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

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Break The Screen

by xerohuang - Compo Entry

Can't get out of the dungeon? Just break the screen!!!!!!!!! :P

Puzzle game again :)
Use Arrows to move. Space to take action.

One bug fixed
Moving speed modified

I posted a walkthrough in Comments... Not the fastest solution but made that as I played it at first time :)

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Infermium1 says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 10:12pm

I liked it, but my game seemed to be unwinable? Maybe I was just missing something though.

rabbit says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:25am

Cool game! wish the player moved a bit faster and there was some more sound.

Not a huge fan of the lighting but whatever.

foolmoron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:46am

Cool idea, good graphics. Guy should definitely move faster.

scriptorum says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:50am

Good concept. Was a little plodding at points moving the player around. Nice game.

sepharoth213 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:54am

There was a glitch that after walking over the power button, you ended up always being able to turn the screen off by pressing space. Pretty annoying. Also, the game was unwinnable!
Otherwise, good job finishing something!

hd_ says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:55am

Great use of theme and nice graphics. If the guy moved faster I would have restarted to fix the mistake I made -- but as it was I trapped myself.

xerohuang says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:03am

Would fix the bug of power button and the moving speed later :)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:36am

I thought it was unwinnable for a while there! Cool concept, really good implementation, but could have used more sound/music and faster walking. Logical puzzle games are definitely some of my favourites.

xerohuang says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:03pm

One bug fixed, Moving speed modified.

Go Back
Power Off

Domicuc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:32pm

Fun,fun,fun x) that you can find in this game x)
if you have time also check my "weird tower defense" :-D

sharpie656 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:40pm

Cool game idea, would of been better with pixel art, but it still looks good.

Shampop says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:41pm

Can't find the end, but still great idea ! I don't know if it is a bug or i'm stupid, but the final step seems impossible to me.
But i loved the idea of breaking the screen !

madameberry says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:41pm

The random nature of the tape over the screen sets the player up to be trapped in what appear to be unwinnable scenarios. Also at one point I hit a bomb, and it didn't break anything but a piece of tape appeared over the screen anyway so I think that fudged me over even more.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:54pm

What an amazing idea! That really surprised me. A really well working game mechanic. Not sure if I finished the game though, there was an area to the bottom right I couldn't enter. Even pressed the power button!

xerohuang says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:29pm

Another rule: The last two hole you made would keep opened, and you can break tapes.

I made a walkthrough here:

calavera says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:14am

Lots of fun and very cute use of theme. I loved the power button!

Hammers says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:17am

Really cool idea. I love the tape over the holes ^_^ I think with a little bit more work on the level design/puzzles this would be awesome but it's already a really nice game. Great work.

andysolace says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:58am

Was really nice until that "power off" button bit. Such a critical mechanic and it wasn't introduced at all before it is required to win the game.

Other than that, the concept was pretty cool :) I liked the tape over the holes lol.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:24am

Nice work, a very clever game! It's got a cool take on the theme, and a decent game to go with it. Perhaps the final trick could be a little easier to figure out though. The only other problems I had was with how much backtracking there was, and that what hole would be taped up wasn't clearly indicated. Overally, a very good attempt!

BubbleChien says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:44pm

Nice concept! Wasn't expecting this from the screenshots.

Got stuck though haha.

jrbitt says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:01am

Congrats! Very nice!

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:05am

Hah! Loved the ending. =)

Team Myopia says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 7:24am

i like the idea of breaking through the screen / 4th wall here... well done puzzles as well

Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:16pm

Very neat concept/take on the theme, well done!

Shackhal says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:33pm

I like the concept. Also, cool way to finish the game hahaha.

Overall, I like it :)

Lancelot Gao says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 3:25pm

Wonderful use of the theme! The puzzle is interesting, like the giant finger most!

Dec 15, 2014 @ 1:01pm

Clever concept with breaking the screen and using the lighting to reveal more of the stage.

orion_black says ...
Dec 30, 2014 @ 1:12am

Smart take on the theme, I liked it. A bit too backtracking-ish but good none the less.

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