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

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Beats Me

by Budda - Jam Entry

Beats Me is a game about the beat of the music, keeping in time with the music will increase your score, but you may have to give that up in exchange for keeping up with the level.

This game was made for the jam over 72 hours by Budda (@BuddaT_), taufiqkh (@taufiqhoven) with music created by c`p. We hope you enjoy it.

Extract the zip and run game.bat if you're on Windows, if you're on Linux and game.command if you're on Mac.

Arrow keys to move, + and - to change volume, ESC to restart.

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Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:44am

I like the stretching/scrolling effect, and I'm a sucker for music/rhythm games. It was kinda hard to tell how much tapping to the beat really helped my score, since nothing was shown 'til the end, but I enjoyed tapping away in time with the music anyway. =)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:00am

Doesn't run on Windows 8 without JDK.

barryrowe says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:08am

I like this concept. I'm not sure if I'm just missing something or what, but it appeared after the second room, there's no way to get through a solid wall blocking the path? The visuals were great. The stretching of the blocks, and movement based ont he beat is awesome.

mtinkerhess says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:13am

Nice take on the theme, the bending of the level reminds me of that game Passage. Nice music. The game was kind of tricky, especially the red squares that appear every 4 bars or whatever, if you're not looking ahead those can trip you up.

cxsquared says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:19am

I really like how you interpreted the theme with the level stretching. Nice music too. Really fun game.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:26am

Made it to 241 and then there appeared to be pillars blocking the path that never went away. More indication of when you are correctly "moving to the beat" would be helpful.

Red Sigma says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:51am

"Is...The game going to start or.."- Music starts
*Literal 5 minutes of dancing ensues*

10/10 would jam to again.

We enjoyed it.

ZXeno says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:54am

I really liked the music. Hard to figure out a couple of different places.

rainshapes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:05pm

Doesn't work for me on OSX 10.9. When running the .command I get "usage: dirname path" and when I manually cd to the directory and run "java -jar ld31-0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar" it crashes with "Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: no lwjgl in java.library.path." It's a shame, this game looks great!

Armynator says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:03pm

Really nice idea. It's not too easy and not too hard, and I like the scroll effect. I hope you make more games like this :)

Smiley says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:30am

@rainshapes: chmod a+x and then ./ and the game started for me in 10.10

Pickens Inc. says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:52am

Really great concept! I love rhythmn games like that, only it seemed not always was I getting points when I should have - I feel maybe some leniency both ways should be added.

flatgub says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:01am

Very interesting concept!

GrabenGroup says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:37am

very cool but the thing with the colored walls made me sick... Not color blind friendly ;) but very cool!!

BK-TN says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:35pm

Love how you handled the theme! It's rather unfair at points, though, especially at the walls you can only pass when the color is different from the other walls.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:52am

The idea is very interesting. Cool game. I will say you probably need to give a feedback (bad/good/perfect) if the player are good on their rhythm or not. I am a rhythm game player but I don't know if I am in the correct rhythm that you want.

Hellequin says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:13am

Nice concept ! Well done!

DomNomNom says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:22am

nice interpretation of the theme

fil00dl says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:26pm

nice rhythm game, i like the twitchy scrolling

Erhune says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:16am

The level unrolling effect was very cool, and as someone who appreciate rhythm games I felt into good company. The constant tension between trying to be "on beat" and trying not to die was very interesting. Keeping this on my hard drive to play it again from time to time!

Grindstorm says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:19am

Really nice, I liked the color walls but I had to die a few times to get it. It's only missing just a few more signs & feedback to the player, besides that, I really loved the idea!

L0N3 W0LF says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 5:31pm

Impressive game :D great work, the concept is aweosme and had a tone of fun :D

Lovelock says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:54am

It was a bit hard to tell if I was benefiting from moving in time but it was fun to try anyways. :) I like the stretchyness and color changing with the rhythm. Surprisingly relaxing. :)

Backterria says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:05pm

Great concept and the bending effect is really cool!Keep up!

rzuf says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:12pm

Grid based movement in a real-time game - reminds me of ZZT. Would love to play this on a dance pad sometime. :D

Riocide says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:14pm

didnt work!

Code White says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 10:14am

Nice music and visual effects. Very nice.

Kabukky says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 8:03am

Really well done! I've had a lot of fun playing it.
I've made a kind of rhythm game too (but for the compo), but you focused more on the gameplay, mine's more story driven. Keep on it!

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