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

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by jpmit - Compo Entry

3Scale is an action platform game. Jump around to some cheery chiptune. Click to play in browser!

The basic idea is that the game happens on one screen, but there are 3 different views of this screen. Different views show different levels of detail.

There are 14 levels in total.

3Scale was created using HaxeFlixel. The web link is the flash build. Music was created using and sound effects with sfxr.

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lisac says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:10pm

Fun and quite difficult to keep going, very good interpretation of the theme. :)

anokta says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:13pm

definitely one of the coolest games here! loved the minimalistic art style, fits fairly well to the audio. nicely done! :)

bnmkt says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:42pm

Fun and a bit difficult ^^ Good job :3

Andrea says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:46pm

Nice simple game (but not as easy at you'd think!), I liked the different views, and I HATED the level 5 :D

jfreax says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:50pm

Nice idea. Fits perfectly the theme.

It's quite difficult, but not too hard. Well done.

stray says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:04pm

Very good concept. Nice job dude

pjimmy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:59pm

nice, very challenging as the game goes on

Webravenz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:07pm

Very nice with a little touch of humor and difficulty :)

sirikan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:59am

Great game :). Very addictive.

alecmilne says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:45am

Interesting game. Very nicely challenging as it goes on.

cleitoneldorn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:37pm

So cool! Very challenging, and a nice concept!

memilian says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:45pm

Great job ! Nice use of the theme.

jmborden says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:52pm

Minimal game elements, maximum fun! The audio and music for this game is great. Good job!

MrSun says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:51pm

Wow, great concept! All of the parts (graphics, music, gameplay) work really well together.

NeithR says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:02pm

Great concept! ;)

Simon says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:04am

Very very cool concept :)

Marcellus says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:37pm

nailed it :

damn that was not easy. very good entry.

6DownStudios says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:31am

Clever interpretation, and fun to boot! Tough but not too tough, well done!

PlonkyDonkey says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:54pm

Brilliant, great job :D

apiotrw says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:56pm

Very nice minimalistic game

Hempuli says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:11pm

A very interesting concept! The jumps required some very accurate precision from the beginning which made it a bit hard to get into, but the concept works nicely. The narration also adds a lot to the atmosphere and gives a sense of progression

Yazara says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:34pm

nice game, it's difficult but not unfair :)
also creative interpretation of the theme ^^

voidstar69 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:34pm

Difficult game, but quite addictive, with that special just-one-more-time quality. Great chiptune music and sfx.

I had no problem reading the text, but when my partner (a non-gamer) played, she thought that the text disappeared too quickly. Perhaps the text should show again after death, for players who miss the text the first time around?

Great game! :-)

Alex Rose says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:42pm

"I could've made this game a lot harder you know"


I was like.. laughing out loud, I'm on skype to my artist at the same time and I was just like "I don't understand why I'm having so much fun with this". Extremely funny, very good concept.

The music as well was really on point, my artist was laughing at me because I was bobbing my head and properly getting into it, rofl.

I love little games like this that are really simple and I just get into, that are a proper level of difficulty. It really brought back memories of my first Ludum Dare where I just played a bunch of everything rather than the ones that get on These types of games are what Ludum Dare is about for me.

I especially like that when the blocks are invisible, and you have to use the bottom one, and it's just a massive "fuck you", rofl.

jpmit says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:28pm

Thanks for the kind words Alex, I enjoyed reading your comment.

S0rax says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:31am

The 3 screen in one screen is a very good idea, the game is little hard, but it's not really a problem, nice job !

BooleanByte says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 5:55pm

"This is realy hard" i found my self saying multipel times at L9, and its a bit funn also, interesting idea, got confused a lot about the not able to sverything thing, so i found myself looking at the top and then "oh no, not this again" because it happened all the time i forgot that.
Nice game

dunin says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 6:10pm

I had 85 deaths, but I finished it!
nice die and retry game. Good music, and a surprisingly good mood for a square game...

cardboard says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 6:47pm

Interesting gameplay mechanics! I managed to beat the game with 36 deaths. After the first few levels I wasn't sure if the game would get more challenging, but it definitely did. The last few levels are where I got most of my deaths at. The music is nice and fits the game well.

Kate Kligman says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 3:00am

The simplicity of the graphics worked really well. Strangely addictive. I died a lot. Great entry.

aeveis says ...
Dec 24, 2014 @ 7:05am

ahh, pretty hard for me, but was able to beat it. I died 61 times. It was interesting shift focus from each zoom level. This might have happened but maybe a level where you shift your attention down and then back up? I think the best point were when you can sort of get into a rhythm with the jumping and knowing when things would appear.

panda says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 5:10am

Simple concept but difficult game - well done! I like the music, too.

pht59x says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 3:31pm

Minimalist, clever and musical!

davient says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 11:47am

Love it! Simple and entertaining, I had to keep on playing. Loved the gradual introduction, and the graduated difficulty. 76 deaths, 34 of them on level 14! Good job :)
Though my wife now hates that death noise :p

SimianLogic says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:47pm

Very difficult, couldn't get past L8. Good use of the theme.

calavera says ...
Dec 30, 2014 @ 12:00am

Really dig the music. Suprisingly fun gameplay for such a simple idea.

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