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

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Find The Squares

by lisac - Compo Entry

Find the set of squares on the right in the mass of squares on the left, click on it, start over.

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spacedoubt says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:50am

Simple. Effective.

okkolobr says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:50am

Hard for the eyes game, but I like it. Kind of similar to what I have done for this LD, but different !

Terrabalt says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:53am

Simple yet hard game.

icedvariables says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:53am

Simple and damn difficult!

Norgg says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:55am

As a colour blind person, thanks for using really high contrast, it's at least playable. It's still pretty panic inducing for me having to search for things in a huge patch of random colours though.

lisac says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:05am

Thankyou everyone! I appreciate your comments :)

Norgg, thankyou for pointing that out, I'll bear that in mind. Maybe I could add an option to configure your own colors. :)

KedumeBits says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:28am

Nice puzzle game. Hard depending of the combination of the dots.

P.D: Sorry. I've made op-out the ratings of my game by error :-( You can vote it now

Tuism says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:29am

SO hard, very interesting, simple. Not much else to say about it :) I got 3 :)

lisac says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:39am

Thanks KedumeBits, I went back to your game to vote ;)

Thanks Tuism! I tried to keep it challenging, to save people's eyes more than anything hehe :)

KedumeBits says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:45am


jfreax says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:08am

Its very very hard. But nonetheless, its a simple game with a good implementation. Well done.

Jaloko says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:17am

Exactly like the other comments. Simple yet hard puzzle game. Good job.

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:30pm

I had no idea how difficult it is recognizing patterns was until now.

Hammers says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:15pm

Heh this was more fun than I thought it would be. As others have said, the colours hurt your eyes a bit so maybe could have done with something a bit softer, but it's a nice idea :)

PeerPlay says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:17pm

simple game, but pretty hard!

Hexicube says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:18pm

Just an fyi, the lose state doesn't work properly. I can just click again after the timer expires (or I click on the wrong one) and it keeps going.

MegaMasterX says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:19pm

Today, I learned that I really suck at pattern recognition. That said, I did play this a few times. It's pretty nifty!

sirival says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:45pm

Nice idea! Kinda hard to play after 32 hours of coding but I did try a few times!

Jupitron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:52pm

Hard game! With a help button maybe i have a chance haha

Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:31pm

i thought i was quite good at quickly scanning things.. turns out i am not haha.. good game man :)

Recon says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:31pm

Very nice conception.

Bronaldplo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:34pm

Quite funny game, But a little easy tho. Maybe a bit less searching time?

lisac says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:34pm

Thanks again everyone! I really appreciate any feedback :)

Thanks for letting me know Hexicube, I had noticed there was a glitch there but after submission had finished, so I'll fix that.

Yep, sorry for the colors folks hehe :)

GhostBomb says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:36pm

I think you've struck gold with this idea. More polish and this could be an amazing mobile game. Love the challenge, feels like the sort of game you'd play to train your brain to notice things.

lisac says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:39pm

hehe I think you're probably a genius Bronaldplo ;) Everyone else said it's hard.

I thought that I could make a version with more squares, or less colors, maybe even different tetris-style shapes for the "pros" ;p

lisac says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:46pm

Thankyou GhostBomb, what a lovely comment :) I did imagine it as a mobile game.

cutandreil says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:55pm

Hard than what I imagine.
I search by color pattern, but sometimes it's in a biger pattern and I can't find it ^^.

anokta says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:10pm

too simple to be this hard! :)

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:22pm

I like the simple idea, it works really well! It makes me really dizzy though ;)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:46pm

I like the idea of the game a lot. Simple but original which is my favorite type of game. I could imagine newspapers printed this along with word searches. I found it far too hard though. If it only had levels of increasing difficulty to lure me in. Start of with much fewer squares. I thought the color wheel timer was a nice touch. I hope you keep adding to this after the competition because I think it could really be good. I would be nice to have the option to pick the colors. Shouldn't be hard to implement and it helps color blind people. The yellow and the green almost look the same to me.

Insality says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:34pm

nice simple idea, but its rly hard to my eyes ;[

CatOnMars says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:24pm

Clever ideas! It's a bit addictive lol

egos says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:13pm

simple and fit perfect with the theme but a little hard for brain after few map

DesignerNap says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:15pm

Agree with Spacedoubt below, harsh on the yes but I do like it! Maybe pastel colours next time?;) a great design though. I got to 4 a couple of times before getting stuck. Strong concept. good work.

hexagore says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:50pm

Wow that's surprisingly difficult. I scored 10, and that feels like a heroic effort :P Nice original concept this with a very specific 8-bit visual style. Cool!

fierysquirrel says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:45am

Simple and veeeeeery difficult haha, nicely done!

Groydis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:46am

Great interpretation of the theme, The puzzle is incredibly hard, my highest score was three! Good Job

alecmilne says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:32pm

Simple game, but does its gameplay very well.

asobitech says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:35pm

Would love to make a Sinclair Spectrum version of this.

Fnkee says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:52pm

This is among the most innovative games I've seen so far. A really creative game which I'd love to play on my smart phone! I hope to see that in the future. I scored 12 in the end, but might play some more. When I realized how little time I had left, I got really stressed out and it got even harder looking for patterns. Really good job on this!

thopis says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:15pm

Simple but great!I'll keep playing it in the future for sure.Beautiful timekiller!

Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:13pm

Nice puzzle game, liked the simplicity in design. The timer works really well in starting the panic when you are struggling to find a pattern.

Dec 14, 2014 @ 1:34am

Very hard but I immediately got better at it -- that's an excellent job for a game made in such a small time. Great game, the color choice is really in-your-face, but I think that's really important. Would have liked a little audio to go along with it!

Snail_Man says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 5:11am

Nice tight game. Simple, effective, eye killing.

lisac says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 2:22pm

Thankyou so much everyone for your encouraging comments! It really is so nice to hear that you like the little game, even if it kills your eyes ;)

Thanks Fnkee, I had the smartphone in mind when I designed the game and will be working on the smartphone version first. :)

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