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

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Tron LD29

by morcosan - 48 Hour Compo Entry

So ... my first time in this competition (of which btw i found out 1 day before it started :P )

Game idea:
The idea comes obviously from the Tron movie 2010 XD

As for LD29 theme:
The top gris is considered the surface.
There are 2 other grids beneath the surface, the blue one is good, the red one will kill ya.
There are holes in the surface so and 2 ramps to reach the 2nd grid.

Do your best to survive and destroy as many bots as possible in the time frame.
The bots use the most stupid AI possible.
The question is how many of them can you destroy before the time expires.

4 possible ways to die:
1) hit the blue walls
2) hit your own light barrier
3) hit the enemy light barrier
4) fall down and hit the red grid

W/arrow up = accelerate
S/arrow down = deccelerate
A/arrow left = turn left
D/arrow right = turn right
ESC = exit the game (uselefull if in fullscreen)
\ = reset score

Game Ending:
The game ends when you die, or when the time expires.
If you die, the game will close itself.
If you win, the game runs till you close it.

Oh well, have fun :)

Downloads and Links




Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:48pm

I liked the idea and the graphics. Had some fun with it, however the music is a bit irritating :/ Other than that, nice game.

b222ster says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:01pm

No linux support :(, I'd really love to play it

FileCorrupted says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:01pm

two layered tron, C'mon man.

morcosan says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:31pm

@b222ster did you try Wine to run Windows on Linux ?
or it doesn't work with wine ?
or try a virtual machine for windows
but if you know how to port from unity to linux tell me :)

what's wrong with 2 layers tron :P ?
initially i wanted that when you go the second layer to go upside down (including camera), but i couldn't find any way to use the physics that way :(

morcosan says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:34pm

glad you liked it :)
as for the music, that was my best try :))
i don't even know how to make an explosion sound :P

Agreon says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:53pm

The enemies are destroying themselfes all the time XD.
But 3D, that's impressive.

morcosan says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:49pm

it would have taken me a whole day only to make a not-so-stupid AI for bots :P
but i wanted the 48 competition
at the end, i was quite impressed that sometimes, the bot can make you believe he actually knows what he is doing :))

cr2crstudios says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:18pm

Tron! :D

psychopsam says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:58pm

Well done dude! You've taken the theme and improved on the standard tron game that most people make by making it like the new movie. Very impressive. Keep adding to this. I love it.

Morco says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:34pm

tnx for support :)
i'm actually planning to evolve to the new technology other old games :)

frickajr says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 7:46pm

gostei. interessante a dinamica. já pensou em fazer multiplayer?

tem como exportar projeto do unity pra linux eu já tentei e funcionou

Morco says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:35pm


tnx :)
maybe i will do multiplayer other time, or maybe for the next LD30 :P

Chinchilla says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 12:34pm

Pretty nice visuals, music needs to be a bit simpler - maybe just arpeggios rather than random notes. Also AI that isn't suicidal would be cool :)

ErikU says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 11:14pm

Not a bad implementation of a classic idea, though for future entries I would suggest straying further into unique material.

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