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

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BACKACHA

by WhoaConstrictor - Compo Entry

BACKACHA is a game about rhythm and symmetry. Catch blocks that your friend sends over to keep the volume alive.

CONTROLS:
Q A Z: Change Color
W S X: Throw Catcher
SPACE: Build Combo during warm up bonus

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Dec 07 2014 10:30pm PST: Uploaded a fix to a bug that would cause the player to get indefinitely stuck in the tutorial, +Minor tweaks to difficulty so everyone can enjoy!

Soundtrack Download: https://soundcloud.com/npaavo/all-this-noise-is-ruining-my-haircut

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness57%
#4Audio4.33
#48Mood3.81
#68Fun3.79
#73Overall3.82
#147Innovation3.79
#248Humor3.00
#324Graphics3.48
#626Theme3.55

Comments

Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:03am

Cool variation on a rhythm game. very entertaining

Snuux says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:11am

I love music, sounds and graphics!

Donutttt says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:42pm

Nice! Cool to see a game with rhythm. I lied the graphics, and the sound also. This was a little addictive which was cool

Odefus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:29pm

Nice take on a rhytm game. Quite challenging for my single track mind.

error031 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:44am

great game dude, awesome, keep it up!

TriSquare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:44am

Cool music and sounds, Graphics are really good too. Good job :)

frenzyasii says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:45am

very cool! :)

Paperscraps says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:47am

Very cool game. A little light on the theme, but I don't blame you for that. The gameplay was very solid and challenging.

floorman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:47am

This game was really funny, the graphics were amazing and the sound was funny. I really loved it.

Awesome game. =)

Anachron says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:56am

Nice to seem a rhythm game entry, pretty psychedelic eh!

rjhunter says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:01am

Fantastic idea. Well-executed learning curve -- even though I'm a numpty and can't keep a rhythm to save my life, I didn't feel too lost.

Good work!

(The Mac download seems to be corrupted, by the way -- none of my unzipping programs can open it.)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:41am

@rjhunter thanks for the heads up, I'll look into re-exporting it.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:54am

Really cool concept, nice challenging beat game.

SirRicecake says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:46am

Felt really challenging. One hint: In some regions, the 'Z' key on the keyboard is swapped with the "Y" key. So playing the game get's harder.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:55pm

Loved the take on the rhythm game genre, and the music and voice acting is really good. :)

yodamaster says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:01am

Very interesting rhythm game, but the controls are a bit complicated. Especially because on other countries keyboard layouts, the "Z" is not below the "A".

karol says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:53am

I really liked this game. It took me a while to memorize which color is under which key. The controls are a bit uncomfortable though. I would prefer for example an s,d,f and j,k,l combination.

Wilson says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:15am

Cool to see a rhythm game, even though I suck at them :)

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:36pm

Hi there. Interesting idea. Found it too tricky personally, would have coped if colour selection was in right hand instead of everything under one hand. Nice looking and good sounds. Good job!

SinistraGames says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:35am

Pretty nice game! It looks very well done for its simple gameplay! My mind got tired, though, haha! Good job!

Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:11pm

Very fun and innovative! Loved the soundtrack and the voice, and the game-play was very addictive once you got into the rhythm

Gigawicket says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 9:34am

Great game! Difficulty curve was spot-on. Took me a minute to get the hang of what I needed to do, but very very fun after that! Great job!

CScribes says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 8:57pm

Amazing entry! One of favorite games of the jam :D I found the controls to be a challenge though...

Benjamin says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 8:32pm

It tooks me 2-3 games to get the hang of it but after it was ok . I love the background voice and the music. But the fact you dont have to follow the rythm to spawn cube take a lot of fun away.

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