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

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Symphony of the night

by FoxFiesta - Compo Entry

This game takes place in a room.
That's how I dealt with the "theme". I was quite limited by RPG Maker. I should learn to code.
You'll need sound, arrow keys, and a spacebar. You don't need to be able to read. Also, if you prefer when things are fast, you can use shift.
My primary goal was to set an atmosphere, and to try some color combinations I never used.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#48Mood3.81
#177Audio3.38
#237Theme3.88
#345Innovation3.42
#345Graphics3.41
#366Overall3.38
#752Fun2.88
#1605Coolness44%

Comments

red__hara says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:30am

Color combinations are very nice.
Atmosphere is calm and very enjoyable.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:38pm

Really atmospheric, with good sound and graphics that complement everything nicely.

cxsquared says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:51am

Really nice color pallet and I loved the sound puzzles. This could almost be used as an ear training tool. Really nice job.

FoxFiesta says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:16pm

I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

trykondev says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:56am

This game has a great mood. Nice experience!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:19am

I really liked this game. The pixel graphics were well designed despite their simplicity, music puzzles are a nice change, and all the elements were put together really well to establish a mood.

Some minor issues I had, some of the sounds are really close, so perhaps designing puzzles that are clearer mathematically (ie. uses notes that are clearly either above or below the previous notes) could help people with a bad ear for tone matching. Also, the path for guiding the bird from the bed becomes really hard to see where it crosses over the pannel of sky. Perhaps using a higher contrast colour for the path could have helped avoid some ambiguity (I thought the bird was going to fly out through the floor the first time).

Apart from those, I had a great time with this game!

CrefossusJam says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:21am

Clean graphics! Really interesting take on the theme by combining two worlds. However, my ear stinks and I couldn't pass the 3rd puzzle. Would something visual to tie along with the sound ruin it? Perhaps each of the note blocks could have a different symbol and the bird could play those shapes.

Smart thinking to name files as the directions! I may use this idea for any distributions I make :D

FoxFiesta says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:57pm

If you have difficulties distinguishing notes, here's some help: http://i.imgur.com/JvJpTQL.png
Sorry for the inconvenience!

FoxFiesta says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:58pm

The idea of birds playing shapes is interesting though, thank you!

ramyaanudeep says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:52pm

good concept

Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:06pm

I love the minimalsitic art work, well done

TeamQuadratic says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:15am

Nice game! Good mood as well.

DaRaziel says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 7:41pm

Although i literally hate music puzzles in general, this is nicely done. Respect for your work here. I struggled a little bit with the last part, but other than that i have nothing to complain about. Great entry!

Lythom says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 3:36pm

Hi there, pretty good entry overall. Imo the controls are a bit unclear (not sure what you are facing all the time). I did't really like the drawing but I did enjoy the animations ! The enigma are very goods. Thanks for the game !

sorle says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 12:25am

cool game. i love the artstyle!

Meta-link says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 12:00am

I liked your game :)
The concept is cool (but a little bit difficult), but the atmosphere is really nice, I liked it !

Poupi says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 2:25am

Very nice! ;)

lxd1 says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:11am

Fun

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