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

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Dino Dash: Rex's Run

by Mechatodzilla - Compo Entry

It's Dino Dash: Rex's Run! You're a Tyrannosaurus Rex so it's going to take more than some aliens, flying saucers, and a mysterious lake of fire to take YOU down! Play an entire game on one convenient screen!

Update: I've released a post-compo mobile edition! Hit the mobile link below and simply touch the left side of the screen to jump, right side to do the downward bite attack. Enjoy!

Up arrow to jump, down arrow to bite. Simple as that!
Tested in Chrome and IE. I wasn't getting sound in IE. The game does have sound effects!
If you have a low (or even medium) screen resolution set you may actually need to zoom out a touch or two for best results. With a little more time I could have set up the page a bit better.

All graphics were done in GIMP, sound effects were generated using SFXR, and all development was done in JavaScript using Phaser.

It's silly but please enjoy!

Downloads and Links




pjimmy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:37am

lol, nice work emulating those old handheld consoles

doos says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:27am

Love it!

hunterloftis says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:39am

Brilliantly clever!

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

Nice use of the theme.

Empyrealhell says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:29am

Awesome homage to the old single game handhelds. It gets insanely fast after a while, but by that point I was starting to get bored anyway, so the pacing was spot on. The burned-in graphics were a nice touch, too.

Lynx says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:37am

Clever, making it look like the old school fixed pixel LCD screen games

BitOfGold says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:46pm

Oh memories :) I had several of handheld games! Nice graphics! +1 for using Phaser!

rantt says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:37am

I like your take on the theme, very clever. Fun game, nicely done :)

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:56am

Hi there. Like the LCD style graphics, even down to the 5% alpha shadowing of elements. Great presentation, very appropriate sounds. Good emulation!

mklee says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:45am

Very faithful rendition of classic LCD games. Enjoyed the clever touches like reusing the dino attacking the UFO/being carried away in the same way those games would do. Good stuff!

6DownStudios says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:52am

Excellent! I used to have one of those handhelds, and you really nailed it on the art and sound. Also hilarious premise. One of my faves so far!

Sharky says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:29am

That game is retro for retro XD

panda says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:36am

Beautiful retro look, I love it! The game is fun but it freezes when I die, that's too bad. I had to come back to this page the first time around to figure out the controls. Perhaps some text on the page could help? At any rate, this was a lot of fun, congrats!

TKF15H says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 10:52pm

Loved it! Brings back memories of a time loooooooong gone!

Dissiden7 says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 10:53pm

This is great!
Definitely brought me back to the "good ol'days". And the looks are top notch.

Canyon says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:03am

I love this idea and the execution of it! It could do with a little more polish, but it really feels like it would have been a classic handheld game from the 80's. Great art style! And due to the genre, the simple bleeps and bloops make sense.

I also appreciate the simple control scheme and design, and the UI.

Tifu says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 2:21pm

Clever, with the fake LCD you literally can see the entire game on one screen, every possible game state :D

gre says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 10:24am

very cool take on the theme

mactinite says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 9:44pm

Awesome! I love the Game-and-watch-like graphics. You emulated that really well!

Mechatodzilla says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 9:49pm

Thanks! And thanks for the great feedback from everyone. It was a really fun exercise to think and design in terms of these old LCD games. I would maybe even try it again some time.

Dec 19, 2014 @ 12:20am

Awesome work, great simulation of the old machines, and an awesome concept! I'd say the jump in speed around 5000 points is a bit big, I would have appreciated a smoother curve, but apart from that I love all of it! Hilarious and very well done.

dylanwolf says ...
Dec 24, 2014 @ 7:39am

Nice graphical style.

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