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

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Boxes

by ijwu - Compo Entry

Built with C# and XNA entirely in Visual Studio. (And the tiniest bit of MS Paint.)

Click (Both left and right click work!) the screen to pull boxes towards your mouse. Try to get as many boxes as you can into the highlighted area. You get points for the boxes that make it and you lose points for those that don't.

Careful, though. Gravity changes every few seconds and the game will gradually get faster and harder.

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Ratings

#186Innovation3.70
#385Theme3.73
#711Overall3.05
#723Fun2.91
#892Graphics2.57
#1856Coolness35%

Comments

Mopz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:59pm

I clicked like crazy and got pretty far. OK game, but I only got negative score - I guess I sucked at it :)

thecord says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:21pm

Interesting concept

Sh1rogane says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:35pm

Interesting game, took some time before I got positive score :P

chaosed0 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:35pm

Best score is -221 :D

Pretty good mechanic, but I couldn't tell if it was getting any harder or if my finger was just getting tired.

danielilett says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:42pm

This is pretty fun, I haven't seen much like it before. It's a little cruel when gravity points, say, left, and the target area is on the right, because it's very hard to get the squares into the area. That said, it's cool to play, and quite intuitive. Good work.

nuiguy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:06pm

Pretty good game, but quit challenging, kept getting negative score :/. Did enjoy it, but there were times that gravity was against me, and it got quite annoying!

-Nuiguy

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

Interesting idea, but seems super hard, unless there's some technique to the clicking which helps counteract gravity more in some way?

tudd says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:34pm

Click click click! I got 1467, but I may have cheated and used both mouse buttons :)

ijwu says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:11am

Sorry, everyone! I did forget to mention that both mouse buttons are valid and each work fine! It's definitely a lot easier with each. I'll update the description.

FinnMacd says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:54am

when i try to run the .exe nothing happens. looks interesting though

ijwu says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:25pm

Take a look in the readme if nothing happens when you run it. It's likely because you don't have the XNA Framework or .NET 4.0 installed. I bundled an installer in the ZIP for XNA which you can run if all else fails.

Xanjos says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:09am

Mechanics need some fine tuning but the concept itself has a lot of potential.

ramonparaiba says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 3:04pm

i love the minimalist game art! You could improve the mechanical, the system challenges!

Congrats, yet!

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:54pm

nice dude

cxsquared says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:30pm

Cool idea and nice game. Good work.

lxd1 says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 4:58pm

fun

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