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

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Tick Attack

by hanoth - 48 Hour Compo Entry

I made Tick Attack as my first Ludum Dare entry. It was written in Monkey-X, using FantomEngine. I made the graphics in Acorn, the sounds in CFXR, and the music in GarageBand.

The controls are simple - click the ticks to make them disappear before they dig in and get BENEATH THE SURFACE of your skin. Eww.

The Web version is HTML5. I put an untested OS X version out there too. Enjoy!

UPDATE 1: Ported to Flash and Android
UPDATE 2: I removed the OS X version and replaced it with an iPhone version.

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Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:43am

Simple and fun, congrats on your first entry! I like the take on the theme.

nigelmnz says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:45am

Makes my skin itch.

ehtd says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:03am

Damn... some of them are really big. Goosebumps....

cr2crstudios says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:09am

If I had that many ticks crawling on me. . . man, I would freak. :)

pixelpun says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:29am

I like how the bugs crawl over the score and the ui.... I am really itchy now... Nice entry :)

Quady14 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:54am

Ugh, gave me the shivers playing this! Fits really well for the theme though, so I applaud you, nice job!

hanoth says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:08am

Thanks, all, for the kind comments. I've been itchy since I started working on it.

TaleLore says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:44am

Good take on the theme.

alvarop says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:05am

Ugh! This game makes me feel uneasy. I really like where you took the theme.

Caridorc says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:11pm

This is so simple and mind relaxing... Very good!

Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:17am

Love the music in this one! Makes me want to scratch at my skin...

ruthiepee says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:20am

Absolutely disgusting. And hilarious. Both the Flash and HTML5 versions work great. I felt like the 'buzzing' noise could be quieter so you can hear the music better. The music is perfect! Nice job!

cavf88 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:32am

I tried to get rid of them but at the end they won. I wouldn't like that situation in real life.

conormn says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:48am

Guh, ticks are the worst. Really like the execution tho.

Marcellus says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:57am

Reminds me of mariopaint. good job.

Jake_Cohen says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:48am

this would be fun on an iPad, upgrades could be cool and easy to implement for extended replay-ability

brogrammers says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:16pm

My highscore: 68.
Fun little game!

xensky says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:18pm

perfect game, except for the part where I got the skin crawlies. *shudder*

pancakecity says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:26pm

Grossss! Nice job.

Cake&Code says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:34pm

WOW that really creeped me out hahahah. I was really unsettled by the ticks crawling everywhere. I thought it was pretty fun though! The Web one froze on me, and I think the Flash one was on its way to freezing. On my third attempt I was able to get it! My best wasn't very good, it was 30-something, but I got overwhelmed pretty quickly.

SecularBaron says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:34am

Gross... Cool game.

vicious_br says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:36am

yuck! but great fun!!! hahaha,

Snild says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 4:26pm

Ew. I think I'll stay inside this summer.

The "kill" sound was annoying.

Stereo sound would be a nice addition to give a little hint on where you should look.

Stratovarius says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:49pm

You're right, our games are pretty similar, both in style and gameplay. Pretty neat!

wicht says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 8:19pm

Android Version breaks with a classnotfound exception.

hanoth says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 12:48am

@wicht - Sorry about that. I don't have an Android phone so I'm kind of flying blind on it. I've compiled a new version that runs ok on my Ouya, and am publishing it right now. I'll update the page again when it's up.

BadgerPriest says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 1:27am

Nice take on the theme!

caranha says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 2:59am

Congrats on your first game! Played the web version on my android phone - android version did not work. Some feedback:

- could not hear any sound.
- some sort of feedback when you splat a tick would be good - an animation or sound effect.

nice use of the theme! thanks for your game :)

hanoth says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 11:31am

OK, I think I FINALLY have the Android version working right. It's now in both the Google Play store (linked above) and the Amazon Appstore -

vladimirdlc says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 5:55pm

Playing this game makes you feel incomfortable in your own skin, that's an achievement itself. Cool first entry, really creative take on the theme.
Regarding the sound, I would have preferred softer sfx's, and on the web version there is no music.

mark.goetz says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 6:11pm

Oh man, that's so creepy (which I'm sure was your intent!). It's really simple, but it gets the job done. I felt like the bugs were a little harder to click than I expected, though. But great job making a game that makes my skin crawl and makes me want to take a shower, in a good way. :)

hanoth says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 8:03pm

@vladimirdlc - Thanks for the feedback. Which browser were you using for the web version? Just curious since the music plays on mine on Chrome.

ceosol says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 2:42am

Nice little entry. The music/sound was definitely a good offset for watching ticks burrowing into the skin :D

May 4, 2014 @ 4:16pm

Nice use of the theme

evilDan says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 8:40pm

Rad - loved the banjo (but it made me itchy <the game, not the banjo>)

rincewind_cz says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 5:23pm

Simple game with no innovation, but implemented well. :)

vigrid says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 12:35am

I'm never going camping...

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