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

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Lumit

by Leaghorn - Jam Entry

Hello

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# POST JAM
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# I added two more game modes:
# Hard mode - a little experiment with music synch
# Impossible mode - level doesn't rotate, gravity does! Red indicator on the clock showe where is UP
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# Diffent difficulties > different leaderboard for each mode ;)
# Also added [R] for restart
#
# Enjoy!

## POST JAM 2
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## Mobile version (Android for now) ready

Lumit is an arcade game where a player controls Orbs trying to keep them alive as long as possible.

Score is multiplied by number of orbs on screen.
High drop gives 200 points bonus.

Every Orb split into two smaller every 3 seconds.
If an orb collides with other one it absorbs it.
Loosing orbs decreases overal orbs scale procentage.

I did it in Compo deadline but I didnt have any music. So, I spent whole monday learning FL Studio to make some music, but I guess mastering FL Studio in one day is not that easy:)
So I just used a music by Muciojad (awesome track BTW).

The rest I did in PS, Unity.

Controls:
[SPACE] - JUMP
[LEFT/RIGHT ARROW] - move left/right
[ENTER] - PAUSE


For more info go to my post:
http://ludumdare.com/compo/2014/12/08/422464/


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Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#174Innovation(Jam)3.63
#176Fun(Jam)3.52
#202Overall(Jam)3.61
#276Graphics(Jam)3.73
#352Theme(Jam)3.70
#466Mood(Jam)3.07
#786Humor(Jam)1.93

Comments

FatKarate says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:00am

very nice

rjhelms says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:23am

Nice graphics, & compelling gameplay. Good job!

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:15am

Thanks. I reset the leaderBoard from my testing trash so feel free to set the new records ;)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:20am

This is awesome :D.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:42am

This is simply amazing. Great job on this game. :D

Zimennik says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:03am

Nice gameplay. Generally it will perfectly suit handies. I like playing such games while waiting for someone.

nuno says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:12pm

Doesn't run in Linux, are you sure you uploaded everything the game needs? It complains about a missing data folder

vegard1992 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:17pm

I feel like if you had thought about the gameplay a little more this would be a super cool entry, but as it stands it doesnt offer much to be honest. Very innovative though.

Blobby101 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:34pm

Love it - it's very fun game! Nice and polished too, given the time frame - wasn't expecting a leaderboard xD

hectorhon says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:34pm

Well polished game, although rather challenging. I like the audio, it seems to be "matched" nicely to the difficulty :)

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:39pm

@nuno sorry. I dont have Linux so I coudnt check and didnt know what actually is needed to run it on Linux and I forgot that Data folder.

Now its correct. Zip archive with all needed files for Linux.

Luke Molnar says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:40pm

WOW... I just SMASHED your high scores... 43202... BOOOM take that.

really good game. love the concept a lot.

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:42pm

@Luke Molnar I hit 80K+ once while testing :D

Nardom says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:47pm

The concept is very innovative. Even though the game doesn't offer much variety (yet?), it's the perfect base for a time sink game. I felt like playing a modern version of a basic pinball game where all I have is a 'tilt' mechanic.

The sounds and music were satisfying. It would have been lovely if the background music was linked to the action on screen. (More balls / action, more music)

I enjoyed your game a lot, and again, a really good concept that perfectly fits the theme of this Ludum.

Rothens says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:11pm

LOVE! :3 http://i.imgur.com/jNVsbYO.png 35852 points :D

Rothens says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:08pm

Can you add the data folder for the Windows version too? :D

asobitech says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:21pm

This would make a great mobile game for on the go gaming,

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:27pm

@asobitech I'll make android version today

@Rothens sorry:) same situation as with Linux. I started it on my PC and it worked, but just because there WAS data folder:D Link corrected for PC also now.

rzfmzn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:50pm

Liked the idea, a lot :D (publish this, its a great game for portable devices :D )

akaPhil says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:22pm

Very good game! Toss this up on the app store and I would buy it!

udo says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:23pm

Hard and original, well done. High replay value, too :)

vortex says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:42pm

Really good game... love it!!!

Lokiman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:31pm

Really challenging game but also a little bit random :) Super competitive game with that leaderboard! Good job man! :D

Mase says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:24pm

The gameplay is unusual but didn't feel as challenging or tense as I'd like. Maybe if more threats appeared over time it would be more engaging.

Rothens says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:40pm

@Leaghorn thanks! :)

pjimmy says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:49am

clever game, the graphics and sound are great, well done

savethejets1 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:03am

Really great job.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:31am

Neat concept, nice job!

Murchurl says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:33am

Nice game! concept is great. I like the music, suits the game. High scores is also a great feature! Awesome job!

TheMeorch says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:40am

This is a really cool game that I am really terrible at! I think an Easy mode without any red obstacles would still be really interesting and fun. Great work!

kumoi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:20am

Very addicting! but now my room is spinning @_@

hypnoticbytes says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:57pm

Cool one!!! I love it!!! Great music! I definitely see this on my mobile phone.

InHelli says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:37pm

GOOOOD JOB!

frondeus says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:13pm

Whoah! One of the best games :)

Taldius says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:23pm

It's a nice simple game, very pretty and polished.
Good job! :D

Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:26pm

Very simple concept but surprisingly fun nonetheless. Very polished presentation. Cool stuff!

skiddings says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:48pm

simple but fun!

AGausmann says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:16am

This is a really interesting game concept! I loved the gameplay a lot (although I only pressed the spacebar flappy-bird style 90% of the time) and the graphics and music were excellent!

Code Medicine says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:44am

Excellent game, could definitely see myself playing this on iPad. It seems to start out brutally difficult instead of ramping up though! Very addicting.

Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:33am

Cool game, very nice graphics and interesting music matching the game style. The gameplay could be more challenging though - i didn't see much point in the orbs splitting, also the rotation could be faster. Good job, overall very polished!

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:28pm

@Tiago Ling Alexandre more chellenging? :D I see. So I guess this number 1 record is yours? :P

Orbs splitting is THE POINT of the game:
- it's harder to focus and control 2 orbs than 1. The more orbs there is, the harder it gets.
- the score incrementation is multiplied by the number of orbs, so the more orbs you manage to keep on the screen, the faster score grows.
- when the orbs splits and you loose one, overal scale of the orbs drops, so the orbs are getting smaller and smaller as you loose some of them. If the scale drops to 0%... POP! no orbs ;)

If the orbs didnt split, THAT would be pointless. There is nothing hard in controling one orb. You could just jump in the middle of the screen forever.

And the rotation speed increases every second. Try to keep up to 30K+ pts ;) And if thats too easy, there is also Hard mode and Impossible mode.

Enjoy! :D

rd127p77 says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 1:26am

Great game, Love the art style, the music is great, I would definitely buy it if it were for sale.

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:51pm

Impressive, nice game.

StackAttack says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:53pm

Amazing little game. Great job - love the music and graphics. It all goes together really well.

sputnik says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 1:53am

Nice graphics and simple but effective gameplay!

Lynx says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 2:37am

This really great! Awesome music (kinda want this stuff for my game) and creative idea. Easily something to expand off of, and obviously you have!

Nick Weihs says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 3:25am

I had fun playing this game, but I felt like I was totally out of control for the most part. For some reason, I felt like the game might have actually been getting easier as the speed of the level picked up and the size of the orbs got smaller. It would have probably been a good idea to have a timer on screen to show when the orbs were about to split, and I think that having the orbs split on a slightly slower timer might have made the game more interesting. As it is now, I tended to just pick on orb and try to keep it in the center as much as I could, but even doing that I wasn't able to break 20k. The music was pretty fitting in keeping the game fast paced, but it clashed somewhat at the beginning when things were moving really slowly. The art was mostly functional, however the only problem I see with it is that the red outline became a little hard to notice when the level speed picked up (I am red-green colorblind so it was extra bad for me). I feel like you probably could have pushed the art a little more to make the feel of the game more fun to play. Overall though, really challenging, good pacing once the level started getting going, and really interesting idea. Thanks a lot for creating and sharing your game with me!

cxsquared says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 5:37am

Really great game! The idea is really unique and awesome. Great work.

Dec 17, 2014 @ 8:38am

It looks really great! The game is very polished. I admire the original gameplay, but at the same time I didn't really find it that compelling. It felt a bit too random. Usually I love simple games but something just felt missing.

ynots says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 1:36pm

nice..

Mekuri says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 5:03pm

Interesting gameplay. The graphics are nice as well. It felt very polished, so good job!

PoQA Games says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 2:01am

Really liked it! Simple, yet fun. The leaderboards is a great way to retain engagement. What I really liked about the gameplay is that at times you have to strategically switch your concentration to a new "main" ball so you can at least always keep one going. Very cool!

DiegoMustache says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 3:18pm

Nice work! Polished and enjoyable.

Knowledge says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 11:22am

Great game.

Liam :D says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 4:04pm

I played for the score. Got into the current top 10, that's good enough. Granted restarting didn't actually -display- my score, but I got enough to get into the current top 10 so nyaa~

okkolobr says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 4:18pm

Nice arcade game ! Good luck for post jam version !

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 4:19pm

hmmm... Thats weird. In which mode you played? I just tested in Hard mode and jumped on 10. habaHaba with no problem. You put your name you have to press ENTER to accept it. If your score did not jump on the board there had to be some connection problem. Sorry for that. Try again ;)

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 4:20pm

Thanks okkolobr :D

Liam :D says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 4:40pm

I entered my name as "LIME :D" That's probably why it didn't work.

Madball says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 4:44pm

Wow! So addicting. Great for a second game! I liked the hard more, it reminded me of "Super death grid of death", another LD game.
Why are there two Madballs in the leaderboard?

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 5:09pm

There are [was] two Madball in leaderboard because once you typed with a space at the beginning - _Madball and Madball :D I will look into that, how to filter these unneeded spaces.

Glad you liked it ;)

ChronusZ says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 6:21pm

Very fun! I will say that the random levels are a little iffy for a leaderboard game, though. It might have been a better idea to hard-code the level.

zompi says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 9:32pm

A the beginning I was thinking that it will be easy... Well, to make a decent score it is not easy at all ;)
Really nice graphics and gameplay, it is a complete game... made only in 3 days, wow! Good job :)

mogwai says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 10:34pm

Really good game, would love some kind of powerup system though for limited invulnerability etc.

DonovanWu says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 7:01am

Great game! I like games with simple control mechanics, but takes practice to master. The concept is great, graphics and audio are great, and the game feels fluent. I'd like to think of it as a leisure game that you can compete with your friends. Good job!

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