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

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Doodle vs Homework

by Kep - Jam Entry

You are doodle of a little robot and don't like work, so smack all these numbers off the page.
Your creator is fighting back, so avoid the eraser!

Move with WASD, Arrows, and Space.
Attack with right-Ctrl or Z.

Updated on 12/10:
Sound effects and music
Improved controls
More interesting AI for pencil:
- Moves more naturally
- Speeds up as you get closer to winning

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness60%
#161Humor(Jam)3.37
#256Innovation(Jam)3.47
#424Theme(Jam)3.63
#468Overall(Jam)3.24
#562Fun(Jam)2.97

Comments

FerraWare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:47am

Pretty cool game, won it :P

There seems to be a little bug though, if you jump and stick to a platform's edge, you sometimes get stuck.

Lolwned says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:54pm

Fun entry, clean graphics, reminds me of my time in high school !

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:58pm

The theme and graphics for this are pretty cute. The platforming controls could use a little work, but nice job.

hollowspecter says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:58pm

I like your interpretation, but it lacks a bit of variation. After two attacks you simple know when and wherethe pen will strike again. Just some random factors and maybe "new attacks" would have been cool! Still very cute!

cbear_wallis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:59pm

I enjoyed this ^_^ I think if a little more was put in it would be a really cool complete game. I liked the whole feel of the pencil eraser and stuff.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:16pm

I really enjoyed this game, well done!

The idea is very unique and fun :)

ponk says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:25pm

Cool :) !

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:09pm

You should include a game mode where you are the pencil. That's what I thought was going on at first :P

friggingames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:11pm

Cute, fun little game! Some audio would have helped bring it all together.

Kep says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:17pm

Thanks all.

I'll update the game with tweaked controls and some sound later this week.

Original concept was that once you have destroyed a page, it would tear away revealing the next level and next school subject. The last level would be on the manilla back of the notebook where you have a boss fight with the pencil.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:44pm

This was a very different take on the theme, and indeed on a platformer. It's complete and well thought out.

My wife made a "Mum plays..." of your game: http://youtu.be/ikVR1T6hCzI

Code Medicine says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:30am

This is really neat! I played it several times before I really got decent at it. It is a little awkward getting stuck between numbers sometimes. Very nice work!

NoahbroCZ says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:52pm

Nice game, but I sometimes stucked in Math :DDD. Check my game too: President's bodyguard simulator.

Code Medicine says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:47am

Yo Kep! Just played the post jam version with the refined controls and can say that you've definitely made it a richer experience! Final thing I'd suggest is a quick tutorial page that explains how to move and head-butt the letters. Nice job again, I really dig the style. I was actually able to outrun certain death this time, hah!

ponk says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:37pm

Hi :) !
The pencil follow animation is cool, we should see it more !
May be the pencil could be closer when moving around before it tries to erase the character ?

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:42pm

Just tried the post-jam version. The music and sounds really add to it. My wife is sitting beside me now raving about how good your game is becoming - and how original it is too. A good game just got better.

MrShoestore says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:25am

cute idea. collisions get a bit sticky though. i would often get stuck and then erased >_<

barryrowe says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:26am

This is a great idea. I wish you could dodge the eraser in a way that it would erase the math problems. This would add a neat upside to dodging the eraser smoothly in the right positions. Good job. fun to play.

Sublustris says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 7:35am

Love it

Kep says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 3:00pm

Many thanks to everyone for playing the post-jam version. I very happy to see people enjoying the improvements.

This is my 13th game of the month in a row and you can play all of them from my One Game a Month profile here: http://www.onegameamonth.com/HellscapeGames

I'll be participating in the Global Game Jam in about a month, so find me on social media for updates.
https://twitter.com/HellscapeGames
https://www.facebook.com/HellscapeGames

Thanks again,
Kep - Hellscape Games

fueelin says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 12:35am

I really liked the graphics, wish I could rate them :)

01rafael says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:13am

So awesome graphics! overall 5/5

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