Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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Lava Is Last

by Crefossus - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Click the planets in their correct order. You have to figure out how they are connected.

Reload the level without losing a life by clicking in the top right corner.

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Ratings

Coolness100%
#215Humor2.98
#528Audio2.75
#755Innovation2.89
#840Theme2.81
#873Graphics2.59
#982Mood2.43
#985Overall2.75
#986Fun2.52

Comments

Super Hamster says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:24am

Slightly difficult in the beginning to understand but once you get into the flow it gets very addicting. Good job! :D

Tanner says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:24am

Really nice concept.

mrexcessive says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:51pm

Hey there. Love the Planet visuals. Found the process fairly maddening to play. Is this a BarDarBunga reference ?

Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:37pm

Interesting idea. I found it pretty compulsive and had to keep playing until I won.

TrickFishPie says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:10pm

Found it really difficult but I like the idea :)

Steve says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:54pm

Quite strange. Some of them were very tricky to figure out.
Nice sound effects!

C_Walden says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:09am

The stage name/hint was so small and out of the way, I lost the game on level 4 several times before I noticed it. Whoops!
Real voice acting!

Lizzip says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:40am

Managed to complete it in the end! Couldn't figure out what was going on until I noticed the small hint that appears in the top right, which made things a whole lot easier.

Is a good concept that has a lot of possibility

Crefossus says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:49am

Mrexcessive: Not a BarDarBunga reference - I just came up with it as I was thinking about different types of planets, games ideas and game names.

C_Walden: Okay I'll make it bigger/juicier if I do another pass on this game :D

GAFBlizzard says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 7:11am

I'm not sure if the planets flashing around was on purpose or a glitch, but this was definitely a unique entry. :P

Rahazan says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:36pm

Pretty hard, but I managed to beat it the third try (with some lucky guesses here and there). I wonder if the flashing planets were intended? The sound effects were top notch :)

Aug 27, 2014 @ 10:52pm

It took me a while to understand what was happening and what the goal was. It was definitely easier when I noticed the small text at the top-left corner! The initial "sorting" that is done before the level begins took quite a while on some levels, to the point I thought it was stuck in an endless loop or something.

For a compo entry the planets look nice and the sounds are great! And for such a simple mechanic the game is surprisingly hard!
Overall a good game :)

Hippolyta says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 11:51pm

Cool idea, but it wasn't that easy to get into it...
Anyway, good work!

Rage Paint says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 11:55pm

Tricky tricky. Bit too jumpy for my taste.

snowconesolid says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 11:57pm

haha really weird game but I like it! Not really sure what to say though. I never played anything like it before so its definitely unique! Good concept with possibilities. Not bad :)

bob_fish says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 9:04am

Menu music made me laugh out loud. Pretty addictive but hard at the start

AlucardX60 says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 12:45am

Interesting game. At first I thought the order of the planets in level 2 was the order your supposed to click the planets in, then I noticed the messages in the corner. Sometimes it seemed that the gameplay was pretty much trial and error but was a little addicting all the same.

varun says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 6:09am

What a strange game! Enjoyed it though - puzzles were actually very creative.

miwuc says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 7:51am

Nice fun entry. I like this kind of game, although sometimes I had to guess, and I'm still not sure what the reasoning is in the level before last. The sounds effects are hilarious. Good job!
(I didn't notice the message in the corner until I read one of the comments, because the game was too big to fit on my 13" laptop screen, so the top was cut off while I was playing)

RaycoSantana says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 9:07am

Took me a while to figure it out but after that it was great, good job!

shimage says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 11:01am

Nice music! I took time for a while understanding the game rule. But it was very interesting time for me.

Aug 29, 2014 @ 4:20pm

Interesting concept, took me a little while to understand it. Had a crazy feel to it.

Aug 29, 2014 @ 10:00pm

Nice game, I spend a good time playing it. And I couldn't find a more humorous soundtrack. In firefox had to go up and down with the scrolling bar.

samooJAM says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 1:26am

Innovative brain puzzle! The subtitles could be more to the fore, as it disappears quite quickly and the font is small. What's up with the particles, because they were not needed at all, to make it harder? Some upbeat music would fit well with this.
Good job!

Aug 31, 2014 @ 5:35am

Love that voice acting >.< I didn't even notice the level prompt until seeing someone point it out in the comments - that made things a bit easier!

jukimv1986 says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 5:36am

hahahaha sooo weird! I loved it, great audio and humourous approach. kaboom kaboom kaboom :D surprising take on the theme! well done!!

Crowbeak says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 8:50am

I had to read other people's comments to get it, because I, too, missed the text in the corner at first.

JNyknn says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 11:58am

Totally weird. And that's a good thing!

Natrium729 says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 1:44am

The best was the audio! Unlike the others, I found it really easy, but fun anyway. Good game!

kirbytails7 says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 8:01am

Heh, pretty nice.

KingBolonzo says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 8:16am

Not sure why It didn't very seem fun but I just couldn't stop!! Ive been playing video games 4 ever and I have never been able to say "this isn't very fun but I cannot stop" I think u have created a new human emotion haha nice work liked the planet art. Oh and btw LAVA IS LAST!! haha

bluesky says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 5:14pm

Nice entry, well done.

Jedi says ...
Sep 2, 2014 @ 6:14am

Really, really strange, but in a good way! :)

The mechanic was cool. It kind of reminded me of an IQ test but in game-format.

I felt like the player needed a little more feedback. Before you figure the game out, it's disconcerting when the levels start out, and shuffle around, and if you select incorrectly it just immediately starts over. It should have been more obvious the player was losing a heart in that instance. Then again, maybe the disorientation was part of the mood. As someone else mentioned, sometimes it seems like the shuffling isn't going to stop.

Also it would have been nice if some of the earlier levels could have been taken as writ once you beat a certain level.

Overall, it's a quirky, innovative game that I enjoyed playing till the end. Good job!

P.s. Thanks again for streaming my game! It was fun to watch and the feedback you gave was really insightful.

ShadowStryker says ...
Sep 4, 2014 @ 1:43am

I really like the concept. As someone had already stated, for some reason I couldn't stop playing until I had won...which is a sign of a good game. ;)

pythong says ...
Sep 8, 2014 @ 8:37am

did you sing into the microphone?? Kaboom I say

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