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

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Bean Bag Toss

by cmcoto - Compo Entry

Try it with SAFARI or FIREFOX ... CHROME FREEZES at the first frame...I've tried fixing up the code but it still freezes in Chrome.

On PC use SPACE BAR to Toss the Bean Bag...and if you manage to get far with the score, the ball starts to move sideways, so in order to move the player, use the left and right arrow keys. If you are on an Ipad, or a tablet, just touch left or right.

Its a simple game of throwing a Bean Bag Up into the Sky. One Screen, and simple touch methodology. You must NOT let the Ball fall into the ground, and in order to get points, the ball must TOUCH the Player. Don´t let the Birds Take the ball either!

It was done completely using Gabu Studio on my IPAD... yes, it can be done! Lol.. I started to use it to prototype my game, but because of family gatherings and stuff, didn´t have time to pass the prototype to Unity... but anyway, the game came out great! and YES, it resembles a game by Nguyễn Hà Đông(Dong Nguyen), but I made it from scratch... Great Idea by him, and maybe that´s why I used birds... no pun intended Dong Nguyen.. I admire your creations.

On PC use SPACE BAR to Toss the Bean Bag

NOTE: The BestScore is NOT working... Couln´t manage to make it work...It was my first time with Gabu Studio, and what would you expect from a Psychotherapist that likes or tries to do games for hobby... Thanks for taking your time to try my game!

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Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:30am

I'm not sure if the game freezes when I lose or if I'm just missing something. I imagine it would make more sense on a touch screen.

cmcoto says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:49am

Hi Somfunambulist, yes, It´s been happening a lot, but It does not freeze on the ipad... I haven´t figured out what it is...

cmcoto says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:57am

@Somfunambulist thanks for checking it out!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:59pm

Simple game which can be good! Is the idea with the spacebar key down a feature (like to not get score)? It would be even more fun if you could move left and right and the bean bag moves a little as well.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:02pm

Pretty impressive you created this from an iPad. Good work!

drludos says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:03pm

Nice little game! And congrats on creating in on an Ipad! I like the "old computer" feel of the game, and it's simple to play, but tends to get repetitive after a while (maybe go beyond two balls at the same time?). AN di took me time to figure out that you had to use Space and not mouse click on a PC to toss the bag :).

Jupitron says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:57am

Controls seem to fail in some way, it freezes

cmcoto says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:36am

@ProfessorRekyl yes I would love to make it move, but didn´t have time to get the physics going correctly for the bean bag.

cmcoto says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:38am

@Tasteslikefuture, thanks!!! I started it as a prototype for later doing it in unity, but never got to I kept going on the ipad.

cmcoto says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:41am

@drludos thanks! Yes I was planning on using various balls and making the player move...I guess that´s the next step!

cmcoto says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:43am

@Jupitron, yes I don´t know why it freezes some times...It shouldn´t but it does...The space bar thing happened when porting it to HTML5, I didn´t know it would happen...

friken says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:49pm

freezes when bird drops poo

alvarop says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:04am

The game freezes as it starts. I didn't quite get what I was supposed to do :S

cmcoto says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:07am

Sorry Everyone, but it seems that Chrome does not support the game, it freezes. Try it in Mozilla or even better try it with an iPad Safari plays it well.

MrShoestore says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:53am

i don't know whats happening... it keeps saying "game over" in under a second. apparently my brain is not fast enough to pick up whats going on

MiniBobbo says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:58am

It's got a lot of charm. The fact that it was created on an iPad is impressive!

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

@MrShoestore, you need to press spacebar so the tiny ball does not hit ground. If you wait, and don´t hit spacebar and the ball touches ground, you get a Game Over... Just like when you play Toss with a Bean Bag... You can´t let it fall.

cmcoto says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:19am

@MiniBobbo, Thanks! I know, it impressed me also... I just couldn´t believe that I had done a little game with my Ipad Mini... I didn´t need to fire up my Unity laptop.

cxsquared says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:03pm

It's really cool to see something being prototyped on an ipad. Nice work.

cmcoto says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:58pm

Thanks @cxsquared, I didn´t expect it to go far, but it really is an awesome tool. I use Sprite Something, and Gabu Studio.

csanyk says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:29am

Seemed a bit too one-dimensional to hold my interest for very long.

panda says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 5:08am

I wasn't able to play.. pressing space throws the ball in the air even if I'm not touching it, and clicking where it says "tap" doesn't seem to do anything.

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:32pm

nice work

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