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

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One Screen Racer

by disease - Compo Entry

Presenting the LD31 entry that will take you the least amount of time to play! And it's HTML5 only, so playing it is really easy as well!

One Screen Racer is an overhead time trial racer in the spirit of Super Sprint. Can you win the gold trophy?

I wrote the physics from scratch, which was probably a mistake, but it was an interesting project. I spent a lot of time making a game that would allow additional track creation easy - but ended up not having enough time to create any additional tracks. A lot of recorded sound and music is missing as well. Watch out for the post-competition version though!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#690Theme3.50
#879Fun2.73
#893Audio1.86
#1041Overall2.65
#1097Mood1.96
#1108Graphics2.12
#1143Innovation2.04
#1742Coolness39%

Comments

mtinkerhess says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:43am

The drifting feels really good. Too bad there aren't more tracks!

timwe1912 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:17am

I agree, driving feels very satisfying. Gold Cup is a little easy, I got it after my third try. My best run is 36 seconds left. Nice game!

timwe1912 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:18am

Oh and I miss a button for restart and with the current physics and max speed you dont really need the brake.

mangoorange says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:08am

good one! LOVE THE DRIFTING

sanojian says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:28am

Driving feels very nice. It needs some opponents. Also some engine noise and squealing tires would have added a lot.

Mopz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:16am

I beat it!

dekart says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:02am

Plays smoothly, I like it.

wdebowicz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:27pm

Also like drifting. Consider multiplayer by sharing keyboard, might be funny!

pjimmy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:01pm

nice use of physics

Meta-link says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:19pm

Okay, the game is simple and the feeling really good, that's cool !
It need more contents and better graphics to be awesome !

pancakecity says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:28am

The physics are great! I hope you add arrow key controls to the post-competition version, it's a little difficult with a non-QWERTY keyboard.

disease says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:37am

Good point, I did not consider non-qwerty. I will definitely add arrow key support to the post-comp version.

error031 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:14am

This brings memories when I was child, and played similar games. Nice work, if you could add more tracks it would be great!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:33pm

Hi there. Nice skidding for corners. Penalty on grass feels a bit harsh. Shame no engine sounds. Good job!

vornoin says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:31pm

Is the deobfuscated/unminified source available?
If not, could you write a bit about the physics and the resources you've used?

disease says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:10am

Yes, the source is all on my github under the OverheadRacer.gmx file. You don't need GameMaker to read it but it will help. I'm pretty sure the free version should compile and run this game fine and make it easy to view all the objects.

Just FYI I will make a blog post in the future addressing the physics, which are really simple but also quite flexible.

vornoin says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:40pm

Ah, my bad! I was looking at the OverheadRacer.js file.
Thanks! Promising demo, I'm looking forward to your post-compo version

paperweight says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:34pm

Hah feels good man only I think a wipeout style art would have felt better with the way the drifting works.

anokta says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:26pm

nice driving mechanics, good job! :) it's a shame that the game itself seems to be somewhat unfinished for now. also, i'd appreciate if it was possible to move reverse when needed.

Lynx says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 4:07am

This is agate that can really be expanded upon! As a fan of racing games, I loved it, the drifting physics are so much fun. You calibrated the driving controls real well!

I will say, tone down the grass slow down though, make it still slow down, but not so sudden.

pht59x says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 7:12pm

The drifting physics is funny. Nice effort from you to make it from scratch.

f7f5 says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 7:21pm

Driving feels really good. It needed more tracks or an online leaderboard, or just something to spice it up a bit. And an engine sound.

Kaijuu says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 7:38pm

Nice physics! And old good gameplay

shyupuff says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 8:16pm

Nice controls, hard to get a hang of at first, but I felt like I was getting better at it as I played more and more (: Nice job!

b2 says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 8:33pm

Actually thought it was quiet fun! Nice drifting.

Dec 25, 2014 @ 10:54pm

pretty good. i wish there were other drivers on the track, tho.

davidB says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 10:17am

nice physics and drifting. I'm a to bad driver, best run: 1 second left ;-)

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