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

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DontSurrender

by Dontre - Compo Entry

Use arrows to move, z to put block. Just try to survive

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Ratings

Coolness97%
#321Innovation3.46
#350Theme3.76
#438Graphics3.27
#468Fun3.17
#658Humor2.35
#673Overall3.09
#772Mood2.68

Comments

d3garcia says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:23am

Awesome game, very hard, the way game should be, didnt quite understand why I was picking the signs though.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:39am

Very hard and charming

Hempuli says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:40am

Interesting idea! I like the variety in the enemies, but I found it very hard to predict where I'm going to place the box. That combined with some collision box issues made playing the game a bit hard at times. Some kind of a score would be cool, even if it was just 'time survived' :)

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

Very very difficult. I'm not sure I figured out how to survive properly, but I did learn to protect myself from metal spiders. I like the concept.

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

Interesting game.
It's a little tough, but that's what makes it so fun!

AndresGames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:44am

Enjoyed it, could have used some audio. Wished there was some scoring system so I knew how well I did. Also support making it bigger.

rzuf says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:54am

Really nice. It's easy to misplace a block, as it's hard to tell where it will land. Reeeally needs some frantic music. :D

Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:04am

A very nice little game, the simple spritework was cute, and defending yourself by placing blocks was a nice change to the survival formula.

Two issues I did have though, I wasn't able to figure out a way to tell the difference between missiles and the robot spiders until they appeared, and block placement is a little hard to control. This led to issues where I got myself trapped by my creations, or just wasted bricks. Perhaps a simple cursor, or snapping blocks to a grid could help?

oranebeast says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:13am

A fun, innovative game.

Dontre says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:31pm

Thanks for your comments guys. I had no time to realize all things, sounds for example. RockhopperGames, i think it`s a good idea to snapping block to a grid. I don`t, if i will do this, is this will break the LD rules?

mauris says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:30pm

Very well made hardcore game. Absolutely enjoyed it!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:36pm

Nice idea ! :)

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:38pm

Fun and challenging, just the way I like it. Nice minimal graphic style and lots of stuff out to kill you. I like how boxes break after a while so you can't just hole up in a corner. I had a lot of fun with it and will have some more after I'm done writing this sentence :P

Sh1rogane says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:49pm

Fun idea. A score somewhere would be nice to have

Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:29am

About grid-snapping: This is my first LD, so I'm not sure, but I think adding grid snapping would count as an improvement and therefore be against the rules? :(

But I think if you polished this up a bit (added sound and a scoreboard and such) you could definitely publish this to a flash game site after the competition if you want!

Paperscraps says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:17am

This is really cool. All the elements fit together nicely. I liked the particle effects. Very retro.

lurumdurum says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:18am

Had to think a few times before I actually understood what was happening, but a cool concept anyway :)

Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:19am

Usually don't really like this kinda pixel art but this time it kinda worked for me, the mechanics could use some work but I guess that's to be expected. Good game.

locknic says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:23am

The lack of audio really bring the game down. I like the idea of passively surviving by placing blocks, but it wasn't really so apparent how to get more blocks and what I was supposed to be doing. I do like the graphics though, it seems quite polished on that end.

Dontre says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:46am

Pick up bonuses to get more blocks or to restore health.

HotBoxGames says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:13pm

Cool concept! Graphics are nice too! Explosions look cool

Dokthar says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:15pm

Nice game, interesting gameplay. super hard

Boracho says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:40pm

this is an idea that deserves some post-dare development! it's too bad there's no sound, I think it could've benefited from it. Either way, good game!

ViliX64 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:56am

Cute pixel art :)

billrizer says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 1:40pm

Innovative game - was a little confusing as to what to do though :)

Wilou1428 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 1:55pm

Interesting concept...

Slothmachine says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 9:41am

Sweet pixels.Hard as hell. Good job

L0N3 W0LF says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 4:53pm

It looks like my game ;) hahahaha great work :D vey fun game :D

Cliff Lee(CL) says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 10:44am

Good game, if have score mechanism will be better.

01rafael says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 12:26pm

Great survival game! ;)

Piscythe says ...
Dec 30, 2014 @ 1:20am

Nice, fun and inventive. It was way too easy too place blocks a few pixels off from the lasers and fail to block them.

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