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by Pietro Ferrantelli - 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first finished Game ! (first original sountrack too!)

Feed the Sandworm by helping him to eat humans, other earthworms or cristals and avoid the land mines.

Controls: -> The Sandworm follow the cursor
Level 1 (score=0)
Level 2 (score=10)-> Left click to make a dash for somewhere and to eat small earthworms easier
Level 3 (score=30)-> Left click to make a dash for somewhere and break the stone
Level 4 (score=60)-> You break the stone
Level 5 (score=120)

There is a little surprise if you jump very high when you are level 3 or more ;)

(I created each asset except the "wilhelm scream" and the "like a boss" sound)

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gikdew says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:24am

Nice game! The mechanics are awesome, and the controls feel very good! Great work!

MarsBar says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:27pm

Well done :) Your entry is similar to what we tried to achieve for our 72 hour entry.. didn't think anyone would have the same sort of idea... guess great minds think alike ;)

Here's a link to my entry

Luis Anton says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:10pm

I wonder what would Paul Atreides feel playing this one : ) I like the game, but the camera makes me a bit sick! Well done. For the game, not the camera XD

Havacore says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:12pm

Really cool mechanic! Really tough though, those pink guys are way to hard to catch!

Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:14pm

wow, really enjoyed it. but at lvl 3 it gets really hard to play on a touchpad :) - I need to revisit with a mouse!

MintArcade says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:17pm

Very good. I like it. Mechanics are very interesting.

tehryanx says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:17pm

lol this was fun. The screaming made it hilarious. good work!

cr2crstudios says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:25pm

Cool game, reminds me of DeathWorm. :) (and you used the Wihlem!)

pawegio says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:34pm

Cool game and nice graphics!

FyberOptic says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:36pm

Normally these kinds of games are played with a keyboard, so I enjoyed playing one with a mouse for a change. Being able to pan ahead makes it handy to see where the crystals are. And jumping out to get the people is always fun!

rosa89n20 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:41pm

pretty cool game, and it has Journey guy in the game! lol

Maek says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:45pm

I like this simple funny game! Great work! :D

Ditto says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:48pm

very good mechanically and visually! I couldn't even pass level2 though, this game is very hard ^^

UnixXNova says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:21pm

Nice, can't catch the pink worms like the concept

adamwoolridge says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:54pm

Fun game to play!

Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:01pm

That is one great game you made here! And I guess I made me watch Dune tonight!

PapyGaragos says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:03pm

Good job with the controls, it feels great despite the camera responding a little to quickly and making it hard to aim

Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:17pm

Nice, reminds me of Dune.

Techblogogy says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:22pm

Fun and addicting

sprawl says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:47pm

Reach level 4. Really nice game. It really reminds me from a flash game with a really really similar concept.(especially the art).

I feel bad for eating a journey guy :(
Good job !

TheRare says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:09pm

I loved this. The controls felt responsive, although a little flickery at times. Good job!

John Drury says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:31pm

I liked the graphics and the gameplay. Camera controlling was a little annoying though.

Covenant says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:38pm

Very nice, gameplay was sweet, although a bit hard... music is good (speeding up was a nice touch), the only complaint I have is the red texto in the beginning, it hurt my eyes! :)

neekobus says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:08pm

Good one !
But the camera... too fast !

orangepascal says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:13pm

Nice rendition of Deathworm :) plays very nice

Kimau says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:17pm

LOVE IT! Really awesome Dune Inspired game. The levelling up felt sooo good!

pancakecity says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:25pm

Dat Wilhelm scream!!! Great music, this is a fun concept!

colludium says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:39pm

I enjoyed that a lot - especially the screaming! Good job!

CustomPhase says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:42pm

Pretty cool little game! And neat graphics - i loved background mountains, but GUI is bad, why whould you use so many different bright colors.

dector says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:47pm

Good action game. It's fun to run to eat smaller worms.

Druid says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:06pm

Funny game :D Did you try press and hold left or right arrow? :D IMPOSSIBIRU SPEEDO :D Yea and screen "shake" too much for me :/

MrShortee says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:24pm

Bonus point for the Wilhelm scream ;)

TowelKing says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:12pm

Fantastic progression idea with the small worms, I really enjoyed the whole experience.

terraco says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:17pm

Very entertaining

DaanVanYperen says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:22pm

Played this a couple of times, fun! Also, I have developed an intense dislike for tiny worms that turn on a dime. @_@

RyanNielson says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:26pm

Nice game, I love the concept the execution is spot on. I found the sensitivity of the camera a bit too high, but other than that I had a great time. Wilhelm scream was icing on the cake.

friken says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:09pm

Very nice, i always wanted to be a worm in Dune. Love the screaming. Agree with others about the camera, kind of hard to take after a while, but overall fantastic job.

mollymus says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:40pm

Good job, I like getting to play the monster and eat humans!:D Refreshing change from all the 'you're a fish' or 'there's a monster below' games Ive seen so far!:p

Jerick says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:51am

I really like the camera movement, it makes it feel super frantic.

cavf88 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:20am

Fun game! The controls are smooth and the sound fx are really good! Great job!

Thorig says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:53am

Finally I can play as a worm instead of hunting one. Love this kind of games. We need more worms!

martinysa0311 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:21am

awesome. good job

capnramses says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:17pm

awesome! i think i ate the baron harkonen. really like the theme of the game. ++

Roman Kornev says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:31pm

The camera makes me feel a bit sick

gigitrix says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:05am

Not too keen on the camera but everything else is rock solid, including the well-placed wilhelm!

ehtd says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:39am

Pretty cool

Newt_ says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:07pm

Really, really great! Fun to play, and looks nice too! If I had to make one suggestion, I would lower the sensitivity a bit (or maybe allow the player to adjust it). The quick panning was a little disorienting.

May 1, 2014 @ 9:23am

Cool game man! Well balanced and fun to play! Maybe you should had some damp time to the camera scrolling.

Split82 says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:10pm

Solid entry! Very nice controls.

Gins says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:55pm

Incredibly addicting, and very fun. I kept dying and tried again and again. The controls are a bit frustrating, but I have a feeling they should be like they are.
Well done :)

spotco says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 12:28am

nice wilheim

May 5, 2014 @ 1:08am

Nice theme to tie everything together! Overall a solid, enjoyable experience. Found the camera panning to be a little disorienting at times.

May 5, 2014 @ 11:16pm

Very well done game! I included it in part 12 of my Ludum Dare compilation video series!

joe40001 says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 11:39pm

I liked it a lot I just wish I could control with arrow keys, with the mouse the screen felt like it was moving around too wildly. Still good entry, also I'm like a boss.

zebi24 says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 5:49pm

Quite impressive! Great job on graphics and AI. I think the camera moves a bit too fast, other than that it is a great game. :)

May 10, 2014 @ 6:47pm

SOlid gameplay! :)

gre says ...
May 12, 2014 @ 5:07pm

Very fun game, nice concept and cool different game mecanisms.
Controls are pretty neat, however the camera goes a bit too far.
Also, I think it would be awesome to have some sort of boost, especially when the worm exit the ground. That would increase the gameplay & fun (which is already great).

FrozenCow says ...
May 18, 2014 @ 9:39pm

Cool game. The controls especially felt really good and fun.

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