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

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Pixel Trapper

by Vanatoth - Compo Entry

Given the theme "Entire Game on One Screen" I immediately jumped to the idea of having the screen itself change as a mechanic. I started by essentially reproducing Pong as a proof of concept, and eventually settled on a win condition of trapping the "ball" in the upper-left corner of the screen.

It wasn't until the last day that I discovered that most browsers won't allow the width of a page to shrink below about 400 pixels. In order to get around this, you only need to shrink the game to 400x400 to win on any level in a browser. If you play the game by downloading the swf and using a standalone flash player instead, the required screen size changes depending on difficulty level, adding a bit more challenge.

I mostly used this as another opportunity to work in an environment I'd never used before, this time Haxe using OpenFL in FlashDevelop.

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pjimmy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:53pm

5 stars for innovation, the best use of the theme I've found so far.

naali says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:37am

A liked the interesting game mechanic, but it was a bit hard to do on a laptop with a trackpad.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:44am

Really good idea this a true use of web game :)

okkolobr says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:48am

Great take on the theme. Well done !

Simon says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:48am

Very great job! It's like playing pong with your browser. Great use of the theme.

Jyrkface says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:19pm

Brilliant use of the theme, very innovative mechanic as well. I wonder what else you could do with it, given more time?

hypnoticbytes says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:22pm

Awesome but hard! Amazing idea!!!

LMT says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:31pm

Pretty awesome concept

dvdking says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:26pm

Great idea!

Maurogik says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:30am

Interesting concept !

xaedes says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:16pm

wow - really cool hit on the theme!!

hoyt hoy says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:05pm

Wow, nice use of the theme!
Realy good work.

Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:53pm

It sticks perfectly to the theme ans easy to play

TheMeorch says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 12:25am

Wow, this is really inventive. I'm impressed by the creativity on show here. Nice work!

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