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

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Offscreen Blackout

by peacegiverman - Jam Entry

Anything that goes off-screen is destroyed... forever. Zoom and rotate your screen away to clear away the colored pixels.

NOTE: The original version has long loading times between levels. The fixed version has much better loading times and is laptop-friendly. The color blind friendly game has all the fixes + visual cues for color blind players.

Controls (original entry)

-Left Mouse Button + drag to rotate the camera.
-Middle Mouse Button + drag to zoom in/out.

*Black pixels want to stay on screen, while the other ones want to leave so they can be reused elsewhere.
*White pixels can leave the screen through any channel (any side of the screen).
*Colored ones, on the other hand, must leave the screen through their specific channel (i.e. red pixels through the red side off the screen)
*There are also dead pixels which can't leave the screen and will bounce off the edges.

This was a quickie project, as I barely had the time and space to work on this Ludum Dare. I'm really happy that I actually managed to have something playable in the end, even if it's just a prototype.

Cheers all!

Downloads and Links




Dejsan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:59am

It was confusing at the beginning but.. pretty fun game thou.

error031 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:16am

I didn't know what to do at the start, but when I finally got it, it was pretty fun. Nice work

BtheDestroyer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:59pm

Didn't love that it was middle click to move... arrows/WASD/Right click would be preferred so I could play on my laptop without a mouse, but it was fun.

peacegiverman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:08pm

Ohhh, yes. Thanks for the feedback, BtheDestroyer !

Alendro says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:12pm

Interesting idea. I little confusing.

jovoc says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:12pm

Really neat idea, pretty different. Some glitches with the controls, i kept accidently using the mousewheel and that seemed to confuse it. Would be better with some kind of theme, seemed too abstract with just colored cubes.

NPException says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:13pm

Excellent use of the theme and a really nice concept!
I would love to have this as a mobile game :)

FlipskiZ says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:24pm

The game crashes on loading to the second level for me, I tried with different browsers but no luck. It looks pretty interesting and unique though.

JJEvil says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:53pm

Was able to play. Good game, but the plugin becomes unresponsive after a while. Could be my connection, not sure.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:36pm

Like the concept, but the loading seems to freeze my browser, which isn't very pleasant.. :/

bitserum says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:43pm

Nice use of the theme and pretty innovative as far as I can say. Too bad it's so short. I kept trying to zoom in/out with the mouse wheel (force of habit).

A minor bug:
The last level will show a Well Done message after the Game Over one, if you continue clearing boxes (in the wrong way) and get to just the black ones. You won't actually beat the level though.

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:46pm

Nice idea! Well done!

crazyrems says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 10:55pm

Impressive, brilliant, I love the concept.

Dec 20, 2014 @ 8:51pm

Interesting game. I Included it in part 11 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :)

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