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

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Sky Organ

by internetspaulicy - Compo Entry

Sky Organ

Play the Sky Organ and capture small creatures. Don't catch the red skulls.

Each tube will play a random note and when activated will create a vortex of suction that can trap wandering creatures.

Controls: Keys on your keyboard correspond to organ tubes on the screen.





Something seems to be up with Chrome(At least on OS X). Best play in Safari, Firefox, IE or other.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness74%
#31Innovation4.21
#73Audio3.72
#254Graphics3.58
#274Humor2.96
#322Mood3.21
#445Overall3.29
#690Theme3.50
#692Fun2.95

Comments

Andynonomous says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:14am

Really interesting mechanic. It would be cool if it somehow made it so that you could never play a dissonant note, make it sound more like music automatically. Cool game!

Phaax says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:35am

First thought: What are the controls?
Second thought: EVERYTHING IS THE CONTROLS!
Third thought: Sweeet.
Fourth thought: I'm not a musician...
Fifth thought: Oh damn that game over... LOL

Gins says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:08am

Now that is a kind of game I haven't played before haha.
It's quite difficult with all those keys but so funny still :D

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:17am

Really interesting! I would have preferred if the controls were kept to the alphabet keys.

Lawls says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:21am

Has a nice feel!

Pinpickle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:21am

I have never felt closer to my keyboard than this moment.

mtinkerhess says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:23am

Very different control scheme! Nice 3D models. I liked the sound / music. I wasn't always sure why some bubbles didn't get popped by the organ.

ehtd says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:26am

Very cool, I did not expect that!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:30am

I need to improve my blind typing skills))) Very interesting mechaincs! Good job!

PortoCombo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:04am

Very relaxing. Great sound !

raincole says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:13am

Pretty creative and relaxing. The death scene is so cute.

stjahns says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:06am

WHOAH. Really cool! Never seen anything like this. I kinda like the dissonance, gives it kinda a spooky mood :)

SeriousDeath says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:13am

I died and wasn't sure why. I assume sucking up skulls is a bad thing...?
Enjoyed the challenge of finding the right key rather than just pressing everything at once...
The models are nicely done...

xgeovanni says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:05pm

A cool game and REALLY HARD. Then again I've never been any good

xgeovanni says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:06pm

at rhythm games. (This looks really weird now.)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:37pm

I had not considered this a rhythm game until you mentioned it xgeovanni. I guess if you have got rhythm then it is.

FerraWare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:55am

Really liked the idea, pretty innovative. Ended up pressing every single key :P

barryrowe says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:26am

This mechanic is great. I wish it was slightly more constrained to maybe just the character keys. I guess it is part of the challenge, but I ended up feeling as if I was just mashing keys rather than having to be a skilled "keyboard organist". The game is still fun, and has a unique mechanic. Well done.

Tater_hater says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:14am

Like the sounds

ChuiGum says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:16am

Awesome innovation, great graphics, good job! Very original, I like that.

Diventurer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:18am

Nice game overall. I had problems figuring out the controls at first, but when I did - I got another problem: The upper-left tube won't work. I could play all its neighbours, but not the upper-left. Is this the horror of different keyboard layouts?

Anyway, I died really quickly afterwards. I love the game over screen!

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:20am

Pretty sure I lost several good years of life on my keyboard after this game, haha. What a cool concept - and sometimes the pipes played some really nice music!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:35pm

Haha! Its true @Diventurer my keyboard input does not really account for special keyboards. I am not sure what would happen to someone on a dvorak layout for example.

Logun says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:07pm

The link is dead in web version :(

Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:25pm

Thanks for letting me know @Logun. Everything seems fine from here. There is an issue on some versions of Chrome. People have been using other browsers for this jam to work around it.

Zettelkasten says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:24pm

Nice game, very difficult to play with German keyboard layout though ;)

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:05pm

Hi there. Really fun feedback from tapping keys... You really feel you are the organ... excellent. Sounds nice and flutey. Good job!

harley77 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:32am

That is original, and the little 3D models in the bubbles are well done. Good job!

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:24pm

This is such an amazing game, I've never seen a thing like this! hard to see where or how far the bubbles were though, ended up smashing my keyboard but I still had fun. Goodjob and high innovation!

Budaniel says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:38am

I am not coordinated enough for this apparently lol

Backterria says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:05am

Very interesting concept!Love it!

pjimmy says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:25pm

lovely, very creative, well done :)

MaesK says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 1:13pm

Good idea, but my game turned into chaos, pressing every button in existance, and losing anyway :D Great game

trykondev says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 11:31pm

Really neat control scheme. It was a bit uncomfortable at first using non-alphabetic keys but you get used to it pretty fast. Fun and creative entry!

Dec 26, 2014 @ 11:09am

This would be a compliment for music composers who can play the organ using a computer keyboard. Good job on this.

01rafael says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:40am

Awesome graphics but goal is not clear

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