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

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The MANT Experiment

by AlbertoSM - Jam Entry

(UPDATE MESSAGE) - I added a "fixed" version with minor updates like the option to restart the game from the Game Over screen and the actual "random generation" I speak of in the description. Feel free to try either versions! :)


You have been selected to take part in the MANT Experiment,where you will be shrunk to the size of an ant and will be put to a test, where you need to collect as many provisions as possible in 30 seconds! All of this, inside a real ant-size ant farm (?)! So, congratulations, I guess?

Move around with the Arrow Keys, Jump with the UP arrow key, and change your camera view with C.

You have 30 seconds to get as many provisions as possible.

You'll find doors with different colors (magenta, blue and green). These doors are one way only, so plan your movements carefully!

The levels are randomly generated so feel free to refresh and try the game again! My top score is 27 provisions, try to top that! :P

(I hope you guys forgive the iffy collision detection at times :P)

Downloads and Links




Timm638 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:56pm

Just a nice looking plattformer, and i see no random generation, you have spoken of.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:40am

Art was pretty good looking and movement was good except jumping didnt always register. But it was over so fast :/

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:44am

The ant farm idea is fun.

The controls feel a bit awkward in regard to jumping/sliding.

You might consider adding a retry button since I could not find a way to retry without reloading the webpage.

rzuf says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:55am

Why is it so shoooort. :D Fun game, not really one-screen though. :)

Esjaji says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:28pm

A nice fun, simple game! I especially like the animation when you go into and come out of the portal!

Luis Anton says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:00pm

Nice! I also created a platformer in Unity for this LD. Funny how the same engine can create so many differnet feels.

Elendow says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:27pm

Really fun, maybe some things like the "portals" are weird at first, because you can't go back, but now I know it for the next run :D

Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:41am

Could be pretty fun if you tightened up the collisions and jumping a bit! I felt like I wasn't always able to jump on command.

Also, I like that you can keep replaying the randomly generated level you get, but it would be nice if I could generate a new one with an in-game button (rather than reloading the whole page).

Dexyne says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:13pm

Nice platformer, fun game.
The music is good and you respect the theme.

Sometimes the characters not jump correctly and some collisions not work properly.
The timer is quite short, but it's the difficulty of the game.

Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:26pm

Overall nice, but I did not think it followed the theme :(

Teesquared says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:15pm

Nice visuals and sound. I liked the animation and controls seemed good. Turning a man into an ant seems very unantural :)

pht59x says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:31pm

Does not work with FF:

Propriété « -moz-box-shadow » inconnue. Déclaration abandonnée. gamestyle.css:56

Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:43pm

Smooth controls and good gameplay just a little short would have liked to play a little longer :)

klianc09 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:50pm

I like the music.
The controls aren't very smooth, I had a hard time navigating the level.
Also I trapped myself in a dead-end...

Riocide says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:07pm

Jumping is a bit iffy but its a fun idea! Wacky sounds too!

Hunter X says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:15pm

The collision detection and jumping mechanics could use a bit of polish, but on the whole this is an interesting concept with potential for expansion post-competition.

Canyon says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 11:26pm

I like the music and animation and the general style.

gre says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 9:42am

Nicely polished music and graphics. Interesting game mechanism (doors and map unzoom).
Getting all the chicken legs in one row seems impossible but I guess the goal is to make a good score.
The controls are ok, but sometimes jump doesn't work when you move.

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