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

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Black Drop

by Ezard - Jam Entry

Black Drop is a game about shadows on an overhead projector. Play as shadow boy Faust and traverse the terrain of silhouettes to collect ink splotches and get home to your matchbox.

The fully original piano soundtrack and minimalistic art style come together to create a visually distinct and thoughtful game.

*NOTE* you can only stand on flat sections - touching rough surfaces will cause you to die.

*NOTE 2* you can draw a small surface with your cursor (drawing with a pen on the over-head-projector sheet) to help you through the levels - some levels even require you to do this!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness52%
#112Audio(Jam)3.69
#147Mood(Jam)3.62
#270Graphics(Jam)3.74
#332Overall(Jam)3.40
#478Fun(Jam)3.07
#596Innovation(Jam)2.90
#867Theme(Jam)3.03

Comments

Javabot says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:56am

This was a fun game, but the blur was a headache.

Wolfgang_ says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:57am

Really like the atmosphere

Caspila says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:57am

With some extra polishing this could become a great game. I don't understand why you die when you touch the side of the walls though.

ssheep says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:58am

this was actually really fun i love the idea

kburkhart84 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:59am

It is unique. I had no idea about dying due to hitting certain sides of the shadows though.

SilentNight says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:01am

I'm liking the artstyle its very nice. The intro screen was also very useful in understanding the gameplay. Really enjoyed your game :D

abdurrahmankh says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:03am

this is really good game, I got stuck, but you did made a good game in "one screen: ;) good mood and stuff.

Switch says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:04am

Nice aesthetics and touching music. I didn't get what was that stroke drawn when you drag the mouse in the upper panel, though

Rushout Games says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:22am

Can't download the game or play online... :(
it have a message saying "This page isn't available" :\

Rushout Games says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:56am

It worked now ! Must have been some problem with our pcs!
Nice music, really relaxing! The artstyle is really cool, but i took some time to realize that i needed to stroke a path to get to some places, I rushed through the instructions as always x.x but after that it played really nice !

WojWorks says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:31am

As much as I like the style and the unique mechanic, it felt pretty uninteresting gameplay-wise. Plus I didn't understand why I died.

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:01am

I'm not crazy about the platforming, but this game had a nice feel to it. Very pleasant soundtrack! =)

Rocketship says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:35pm

This was excellent, very good atmosphere with the graphics and the music. The drawing mechanic was also very nice. Not a lot of bad to say about this one, there were a couple of bugs that got me stuck inside the walls but they didn't ruin the experience.

ViliX64 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:59pm

Any chance of Linux build? It looks very interesting and I'd like to play it. If so, contact me on Twitter (@ViliX64)
(Please, the graphics looks awesome!)

Grindstorm says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 5:55am

Kept me challenged the whole game, I gotta say it was a nice, relaxing game :)

Kate Kligman says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 5:57am

I really liked it. Very original!

Omiya Games says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 9:59pm

Unfortunately, when I started on the game, I accidentally skipped the intro instructions, so it took me a while to discover double-jump. Other than that, I thought it was a competent puzzle platformer.

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:27pm

nice work keep it up

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