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

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Under the kitchen surface

by lorniebear - 48 Hour Compo Entry

I am back to try and beat my dad for the second time! I didn't quite make it last time, but I am trying just as hard. The fact that I'm competing against real game developers like Notch makes it even better!

Dad's still forcing me to do my homework and to go to bed on time, so I suspect he's getting nervous.

Thank you to all who tried this game and gave feedback!

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Guennor says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 12:33am

Not bad, assuming you're a little kid. Good luck beating your dad. I wanna see his game also. :P

lorniebear says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 8:24am

My dad's username is badlydrawnrod

badlogic says ...
Apr 27, 2014 @ 9:56pm

This is a pretty cool game where you are a mouse and have to avoid different obstacles like tomatoes and spiders (i hate spiders...) and get as many cupcakes as you can ( love me some cupcakes!). I found the sound effects and the graphics to be really good for such a short amount of time! I wished the mouse would keep moving while i hold down a cursor key, but it was also OK to tap the keys constantly.

Great stuff, hope to see more next year!

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:06pm

Excellent presentation, and I really love that you made put a working shop in there. Your games get better with each Ludum Dare and it is very rewarding to see you grow as a programmer and game designer. One day your games will inspire people, much as Notch inspires you.

pht59x says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:10pm

Not bad for a Scratch game!

Celt says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:34pm

The intro made me laugh. Keep it going!!!

Snoother says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:36pm

I think the audio was the highlight. Enjoyed the authentic, homemade feel of it. Controls could have been a bit smoother, though.

pinion says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:55pm

Especially liked the shop and how the game over message was so encouraging.

Off to try your dad's game now to compare :)

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:43pm

Keep it up, I'm sure you'll beat your dad at this some day. Great job!

xgeovanni says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:38pm

I've never liked Scratch and never will. I like this in spite of that.

Nition says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:21pm

Great work for someone young. Keep it up!

Ismei says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:53pm

I really enjoyed this game. I liked that you could save up for outfits (never bought the speed increase). I really liked the look of it and the sound effects and thought that the way it tells you your score, personal best and global high score was pretty cool.

HybridMind says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:46pm

I actually played this for quite awhile. Nice job! I like that you implemented an upgrade shop. That definitely made me play longer so I could unlock the faster speed. I bought some of the cosmetic items but they didn't seem to appear on my mouse. I enjoyed your music too! Keep up the good work!

ThingoStudios says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:40am

This is really cute! I enjoyed it, especially the little cat with the hat in the shop.

When you lose, if you restart, you get stuck in the same place you died in. Which means that if you lose while on the top of the screen, the mouse will respawn at the top of the screen and likely lose again.

Dohan says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:46pm

Nice game! Now let's try your dad's game to see if even having to do your homework, you still beat him :)

dook says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:09pm

Hehe, I really like this father, daughter competition. I have to say his game could benefit from a shop with hats and such :) Not bad

Gazok says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:25pm

Great job! I hope you keep on making games :)

frogcheese says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 5:17pm

Oh, I remember you and your dad from last year. It's unusual but really awesome to see a parent and child both take part in a game competition! And your game is pretty cool game! I kept playing for several minutes, seeing how close I could get to the highscore. My best was 64012. :)

May 11, 2014 @ 5:33pm

Super, stinking cute! I included it in part 23 of my Ludum Dare compilation video series, if you'd like to check it out :)

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