December 13th-16th 2013 :: Theme: You Only Get One

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by dekart - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You're the Alchemist, you're mixing potions from ingredients, and you're in rush - you only get one minute to make as many potions as you can!

How to Play:

* Swap items of the same color to match 3 or more of them in a row
* One ingredient of the matched color will be put to the potion
* Collect all required ingredients to complete potion
* Each successfully mixed potion gives you more time
* Don't forget to save your highscore on our server


* HTML5 and JavaScript using CoffeeScript
* pixi.js, spine.js, preloadJS, SoundManager 2, Underscore
* Ruby on Rails (server and asset compilation)
* TexturePacker, Audacity, Photoshop CC, Sublime Text Editor 2

Downloads and Links




soy_yuma says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:55pm

Nice game. It's not very innovative, but it's fun :-)

5elephants says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 7:04pm

You can't go wrong with a match-3 game. It's not what I expect to see in a Ludum Dare but it's still very well polished. Congrats!

Coblynau says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 7:08pm

Really solid game, works perfect without any glitches. Would love to see music added.

Hypnohustla says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:00pm

This worked like a charm. :) The sounds could have used a bit more oomph but a really enjoyable take on a familiar genre. Solid job. :)

Katamori says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 12:46am

Implementation of theme is time-based again...sorry to say but after LD27, which had the theme "10 Seconds", I got sick of similar games! Terribly sorry, but 1 star for theme.

Solid entry, so may deserve a 3 overall, but in fact, the game gives only a little few extras.

I can appreciate it only by words: so go on with game developement! It's promising!

kcpunk666 says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 2:49am

good job!

Dec 19, 2013 @ 4:34am

Solid and polished.

vikingpotato says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 5:45am

Really polished and solid! However the game is strikingly similar to that popcap game bejeweled blitz, even the name (alchemy / alchemist).. a little more thought on the gameplay would have been nice

sekaru says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 5:57am

Pretty standard match-3 game though apart from that I don't have any complaints, it was pretty polished.

Mezzomatto says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 11:41am

Very polished and smooth. High scores did some weird things for me. Gave me a top score for a terrible game and didn't give me access for a good game.

lorniebear says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 4:28pm

I really enjoyed it because it was fun, and fit the theme. To improve, I would come up with a more original idea, but overall I like it!

Dec 19, 2013 @ 4:58pm

Very nice gamplay! Felt a lot like Candy Crush which I'm sure was a good source of inspiration. Thumbs up!

DustyStylus says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 5:31pm

It's bejeweled, but I don't care because it's lovely! :)

peacegiverman says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 8:55pm

Familiar gameplay, but well polished! Btw, I didn't have sound in Firefox on Windows.

lasagnegames says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 10:40pm

a sort of candy crashed but polish and funny!

somepx says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 10:51pm

A solid entry, flawless! Maybe the theme reference is a bit stretched, but game is fun and polished, good work!

Shigor says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 9:34pm

Not innovative, just another match 3 style game with a tiny difference, but - solid, professional work. Could have used some (generated would be enough music)

Jgpicatoste says ...
Dec 21, 2013 @ 11:46am

As it has already been said, it's not innovative and the take on the theme is not one of the best, but it looks and behaves like a charm. Good job.

Dec 25, 2013 @ 4:42pm

Nice match four game, well done. I included it in my Ludum Dare compilation video series, if you'd like to take a look :)

Kayelgee says ...
Dec 29, 2013 @ 3:39pm

In Opera there's no audio.
In Firefox: After some time my score said "NaN".
It didn't feel like I had to look at the potions I have to brew because I can't seem to really work towards the igredients.
My highest score was 12 potions with 432 ingredients while not caring for the potion ingredients and 6 potions with 243 ingredients while trying to go for the needed ingredients :/

Bernhard says ...
Dec 29, 2013 @ 5:12pm

Really nice impression with good clean graphics and smooth animations.
Audio did not play for me in Chrome but I know how much of an issue audio on the web still can be.

eskivor says ...
Dec 29, 2013 @ 5:30pm

I think programming a match-3 under 48h could be a good exercise, I should try once ^^
It's nice to have a leaderboard, but we don't know who is the first of all, it's very frustrating.

Dec 29, 2013 @ 5:43pm

Incredibly well-polished. Lots of nice subtle touches, such as distinct icon silhouettes, click+drag support and clean UI layout. My score hit "NaN" at one point.

rogueNoodle says ...
Jan 4, 2014 @ 1:02pm

Really polished piece - nice having the high-score table in there as well. If you continue on with this, it'd be nice to see some special blocks, or having things like matching 4 or 5 pieces counts as more ingredients.

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