice short one. If you go in the maximum horizontal speed, the drill hole is not drawn connected anymore. But this didn't take away the fun of the game. Oh, and controls are a bit too sensitive for my taste. Slower overall pace and more inert controls would make for a stronger feeling of "I'm deep underground and have to drill a hole".

Enjoyed it!

netmute says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 5:46pm

Fun little dodging game :) The controls were a bit hard though.

psc1997 says ...
Dec 24, 2013 @ 1:22pm

Good little game! Challenging too! Like it!

RocketDuke says ...
Dec 24, 2013 @ 1:26pm

Really nice arcade game with great controls and graphics! Would be even better with version for IOS/Android.

Nelien says ...
Dec 24, 2013 @ 1:34pm

Fun game and I like that it ends rather than going on forever like many of these runners do. More gameplay diversity would be nice.

Xanjos says ...
Dec 27, 2013 @ 1:41am

Pretty short but fun game (The premise of an oil eating kid is rather weird).

bttf says ...
Dec 27, 2013 @ 12:47pm

Nice concept and great that its a web game! The entire design of it is cohesive, it all goes together very well. Nice job

01rafael says ...
Dec 28, 2013 @ 12:30pm

Amazing simple and fun game!
I like this style! )

bodsey says ...
Dec 29, 2013 @ 1:29pm

Smooth controls, simple but effective idea. I don't get the link with the main theme of LD, though

Hypermagical says ...
Dec 30, 2013 @ 1:26pm

I like the mechanics and the general idea of the game. I had a lot of trouble controlling it because the controls were so sensitive that I was careening all over the screen. Maybe that was intentional, but it felt like the player has no inertia and made it more about fighting the controls. My score was 10666 barrels, with 14/13 oil/rocks.

Jod says ...
Jan 2, 2014 @ 11:58pm

29291 barrels of oil. Fun concept! Could do with a simple soundloop thingy.

Jan 4, 2014 @ 5:23am

Haha feed the child ;) It was not as easy as I initially though, it's a challenging game !

AlexFili says ...
Jan 4, 2014 @ 10:21am

Pretty clever. I actually enjoyed this a great deal despite the simple gameplay.

joppiesaus says ...
Jan 4, 2014 @ 2:01pm

Fun game. Controls could be better, but that's the only complain I've got. Good job!

sudorossy says ...
Jan 4, 2014 @ 4:40pm

Wow, really nice! It's pretty difficult, but in a good way.

BradleySmith says ...
Jan 4, 2014 @ 8:06pm

Really smooth controls and an interesting take on the theme.

van noctar says ...
Jan 5, 2014 @ 3:32am

Addictive and innovate!

burlapjack says ...
Jan 5, 2014 @ 8:34am

I liked this game. The whole oil-eating kid thing kinda had me scratching my head, but smooth game overall.

JabirAlsaidi says ...
Jan 5, 2014 @ 3:58pm

I think the oil that child drink it enough to go around the world:]. Nice game and easy control.

Jan 5, 2014 @ 4:15pm

Good game, I wished that you have added the option to play using the mouse

pjchardt says ...
Jan 5, 2014 @ 6:32pm

Love the premise for the game! Controls were a bit to sensitive for me, but there was a nice moment where I was almost slaloming down left and right hitting oil patches. Maybe you could add some extra benefit to players that carve out a smooth path in the rock?

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