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

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Team DJK presents... POOTS!

Poots is a fast-paced couch competitive game for 2-4 players where you play a color drop on a white grid. The goal of the game is to color as much of the grid as you can with your color before time is up.

There are two ways you can color the grid:

First, you can run as quick as you can across the grid, coloring each square as you step on it. If you step on a square that someone else colored, it changes to your color!

Second, and the more fun way, is to shoot at your opponents! If you hit them, they will explode and that splash will turn all of the nearby squares to your color!

If you explode, you will return a few moments later with a temporary halo of invincibility, so watch out!

The game is fun at 2 players, but to really experience the excitement of this game, get 3 or 4 players together and have a blast! Good luck!

NOTE: This game requires 2-4 game controllers.

Here are some Vines of the progress from beginning to ship:

Our game's "Hello World" -
Square painting test -
Shooting test -
In-game animation test -
Splat test -
Short battle test -
Final bug bash -

Please follow the team on Twitter:

Dan Rosas - @thedanrosas
Jason Olsan - @lethil
Kieran Lampert - @candidklamp

Downloads and Links




DXsmiley says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:07am

Looks like a fun game, however I don't have a bazillion joysticks sitting around. Is there any way to get this to work with a keyboard?

allurious says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:43am

Really nice concept, very simple and friendship-breakingly fun! Really love the soundtrack. Would be great if there would be keyboard support too :)

folmerkelly says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:55am

Cute! It's actually a take on local MP I haven't seen before, nice work!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:10am

Nice game, just wish I could use my keyboard...

playvue says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:02am

Doesn't work on my Mac! On noes!

asobitech says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:20am

I worked on a game that is pretty much this, called Paint Bomb Arena.
But I really do like this idea and a big fan of couch gaming.

renatopp says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:13pm

Looks interesting, it is a shame we only can play with 2 joyticks =( I DEMAND AI! =]


Hempuli says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:45pm

Unfortunately I don't own a joystick or gamepad :(

gene-z says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:20pm

Nice game, but the keyboard are needed

rmc says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 7:36pm

Pretty nice! But I think Keyboard should be supported

01rafael says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 4:29am

graphics are great!

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