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

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Exploding Space Snails

by Slothmachine - Jam Entry

Exploding Space Snails. You slide along the planet and leave your mark.

Game: Miikka Harjuntausta (Programming), Krista Erkkila (Graphics and Animation)

Music (by Stratusfear):

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fizzd says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:19pm

most hilarious game i've played so far! Think it was the snail seemingly head bobbing to techno that made it work. This is something i want to show all my friends

Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:48pm

THe snail headbanging is brilliant :D

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:43am

Nice entry, but i did not get if the planet were supposed to be black in some parts or it was a bug just for me.

EnigmAraigne says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:51am


pinion says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:09pm

I like how it looks like the snail is dancing to the music.

Aug 28, 2014 @ 10:34am

It was a bit hard to actually get to play for more than 10 seconds, as the snails timer runs out so quickly that unless you by luck started snailing (yes that is now the official word for moving as a snail) towards the leaf instantly. I did like the game and the mood and graphics where the strong points of the game. Well done!

Moosefly says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 6:36pm

The world was mostly black for me too, with only the nearest parts (usually behind me) being textured correctly. I think I also got two leaves at most after some tries, because the timer is so strict. Maybe the game could zoom out a bit when you collect a leaf, so you could maybe see the next leaf or atleast know where it won't be.


Shivur says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 6:24am


Aug 30, 2014 @ 10:29am

So, assuming the only objective was to draw on the planet until I died, it was rpetty fun. :)
Possibly a slightly more meaningful objective would have been handy, but regardless I absolutely loved the soundtrack. :D

cardboard says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 6:29pm

The soundtrack and bobbing snail head are awesome. I think some sort of goal would make this game more replayable, like telling the player how far they traveled. The leaf pickups look a bit out of place because their graphical style is different than the style of the rest of the game. The color palette of the world is very nice.

Sep 8, 2014 @ 1:32pm

Fun game but did find it pretty hard. Most leaves I was able to get in 1 game was 3. But the quick play did work well in making it more addictive in restarting and trying to beat the count.

Kayelgee says ...
Sep 15, 2014 @ 6:38pm

I die so fast. Why did I only see part of the planets texture? Should there be fog of war or is this a bug?

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