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

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Super Screen Saver

by Dokthar - Jam Entry

-- Instruction --
The pixel must survive !

-- Controls --
Arrow keys - move
R - start
Esc - quit

-- Best Scores --
1. Dokthar : 106:65 ;p
2. AtkinsSJ : 102:54
3. fil00dl : 102:36

-- Credits --
Code, Art, Design: Jules Maselbas
Sound: Maugan Gregoire

-- Info --
Listen the sounds track here :

Made in Java with JMonkeyEngine (3D Engine based on lwjgl) with Dyn4j for the physics plus wip JME3-Dyn4j-plugin (Dyn4j integration into JMonkeyEngine).
I used gimp for the graphics.

Have Fun !

Set the permission on the .jar archive to enable execution.
[Update] Fixed the lag issue.

Downloads and Links




floorman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:25pm

Love this game! =D

Love the TV effect, love how I can't stop, and I love and love how I'm stuck between avoiding certain objects that move and avoiding areas that kill me. Really awesome combo.

Super fun game. Nice work. =D

Dontre says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:29pm

Interesting game. i liked how you did monitor imitation, but when i`m playing the game is lagging.

AtkinsSJ says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:29pm

It's a simple game, but it kept me playing, trying to beat my time. Great soundtrack too!

After several goes I managed to last 102:54. :D

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:37pm

Nice one. Controlling player using mouse would be even better.

GoudaGames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:05pm

Fun to play, and it looks great with the monitor effect. Although I miss a cool power-down animation when you lose :P

Threef says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:54pm

I love screen tearing!

5k0d says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:17pm

Whamm i really like the style, glitchy noisy screen!

KeinBaum says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:19pm

Cool little game.

Btw. all your links point do the Linux version. I'm not sure if this is a subtle message. :D

jthistle says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:45pm

Niece retro tv graphics, good job :)

Dokthar says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:11pm

Thanks for you comments.
@Dontre : yeah i dont know where theses come from.
@AtkinsSJ : my personnal recode is 148:-- ;) try harder
@GoudaGames : Yep i already think about it but i didn't had enough time for that
@KeinBaum : In fact there are no different versions

Pat Kemp says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:20pm

Very fun! The screen tearing as a saving mechanic is nice. Good job signaling the danger zones.

billrizer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:58pm

Cute GFX and SFX - nice CRT screen too. Would have love to see high scores and increasing difficulty

Conflei says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:36am

Really awesome, i liked the TV effetcs and the music, really armonic game. I mean, in the theme.

Taldius says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:37am

Nice simple game, the TV like graphics are cool.
Good Job! :D

AsixJin says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:25am

Nice entry! A good time waster! Love how to game picks up after time passes. The audio didn't really capture my attention so I didn't rate that. Im glad I was made to download this cause I might come back to it since it's on my hard drive!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:33pm

Nice! Simple but fun. Enjoyed the retro presentation. :)

Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:24pm

Simple but fun game! I wish the "enemies" had some warning before they spawn, because running in a newly spawned one is unfair :D

Hunter X says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:59pm

Lots of interesting mechanics that result in an entertaining game. A couple of times the moving enemes did spawn almost right on top of me and killed me quickly, which is something that could be improved. The graphics are impressive and while the music took a little while to really get started it was nice once it did. On the whole, a fairly solid result :)

Aru Nyan says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:13pm

It is a neat idea, but I'd loved to play it realised more completely.
The screen 'effect' … Almost annoyed me, it was very fake :) I'm sure you could've made it bend at the edges and generally made it look more genuine.

fil00dl says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:17pm

score 102:36! good execution on the concept, I like retro style and music

Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:24pm

Nice job, looks awesome.

Gungnir says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:43pm

Really nailed the screen motif with those visuals, and play is fun and fluid. Nice work.

farwyler says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:10am

Great fun and a nice little game!

Hellequin says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:55pm

Nice game! Interesting concept!I love the gameplay !Really well done ^^

ZYXer says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 11:32pm

Well that's a short and intense game! :D

Nice graphics and music.

AtomicVikings says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 11:55pm

This is very addicting! I got to 50 seconds, amazing work. Not sure if there is anything worth to improve. This is almost perfect!

el-pepi says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:19pm

Nice, very simple. Good graphics and very hard.
Sometimes the triangles spawn on top of me :/

Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:22pm

Had a lot of fun with this one, and I really liked the presentation! I think it'd be nice if you could wrap from one side of the screen to the other when you get cornered.

snickersnacks says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 3:17am

Really great execution on the graphics and mood. I love the style you managed to cultivate in such a short amt of time :)

davidB says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 2:27pm

Addictive, the game I retried the most

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

nice work

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