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

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Quantum - The Tail of Schrodinger's Cat

by ArrowThroughHisEye - Compo Entry

I always thought Schrodinger's Cat was unlikely to take being trapped in a box lightly...

You must travel around the inside of the box, trying to get to the node which will collapse the parallel dimensions in the quantum state to a new reality (I wasn't really paying attention in physics), searching of the exit. Interacting with other particle will gradually collapse the quantum state, leading to your demise! Use the power of quantum! "Q" and "E" will alter your size, allowing you to move or become invisible to particle.
Arrow keys or WASD to move.

Get the coins/chests if you care about points. Remember, they care about you.

First time competing in Ludum Dare! Was quite the blast.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#119Humor3.37
#485Fun3.16
#611Mood2.88
#685Innovation2.95
#738Audio2.37
#749Overall3.00
#822Graphics2.68
#1129Theme2.74
#2075Coolness26%

Comments

Ellian says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:12pm

Hah, the x4.5 lives made me laugh.
Nice work, but man this quickly gets super hard.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:16pm

Good game mechanic, but why did you have to make it so small? I'm nearly 100 you know, at least in base 7, and even with glasses...!

miguelmurca says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:18pm

Hah, loved the intro :) I didn't quite understand why enemies only hit you when you're normal or big, or why you couldn't move when small. Still, nicely done!

AlSweigart says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:18pm

Solid game. The shrink/enlarge mechanic was kind of confusing though.

rancoud says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:26pm

Collision Box can be improved by scaling down it :)

rancoud says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:27pm

Forget my comment I didn't see the the power of quantum!

Catwheel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:28pm

Cute game! I did get hit once after I had finished a level. Also, I didn't beat it, but growing didn't seem like a useful maneuver to use.

Pinpickle says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:36am

The quantum mechanics proving that this is actually one screen does seem like a bit of a cheap shot, but nobody understands enough to argue so it works!
The remarks at the top made my day, funniest thing I've seen in the LD 31 games thus far.

merrak says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:05am

I enjoyed the comments at the top. Bonus points for the title.

alwaysinbeta says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:31am

Nice details/story. The controls could improved a bit - I couldn't move at all when very small.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:20pm

You aren't supposed to be able to move while very small. The trade off is you are invincible to the other particles, so you can use that to avoid being hit in tight spaces.

6DownStudios says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:49am

That was quite clever, and the tough levels were really fun. I dig the Schroedinger jokes too, great job on the humor!

pjimmy says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:28pm

simple but cool game, well done

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