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

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Entire Game Off One Screen

by mr_mg - Compo Entry

This is my first attempt at any game jams. In my head I expected to get far more done but I think it'll be good experience for future attempts, I actually think getting some sleep so you're fresh might be more sensible than staying up!

I quite liked the subject and decided to go to a bit of a different take than other people have been going with. The idea of the game is to knock the other characters off the screen. The game is only really fun as a 2 player game as I didn't get round to adding any AI for the other players. I had a grander idea to network the game but just couldn't fit it in.

Controls:
WASD = Player 1 movement
Left Shift = Player 1 jump

UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT = Player 2 movement
Right Shift = Player 2 jump

Otherwise click with your mouse to get started.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#78Theme4.19
#282Humor2.94
#598Fun3.05
#685Innovation2.95
#748Overall3.01
#816Graphics2.69
#952Mood2.45
#2217Coolness17%

Comments

AlSweigart says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:29pm

Nice game. The controls were a little wonky but that just added to the fun. With some more time to polish I could see this being an awesome game.

Aevek says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:29pm

Love the interpretation of the theme. The beginnings of a fun little party game. A shame you didn't get time to add AI, that would have helped a lot.

Fanttum says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:29pm

Fun idea, but controls are a bit slow and there is not much too it.

NoahbroCZ says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:30pm

When someone takes the theme to much :D lol, nice game. Check my game too: Presidents bodyguard simulator.

MiniBobbo says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:00am

Fun idea. The controls and jumping did feel a little weird. I like the extra touches like the buttons in the lower right block balls falling off the screen.

Ozcr says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:09am

Cool.

QuexD says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:15am

slippery, but good I might dig up an old monitor and some marbles soon...

Kitch says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:16am

Cool, its like pool. And apparently I'm rhyming now..
Great way to make the theme work for you!

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:19am

Very cool game. it's a good test of skill to paly both sides?

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:19am

Very cool game. it's a good test of skill to pla both sides?

error031 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:55am

Since I saw your posts about game I wanted to play it, and i wasn't disapointed! It reminds me of Hamsterball one of the best couch coop games. Great work!

Coconut Mage says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:06am

Maby have an AI cause finding a second player then using the same keyboard is difficult

Grindstorm says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:18am

Nice. I like that the controls are wonky, its part of the challenge. But I'd love to see a score screen at the end!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:56am

Very fun. Good thing I had a friend to play with me because unfortunately there's no AI.

Boracho says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:09am

This seems like it'd be a fun little party game, but unfortunately I don't have someone to play with. Controls are nice (but feel a teensy bit weird) and a clever play on the theme. made me think of marbles. Cool stuff!

SinistraGames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:30am

Haha, pretty fun! Reminded me of the mario party minigame with them bouncing each other rolling on balls. Cool game : )

calavera says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:35am

Fun, very hard. If you're still figuring it out and somehow suicide all 5 lives before the dead balls are gone, you have to wait for them to slowly die before restarting >_<

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:37am

One of my favorites! Just had a blast playing with my wife :) Excellent job!

barry.p.evans says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:58am

controls were kinda strange. seems like you were adding a force every frame so that the balls accelerated but they ended up going too fast D: otherwise nice job!

LexGear says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:05am

heh..heheh. this is good.

Interface says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:47am

Great interpretation of the theme. Bad news is, I had nobody to play with. Good news is, I won!

hazzahazzam says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:57am

Little slidey, and had no-one to play with. Love the animations at the start of the game. Good effort!

sirikan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:04am

Nice little game :). Like how you interpreted the theme :).

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:20am

Basic, but interesting. Can be improved. THX ++

exoddinary says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:32am

Two player :<

baseteam says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:03am

Very good game. Thank you dev :)

matpg says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:22am

Great local multiplayer game!, have to try this one out at the office tomorrow. It is also a challenge to play against yourself.

Murchurl says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:59am

Nice Idea! Controls could do with improving though. Overall nice concept, good job and nice camera movement in beginning!

deyteris_team says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:55am

Simple but fun. Blue ball is my favorite!

DesignerNap says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:07pm

Nice concept and good first jam! It was easy to win if I hid by the buttons though! :)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:16pm

Surprisingly fun for such a straightforward idea. I see a lot of potential for a mobile port. Great work!

wer2chosen says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:52pm

Fun game, I liked the sluggishness of the controls, really added to the game. I could see this as a real good multiplayer game, or when the AI gets done. It is a game I would play and enjoy past the Jam.

xaedes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:12pm

Nice hit on the theme! Too bad there is no KI and noone around to play it with. Good idea.
The graphics are okay. The text could be in higher resolution.

Nice game!

PlonkyDonkey says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:41pm

nice concept, hope you can develop it further :)

LostTrainDude says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:04pm

Nice way to present an equally nice way to deal with the theme :D
It's a pity that the game has no sounds and I really like that when you press the Jump button twice it drops like a bomb (actually, I don't know if you did that on purpose, but still).

With more tight controls and dynamics this could become a great party game :D

NeithR says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:09pm

Nice for taking the theme literally :D.

unt says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:12pm

The makings of a really good party game! If you decide to do a post-ld version I'd love to play it with added sounds and maybe some round variations. Good work

Aden Manson says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:11pm

VERY NICE GAME MECHANICS! The 3d ness of the game was amazing!

Blobby101 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:36pm

Nice idea. I like the way it controls, there's some skill to it :D Would be nice to add was some kind of AI or online multiplayer for people with no-one to play with xD
Pretty good for your first jam!

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:00pm

Ha, ha, ha, ha, very literal!

Logun says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:12pm

Very cool for a first attempt. And a silly way to fit the theme into the game :D good job

Wakka says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:23pm

Liked the idea. Why are there 4 balls on the screen when there are only 2 players?

FerraWare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:49pm

Nice to pass time, could use some work in the graphics section, but pretty fun overall. Also, you can stay on the lower part of the screen, and never fall off :P

Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:51pm

Great take on the theme. Gameplay is lacking though.

kirbytails7 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:47am

Nice use of the theme.

mr_mg says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:43am

Thanks for the feedback guys. I might try and flesh the game out a bit more after the event.

The original plan was to also make a socket server to go along with this so that it could be 4 players battling over the internet but I ran out of time. I also wanted to create some AI for the other balls so you could play on your own so those are two features I will look to try and add.

dekart says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 5:33pm

Nice game, the idea of cooperative gameplay is good, unfortunately I had to try it alone.

DonovanWu says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:25pm

Nice take on the theme LOL.
I feel the friction is too small so that I have gone off the edge several times by myself LOL.
Maybe I'm just bad at games LOL.

apiotrw says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 8:28am

Very nice interpretation of the theme

pjimmy says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:08pm

nice, good take on the theme, very funny, but only if you have someone to play with, well done

PapyPilgrim says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 4:58pm

Sleeping is indeed very important, congratulation on your first game jam :)

Even if the game is not very fun in itself (I blame the controls: you are hardly in control actually), there is a nice packaging (the intro, the instructions on the screen...).

Good job, hope to see you next LD

jpmit says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:08am

Cool game. Good fun, interesting use of the theme, and good looking. Well done.

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