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

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Super Mega Ultimate Game of Minigames!

by Crafting4U - Compo Entry

Hey, Crafting4U here, and this is Super Mega Ultimate Game of Minigames, by me! The objective is simple: get the highest score possible, without dying.

How this works, is that there are 6 different minigames, and one will get randomly picked for you to play. You must complete an objective, or survive until time runs out. When a minigame is running, some text at the top of the screen will say what you need to do.

First off, I want to mention that this is my *second* game I made during this dare. The first one was just too complex to figure out, and I had to scratch that halfway through the compo. That game me only 20-21 hours to make another, completed game, and I am VERY happy of what I have made in that time.

I'm also only 12 years old, and programming in a game jam this early in life i reckon is great!

I have noticed one bug with the 'lava wave' minigame (that I couldn't be stuffed fixing), but don't worry; it's not a game killing bug. There is also a rare chance that audio playback will be delayed for a while. You might notice some other bugs too.

By the way, you need java to run this game.
If you don't have it, you can download it at http://www.java.com/en/

Thanks for taking your time to read this long description, and please rate the game honestly! :D

**EDIT** To realise if the tiles are disappearing, the tiles will start to fade away.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness94%
#248Humor3.00
#318Fun3.35
#450Innovation3.26
#512Mood2.97
#614Overall3.14
#682Theme3.51
#710Audio2.42
#984Graphics2.41

Comments

Wezley says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:40am

Very innovative and fun! Kudos!

Fnkee says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:41am

Very cute and loveable game. A multiplayer version of this would be amazing. At first it was hard to read what I was supposed to do when the game started, but after playing it a couple of times I got the hang of it. I can't stand the disappearing floor though! I see no way of dodging it :\
Other than that, I really liked your game!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:41am

Wow that was unforgiving! Pretty original presentation. Congratulations on finishing 6 games in a day.

stevehb says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:43am

Pretty minimalistic, but fun for a few minutes, as long as the lava doesn't come and destroy everything!

MegaMasterX says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:02am

A very interesting take on the theme. You've got a VERY promising future ahead of you! Keep up the great work!

krighxz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:43am

Well done!! I wish I had started with game jams as early as you have :)

My main criticism is that a lot of the mini-games have too high an element of chance, for example it is impossible to pre-empt where the floor is going to disappear (where as the 'bombs' stage gives you some time to evade).

Keep on in the thing!

ChronusZ says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:00am

Something about this just makes me feel happy :-)

Pinpickle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:04am

Good, standard minigame collection here. I think the time between minigames is a bit too long, I would be happy with 3 seconds (or instantly, even).
Good to see you tackling these jams at an early age, it will make the difference.

Crafting4U says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:08am

@Fnkee
@Pinpickle
To realise if the tiles are disappearing, the tiles will start to fade away.

Resonious says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:09am

That's a pretty cool use of the them, I must say. Neat graphical style, too. Keep up the good work, man.

FinnMacd says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:10am

Really cool game. there were a fer graphical oddities and some minor bugs, but keep up the good work!

YM says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:55am

Feels like its a multiplayer with only one player.
10 seconds between minigames is a long time, especially as it makes you wait that at the start.

5you says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:22am

It's ugly but it's actually pretty fun !

Kabukky says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:26am

Something about this just makes me smile. Good job, this game is a bundle of fun. A little hard at times though.

BKGH says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:00am

Mildly addictive

tppr2046 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:25am

Love it!! I like this idea!

volkoivan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:03am

Cool idea, but the game is really unbalanced. Some mini-games are very hard to complete. Also 10 seconds between them is too much :) 3 would be better for tempo.

Techblogogy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:17am

Fantastic Game

wandersenus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:32am

Pretty fun game!!!

Crafting4U says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:35am

Thank you guys for all the positive feedback and (helpful) criticism.

Bogden says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:14am

Very fun. Love the warioware vibe. The random color tiles are awesome. Definitely one of the most fun things to first program.

dannyhodge says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:28am

Really enjoyed that, a lot of fun

GreenyUk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:31am

Given your 12 this is amazing, great job! Wish i could have programmed this that young. :) In regards to gameplay i think it needs some balancing. 10 seconds between waves is a bit long, and first i was confused as to what was happening. I also agree with how random some of the minigames are, makes it pretty difficult. Still, great job on your first LD. :D

Jupitron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:00pm

Awesome really effective wario ware style kind of game!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:01pm

Fun game and nice colors! The lava wave was a tad too fast making it hard to beat.

Legiion says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:58pm

Very challenging

rincewind_cz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:51pm

Well the game itself is too hard if you don't know the minigames before -- player will spend needed time to read the description and then he just dies. And one suspicious thing about your entry: Why don't you provided actual source codes? The ones you gave are result of decompilation!

Diet Chugg says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 3:47am

Great Job!

lxd1 says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 4:32pm

Fun

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