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

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Drillguy 0F-8

by jcmoyer - Compo Entry

Windows: extract game and run LD31.exe

Linux and OS/X: Requires love:

Run from command line:

$ love

Don't expect much. I intentionally made this into a 24-hour submission (this game took around 19 hours to complete).

- Arrow keys to move
- Hitting blocks slows you down
- If your speed reaches zero, game over
- Running into a block will break it into ore if you have enough speed
- Picking up ore increases your score

UPDATE 2014-12-08
- Fixed a bug where score carried through playthroughs

Downloads and Links




rabbit says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:12pm

Fun game but it needs some way to speed up other than just waiting for it.

Consider making the player speed up when collecting ore! That way you get more out of it rather than just a score. You could even have a massive upper speed limit to make the game really chaotic when youre doing well.

Screen shake with you hit an ore would make the game feel a lot better.

All in all you have a great start to a score attack game.

Malinus says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:44pm

Great fun little game.I love the explosion effect when hitting the ore, very satisfying!

Germanunkol says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 7:58pm

I also think that the speed should only be decreased when hitting rocks, not ore. Ore should only be rewarded! I didn't read anywhere about how to speed up, so at first, I was pretty confused.

The 4-way movement makes this game pretty hard, similar to snake, I guess, but with much more on the screen.
Good work for 19 hours!

jangler says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:20pm

Interesting concept, but probably not the best implementation (well, that's a game jam for you). Sounds were a bit annoying; music might have helped there. Pretty good for 24 hours and had a classic arcade feel.

ciaodavinci says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:19am

Good job! I would have a liked a little bit more feedback for how fast I was going. Also, more speed powerups would have been nice.
Some more varied sound effects would have spiced it up a bit too.
Good start!

Dec 14, 2014 @ 2:10pm

It was huge fun to play this game. :) Good job!

01rafael says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 12:49pm

Graphics is drives me crazy! So great old fashioned style!

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