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

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MINIMALISTIC MASSAGE (squirrels in space)

by JeremyK - Jam Entry

MasterStarr and I have made a local pvp game where each player is trying to press the opposite button. Player must dash away from their pursuers while avoiding obstacles in order to emerge victorious.

SFX were done using bfxr

Music was made by Mawnz - http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/561584

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#572Theme(Jam)3.48
#656Humor(Jam)2.29
#686Fun(Jam)2.81
#708Innovation(Jam)2.73
#741Mood(Jam)2.70
#764Overall(Jam)2.89
#808Graphics(Jam)2.58

Comments

RyanNielson says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:41pm

Not too shabby, this could make for an interesting game if the controls were improved a little bit. I like the idea of a multiplayer game that isn't just killing each other. There's a nice avoidance and platforming competition as well. Well done, great idea.

BtheDestroyer says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:42pm

Game wouldn't launch on Mac.

sharpie656 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:45pm

Really nice game and the addition of multiplayer just makes it more awesome. It reminds me a lot of Super Meat Boy.

Slepice1 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:53pm

Nice idea.

furriKira says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:53pm

In the beginning, it's a death hit then the race begins! I like it~
Though, the music is so repetitive.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:59pm

Sorry, I can't test multiplayer game only for my own. And I can't make my way to the button. Can recommend to look at Speed Runners game. It have similar idea of racing though challanges, but much more polished in movement mechanics.

Fede3751 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:02pm

Cool! :D
Took me a little bit to finish it, but i had to play it alone! :(
This could be a great idea for a bigger project, keep it in mind! ^^

razieliyo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:03pm

I loved this one

maddogawl says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:13pm

Very cool game, super hard to play by myself though :)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:14pm

Interesting idea! Pretty challenging to control both players at once. Has a pretty good feel. Great work!

Todnut says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:35pm

Jump controls are little rough. It's pretty hard to play two player games since there's only me here.

floorman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:23am

Really fun game. I played this with a friend and we had a good laugh.

Awesome game. =)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:25am

Quite challenging, I didn't mind it. Though I'd probably have liked it better if I had someone to play it with.:P

Ken Scott says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:39am

The twitchy jumping makes the game hard to recommend. Also didn't feel like much of a competition.

JNyknn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:54am

Graphics might be a bit ugly, but gameplay was nice and I liked the idea.

Cheshyr says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:40am

I like the co-op angle a great deal. Controls are a bit clunky, but the music is good. Well done.

Verz says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:57pm

Cool game! It's a great idea try to expand it after LD, also I loved how the spikes get red once you touch it!

hypnoticbytes says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:40pm

Nice game. Had a nice time playing with my wife (I won :) )

celanova says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:42am

Large game, but very interesting. Played with a friend of mine and we got a solid 30 minutes out of it haha, nicely done mate.

psychonull says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:43am

Good game. Really hard to play it at first.

hissssssssss says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:22am

I think the level design is a bit claustrophobic for how floaty the jump is. It's hard to get through small gaps with precision. I think wider spaces and more opportunity for the players to chase and collide with each other could work wonders here.

Kudos for tackling a multiplayer game in the jam, though: it's not easy, and I think you've done a pretty good job of it, all things considered.

Odefus says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:22pm

I played against myself and somehow managed to only lose. Can imagine this being a fun competitive game with some improvements to the controls. They felt too slippery for my taste.

ViliX64 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:42pm

Neat entry :)

Zwergesel says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:45pm

The controls are a bit floaty, but the rest of the game is nice.

Benjamin says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 10:28am

The wall jump is difficult to handle but it seems fun. It's unclear which button each squirrel much reach, you should have use blue and red color for them.

Dec 18, 2014 @ 2:08pm

Ooh, why did you have to make it so difficult. :| Tried for about 10 minutes to reach one of the buttons and when I finally did, nothing happened. Couldn't figure out what to do, then tried to dash down but apparently didn't succeed as I just died as was respawned pretty far away.
I think this has a lot of potential to be very fun (and I assume when playing with a friend it might actually be, as both would fail equally bad and continue getting themselves killed over and over), but those slippery controls make it infuriating. :D

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