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

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Gophers and Choppers

by abrie - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are the pilot of a low-tech Suction Chopper. Click on a gopher hole to position your helicopter and vacuum up the critter at the other end. Advance to the next level by extracting the critters in the specified order. It takes a special kind of genius to know which hole leads where, so take a peek below the surface and apply your memory. You only get three peeks, so be a savant.

There is no programmed ending, but eventually the game will become too difficult to play (for either you or your hardware).

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sknoslo says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:27am

TIL my memory is terrible. Really awesome game. This would make a really good mobile game.

malmazuke says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:35am

Fantastic game! Very original

Brian Corr says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:09am

This is a nice concept. Very original. I didn't really have a lot of fun per se, but I think that children would really like this. Great educational game.

Looks good, pretty polished too! Be proud!

eatsleepindie says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:17am

Very original concept and a lot of fun to play. Great work!

Quady14 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:26am

Really nice work on the audio, it's very funky! :D Awesome little puzzle game overall, great job!

dan.marchand says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:56am

Fun memory puzzle game. Surprisingly tricky later on

Liens says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:05am

Nice! I got some way along, but my brain is too tired. Then I read it is infinite. On the higher levels it would have been good to have a reset button, especially when I got the first one wrong haha.

Liens says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:09am

Oops I'm so tired I left a normal comment instead of rating.

Lars Faust says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:35am

Very neat idea. Enjoyed it.

Mase says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:34pm

Very appealing graphics... I like the variety of creatures and the ground rotation effect is nice. I was ambivalent about the music; I liked the quirky theme that plays when you peek underground but some of the other music and sound struck me as too retro for this graphical style.

It was zoomed in a little on Chrome; some of the interface was partially cut off.

dook says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:21pm

Nice interpretation of the theme, and I agree, it could be a great mobile game :)

Stuffie says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:23pm

Cool and creative puzzle game, great job :).

tacs says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:23pm

I thought at first it was strangely simple until I realised you could only look under once! As soon as there were more than two guys to get I started to make mistakes. Fun idea!

GamerTaters says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:59pm

Game is great and fun took me a bit to figure out what to do :p.

benmcnelly says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:42am

Amazing work, love the audio and the theme!

kirbytails7 says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 3:43am

This is a really cool concept. Nice job!

MintArcade says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 8:49pm

Very interesting puzzle game - I like it. Good use of the theme.

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