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

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Razor Dodgor ( Razer Dodger)

by shotty456 - Compo Entry

A fun game that times how long you can survive without getting hit by razers! Created solo by Geoffrey Marques.

I'm sorry but having the game embedded in the website isn't working =(

The downloadable version works best/easiest to use on firefox

To install simply extract the .rar to your desktop/wherever you want to keep it. To play open the folder and open the index file.

This is only my 3rd game. Hope you enjoy!

Please leave all feedback in the comments. I would love to hear what you think good or bad!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness94%
#896Fun2.70
#914Mood2.51
#1008Overall2.71
#1035Theme3.07
#1036Graphics2.31
#1093Innovation2.20

Comments

mogwai says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:02pm

Very unforgiving and quite hard game. But it got it's charm, kinda like it.

zakchaos says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:04pm

Youve included this as a windows rar, though it looks like it is an html game, Just a heads up, you will definately get alot more hits, if you host it via dropbox or something, and allow your game to be played embedded

Gemberkoekje says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:25pm

Why, world? Why? is what I thought when I played this game. It's a good, basic design really benefitting from the 'less is more' idea. I personally didn't like the razor design, I know that most of us aren't artists (Hell, I'm as far from one as you'll see) but it could've benefitted from something a little different, maybe even something a little more abstract. Other than that, nice little game.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:32pm

I couldn't run it; FireFox and Chrome tell me that they disable some things when using the file:/// protocol and then won't run it (IE just doesn't do anything).
Any way you could put it somewhere that would serve it over HTTP?

Odefus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:32pm

Quite liked how it controls. As people before me have mentioned; should look in to hosting this on dropbox or somewhere else and embed it on the site.

Leo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:36pm

I got to 20s, the my head was chopped off and I bled to death. This game is brutal!

I think if there was more variation for the blades or a difficult scaling it would have kept me entertained for longer.

Spacemyname says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:46pm

Reminds me of super meat boy, great work!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:04pm

As this is an HTML game you can upload it to a site somewhere. There's a list of sites that'll host your games for you in the FAQ: http://ludumdare.com/compo/faq/

guldlock says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:22pm

I liked the design, a bit of a challenge but nice overall! :)

dpulrich says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:28pm

I'm unable to run the game :( When I try opening the HTML file, it opens a new tab in Google Chrome, and a popup says "Exported games won't work until you upload them (When running on the file:/// protocol, browsers block many features from working for security reasons)"

I have Windows 7, Google Chrome, and Mircosoft Security Essentials

TriSquare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:04am

I cant figure out how to run it.

shotty456 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:58am

@TriSquare double click the file name Index.

JNyknn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:29am

Good, but a pretty basic game.

Msquirrel says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:36pm

Brutal game, but good fun! As others have said, look in to hosting it maybe.

Wertle says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:19pm

Pretty hard but I think the highest I got was like 47 or something? One thing that threw me off a bit was that the background was a grid and I was a square, so I kept using the background as reference for the razor locations, however the character is actually a bit larger than the grid squares, so I often collided on the edge when I was not expecting to. I liked the visuals on the razors for how they faded out after bouncing. Careful when using default text in html5 because it looks very different in style from the rest of your art. I know other people are saying they wish it was embedded but I don't like the embedded games on the entry page so I don't mind :) However, it would be nice to have it hosted someplace to avoid the browser issue. Nice job!

Hempuli says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:18am

Couldn't get it to run :( Windows 7, 32-bit.

hbocao says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:22am

Very simple but fun. Gets a little boring later on though.

Crushenator says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:56am

Took me a bit to figure out why it wouldn't work. Hard games are fun games I always say.

MrMordem says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:12am

Nice but, why embedded on a web site directly ? Or something like this

TehSkull says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:03am

Timer doesn't stop immediately when you die. Gives you an extra second or two. It has a lot of potential to be fun. Tweak it!

rjhunter says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:49am

Even though it's labelled "Windows" and is a RAR format archive, it works fine on Mac OS X in Google Chrome *through a web server*.

shotty456, seriously, repack as a ZIP and upload it to (say) itch.io -- it'll let everyone play it easily.

Once you've uploaded it somewhere like that, edit your entry so that instead of a MediaFire link called "Windows", have an itch.io link called "Web".

Everyone wins!

Wusakko says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:03am

Animations were nice

Hellequin says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:13am

Quite hard game but really fun to play ! Well done

ciaodavinci says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:15am

Hey good job. At first I thought there was no way to predict the razors but then I developed some techniques that got me to 30 seconds.

2dgamedev says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:26am

fun game but the lag is Brutal!@

d3garcia says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:53pm

Very inoteresting game, kinda sad for the little seal (I guess) but very fun. Nice one.

Tuism says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:55pm

It's not bad really, but unforgiving and slightly lacking in variety. Needs at least some kind of second-step to keep it interesting.

I do like the movement of the character, it moves well.

lase says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:39am

Cool game! Got hard to play quickly, but I still enjoyed it for what it was. I could see it as a mobile game.

billrizer says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:45pm

Fun - would have loved a few extra SFX tho :)

elvaq says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:00am

Nice idea but it is very unfair to the players. Often when I died I felt like there was nothing I could do.. I like the central feeling to the game but this needed a lot more thought before you started building it.

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