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

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PIXELTRON

by GameDevExtreme - Jam Entry

Viruses are attacking the pixels of your screen, since nobody likes dead pixels, you are in a quest to defend the pixels.
Build robots to defend your screen! the robots will fight the viruses and repair pixels. There are three types of robots: GunBot RepairBot and NormalBot, each have there strengths and weaknesses, so spend your money wisely.
Speaking about money, you can earn some by repairing the dead pixels, and spend it on robots.

This is the only game(I think) on ludum dare 31 that is actually physically ON one screen.

(The pixels are the tiles on the floor, dead pixels are the dark tiles and working pixels are white, the viruses are the purple blub, the ball with guns and a helmet, and the thing with the brain, by entering the shop, you can but robots to fight them)

WASD to walk, shift to sprint, and E to open shop menu.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness93%
#453Theme(Jam)3.60
#555Innovation(Jam)2.96
#570Audio(Jam)2.49
#672Humor(Jam)2.25
#808Graphics(Jam)2.58
#866Fun(Jam)2.52
#883Mood(Jam)2.39
#893Overall(Jam)2.70

Comments

callumW says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:40pm

Good theme based idea, and you are right no one likes dead pixels.

psychomonster says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:19pm

You need much more screenshots :D Funny idea... don't know what to do ;)

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:52pm

Aspect ratio is a bit too wide, I can barely see the screen on kongregate.

Other than that, really fun game!

Murchurl says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:21pm

Kinda confused as to what i have to do, but i love how you've interpreted the theme!

kraln says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:25pm

Kongregate broken :(

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:27pm

Nice job but it has one of the strangest aspect ratios I've seen (at least on the web version)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:30pm

I updated the game page, hope it makes it more understandable, and about the aspect ratio, its 960*600, whats weird about that? it's less wide then 1080p. thanks for playing:)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:33pm

Oh, it was 960*60, its now fixed and back to 960*600, sorry.

schuranator says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:24pm

The web link to Kongregate doesn't seem to work, will try the windows version instead.

dieblume86 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:27pm

Nice game.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:27pm

the link works for me, anyway, the windows version works as well.

maxyan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:29pm

Interesting concept, but need some tutorial.

schuranator says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:32pm

I wasn't completely sure what the purpose of the player was, since the robots seem to spawn in random places once purchased. Is the player supposed to be able to repair pixels themselves, or is that also a job exclusive to the robots?

floorman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:33pm

I like your adaptation of the theme. But I'm entirely sure how to play the game. =(

Blobby101 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:35pm

Nice idea, I found the gameplay a bit confusing though - my repair bots never seemed to repair anything, and eventually all my gun bots died and I had no money left. That was probably just me being bad at it though!

MechanicMoon says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:34pm

Very fun gameplay, cool animations and good graphics. Maybe it needs a bit more of polishing, but great implementation of the theme, good work!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:46am

The idea of the game being physically on a screen is really good -- definitely on-target for theme. The music was also fantastic!

Though, after I played it for a few minutes, I wasn't quite sure if I was doing things correctly (or at all!) due to a lack of player feedback. :( There aren't any sound cues, or explosions, or visual things that let you know you're doing things correctly. You kinda just put down the robots and hope they do the right things.

Keep the base idea, though. :) It's a good one!

GrabenGroup says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:42am

i just jumped down :D jumping animation is awesome :D

MintArcade says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:31pm

No one likes dead pixels. Good use of theme.

Shampop says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:32pm

Great use of the theme !

After a minute or two, I earned so much money that I couldn't spend it all, and the game was becoming slow

Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:24pm

by slow, do you mean low frame rate? or boring?

Verz says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:43pm

Loved the theme! I really enjoyed going all over my screen fixing stuff :)

davesoft says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:14pm

I like it, nice use of the theme :D

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:43am

I hate this avatar which is embedded in unity. I would prefer instead a simple cube, but it's good enough ++

Dec 15, 2014 @ 3:50pm

Couldn't really identify the strategy that is the "best". I just kept getting money and buying lots of bots. Interesting concept, but you probably should have opted out of the Graphics category since you are using a Unity third-person controller model that you did not create.

Cake&Code says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 3:53pm

The mechanics work, but as others have mentioned, it'd be nice to have some feedback on whether everything is going well or not. Just a little bit of status information so you can guage what needs prioritization at the moment.

MrShoestore says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 4:00pm

seemed broken to me. on first load the movement got stuck, so if i press forward it would forever walk forward. then on reload of the page, the entire floor was black.

freaknarf says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 5:35pm

Weird concept!sadly it's a bit laggy on my computer.Cheers!

Gins says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:44pm

Cool interpretation of the theme, but I don't really understand the game :(

Dec 20, 2014 @ 8:50pm

I dont think I really understood the game. I Included it in part 11 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :) http://youtu.be/09kdLS-s81I

pht59x says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 9:54pm

Theme-wise you're spot on! Very original use of the theme indeed. The sound is crystal clear as well as the 3D scene. With regard to gameplay, I am less sure.

01rafael says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 6:02pm

Lovely default unity builder! this guy is awesome!

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:31pm

nice work

GarethIW says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:33pm

Not quite sure what i was doing but a vnice use spin on the theme

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