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

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Teeny Tiny Little Ball

by FerraWare - Compo Entry

Just a 5-10 minutes game, made for the LD31.

Controls:
-Spacebar: Rotate.
-R: Restart ball position.

Thanks for playing!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#102Humor3.46
#173Theme3.98
#221Innovation3.63
#223Fun3.48
#254Overall3.52
#399Mood3.11
#487Audio2.84
#864Graphics2.62

Comments

kierygeek says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:44am

So clever and fun!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:15am

Wow i really like this concept, So simple yet so fun... Props!

shotty456 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:19am

this was great!

AGausmann says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:19am

I love it! It's a very interesting game, I wish there was more of a story though

ming_tea says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:50am

Very nice!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:15am

Simple yet challenging mechanics! I think it can be perfect fit for mobile devices :)
BTW, I encountered a couple issues:
1. at some point bottom white border just disappeared and ball sometimes got stucked there.
2. What after ball police? Nothing happens... Except text about clicking to death.

FerraWare says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:50am

Thank you all for your comments!
1. Yeah, I wanted to make more of a story, but the time wouldn't let me.
2. Yeah, there are a couple of bugs :P
3. After the ball police, you've got to click the ball xD

Vulture Tamer says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:05am

holy mozes! this is the best so far!

really enjoyed this one! challenging and innovative :-)

karol says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:07am

Cool concept. Enjoyed playing it. The narration was a bit too slow for me though.

Fanttum says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:07am

Looks fun, but a bit slow until you start doing stuff.
Also I got stuck in the wall for about a min until it somehow bounced me out. Once it was going things were fun.

daviosmash says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:09am

A fun, quick game. Good job! Really enjoyed it, played it til the end.

QuexD says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:10am

GG


I am now a murderer I must flee from this page.

Kalman90Grape says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:13am

Ha ha ha, that was awesome! Great job. I'm glad he wasn't a PokéBall. I found one bug actually, after the bottom of the box came off, the ball bounce up into the top left corner and got stuck inside the right wall, going up and down. I was able to get out after a little bit of rapid space tapping though. Other than that, good work.

Nobuyoshi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:46am

Very creative. I like it.

Lynx says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:55am

Neat concept and nice story too. Although I feel dirty, aiding a criminal....

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:29am

Wow, character development is everything.
Very nicely done!

yosh says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:45am

At first I was a bit skeptical, but it turned out to be really fun to play!
It's also quite original and the dialogs cracked me a few times :)
Cool little game (y)

ratking says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:05am

A One-Button-Game with a story ... and then it's not a One-Button-Game anymore ... woah, what a ride!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:59am

Hey ! Nice game, well explained, good tutorial. It's fun to move the ball. Good job.

Fede3751 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:41am

Cool idea!
I wish it lasted a little bit more, but it was really fun!^^

masterhyjinx says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:51am

The simple concept is awesome when you extended it bit by bit. My space bar does not forgive you but if you took this forward it could be a fun game to play on a single screen touch device.

Also, I broke the ball out of the prison, did I win?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c2aqaup5wfpwjk5/Screenshot%202014-12-08%2002.48.52.png?dl=0

revolter says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:51am

Aaaaaargh, the clicking part was so frustrating, but I liked the game )

naufr4g0 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:59am

Good game concept with a simple well written story! :) Really nice game!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:57pm

Great entry! Loved the little characterization and story. Everything is really tied in well.

Dejsan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:06pm

Perfect game for mobile platform, i would port it if i were you.
Anyway, pretty interesting game, only one thing, got bored on the beginning a little bit.

Figglewatts says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:35pm

Really liked this one. Simple but sweet.

Monkid says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:09pm

This is awesome, so simple yet so deep and thought provoking! Kudos to you!

pjimmy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:21pm

well done, original, fun, humorous and challenging. I love the transparent box counter, I think it's very innovative.

Lyxilion says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:19pm

Very nice game, but I can survive for 15sec ^^

Arkrothe says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:35pm

Quite clever!

plank says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:05pm

Awesome, this one must be the wineer!

jpmit says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:43pm

Really interesting game, I enjoyed playing it a lot, good work.

error031 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:11pm

Very cool idea. I had a bunch of fun playing!

ishimilated says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:43pm

Great concept and a lot of fun, I loved it!

vivi96 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:46pm

I loved this game! But poor ball D:
It is very fun, i played it four times :P
<3

sofi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:01pm

Excellent game!!!!

sofi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:02pm

Fuc*kin ball
I played six timesss

Pili says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:14pm

I love it! It's a very awesome game!!!!

bushmango says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:04am

Thanks for commenting on my game, Four Seasons!

I got stuck at the ball police -- I think I killed them too quickly. :(

I like the simple controls and concept.

Kitch says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:09am

Lot of interesting and fun mechanics there. Bonus points for making my wife scream "What are you doing up there!" in response to my rapid spacebar slapping.

CodeNMore says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:11am

Sweet game! Simple medchanic, looks good, awesome!

Wakka says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:32am

318 seconds! great game with a ball with personality ;-)

Ossi says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:38am

Very clever and very simple. I love the story you built around the tiny ball and I especially like the timer zone mechanic. Also at the end you literally broke the fourth wall. Well done!

Ithildin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:23am

This was a very clever (and funny) use of the theme! The mechanics were simple, but used in a really interesting way. Great job! :)

Lolwned says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:56am

Great game ! Really liked it.

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:06am

225 seconds :)

Very neat!
Controls are responsive, dialog is funny and the tasks are fun to do.
This is perfect for a mobile game ;)

Great job!

markusfisch says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:30am

Really good! I love how strikingly simple it is! Just one button/touch and a world of challenges! That concept has a lot of potential. Well done!

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

244 seconds :) really fun game. Simple but challanging and creative. I had fun :D

Mechamew says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:15pm

Lovely entry! Nice humor and inventive gameplay. Cool tie in between narrative, gameplay and the theme. Great job!

alyphen says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:53pm

Ahaa, great narrative - the combination of shapes and a unique narrative style reminds me of Thomas was Alone. There was a wide variety of different ideas in here, and so the shortness can be attributed to the 48 hours. The music loops well and it's fun to solve each "puzzle". The graphics are simple, but very effective. A very good entry.

MrSun says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:55pm

Really like the concept. I like how you gave the ball such personality

HotBoxGames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:03pm

At first it was a bit slow, but then I was charmed, fantastic game! If only it was longer. :(

ENDESGA says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:47pm

awesome game! :D I love it

rodobodolfo says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:56pm

Really Interesting Idea! Love the one-key controls. Sound fits well too, couldn't help to make a beat off the ball sound and the bgm

admix says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:53am

Nice idea, and I like how the player is being guided.

Yazara says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:07am

I like how much variation and depth you have created while only using one button :) It's really fun to play, and the learning curve is well done.

FerraWare says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:32am

Hey guys, I just wanted to thank you for the feedback you gave me!

I'm planning on doing an Android release, having in mind all your comments, so I really, really aprecciate it :)

Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:39am

This is a nice little entry! Easy to pick up but the challenges are both appropriate and not tedious. You've got a good difficulty curve, here. I was frustrated by a few bugs, though. The ball gets caught on the shooting blocks a lot, and on the frames on the edges. I had to spam space to get it unstuck. I also am not sure if I won the game or not... I got to a point where the ball was going so fast I couldn't possibly click it, and then ended up giving up. Stopping before that point would probably be a good idea ><

It's a good game, though. Thank you!

FergusonTV says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:29pm

Clever, fun, funny... great job :D

Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:20pm

A simple game but with some cool gameplay ideas. It's cool that you do a lot with such a basic concept. I thought the clicking on the ball at the end was an interesting twist. I found the text narration a little long-winded. Good stuff though!

pht59x says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:40pm

The kind of simple game mechanics I love and for which everything is in the details. With regard to controls, it is simply the opposite of my own entry: here, you have to keep banging on the space bar to get somewhere. Congratulation.

Manou says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:08pm

Minimal and fun !

DaRaziel says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:27pm

Very fun approach to the topic. Like the dialogue a lot! Well done!

Liam :D says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:46pm

Really fun.

stipple says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:30pm

Great game! I could see playing that for a long time. Very addictive :)

Xaychru says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:45pm

Nice concept, I found the text a bit too slow though. Good job for your first LD! :)

Yarek says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:19pm

A nice concept and a good story overall :)

dunin says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:44pm

cool game. nice story, nice gameplay (but it's like a demo, more "levels" will be cool)...

Aske says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:30pm

Favourite game so far! You did a great job on implementing the theme!

6DownStudios says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:25am

Very outside the box! Breaking the 4th wall figuratively and literally. Keep it up!

Kep says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:34am

Interesting implementation of a story on simple mechanics. Well done!

Webravenz says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:52pm

what an simple but hard gameplay, good job, also great story / humor ;)

cxsquared says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:41pm

Really simple but really fun mechanic. Good work.

MaxguN says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:44pm

Oh, that was great. I was skeptical at first, but the more you play till the end the more you have fun. Well done :)

LMT says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:37pm

Lovely little story based game!

Felladrin says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:34pm

Very well done! Great use for a ball! Enjoyable gameplay.

TheMeorch says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 9:18pm

I like how you explored a bunch of different mechanics and permutations of those mechanics. The story segments, especially at the beginning, took a long time and dragged down the pacing a bit, though. Being able to skip to the next line would help move things along back to the gameplay, which was really enjoyable! Nice work!

maybeimelias says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 4:43am

Awesome, innovative game.

asobitech says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 7:13pm

Love the different challenges.
Good use of single button play.

Piscythe says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 1:09am

Excellent. Nice core mechanic, a good variety of challenges, and text that kept me wanting more. The challenge trying to stay within a square for 5 seconds with danmaku blocks was difficult, but the forgiving nature of the game made it workable. Good job!

SimianLogic says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 2:58pm

244 seconds! Overall a really fun entry. I personally hated all the text, but I enjoyed the variety of minigames (I'd prefer a straight wario-ware style playlist of games, though).

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