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

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Orbitals

by DXsmiley - Compo Entry

You are the blue thing. Avoid red things. Collect green things. Wow.

Use the arrow keys to move.

EDIT: Added a link to the library source code.

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Ratings

Coolness84%
#200Fun3.51
#201Audio3.32
#331Overall3.42
#478Humor2.59
#620Mood2.87
#628Innovation3.04
#759Graphics2.76
#925Theme3.28

Comments

Blockers says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 10:26pm

this requires a surprising amount of timing; it was fun :)

rabbit says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:52am

I got my highest score by sitting in one place the entire time. Its a cool idea, but the red blocks need a little more logic to make it better.

Keep up the good work.

Aevek says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:58am

A lot of fun, not sure what rabbit means when he said he got a high score by sitting in one place, I didn't. I did have a sun spawn on my head though, so that was interesting. But your game made me want to try again after that, so good job. Really pleasing visual/music combo too. And I liked watching all the suns explode and red things fly away after I died.

maxyan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:00am

Like the music, art and challenging gameplay.

jtpup0 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:33am

This would be crazy if it were multiplayer(maybe like snake?), solid gameplay, ok graphics, cool sounds.

DrHahn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:44am

I had a fun time with this, it's music with the gameplay for some reason made me laugh, and in the end had a good time.

lekochen says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:51am

Very energetic! I love it!

eforen says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:58am

*Claps slowly* solid 34/40 good job man my and my friend had tons of fun wit this one!

Mokosha says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:12am

Fun game. It was really hard to collect the green things. The music also gave me a seizure (in a good way)

Snuux says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:12am

Nice gameplay with minimalistic graphics. Thanks!

Logun says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:47am

As hardcore as the music ! :)
I always like those simple mechanics, just scoring and pretty difficult gameplay, immediatly fun.
Where is the ladderboard !? With a ladderboard it could be really awesome !

rsergiu2003 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:00am

looks nice... but no mac ?

wandersenus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:09am

nice game!

Proximal Pyro says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:11am

Cool idea! Simple game but it does not need more!

Alter says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:58pm

It was fun!
Nice sounds and music.

furriKira says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:10pm

This is a lot of fun and requires a lot of movement to get the greens! The visuals and music works so well~
Imagine if you just continued this and added support on a phone's gyroscope.

Ossi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:09pm

Simple and effective idea! It makes it really challenging when you make the things you have to collect spawn the things you have to avoid. A good amount of different patterns for the red squares to keep you guessing. The music and sound effects are so good that I just want to keep playing to hear more of it! Good job!

Odefus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:05pm

A very fun game. Took me a while to figure out I can kill spawners by moving in to them. I like the difficulty of it.

Dreii says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:41am

Really well done, I like how tight and simple the rules are, given the amount of decisions that emerge from it.

gmaker says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:34am

nice squares! i loved it all. Good job!

Budi says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:35am

I really like orbital mechanics in this game! Crazy music together with minimalistic graphics makes this game really consistent! Very nice! :)

pegigante says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:07pm

Simple, fun and beautiful.

HuntTheWumpus says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:13pm

Really cool game and awesome music. I like the simple graphic design and the explosion effect. Challenging!

Pickens Inc. says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:15pm

Loved it, but super hard! Might keep playing this!

dook says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:51pm

Neat little game! Simple but effective. I liked the "gravity" pull on the red squares until you picked up the yellow/green ones.

Jim Haslett says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:52pm

Fun game. I like the idea.

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

Got a score of 4215. Great entry! The gameplay is awesome and music is cool. I would change the scoring system to give points when killing enemies.

akhilnivarthi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:02pm

Nice game and challenging too.

Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:51pm

Awesome hhad fun on this entry!, simple yet effective I really liked the design game although it lacked a tutorial. great entry!

Benjamin says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 3:36pm

On my first game I waited for a long time for green stuff to spawn. Then I realize that this yellow was kind of greenish :)

Can't do more than 4263 the plays are REALLY short. Trying to grab bonus who try to kill me is actually a lot of fun.

For a die'n'retry this gameover pause seems an eternity.

aeveis says ...
Dec 24, 2014 @ 6:41am

pretty good! I liked how the squares you had to collect also spawned the dangerous squares. Also creates incentive for the player to collect things since the red squares will stay on and make the game harder if you are too slow. only thing is maybe if you had the easy patterns at first and then ramped up to the harder patterns. anyway, very cool.

Tosic says ...
Dec 24, 2014 @ 9:22am

Woow, very good of a game, slimple, fun and addictive, I LOVE the song, my hi - score is 2279!

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