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

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Globby Online

by Diamonde - Jam Entry

INSTRUCTIONS -- Globby Online is an online game in which you compete with others to collect most coins. But don't fall off the island or you'll lose it all!

Globby is a friendly, but greedy glob. It does no harm to others, but it can push foes around till they drop all coins. Globby doesn't like coins that much, it likes only to have more than others.

The game was created by Robin Lindh Nilsson and Johan Carlberg.

Tools used: Meteorjs, Cloud9 Ide, pyxeledit, bfxr, Paint.NET.

EDIT: Added a post-ludumdare build, which may be continuously updated with new features.
(1) The leading player is crowned.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness53%
#213Fun(Jam)3.44
#329Theme(Jam)3.72
#358Innovation(Jam)3.26
#458Overall(Jam)3.25
#505Humor(Jam)2.59
#603Audio(Jam)2.38
#647Graphics(Jam)2.97
#725Mood(Jam)2.72

Comments

Robinerd says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:41pm

I'm the other developer for this game. Didn't have too much time in this LD, but this is something at least!

JayCee23 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:52pm

Only real downside is that there aren't 20 people playing. That would be awesome.

Natura-Time says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:21am

Nice game, really fun :D

Emkani says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:23am

Neat little concept, it was hard to tell if it was there, but changing move speed and push power depending on collected coins would have been great. Not so much to do in the game if you are alone, obviously.

hectorhon says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:06pm

This is potentially a fun game, especially when there are more players! Unfortunately I couldn't play properly (my Internet connection is slow). Love the mood and style :)

ShadowTzu says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:16pm

Simple but very fun with other players!

Sanguine says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:18pm

The game creates some really interesting social dynamics, like everyone starts focusing on the player that has the most coins. I'd play with that more if I were you, maybe give the leader a crown to encourage that more. I already mentioned this in the chat, but I'd be cool if pushing also always just slows down the player. Right now there's really no reason not to push, so I was just pressing spacebar all the time. Anyway, interesting game!

Forge says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:50pm

All aspects of the game works, fluid motion, simple but fun idea - Well done a nice entry!

Jaloko says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:22am

A multiplayer game, nice job.

lurumdurum says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:22am

Good job for a first timer!

Even though the game doesn't look really great, it's actually pretty fun to play, haha. I love trying to just push other people around :D

ilokimo says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:02pm

There were only 2 players online when I tried the game so this particular session was not much fun, but the potential for a good free-for-all is there. The interactions felt a bit limited, though, with the push as the only offensive move.

Zwergesel says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:10pm

There was nobody online when I played it, but it looks very nice.

Ossi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:21pm

Very cute multiplayer game! I like the graphics and the use of the theme was well done especially having the entire page be filled with the water rather than just having a small window to play it in. The mechanics are very simple and easy to understand and having a chat beside the game is really nice way to laugh with others when you get a bunch of coins and fall into the water! I managed to get over 100 coins which was pretty funny since you start to become the target of everyone else. Really fun stuff, well done!

taviandir says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:35am

this is a rly cute game haha. nice with the multiplayer. would be hilarious if the push effects were even stronger!:D

sensenmann666 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:49pm

very fun multiplayer action! liked it!

sorlok says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 2:04am

Fun game, but not really sure what the "attack" button does. Great job with an online game in the limited time constraints of the jam!

rmc says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 6:58pm

Hey, very nice!

It a shame I just got one person online to play with! It could be real fun with more people!

Some different characters and other kinds of attacks, and you could make a very nice multi player game with this!

Shampop says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 10:48am

Idea is cool ! We were only two but it was already pretty cool ! I imagine it would be even better with a lot of player. Good job !

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