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Crayon Miners

by Charimation - Jam Entry

A simple collision based maze game. You play as a supply bot and your aim is to deliver the supplies to miners, whilst being careful not to crash.

My first Ludum Dare, I hope you enjoy! :)

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omgnoseat says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:30am

Adorable graphics

ruerob says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:17pm

I like this game. It's a good work with nice graphics and a challenging gameplay.

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

Classic game, nice graphics and audio. A little irritating that you have to take the mouse to start a new game.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:29pm

Hi Charlotte, thanks for the comments! I enjoyed your game, had me hooked for a while. I htink it would be nice if the tunnel was wider at the start, the getting thinner over time - i died about 10 times during the first few turns. Didn't really know what to do when i reached the first miner so just continued on and then died again. I didn't recognise the artwork? I remember you making different tiles at 8bit? Philip

Charimation says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:07pm

Thanks for the nice comments guys ;u;

@MPaul - That's a good point o: I've edited it, so any keyboard button can now start the game :) I hope that's less annoying. Thanks for the feedback!

@Philip - Those are some really good ideas, thanks for the feedback :D Yeah xD I think maybe I should've thought about the learning curve a little more as it kind of throws you straight in and is tricky.

The miners just up your supply delivered count by 1 when you bump into them :) There's 5 of them to get, although the main point is to get to the supply miner at the bottom, so that's the important one ^^

and yeah, I re-made the tile sheet when I got home because I wasn't happy with the stuff I'd made, the other sprites were just a place holder for a little bit until I got home and could use a proper drawing program :)

The only issue with jamming at 8bit is my laptop is almost 7 years old now, so it takes forever to load the play-tests and it's not powerful enough to have any of the usual drawing tools I use working smoothly. Maybe next time I'll figure out a way to bring my main computer down with me as I do enjoy jamming with other people around :D It's just a really inefficient use of my time waiting for play tests that take 10 mins to load when my desktop does it in 20 seconds xD

Thank you for the comments :)

Magdev says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:08pm

Congratulations on your first LD :)

Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:21pm

Fantastic game with cute graphics.
Although the audio when dying, which I did a lot of, is very... "In your face". :P
I would almost describe it as scary. :P

SirJson says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:46pm

This game is hard!

Dry Tree says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:12pm

Great work! Nice music and a good difficulty level too - however, I would like it if there was maybe a checkpoint at each miner... it took me quite a few tries to reach the 2nd miner though I eventually got the hang of it but then on dying near, say, the 4th miner and having to do (and sometimes fail and re-do) all the early tunnels over again was a bit of a pain. Still, it's overall very fun and compelling to try again! Well done :)

castlecake says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:01pm

Nice game! It was fun, but the audio was extremely striking whenever I died, especially as I was always concentrating so hard! Died about 30 times only getting as far as two miners (too tough for me, so I didn't finish, sorry!), but I love the crayon graphics and the music track.

cr2crstudios says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:20pm

Cute! You should make shift speed you up. :)

Simon@LD says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:53pm

Lovely art style, love the game objective :) Quite a difficult game though. Congrats for creating your first LD game!

Chronoberry says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:15pm

The art and sound effects are really cute! I definitely had a hard attack when I first hit the wall though. Game is definitely tough!

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

Raging to cheerful music is always fun, and quite funny! nice game

Jed T. says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:42am

Love the cute graphics and even though the mechanic is simple it's surprisingly fun. If you decide to put more polish I suggest putting player lives so once because it's too difficult for me currently.

May 2, 2014 @ 7:42pm

Super challenging, beautiful graphics, nice game! I included it in part 9 of my Ludum Dare compilation video series if you'd like to take a look

May 4, 2014 @ 7:33pm

Nice idea! Rocket-maneouvring is fun. Reminded me of MGS a bit.

It is really hard though in places.

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