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

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Princess Saving Princes

by Fnkee - Compo Entry

Princess Saving Princes is a game inspired by the old "Game & Watch"-series by Nintendo; truly great(entire) games on one screen.

In a universe where princes are captured in dungeons, a princess takes on the task to set them free.

Arrows or A\D to move
Space to Start\Restart

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AlexVsCoding says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:58am

Love the colour pallete for this game! Very cute graphics.

Not sure if I just didn't get to it, but that bridge to me needs something reaching up out of that canyon to grab the players!

I would really like to see this developed into a huge map with different routes through the world (to a variety of princes.

It kind of reminds me of a story book, especially down to the different still poses of the characters. the one on the log is my personal favorite.

Great work and the very best of luck in the competition. Thanks for making this!

rogberth says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:24am

Really cute game, loved the art and the sound.

misto423 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:05am

This is really well done. Definitely takes be back to those old LCD games and G&W classics. The graphics and audio are very fitting. Nice job!

Hicksk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:05am

The graphics is a unique style and look good. The game would be more fun with move control over movement besides the character jumping to predefined points in the level.

Fnkee says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:07am

Thanks for your feedback! Yeah, a bridge monster is a great idea for an obstacle. I might very well add that.

Glad you see the story behind it. I tried to make it so it would act out well whichever direction you'd choose to walk.

Once again thanks. I'll make sure to check out your jam entry (;

Thanks man. Glad to hear that!

Thommy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:10am

The music is awesome. Nice job.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:11am

I really liked this. I've been looking forward to this one since I saw the screencap earlier. The art is really nice, and it bears enough resemblance to a play structure that it can be interpreted as two little girls playing make-believe, which is an ambiguity I really like.
I would really like to see this turned into a rhythm-based puzzle. As it stands, it can be played by waiting for the right moments to mash left or right all the way across.

ehtd says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:39am

simple and great, very nice job

Fnkee says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:57am

Thanks! Glad to hear you appreciate this kind of games [:

Thank you. Indeed, the game doesn't offer much variation of gameplay. This is part because I wanted to make a resemblance of the old G&Ws, where you in most cases would be able to move only left or right. If I make something like this again, I might add more variation though (:

Glad you like it! (;

I'm honored to hear that you've been looking forward to this 'o'
That's right. There is no back story, and therefore the story can be interpreted as one would wish. And indeed your version sounds really fitting to the style (:
My previous game, Dereck, is a rhythm-based puzzle. Maybe I could try mixing them somewhat together in the next compo.
Once again, thanks a lot!

Tinimations says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:43pm

Nice source of inspiration, though I beat it 5 times before I figured out one could actually fail to the snowman. Making him more aggressive could maybe have solved that.

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:45pm

I love this. Great graphics, great music and lots of fun. Nice evolution of the original Game&Watch concept.

lisac says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:46pm

I really like this one! One of my favourites so far :)

It's great that you have even put the menu on the same screen.

It reminds me of the old nintendo game and watch games, like the octopus. :)

Well done and good luck!

Fnkee says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:22pm

I think you might've rated the wrong game :P There is no aggressive snowman in mine.

Thanks man! Glad you like it!

Thanks, I'm really happy to hear that! Yeah, the octopus is one of my main inspirations for the game! Well observed(;

Domicuc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:26pm

Lovely game x)

oh_cripes says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:54pm

Nice design. Quite simple, but good use of the theme.

Fnkee says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:21pm

@ehtd & @Domicuc

Thanks mate. Yep, it's simple, but should get pretty challenging at about 25-40 points.

Krisjet says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:31pm

Awesome! The Game and Watch is strong in this one. When is the handheld coming out?

Figglewatts says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:40pm

You've nailed the Game & Watch feel here. Nice work!

Eduardo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:24pm

The music is great, i love it!! Nice art style! good job!

KedumeBits says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:51pm

Like the Game & Watch. Nice!

Webravenz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:30pm

very nice concept ! and cute pixel graphics
thought it was too easy until everything started together ... :D

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:07pm

Love the music. Also, for those of you dissing the gameplay - Find a Game & Watch ;D

K.Chplr says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:36pm

Perfect match for the theme and superb music.
It would be even better if it could be played on smartphones.

renatopp says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:38am

Awesome style on the graphics, the mechanics aren't so intuitive tough, but is not a real problem. I would like to see this kind of graphics on other games.

Nice job.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:30am

Beautifuf game and good feeling.

SirRicecake says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:18pm

I really like the colors, setting and the appearance altogether. Rescuing a prince playing as a princess is a great idea and feels just right!

gelisam says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:28am

Wow. Definitely my favorite interpretation of the theme! And with great music to boot!

Murchurl says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:09am

The graphics is really well done! not quite sure what the game play is. but and entry is an entry, good job!

Fnkee says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:49am

Thanks! Great idea, I'll try to make that happen soon!

@Figglewatts, @Eduardo:

Thanks glad you liked it! Happy to hear someone played it till all three obstacles played together (;

@Double Zero One Zero:
Thanks! Inedeed, a Game & Watch should be mandatory in every home

Thank you, I'll try to make that happen! Glad you found the music superb [;

Thank you. Indeed, the mechanics are quite simple. Might do something a bit more advanced next time.

@Instant Noodles:
Thank you, good sir.

Cool, thanks! Yeah, time to steer away from the stereotypical fairytail.

Thanks man! That really means a lot!

Thanks mate! The game in itself is quite simple. Get all the way to the right to rescue the prince. Get back to the castle, and score a point. The game's difficulty increases gradually.

kill0u says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:50pm

Took me a while to understand what was really going on. Gets fun after a few rounds, though :) Nice!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:55pm

Yeeees, awesome game, made me smile. Love the theme, visuals and mood. Controls feels great.

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:00pm

wow. I cant believe someone will make a game like this. Very impressive!!

BroCade says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:50pm

This just makes me happy! Great use of the theme, so nostalgic and i love the subversion of the prince and princess trope. One of my favourite entries.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:32pm

beautiful, well done :D

Luis Anton says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:10pm

I did HATE and LOVE these handhelds, you've just thrown me back in time :')

Mase says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:22am

The graphics are charming and expressive. Nice color palette as well.

wooltech says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:36am

The graphics and audio are great.

TheMeorch says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:22pm

Lovely graphics, and a great throwback to handheld games of yore. Nice work!!

asobitech says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:59am

Beautiful, great look and feel and use of the theme.

yodamaster says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 10:00pm

Like an old LCD-game! Love it!

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