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

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Vicious Trap

by Cuniculator - Compo Entry

Vicious Trap is a fairly simple game (and everything but easy!!!) I've developed in the first Ludum Dare I participated in. You're trapped inside a box that has some weired gravity where you'll have to dodge the spikes to survive. How long can you survive? Make sure to post your highscores down below! (Mine was only 14 ._.)

Tools used in the making of this game:
- Gamemaker 8.0 Pro (making the game)
- Adobe Photoshop (artwork)
- Sfxr (sounds)

Update (8-12-2014):
- Fixed loading screen text
- Added zip file download

Downloads and Links




roktom says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:56pm

Pretty annoying as well as addicting , but that was the goal , huh ? Would like to play such a game on Android, keep it up !

Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:57pm

quite liked it.. found it REALLY hard tho ;p

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:01pm

Fun and simple :)

EthanWebster says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:33pm

Fits the theme very well - and it is extremely addictive. Nice work :)

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

Addicting, but it can be a bit too hard to predict where you'll land sometimes. I guess figuring it out is meant to be part of the challenge.

TheDreik says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:43pm

Gameplay is really addictive. But I'm not sure that generator makes every spike in possible positions.

Resonious says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:09pm

Seemed kind of impossible at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's actually pretty fun. I got to 7 or something, haha.

edve98 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:21pm

Fun, but VERY hard (I think my high score is 7)

The Jahn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:38pm

Basic, but fun! I just wish it was a bit easier to tell where I might land; jumping around a corner is a bit odd, tend to land right on the spikes. :p

Mokosha says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:39pm

Fun concept, although sometimes two or three spikes are right next to each other and impossible to jump over. =(

Cuniculator says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:45pm

A little tip: if you double tap the jump button quickly you'll jump exactly far enough for 2 spikes, when you land you can double jump over the 3 spikes again ;)

Bronaldplo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:17pm

Nice little game! I like the jumping and gravity :)

Natura-Time says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:08pm

A little bit hard at first and very funny ! like it !

flatgub says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:14pm

The player is sooooo cuuute~
Its very difficult and it took me a little to get used to the way the physics works thought.
Well done!

trykondev says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:49pm

I love the look and I totally agree with everyone, super suuuper addicting

gmaker says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:14pm

fun little game! =) thanks!

phi says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:12am

It's a simple concept and it's been seen before, but I find this one very nicely implemented. I like the physics effect when you jump over the corners. The animations are awesome and the blood effect when you die makes it all even better. :D
Great job!

crazyrems says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 2:57pm

Side switching seems to be random sometimes, depending on if you are jumping (I think it's not).
Interesting idea.

TeamQuadratic says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 4:55am

Fun arcade style game!

SuperDisk says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 9:55pm

Unfortunately when you get to a two-spike or three-spike swath, you're screwed. Otherwise, a good concept.

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:13pm

quiet i liked it

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