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One Path To Bliss

by bensoto - Jam Entry

One Path to Bliss is our entry for this Ludum Dare. The team was 4 of us, all artists by trade.

While there is overlapping talents among us, we all fell into the rolls we were best/quickest at: Art Lead, Engineer, Animator, Sound.

We started friday night after work by mulling over the concept and pitching out game ideas to each other over drinks at the local irish pub.

By 10:30 we had a strong concept. We're all fans of Drop 7 and of Triple Town
so we thought we would work on something inspired by those mechanics. With the mechanic in mind and an idea to make things as happy as possible, we started thinking out the visual and musical aesthetic.

For music, both Ween and Plone were mentioned as reference points.

For art, the only reference points I remember someone mentioning were the weird as hopping heads from Howls Moving Castle and of course Mario backgrounds and pallets. Oh, maybe some Adventure time too.

Hope you like the game. There is lots more we still want to do but not enough time to add all the features or kill all the bugs.

EDIT: posted web version and PC version. no code updates but we will have to do one to get the android version to work.
EDIT: reposted webversion with time with non corrupt font.

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raarlac says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 3:49pm

Flawless art and sound! The controls were a bit weird though
You should compile for Web or Windows so other people can enjoy :)

bensoto says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 10:17am

Just posted the web version but for some reason the Score isn't showing up. I think its a font rendering issue.

sandbaydev says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 10:42am

There's something very nice about placing those smiley/angry faceblocks. Liked this one, nicely done! :)

Dec 19, 2013 @ 10:47am

Love the graphics and sound. :D
A few little gameplay bugs though, like sometimes all the blocks of a certain color vanish, and it tends to be slow to recognise when you have paired them, making it hard to beat the impending doom approaching. :P

kcpunk666 says ...
Dec 21, 2013 @ 10:02pm

good job! looks nice, sounds are great.

TyrusPeace says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 7:30pm

The animated faces are great! It's a bit too hard to figure out what'll happen when you drop a piece, though, which hurts the gameplay a fair bit.

Dec 22, 2013 @ 11:00pm

Audio and music is just superb, and it's got a solid gameplay! Would work great as an ios or android game!

sekaru says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 11:02pm

Nice graphics and music. The gameplay was a bit basic though.

xrm0 says ...
Dec 23, 2013 @ 7:12pm

Nice faces in the blocks

ayame9joe says ...
Dec 26, 2013 @ 3:54pm

Not so clear about the gameplay. But I can tell that it is well designed.

TeamFlare says ...
Dec 31, 2013 @ 3:20pm

The blocks are cute. This would also work well as smartphone game.

bensoto says ...
Jan 7, 2014 @ 8:54am

thanks everyone! it was fun making it

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