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

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Sprotzel

by Waterman7 - Compo Entry

IMPORTANT:
I recommend downloading the .exe instead of playing in the web player, as the game is much prettier to look at in fullscreen. (Press F4 to toggle)
Also, some people seem to get graphical glitches in the web version...

Description:
You are Light. You paint to see.

Use WASD to move, Spacebar to paint (uses up one blob of color)
Avoid touching invisible obstacles. Paint will help you see them. If you touch an obstacle you lose all your blobs of color and get points for them. If you have less than six blobs when touching an obstacle, you die.

Done in 24h using Game Maker.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness91%
#68Innovation4.04
#162Graphics3.79
#237Theme3.88
#272Mood3.27
#298Overall3.46
#379Fun3.27

Comments

wandersenus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:31am

Pretty fun game!!!

vrld says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:45pm

Fun, but really difficult.
The graphics are pretty, but sometimes make it hard to see where the player is.

ranseur says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:42pm

Cool game, and I would like to see how you've done it. Where is the source?

Waterman7 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:31pm

Source code added now. Totally forgot about that...

aare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:04pm

Really cool game. Very interesting concept and well executed. I would really like to see this as a finished product to play on mobile :3

Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:05pm

I tried the web version and nothing happened when I press Space? :( I have a really hard time understanding the game. You talk about blobs of colors but it's impossible to know how many are left?
Pretty designs though but...

Crosstales says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:06pm

It's a cool, but difficult game!

dieblume86 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:09pm

Ahaha, fun game.^^

talecrafter says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:09pm

Very interesting concept and idea and the result is just beautiful.
Could be a very ambient experience with some background music.

oh_cripes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:13pm

Really beautiful game. The mechanic with the paint and the hidden blocks is really cool too. I think it's maybe a bit too hard (or maybe I'm just rubbish at it :)

alpha_rat says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:28pm

I really love the graphics and the idea is very original and interesting!
I found it very hard also, I understood how to paint but had a really hard time to guess where the obstacles were anyway, and I didn't really understood this thing with the number of blobs, but that's probably my bad. Maybe there was some kind of visual indicator of it that I missed

BretHudson says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:26am

Fantastic compo entry! At first I didn't understand it, but once it clicked, I realized its brilliance. The game gets more fun the more you play it, and I'm really interested in seeing a more fleshed out version of this, with different levels and mechanics.

Music could also be cool, each color you leave behind be a different track, and the more of that color that's on the screen, the louder that track is (so it starts to fade out when it gets erased). So you could have a drum track, guitar, etc. Just my two cents. :P

MrShoestore says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:34pm

awesome, thought the counter in the top left confused me, I kept trying to collect them

Rene Damm says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:37pm

Interesting idea and well executed. Sound would have added a lot, I think.

Raiyumi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:05pm

Neat game, although difficult. Having some music/sound with definitely create the experience.

ViliX64 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:08pm

I'm not very sure what was I supposed to do, but the art style is amazing :) Nicely done.

Aomeas says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:09pm

Beautiful game and an interesting concept!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:16pm

Hi there. Shame no sounds. Found it a bit tricky to work out where things were, so ended up crawling around. Lovely lighting effects. Good job!

EquipeJAM says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 11:59pm

LOVEDDDDDD!!!!!
great idea xD

QuexD says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:00am

good need sound and it would be amazing!

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:18pm

Nice! Very interesting concept.

t4u says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:27pm

Splashes are nice.

Renaldo says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:58pm

A very original entry! Beautiful graphics, but the invisible obstacles confused me a little bit.

XTremEive says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 8:02pm

This game is so cool once you get into it.

GarethIW says ...
Dec 24, 2014 @ 12:49pm

A Pretty game and a nice idea :)

-C

01rafael says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 1:30pm

So awesome graphics! This game is wowed me!

Valeour says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 1:15pm

Found it kinda pretty, the blocks going over the target was annoying though! Cool game :)

Dec 27, 2014 @ 4:13am

The visuals are vibrant, very nice.

StejkRobot says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 12:59am

This game was legit SCARY! I really like the idea of it, original. Dont know if it was intended or not but its really hard to see were you are haha

Poupi says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 1:47am

Nice work :)

panda says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 2:35am

Interesting concept, but it's hard! Especially at the beginning, when we have zero blobs to pain with. Losing sometimes feel a bit arbitrary. The graphics are very pretty though!

Dec 28, 2014 @ 11:11am

Really beautiful, every game is an abstract painting, I love tha

Dec 28, 2014 @ 11:11am

Really beautiful, every game is an abstract painting, I love that. I didn't understood what kills you, is it the suddunly popping white squares ? Anyway, good job !

Dec 28, 2014 @ 10:42pm

Cool stuff, the effects are really nice. At first I was wondering what was killing me but then I realised the black obstacles showed up against the 'paint', which was really cool. Nice job.

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