Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend — Theme: Beneath the Surface

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Surface Tension

by frankbsad - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A game about skipping rocks, or not letting the stone go 'beneath the surface'.

press 'up' as the stone hits the water to skip.
press F4 on the home screen to reset high scores.
press F1 to toggle fullscreen

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Redream says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:31am

Simple, but effective and fun to play :) I got a score of 974.

Druid says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:42am

Pretty relaxing game :)

lief says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:04pm

this is my favorite game so far. beautiful pixels, atmosphere and style. a game, distilled.

allurious says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:12pm

Loved this!! It's simple but pretty addictive and relaxing. The graphics were nice and loved the ambient soundtrack-- great job!

Reinkout says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:12pm

This was great, imagine that a guy throwing rocks could be this much fun!

Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:13pm

This is a simple, beautiful game. I felt like an idiot after waiting for twenty seconds at the start because I thought something was going to happen (because of the "Press UP to skip") :P

darkflamejam says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:13pm

Simple, Fun, Releaxing. Brilliant game!

Jools64 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:15pm

Very atmospheric and relaxing game. I really like it. The graphics where beautiful and the sounds fit the game perfectly. The game-play was a little simple but solid.

Great work!

GagaPete says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:30pm

Very polished game, after playing a bunch of minimalistic games it is nice go see such a detailed pixel art. Currently at 213 meters but I will work on it.
The skip sound is a bit to loud, had not heard the ambient first since I had to turn volume down.

sugarbyte says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:36am

This is lovely! Great choices on color palette and sounds, just pitch-perfect and beautifully simple.

rnlf says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:58am

580m :-)
5 perfect skips right at the beginning made my stone fly off-screen :D

It looks really beautiful as well. Only point of critique is that there is no real progression in difficulty (or none that I could detect at least). One of the coolest games for me so far!

Benjamin says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:40am

My best is 158. It's getting easier when you realize you can focus on the collision with your reflect instead of the collision with the surface.

Also I think it would be better if you scroll your parallax in reverse when you go back to your position. Even if you dont go through all the real distance. Just a bit would work great.

Karmalis says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:25am

Really simple concept, yet entertaining by loads. Very solid work, loving the subtle sounds and graphics as well. I liked it. Really. Though it seems I'm not as good as other people. Got a 186 with 4 perfect skips. Well, there's room to practice.

Jeremias says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:28am

A fun and addictive game. My highest score was 227. Visuals and audio fit to the relaxing gameplay. Well done!

PIXEL^3 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:10pm

Relaxing and addictive is a funny combination but it works well here. I only got a higbscore of 156 but with a perfect x3 combo I feel pretty good about the score. I'll be sure to work on it though.


Garris says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:23am

Oh man, this was great. I love seeing an entry that isn't afraid to be simple. You picked a thing, and you did it really really well. This was so relaxing, I'm keeping it in my "kill some time" folder on my desktop.

FrozenCow says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:27am

Simple but very well executed. The ambient sounds give it a great chill atmosphere and the graphics are nice and consistent.

Gamepopper says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:39pm

Neat, very simple and effective. I'm much better at this game than skipping stones though.

Jonapulse says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:54pm

Great. Simple. Clever. Fun. Relaxing. Adjective.

PapyGaragos says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:46am

Nice entry! I love small scope games that feels complete and polished like this one. Bookmarked

Ithildin says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:37pm

Great job! A simple, fitting concept that works wonderfully, very polished.


MintArcade says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:41pm

Great game, well made considering time limit. Nice visuals.

May 1, 2014 @ 6:51pm

So relaxing, felt like I was really there. That feel when you get perfect - oh yeahhhh.

Lost King says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:25pm

An actually neat idea for the theme. Could totally see myself sinking way too much time into this just to get a really bad high score.

May 2, 2014 @ 7:37pm

The mood and theme here are excellent. Everything ties together in a simple and elegant fashion to evoke the experience of a fall day in the woods. It left me wanting more.

I would have liked for the 'skip' sound effect to better match the ambient sound, though, as it took me a little 'out of the zone'.

May 3, 2014 @ 5:09am

Simple but great game! Love the graphics. I included it in part 10 of my Ludum Dare compilation video series, if you'd like to check it out :)

PoQA Games says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 4:31am

Absolutely wonderful game! The visuals, audio, and gameplay are all well done.

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