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

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Breaker

by Resonious - Compo Entry

Here's "Breaker". Very original, I know. It's kind of like a mix between Tetris and Minecraft, only insofar as there are blocks that fall from the sky, and they are breakable. So what's the point of the game? I have no idea. Just give it a shot, punch some things for a while, and let me know if you have any ideas.

For real though, this isn't the most interesting, or "deep" game, but I had a pretty good time making it. My art skills are lackluster, but I think I did an okay job at at least keeping things looking consistent.

=== Controls ===
Move: Left/Right
Dodge: Double tap Left/Right
Jump: Up
Punch: Z
Special: X

The "special" (X) is what comes out of the chest blocks, in case you were wondering why it doesn't appear to do anything.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness58%
#90Fun3.73
#289Overall3.47
#294Humor2.92
#342Audio3.06
#345Innovation3.42
#459Mood3.03
#583Graphics3.05
#592Theme3.58

Comments

danielilett says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:40am

This was pretty fun. I loved the music, better than most of what I've seen so far, and the gameplay is pretty tight. The animations on the player were really cool, but I did find the art a tiny bit basic, not bad by any means, just basic. It fits the theme well too. Overall, very fun, good job!

Mincemeat says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:45am

Awesome music and player animation. Also pretty fun to just beat stuff up. I seemed to not die from falling blocks though even though the beginning made it seem like they would kill me.

BKGH says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:14am

Very fun, though a little repetitive at times.

glaze_96 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:39am

Wow! I got to say I didn't expect much but it really impressed me!
Good game mechanic there with the blocks. Gets around the theme pretty well!

MaesK says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:20pm

Fun game! I like the concept, controls and mechanics overall. Difficulty is pretty tight, too bad a vortex caught me with explosives and all that :D Great work!

Fede3751 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:23pm

Cool concept! I died so many times! :D
Punching those boxes give really a lot of satisfaction! I liked it :D

jpmit says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:32pm

Great fun! Well polished too, good work.

I really like how the tutorial was inside the smashable boxes. That was a nice touch. It wasn't obvious you could combine the double direction with the punch to get a 'running smash', but I figured that out with a bit of button bashing.

RyanNielson says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:46pm

Great concept, music, and animations. I really like the mix of platforming in a tetris style board. It does get repetitive, but I had a fun few minutes. Well done!

Legiion says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:47pm

This is a very Good game, i realy like the Animations and the player handling

JNyknn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:52pm

Nice game, reminds me of the trophy rush mode in Super Smash Bros.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:21am

Nice simple game, the cube breaking mechanic is satisfying, good music too! Maybe i am a little rusty, but i think there could be an indication of where new blocks will fall, like a shadow for .3 seconds. Good job!

Arpeggiatura says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:44am

What fun!!!!
And then it became it brought it up a notch.
Wonderful to play.
Thank you!!

JoshuaBurr says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:58pm

I really liked that. I particularly like the character sprite/animations.

Cake&Code says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:44pm

Easy to learn, fun to play, and easy to lose a lot of time with! Very nicely done. I loved rushing back and forth trying to break the blocks while avoiding falling ones and being shot and being blown up.

I wish I could've lived long enough to open that treasure chest! WHAT WAS INSIDE?? :D

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:35pm

Very nice concept, the controls were superb, but it got a bit repetitive.

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:41pm

Pretty fun gameplay! Not that easy too. I know I can do well in this game when playing with the controller.

pvtroswold says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:22am

I like the whirlpool gravity effect! The graphics and sounds were good and fit rather well together!

pht59x says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 3:50pm

A funny little game. Difficuty may be a bit tight (I often died too quickly). Good music.

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