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Blue waves

by dector - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Just relax and everything will be ok


Mouse - Aim, make photo
+/- - Music volume up/down
M - Mute music
F - Toggle fullscreen
R - (on menu) enter in relax mode

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cr2crstudios says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:36pm

Super chill. :) Great work!

Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:39pm

Solid entry ! Congrats !

robopossum says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:39pm

Very relaxing, and has a slight challenge to it. With some improved graphics it could be a very nice game. Good entry

Armanky says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:43pm

I like the atmosphere, it's definitely very soothing. Pretty unique gameplay concept and some clever challenges with the different fish combinations.

Relax mode would make a great screen saver!

caryoscelus says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:44pm

Fun idea. Also, i like the bubbles :D

dector says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:21pm

Thanks all for nice response. This entry isn't complete game as is but for me it was very relaxing to make this stuff. Especially first in-game music attempts. :)

Good luck all and peace! ☮

Ellian says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:00pm

Very nice entry, very different from all other. Wish there were more of it, I liked it a lot!

bakpakin says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:15pm

I feel relaxed. Thank you very much.

pvwradtke says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:19pm

I think this is the type of games a kid would love to play. Easy to master, colorful and with plenty of things to see.

czery says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:29pm

A little short but generally well thought out and executed. :)

Gwinnell says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:07pm

The Java JAR file “blue_waves.jar” could not be launched.

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: io/github/dector/ld29/DesktopLauncher : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClassCond(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(
at Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(

dector says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:46pm


Thank you for report! Jar updated.

Marcellus says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:13am

very sweet concept I like your idea

atterday says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:49am

Nice and relaxing game. It would be cool if you only had a limited number of shots available to get the pictures. And good to see some support for Ukraine :-).

dector says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:35am

Tank you very much!

Дуже дякую! :)

dector says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:36am

Duzhe dyakuyu! :)

Joshua_Burr says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:11pm

I really enjoyed this one.

Joror says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:23pm

Great mood, strong simple concept, nice music. Well done!

pinion says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:52pm

Liked it, kind of like a fishing game without hurting the fish!

Also interesting to see there is a java port of flixel that I didn't know about.

dector says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:12pm

I have already ported this to flash (with haxe), but it has some small issues :(

DavidErosa says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:49pm

Nicely done and very relaxing. Thanks.

Neonlare says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 12:15am

pretty darn ambient, the photography mechanic felt a little off at times but it was definitely an interesting jaunt. Good job mate :).

Thorig says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 7:43am

This is great, especially when the Relax part came. Nice job.

Zccc says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 2:23pm

Great mood you set there, I recommend everyone to play this...

Agecaf says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 7:28pm

The music suits very nicely the pace of the game, well done!

May 4, 2014 @ 8:37am

Lovely music!

ccglp says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 5:10pm

Relaxing, good atmosphere!

DrPrettyPatty says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 5:46pm

Very nice music and mood! Good job :)

Artylo says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 10:43pm

Really cool game, reminds me of "Pokemon Snap". Music is rally relaxing.

May 4, 2014 @ 11:35pm

Very interesting \o\

Chronoberry says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 5:43am

Actually very relaxing. Awesome job!

ZYXer says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 11:07pm

We need more games with a relax mode! :D Well done!

MaesK says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 8:05pm

Great game, original mechanic with nice relaxing music. Good gameplay, but it ends fast, right when things started to get complicated :D

frogcheese says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 8:02pm

Interactive aquarium, I like! Simple and soothing, takes me back to when lil' kid frogcheese got an aquarium of his own.

JaJ says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 11:36am

Cool game! Nice music. A little sound effect for when you snap a picture would have been a satisfying addition.

frankd0331 says ...
May 12, 2014 @ 3:07am

Relaxing with interesting gameplay, good work.

KeyMaster says ...
May 12, 2014 @ 9:48pm

Really nice entry! Nice relaxing mood. I also liked the messages saying what you did right/wrong, nice how they changed every time!

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