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

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Blob Thing's Epic Escape From the Lab

by samgj - Jam Entry

A game by Sam Jackson and Shawn Marion

A blob monster is trapped in a lab filling with acid. It needs to escape with as many other blobs (contained in capsules) as it can.

Controls:
Left and Right Arrows - Left and Right
Up Arrow - Jump

Splat sound effect by the Blender Foundation:
http://opengameart.org/content/flap-splat-poo-yo-frankie

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#387Theme(Jam)3.67
#517Mood(Jam)3.00
#697Graphics(Jam)2.83
#800Fun(Jam)2.65
#932Overall(Jam)2.61
#948Innovation(Jam)2.12
#2152Coolness22%

Comments

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:25am

Neat idea. I like how you have to use the ladders to jump higher.

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:47am

This is so hard lol It took me 5 times to not drown while getting the 2 left-most capsules! I love the blob animation, it feels sticky and heavy. No music though?

Liam :D says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:13pm

I know that this was not the intent but the "You Were" at the end is eerie. It's a really spooky way of telling you that you died... Woah man...

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:15pm

Hi there. Got to end of level but not all capsules. Found it a bit of an eye strain, so tiny. Nice sounds stuck ladder climbing. Good job!

SuperDisk says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:16am

Neat game. Unfortunately, bad collision detection can be the death knell for a platforming game, and it seems to be the case here. Otherwise pretty neato.

Don't mind the newgrounds guys tearing you apart; they do it to everyone.

SinistraGames says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:33pm

It was *almost* very good. The ladders were a little buggy and the green toxic could be slowed down a little, or a better level design. Also there should be a reset button. Annoying to refresh the whole page. And fix the text, it just shows half of it. Fix those and it would be quiet fun! : )

LeReveur says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 3:04am

Interesting physics behavior, simple game, easy to understand. Maybe two levels more with increasing difficulty would be a plus ? :)

brainstorm says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:12pm

Innovation n/a: It isn't innovative... It isn't bad but I can't rate that category.

Fun 3/5: Difficult and with only one level, but a good one.

Theme 3/5: Simply ran in a single screen.

Graphics 4/5: Cute retro style, glitchy jump animation.

Mood 4/5: I felt a bit nervous because the green liquid was going up.

Overall 3/5: Too simple, but continue with that idea, you can make something awesome!

hexagore says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 10:14am

Funny what a huge difference the green slime coming up from the bottom makes. :P

rodobodolfo says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 9:04pm

the controls are really solid, great platforming!
However there are some problem with the animation when you collide with walls.

solarexplorer says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 3:11am

controls are a little difficult

Samm says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 3:11am

You seemed to launch off when you got to the top of a ladder, which was sort of odd. Fun game though!

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