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Beneath Your House

by ceosol - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Click to move. Click yourself to stop. Object is to get as many points as you can without getting trapped. If you are trapped, the restart resets your points for that level, but not everything else you have accumulated. There are 10 levels programmed so far and all of the levels get more difficult as you progress (as in level 1 is harder when you are at the end of the game... you'll see). I hope you like it!

Source code is available on Stencylforge.

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Ratings

Coolness71%
#134Humor3.36
#424Theme3.41
#465Audio2.90
#995Innovation2.46
#1061Mood2.37
#1098Graphics2.28
#1099Overall2.56
#1132Fun2.23

Comments

ceosol says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:29am

I forgot to mention that the game autosaves at the mailbox screen if you want to come back to it later. :)

cr2crstudios says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:08pm

Interesting. Not completely sure how to lose, but that's okay! :D I like it!

ceosol says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:12pm

Thanks for the feedback. The holes are on a timer. If you try for a higher score, you might end up away from the ladder with no way back. Glad you liked it!

Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:26pm

I like the sound effects a lot, lol. Especially the "ding ding" I also like the newspaper explanation at the beginning :)

ceosol says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:28pm

Hahaha One of my friends emailed me and was like "is that Chuck's voice on the rings?". Thanks for playing and the comment.

XrXr says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:37am

Mspaint art style is best art style

ceosol says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:41am

Personally, I love pixelart. I'm just not good/fast at doing it. Would have needed 48 hours just to animate the dude in pixels :) Thanks for the comment.

JoshOS says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:18pm

Seems like an interesting concept. I found it irritating you didnt know how many "Ding-Ding" coin/rings you had collected, and I got stuck in a room on level 1. I played again and progressed easy enough. PErhaps when you get stuck in a room detect that for the player and provide a 'game over' prompt?

Good attempt though! :)

Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:44pm

A little confusing, but also cute game. Sound fx were awesome! :) Really nice!

GamerTaters says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:44pm

Love the sound effects made me laugh so much. the "DING DING" was my favorite good job.

whalebot says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:57pm

Ha every time the guy said he had to go back down, I was like, "Uh no I think you can retire now". Silly man...

f7f5 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:11pm

I felt a bit lost and didn't fully understand the mechanics. I like the sound effects and I think the option for simple graphics (much better that the ones from my 1st LD) was probably a good one, considering it's your second game.

Congrats on finishing the competition!

ceosol says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:10pm

Thanks so much for all of the comments! Even if its not the best game out there, I am so glad that people are enjoying it :)

Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:44am

haha, best part of this game was "ding ding"

ElStevo says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:47am

Awesome voice acting !

Jonapulse says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:47am

"Ding ding"

Loneshark says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:14am

Tagline: Mr. Anderson decides to rid his debt by collecting golden Sonic rings from within the sink hole near his house. Will he succeed or will he find out his money mosh pit really is the pits?

ceosol says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:03pm

Ahaha, I actually started drawing them like Mario coins. I guess I shaded the interior too much and went more for a sonic ring :)

As far as sounds, I do not know much about sound engineering. With the time constraints I just hit record and started making noises. I was most surprised at the rumble sound. Even though it was me making grumbly noises, it doesn't sound bad. :)

hanoth says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 1:12am

Oh my. I hope that's not what's going on beneath my house. "ding ding"

May 1, 2014 @ 8:31pm

I like the "ding ding"s. :)

May 2, 2014 @ 3:34pm

Alright. I finally got the time to play your game. It's pretty simple, but that's not necessarily a bad thing at all. The graphics could've been better, but they did what they were there for. They were much more professional than mine at least.

As all the others, I liked the sound effects XD
You captured the theme. One issue I'm having is that the gampelay became a bit boring after a while. It would have fun to have seen more elements and mechanics put in to play as you progressed. Still, the game was decent, and pretty enjoyable.

Good job!

ceosol says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 6:27pm

Thanks for the feedback. I definitely planned on having more things happening. When I finally debugged as much as I could, there were 3 hours left. Instead of trying to add new things and possibly destabilizing it, I went for submission :)

Kevlanche says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 1:09pm

Awesome sound effects :D

Tomski says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 3:48pm

not a bad little game! awesome sounds haha

frogcheese says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 7:07pm

Sound and concept are really awesome! I had a bit of trouble getting the guy to go where I pointed, though. Would've liked to have a display that counts how many rings I collect, too.

May 11, 2014 @ 12:16pm

Simple looking, but very fun game! I included it in part 22 of my Ludum Dare Compilation video series! :) http://youtu.be/7oB_8pUypJo

ceosol says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 1:35pm

Thanks for the comments.

Jupi got greedy in the video. The ladder was right there :P

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