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

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The Disk of Phaistos

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A combination platformer/shooter. On one screen.

Head for the white platform.

WASD - move
mouse - click to jump & hold to shoot
spacebar - transmogrify

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mrexcessive says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:21pm

Hi there. Loved your game, found it difficult, very innovative idea to switch modes. Like the way you built together the title screen, instructions and tutorial. Shame no sounds. Good job!

Raxsus says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:14pm

I've never seen a game like this before; very interesting concept. The only thing's that could be added are sound/music, better graphics, and the enemies spawning outside the rooms border (when they just appear inside the room, it looks unpolished).

ehtd says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:03am

I liked the interaction between shooting platform, just the randomly appearing enemies make it quite hard to beat

lycrashampoo says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:59am

Really cool concept and graphics! In practice, I found it frustrating trying to kill a bug where I wanted a platform to go, and the process of jumping to the white platform wasn't interesting in itself. The way the game starts is pretty great, though, and I got really excited when I realized you could swap between the disk and the man. So there's definitely a core of awesome in here.

paperweight says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:00am

Interesting except the seizure inducing colour changes.

Dec 18, 2014 @ 6:22pm

Very innovative, great build-up of mood. Seems like I could leave the screen area as the disk, which made it hard to follow. Great idea!

Chaoseed says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 10:59pm

Interesting! It took me a while to figure out...I see what you were doing with the game sort of guiding the player along, but it was still kind of obscure. I'm not even sure how I would make it more obvious, though, maybe it's just a tricky concept to get your head around...Anyway, I definitely like the idea. The problem I had was that it's really difficult! Only one hit is kind of unforgiving. The incessant flashes are a little painful, too. By the way, could you maybe make "A" jump as well? That would make it a lot easier to control. I'd like to see an improved version of this, there's interesting possibility here. ;) Maybe an easy level to start off with, harder ones later?

OttersDen says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 9:00am

This is interesting! However, the visual transition between the two game modes is a bit jarring to the eyes. But nevertheless, good work.

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