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The Sandbox

by quade81 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You play a creature living in a sandbox and your goal is to rid your home of the debris from the lot next door.

You are constantly moving forward use the A and D keys to turn left and right.

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Jerick says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:46am

This was a lot harder then I thought it would be, I was struggling with the controls a lot, I wonder if locking the camera to the player would make it easier to move.

malmazuke says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:49am

Original idea. A bit too difficult for me though

Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:50am

Wow that was really hard. :P
I think it might have been easier if the camera came with the player or something like that.
But really innovative!

Taugeshtu says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:50am

I completely agree with Jerick :)

manabreak says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:51am

Extremely difficult, but also a very original concept!

BruceDoh says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:52am

Nice, innovative gameplay. Very challenging!

Graphics are exactly what they need to be, and the song is nice and soothing.

Would have liked more freedom of movement - annoying to have to repeatedly press the controls rather than being able to hold them down. The turn radius also didn't seem to be quite consistent (eg. 4 button presses left turns me around 180, 4 button presses right gets me further than 180). This made movement a bit unpredictable.

Overall, highly rated. Well done.

Nition says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:53am

Excellent interpretation of the theme.

Liens says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:54am

A little slow for my taste, and it was hard to tell how much control you had over movement. But interesting concept and good theme.

Shivur says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:19am

Very relaxing game. BruceDoh, the turns follow and hexagon shape, it's easier when you understand that.

shaneparsons says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:21am

Very hard only just got past the first level!! But a good game overall.

Alucard J says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:46am

A really good idea, and great use of physics and mesh, but the controls could really use some refining. It took me a few goes to realize it was looking for GetKeyDown, not GetKey, each press and release of a key rotates the direction. The speed of the 'monster' and the size of the sandbox makes it very hard to control. A long comment because otherwise I thought this was very clever =]

Andrew Adams says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:21pm

Nice. Thanks for letting me play this. I think the difficulty is just right.

DragonXVI says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:34pm

Great idea and well presented, but have similar issues with the difficulty :p Quite fiddly to push the balls out.

graebor says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:34pm

Cool idea, I found it really hard though, even with just the one ball.

rylgh says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:36pm

such a good idea!

sprawl says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:37pm

I'll have to agree with Jerick. The controls made this game hard to fully enjoy.

Enjoyable Graphics.

xgeovanni says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:37pm

It's hard to come up with a truly original game idea. I don't think I've ever done it. Really nice looking as well.

Thomas Ingham says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:37pm

This game was really difficult. I think locking the camera to the player would help a lot.

hnjslater says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:41pm

Tricky but good fun, I got the third level on my third try so not too bad. I think a stop button would've made it easier.

But seriously, beautiful looking and sounding game!

DavidErosa says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:02pm

Really hard to control! But a nice interpretation of the theme.

terraco says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:16pm

Very hard. Good job!

Kep says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:55pm

I liked the idea, but it took me four attempts to get rid of the first ball. I got passed level 2, but was burnt out once I got to level 3 and stopped.
I don't know what the solution is, but it takes too long to figure out what your new direction is after pressing a key. It took me a while to realize holding the buttons down did nothing.

benmcnelly says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:25am

Solid entry, very neat and almost relaxing!

Integershift says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:45am

Pretty good game, but I don't like how you are constantly moving...

Techblogogy says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:48pm

Pretty hard game, but I enjoyed it.

Halbernacht says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:27am

Took a while to get used to the control, but once I did the game was really neat.

tehryanx says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:11pm

Super neat idea. I wanna see what I look like :P

DrStahlbart says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 1:53pm

A game easy to understand but hard to master. Nice work!

MintArcade says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 10:31am

Nice use of the theme. Interesting gameplay.

Zerkruemler says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 2:22pm

Very cool idea, but too difficult. I feel that it is not so realistic that the sand at the borders has a slope towards the border. Otherwise good realistic feeling and nice idea to play just sone chords on your guitar instead of synthie-music.

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