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

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Let There be Pixels

by TnT - Jam Entry

In a different take, we made an entire game on, as in about, one screen. Trace the history of the computer monitor, from lightbulb to LED, and dig around as a snowman archaeologist to find parts to upgrade your monitor.

Let There be Pixels!

Watch out for skeletons and falling rocks!

WASD or Arrows to move
SPACE to throw snowballs
ESC to pause
H hides ingame help
(Moving also hides help.)

NOTE: This game requires JavaFX. Most people should have it anyway as it comes with the standard java distribution package. If you do not have this, the following JRE does:

**We believe we fixed the failing to start issue, please let us know if it still happens.

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Cyros says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:15am

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javafx/embed/swing/JFXPanel
at TnT.ld31.LD31.start(
at TnT.ld31.LD31.main(
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: javafx.embed.swing.JFXPanel
at Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
... 2 more

I'm getting this :$
Ubuntu 14.04

Forge says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:15am

Very interesting take on the theme, evolution of audio was also very cool!

cyrus says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:17am

Could not run this entry =/

Have Java 1.7 installed, file opens but nothing happens.

dcolgan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:21am

Gotta admin, this was quite fun! I love the interpretation of the theme.

OttersDen says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:33am

Hey, that was pretty neat! Like Forge said, the way the audio evolved that awesome. It reinforced the feeling that I was progressing!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:35am

Nice! A bit more work maybe...

p1x3lruckus says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:52am

It was an interesting idea and an original take on the theme, but the gameplay could use a bit more juice.

Divitos says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:56am

Couldn't run! D:

sam101 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:58am

I didn't see the screenshots, so I wasn't expecting the snowman thing at all !

So, a mix of boulderdash and evoland, that's funny. Good job :)

broknecho says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:10am

Neat idea making it get sharper and sharper. Fun game. Thanks!

devshawn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:11am

Fun game, audio was great!

Hellequin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:24pm

Great audio! Nice game overall !

Pickens Inc. says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:14pm

I loved this while it lasted! The game started as a few lightbulbs, and it became sharper and sharper, it's ingenious! Love it, but I died when I got the colour monitor and it went black :(

Jaloko says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:38am

Cool game, the second part reminded me of an old game called chips challenge.

Wampus says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:33am

Can't play it so won't score it. Have Java 1.7 on 64bit Windows 7. Looks like it would have been really interesting. :)

BtheDestroyer says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:36am

Game doesn't launch on OS X

FinnMacd says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:40am

The game is really fun, but i'd play it just for the audio!

aidinviper says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:17am

nice job .

aidinviper says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:24am

nice job

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:21pm

The evolution bit was neat - I was very confused when I was playing a lightbulbs game after seeing the screenshots. xD

harley77 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:03pm

Couldn't Run

sorlok says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:29am

Very clever take on the theme, and cool evolution idea! Gameplay was good, but controls could have been a little tighter. Great job!

Sublustris says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 8:07am

Cool game

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