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Square Runner

by thorrism - Jam Entry

Goal of the game is chase the green square with "W-A-S-D" or the arrow keys to move. Once you are moving you will be unable to stop and every green square caught creates a zombie black square. Touching the borders or the black squares results in death. But when a red square appears, it is only available for a short period of time and catching it will allow you to kill the black squares for 6 seconds so be quick, the screen also goes black and zombies are grey.

Made solo in 55 hours. Pretty simple and fun

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Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:11pm

simpel and fun! good work. Just from the usability point it had been great to restart using a key and not the mouse : D

i like the "snake like" movement and how the angle of eating a square introduces strategy to the game

czery says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 2:33pm

Very good idea.
Some sound would make the game even better!

LTPATS says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 11:46pm

Fun and simple gameplay, got challenging pretty quickly! Sometimes pressing a key wouldn't make the character move, not sure if that was my computer or the game. I also agree with the restart button comment, since the mouse isn't really used for anything else. I don't really see how the game fits with the theme without reading into it too much, but it was fun regardless!

bvanschooten says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 10:33pm

This looks like a simple fun game. However, the game moves very slowly, is it supposed to do that? I ran this in Linux/Wine. The player also moves too slow to catch more than a couple of zombies with a power pill.

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