Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Survive the doodle!

by DigitalQR - Compo Entry

A simple game whereby you see how high of a score you can get by surviving against the creations of the pencil.



Tools used:
-Paint & GIMP 2.0

-(LWJGL based library) QRDare (

Unfortunately, due to a variety of reasons, this 48 hour compo turned out to be more like an 8 hour, for me; I hadn't prepared or managed my time nearly as well as I should have, which led to me having to scrap my original idea, as I knew I couldn't get it to a decent state in the time I had.

This is my first Ludum Dare and I have already taken many lessons from this and I look forward to taking part in following compos :)

p.s. I'm a rather large newbie, when it comes to game development, so I'd really appreciated any criticism, so I know where to correct.

You MUST extract the content of the zip, in order to run it!

Downloads and Links




Absor says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:18am

Download links do not work for me.

DigitalQR says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:26am

I've just changed the links;, so hopefully, they work now

Absor says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:04pm

Works now, corrected my accidental rating. Nice idea, I think the circles should fall straight down and then start moving player side of the screen. Just needs more polishing and more doodle types.

MegaMasterX says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:10pm

This is a VERY creative entry! Congratulations on your first Ludum Dare entry! For the time constraints, you did a really good job.

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:16pm

Wow, love the idea and the style! For 8h it's actually pretty impressive. Would like to see a more complete version with some more doodles!

As for improvements: The movement is a bit too quick and twitchy I think and the game gets too fast at around 70 points (at least for me). Other than that, great job!

tigerbyte says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:30pm

Nice concept. I'd like to see it taken further and polished!

andysolace says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:33pm

Addictive little game! Good fun and pretty imaginitive :D

I avoided the spikes and boulders, naturally, however did learn the hard wa that the stars were NOT meant for collecting!

Very good little game :)

resty says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:11pm

Good simple game, really fun to play. I like it very much!

mauris says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:12pm

Cool game:) Had to rewrite you shaders, to be able to run it on gl3.1, but other than that really enjoyed it!

Kitch says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:56am

Really cool concept. For the first one, it's really awesome. Really like the drawing animations.
(Really don't like the mad sheekels :) )
Good job! Thanks!

whilefun says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:54pm

Cannot run the game :(

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: LD31/control/MainControl : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0
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Could not find the main class: LD31.control.MainControl. Program will exit.

tomdeal says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:58pm

Nice idea! The jumping is a bit too fast, cannot dodge anything with this.

5k0d says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:20am

very cool game but a little pain in the ass to get it working

Sharky says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:37pm

The game doesn't install or play

FergusonTV says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:45am

Cannot run the game :( I wanted to play !

Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:53pm

Sadly the game will not run for me. Downloaded, run jar. A window opens for a split second then disappears.

Your game looks pretty neat, though.

CodeNMore says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 8:38pm

texture2D is removed when using ForwardCompatibility, Windows error.

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