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

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Martian Sock Challenge

by jshaffer94247 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Connections between worlds are often obvious...AFTER it has been pointed out. Why didn't we figure this out years ago??

This game is HTML5 based and can be played with a PC mouse, with a touch screen, or with keyboard "A" and "D" for the serious. It should work on mobile.

You WIN if you collect 100 pairs of socks, but the game allows you to keep going if you are challenging a friend. (Infinite collector, I suppose.)

"High Score" is only kept for the session, so if you actually get a "double dog dare" you'll need to take a screenshot to show your friends. There are badges up to 100 that will show up in your screenshot if you make it that far, so you can prove you did it. (Badges are not shown in the screenshots below for exactly that reason.)

Some things I learned along the way:
* Warm-up weekend would have been a great idea :\
* Art may or may not be my strong suit :\
* Leave more time for player testing!

Downloads and Links




Endurion says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:35am

Nice little game, but gets really tough really fast.

Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:26pm

Haha, funny little game. :) I got to 47, and then my eyes started to hurt from looking too long at quickly rotating socks. ;)

ReddogStone says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:48pm

Made me laugh a bit. And was also fun for a couple of minutes. I've always been wondering where those socks are going...

garygreen says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 9:15pm

It made me smile. :-)

Kiwiboi says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 1:50am

Nice, funny entry! Enjoyed the humor and fitted the theme well!

jshaffer94247 says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 2:16am

:) Glad you had fun. Original plan included levels and...yeah, well, y'all know what happened to that, right? Took me until Saturday after midnight (um, guess that means Sunday) to get the basic mechanic of showing which socks you'd collected to work. Didn't leave any time for all those other ideas. Lessons learned for next year!

gnx says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 4:38am

Good base mechanic and you get into the game in seconds. Nice little game.

Aug 27, 2014 @ 5:10am

Fun - the difficulty curve is a bit steep though! :D

Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:01am

Simple, fun, cute :>

J-d-H says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:08am

Oh no, I lost so many pairs. Need to go to buy new ones...

pjimmy says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 10:42am

interesting :)

mrexcessive says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 5:31pm

Hi there. First of all... haha! Good idea, like the high speed spinning at same time introduce the patterned socks... cruel. Good job, nice SFX.

gnerkus says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 6:39pm

Nice! I had a lot of fun with this game. Thanks.

aeveis says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 4:07am

There's something charming about the little smiley aliens. Interesting progression to try and make the matching harder.

Rage Paint says ...
Sep 13, 2014 @ 9:44pm

Funny idea, but don't see how it fits into connected worlds.

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