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

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by igoramendola - 48 Hour Compo Entry

*OBJECTIVE*
The objective (for both) is to get to the bench and avoid any obstacles that could prevent it.
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Unfortunately, I didn't have time to make the Title Screen with a text intro about Connected Worlds ("every person lives in his own world.. etc") and the final words ("The End <3"). Also, I hadn't time to make the music :'

This is my third attempt and it is the first time that I can submit on time...
It's simple, but I hope you enjoy :D
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Made with:
Flash / AS3 (+TweenMax)
Photoshop
as3sfxr

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*FUTURE PLANS* (post compo version) - added on August 27th -
First of all, I want to work on what was on the original plan and I didn't have enough time to do:
- add Title Screen
- add Intro
- add The End: basically, a text that indicates the end of the game... a happy ending ^^
- add instructions: an arrow/something that indicates where to go.
- add music
- add more sounds
- add more sprites (car, dog, flowers...)
- improve collisions
- fix bugs

Besides, I'm considering to work on new ideas, some of them based on the feedbacks:
- make the bee bigger
- change some details on the final dialog to be more natural/friendly and less awkward :P
- add a Time Trial Versus Mode (with new characters)

Well, I think that's it... for now :D

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#232Humor2.93
#317Graphics3.48
#505Theme3.33
#564Mood2.98
#749Fun2.83
#781Overall2.98
#864Audio2.05
#894Innovation2.69

Comments

stimpact says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:06pm

I will be paranoid about anything and everything above my head as I walk down the street tomorrow :) I liked the spritework and animations in this. Was curious what their conversation would be which spurred me on to finish. Congrats on getting a game complete for LD; third time's a charm!

d__adee says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:10pm

Simple and nice :) At the end part, it kinda froze(?) it's like it turned awkward between them all of a sudden xD but otherwise good job! :)

Konrad Zegis says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:13pm

Congratulations on finishing your game!
I like the mood, and graphics, but to be honest at first I was like "whaaa?" when I died from bee.

Keep up good work!

ViliX says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:16pm

I really love the graphics style.
Apparently a bee can kill a man now.

igoramendola says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:00pm

Thanks for your comments!

Btw, the bee doesn't kill them hahaha... but if the bee stings them, they no longer would go to the bench hehe :P

PapaCheech says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:58pm

the killer bees. This was tough but fun, nice work. Great graphics too!

Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:00pm

I liked this game. It was fun to move both of them and the promise of them meeting at the bench made me keep trying when they died.

pinion says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:06pm

Nice idea.

That bird was out to get me but I made it in the end!

Josh Riley says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:24am

I love the art, and I think the squatting pose is my favorite sprite of the weekend!

Noah Ratcliff says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:31am

Nice work! The game seemed to hang every few seconds though.

artifex says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:46am

Nice game, it's only that the jump over the hole was a little bit hard, and after dying frequently I notice the bee. The final conversation reminds me of my social skills with new people. AWKWARD :P

Pavel says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 9:24am

Very cool. It is simple but very funny. Great pixel art.

(Not) Ivano says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 9:43am

Very cool pixelart, game is unfinished but fun.

rogueNoodle says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:51pm

Super cute entry - nice work! That bee though, man... that bee :/

dickpoelen says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:06pm

Nice game. Damn birds and bees trying to get in my way!

Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:00pm

nice game and art I wish if bee was bigger it is hard to see it.

chamberlainpi says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:36pm

Cute game! Like others have expressed, the manhole was a bit difficult, but not impossible to jump! I had to move each characters separately (my brain just doesn't function that way I guess!). I never tried going under the bird-poop or the falling orange... might need to try this game again soon...

BeardoGames says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:41pm

This is my kind of game, where it's GAME OVER for getting pooped on by a bird! I guess you CAN just play with one at a time, but the real fun is in trying to manage both at the same time. It has a very particular sprite style that is super appealing to me. Very nice!

igoramendola says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 6:02pm

Thanks again for your comments. I'm going to make a post-mortem version with some fixes and new features, and I'll consider your feedbacks :D

zillix says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 7:13am

really cute art style!

PowerSpark says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 11:14pm

I love how in the ending the conversation just randomly ends awkwardly.

Colapsydo says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 5:29pm

Controls are intuitive, and I like the link with theme (read in description).
It was a great idea not reseting both character when we loose with one.
Also the pixelart are cured.

Good luck with the postcompo version, I'm looking forward to test it.

panurge says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 8:39am

Nice work. I couldn't do both at the same time but managed when I switched between the two. Cute graphics and story made for an enjoyable experience.

Aug 30, 2014 @ 7:38am

I've managed to play them both at the same time!!
Really great entry, I love how simple yet fun it is. And I looove the awkward small talk at the end, totally connects with one's experience :D

H1S2 says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 6:54am

funny game. nice graphics. i would have liked a little more dynamic in it. and its really similar to our entry! :)

igoramendola says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 4:36pm

Thanks (one more time) for your comments and feedback.
I really appreciate it :))

jahmaican says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 3:54pm

It's quite short and seriously, they are talking about the weather at the end? Uhm...

But I love your interpretation of the theme! Plus, nice graphics.

Nooner Bear says ...
Sep 2, 2014 @ 3:17pm

Pretty nice :) Not too much to it, but the idea was great. I wasn't entirely sure what was killing me at first, but it was just the little bee.

ninjascript says ...
Sep 3, 2014 @ 11:19pm

Good character art. It took me a while to figure out why I was failing at first, those birds are pretty stealthy. But I triumphed in the end. Nice little story!

Saphyre says ...
Sep 4, 2014 @ 7:35am

Nice :-)

jukimv1986 says ...
Sep 6, 2014 @ 4:11am

Soooo difficult! The art is nice, I hope you can develop it further and improve the experience. Well done!

ChuiGum says ...
Sep 6, 2014 @ 5:14am

Great graphics! Cool idea!

anserran says ...
Sep 6, 2014 @ 11:12am

Nice little idea!

mystakin says ...
Sep 8, 2014 @ 1:49am

Really dig the screen separation and controlling two characters as once. I think there's a lot of depth to that mechanic left to utilized, and that's exciting. Enjoyed the ending as well. :)

torvik88 says ...
Sep 10, 2014 @ 6:51pm

Needs some getting used to the controls and i wish the jump was bigger on the players but other than that i liked the two worlds of the characters. Nice game, cheers!

igoramendola says ...
Sep 11, 2014 @ 5:18pm

Again, thanks for your comments!! :))

I'm working (slowly) on a post-compo version and I already added some things: title; intro; a bigger bee and a bigger bird's poop; new elements (cars, flowers, ...). And I have improved the collision and jumps, also fixed some bugs.

sephyka says ...
Sep 12, 2014 @ 9:03am

Hehe simple but really fun and poetic idea.
I like the graphics. It might be better with a more extended ending maybe. :).

Shmackson says ...
Sep 13, 2014 @ 7:29pm

Interesting concept. Good art.

Natrium729 says ...
Sep 14, 2014 @ 2:30am

A nice little game. Not really ambitious, but it was ok. Too bad that it ends abruptly, without knowing what will happen to them.

racarate says ...
Sep 14, 2014 @ 5:36am

i won't lie, i spent a lot of time making them dance with the down button

fisholith says ...
Sep 14, 2014 @ 6:40am

Interesting game, and a cool concept. I like the zigzag split screen effect. :)
Also interesting that the speech only shows up in the speakers world. Is that on purpose? Anyway, cool idea overall. :)

igoramendola says ...
Sep 15, 2014 @ 6:58am

Thanks everyone!! Your feedback is important to me :D

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@racarate my girlfriend did the same hahaha

@fisholith yes, it was on purpose ^_^ thank you!

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