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

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Invasion of the Squares from the Fifth Dimension

by Cactose - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Because games with plots resembling corny b-movies are cool.

To run, extract all the files from the .zip and run 'Invasion of the Squares From the Fifth Dimension.jar'.

Java required.

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pighead10 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:24pm

Tacky take on the theme, but a solid arcade game. Some screen shakes and particle effects (as well as music) could go a long way here!

kyru says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:28pm

Enjoyed playing this, it's just a simple fun kind of game.

Piscythe says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:29pm

Wouldn't a 5-dimensional square be a hypertesseract? (10 'sides' each side is a tesseract.) This was a simple, fun shooter. I didn't think that the harder difficulty was actually harder than normal because you got the 5-way shot right from the start, while in normal you had the single shot for the first half, making things harder.

JackDegree says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:33pm

Very fun, I might actually keep it around for boring lectures at university. I love the style too!

magmaCrab says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:45pm

Quite a fun, basic game. Ran pretty good, only some weird graphics on the player. Well done!

magmaCrab says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:46pm

Good game! However, when you restart the game, you keep your modifier. Made the game a whole lot easier for me

Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:24pm

Great gameplay - so simple and so fun :)

Oana says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:15pm

Bonus points in humor for title! Also, congrats, it looks like a fairly complete and nice entry. Could use some sound polish, but overall, it seems pretty good. I found normal to be quite difficult, but fair.

Charlie says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:18pm

Very,very fun. :D Good job!

Aug 28, 2014 @ 7:20am

Fun little arcade shooter!

rjhunter says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 1:48pm

Simple. Fun. Feels surprisingly polished considering most of the graphics are just squares!

(very hard on a trackpad, though, but these kinds of games always are)

KingBolonzo says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 4:26pm

NICE!! Wish this was around when Atari was ud a smoked em!! lol

Sep 5, 2014 @ 9:00pm

Simple game but well done. I included it in part 16 of my Ludum Dare 30 Compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

ambi says ...
Sep 11, 2014 @ 11:15pm

It's a solid game, even if a bit bare bones.

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