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

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PCB Racer

by ezolotko - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Use arrow keys to race your Printed Circuit Board bot to finish. Do not run away from the tracks!

Made with Gameplay3D, XCode/Visual Studio, Blender, Tiled, Photoshop, Audacity and my homemade microcontroller synth.

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Eagle_Scout says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:46am

Great job. That music tho. Its stuck in my head!!!!

Tater_hater says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:42am

Good game, pretty challenging, but the sounds were a bit annoying. but seriously a good game

conormn says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:57am

I want to live here. Camera controls are a little wonky, but I really like the whole package. Great job.

Zolkren says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:36am

Cool game.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:44am

On windows "The program can't start because MSVCP120.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."

Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:54am

uh-oh: <Error>
The specified blob does not exist. RequestId:aa9e87ee-d8c2-463f-bd95-cc5bd1190c69 Time:2014-04-28T11:53:58.5892276Z

ezolotko says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:56am

@Jonathan Whiting - reuploaded the archive, now it has the libraries

@GiveMeAllYourCats - was reuploading :)

Sorry guys.

chewbye says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:57am

Game crashes when going ahead at begining of the game

Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:29pm

Thanks for fixing!

I kind of adore the ultra harsh music, was giggling like crazy playing this. The off the track punishment was both too vague and too extreme, a substantial speed punishment for veering off would be far more enjoyable.

Karmalis says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:39pm

I liked the instant fail on going off track. It made me more tense and try harder to be honest. Really enjoyed the game, loving the art style, though as others mentioned, music can get to your brain. Nice work.

Serk says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:42pm

Simple and fun mechanics, that's great!

Clinthoney says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:46pm

Personally for me I like games with more art than just colors. But the style is great and I love how fun it gets and the frustration I get when I run off the track (which is good) because it keeps me playing

hexagore says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:08pm

Really stylistic visuals, great concept. Loved all the models for the capacitors and ICs.

Enzo42 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:09pm

Thanks now I have that music stuck in my head for the whole day

Good game though, I like the fact its 3D

Liens says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:19pm

That was cool, when I went really fast reminded me of Tron.

goerp says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:07pm

haha, your homemade synth almost destroyed my home! Those are some harsh sounds.

I found the graphics with the looming computer parts really enhanced the game.

It got pretty hard pretty fast for me.

Good game.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:39pm

I like this. Addictive and fun. The music is annoying, though adds to the gameplay, in a strange way.

spotco says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:20pm

Fun game, but really painful music!
(Would have been x10 better if there was a more visual indicator of where you could/couldn't go!)

BigGiantHead says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:54pm

Interesting concept...

Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:58pm

Well, that was fast. Ending screen is so rapid. I have a strange feeling. Reminds me of Tron

Aomeas says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:09pm

The sounds are pretty annoying but the game itself is rather good.
What's the link with the theme ?

jellymann says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:20pm

Challenging! I want more levels!

Would be awesome if there was a leaderboard of fastest times. I'd suggest a quick-restart button like in Trackmania, but then again running away from the track works the same :P

ezolotko says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:35pm

@jellymann more levels - this is what I am going to do soon

lajos says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:08am

Awesome looking game! Super hard and fun. But the music.. hmmm

moonmagic says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 5:44am

Loved racing this brutal circuit while catchy song crumpled itself up in my ear.

DrStahlbart says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:04pm

PCB-action, woot! This is one of the "must played" games, because of the game style.

malmazuke says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 1:54am

intense. i like it

Cake&Code says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 4:38pm

The idea for the game is good and the visuals of being beneath the surface of some technological gadget was pretty cool. I did have some mechanical troubles though.

The timer should have started after the player pressed a key, not immediately after the level loads. Some of the collisions were also far too unpredictable, like on the second level right at the start there is a hard right turn around some component but the hit box spans halfway into the track.

Very fitting music though, and it didn't get annoying :)

ezolotko says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 1:25am

Hi @Cake&Code, thanks for the response. Actually now I am working on the next version of this game (and on the iOS port), where the issues you mentioned are already fixed. The main features of the new version will be rival AI cars and more levels. Also, we will try to do something with the music :)

Cake&Code says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 10:16am

That sounds awesome! Glad to hear you're still working on it and good luck with the porting :D

JonathanG says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 1:34pm

Lo-fi and crunchy racing game. Nice concept of a micro-scale racer. Audio and visuals are definitely in your face! Nice distraction for a few minutes, could do with more longevity.

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