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!

Controls:
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: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7-downloads-1880260.html

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

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness63%
#267Humor(Jam)3.07
#312Innovation(Jam)3.34
#377Audio(Jam)3.06
#494Mood(Jam)3.04
#511Fun(Jam)3.03
#552Theme(Jam)3.50
#631Overall(Jam)3.06
#632Graphics(Jam)3.00

Comments

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

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javafx/embed/swing/JFXPanel
at TnT.ld31.LD31.start(LD31.java:115)
at TnT.ld31.LD31.main(LD31.java:108)
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: javafx.embed.swing.JFXPanel
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:366)
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:355)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:354)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:425)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:308)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:358)
... 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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