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

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Beneath the surface of colorful bricks

by galeswift - Jam Entry

Didn't get to polish this much, but was able to at least get the gameplay in a spot that was fun.

Mix of puzzle fighter and mr. driller? Try to send your 'crash' bricks into the center to advance to the next level.

Use special 'crash' bricks to smash through the surface!
Arrows move/rotate your brick.
Spacebar drops your brick immediately.
Occasionally you will get a wildcard brick that will break all bricks of the color it landed on.

Credits for the music go to:

Make by Keith Miron

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Lost King says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:26am

Neat idea. Wasn't sure what I was doing at the start but it soon became pretty clear.

kmakai says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:32am

Good job! Had fun, it seemed a little too easy though.

simon02 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:32am

Nice game. Reminds me a little of Super Hexagon. It works and plays very well.

GrooveMan says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:38am

When it kicked in why you referenced Puzzle Fighter, I got super into this game. Making a chain of breaks is just as satisfying, and you made the breaks sound nice and meaty. I hope you go back to this later and add VFX/SFX for chains and combos, it'd look so dope.

mechabit says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:40am

Not a bad puzzle game

yo_milo says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:09am

I played this game for a good hour... It is pretty good.
Music is pretty Juicy. The best feeling is destroying layers and layers of blocks, and hearing them crack one by one.

Sadly, the wildcard destroys all the blocks at the same time...

wheelsx says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:13am

Totally reminiscent of Tetris. Fun and addicting, yet maybe a little too easy. I had to commit suicide at level 50 so I could stop playing and rate it :P Great concept, would like to see it polished!

xhunterko says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:49am

Very nice jam game sir!

Kuchalu says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:17am

Nice puzzle game, clever game design.

jedeen says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:17am

It was really easy to get invested into completing the levels. With a little bit of polish, this would be downright addicting. Good job!

asotelo94 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:19am

Great! That's the kind of game I was hoping to find in the LD. You should make an infinite mode, where pieces start 'falling' faster, like tetris.
Look to me like combination between super hexagon and tetris. Loved it.

MintArcade says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:22am

Very nice. Like music, game play is very fluent.

Nimmrod says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:54am

Really really fun. I love how seamless the game is between levels, I could play it for hours. Got to 28k before I stopped which isn't even that much

alvarop says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:34am

Pretty cool idea, I had a hard time understanding the "win" conditions, but I still won!

dj_pale says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 4:48pm

Overall good work. A bit confused by the colors and the fact that you could expand the pieces. Good soundtrack, feels like a good start. Could also think about difficulty scaling.

Zarkith says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 6:22pm

Awwww, the music stopped for me when I got a massive combo on level 32. :(
At least that actually gave me a reason to stop playing. :P

mrexcessive says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 7:06pm

Hi. Didn't find a strategy, plays nicely.

euske says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 12:27pm

This game is dangerously addictive. I was kinda tired at level 35, but wonder how long I was playing. Nice take of the theme too.

PetorialC says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 12:47am

Being a Tetris fan, I see the greatness of this game. It's always nice to see to chain effects!! :D

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