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

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by Znurre - Compo Entry

A very simple game where you control a black square using the arrow keys.
Red squares spawn from the edges of the screen at random positions and attempt to attack you by flying towards you.
You earn score for every milisecond you manage to stay alive.
If two red squares collide, they will merge into a bigger one and the battlefield zooms out and becomes larger.
At the same time, a few other parameters will change, such as spawn rate of the red squares, movement speed and score multiplier.

Can you manage to beat the official highscore of 103k? :)

The Windows build is 64-bit and is tested on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The Linux build is 64-bit and will work ootb on Ubuntu 14.04 and later using the bundled script, other distros might require installing Qt 5, including QtMultimedia.

For buliding the game from source, QtMixer is required, which can be obtained from here:

In case you get flickering, try forcing vsync, it should help.

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Wakka says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 6:02pm

Simple, yet challenging and fun principle. Awesome sound

volkoivan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:50am

Cool, liked it! :)
Will certainly play again and challenge friends :)

olligobber says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:57am

Sounds were not working for me on Linux, but I found the game fun.

Znurre says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:24am

@olligobber: Thank you. Your audio issue could be due to the game using the wrong audio output device, I know it does on my desktop (also running Linux). Manually forcing it to use the correct device in the sound mixer solves it for me.

Neonian says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:57pm

Very nice! I like the challenge

Harsay says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:00pm

Game flickers by what it's unplayable. Looks like realtime loop has some kind of bug. I'll rate when you fix it.

Znurre says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:02pm

@Harsay: Forcing vsync is a temporary fix, but I'll see what I can do about the flickering.

JNyknn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:40pm

My eyes, my eyes are burning!

Good game, though.

hwinwuzhere says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:45pm

Very challenging and cool :)

lantto says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:08pm

Great mechanics and well executed. Very fun and innovative!

I also beat the highscore. 110540. :)

inkeystring says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:41pm

Fiendish...and I like fiendish....

Wakka says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:46pm

36466 that game is sooooooooo hard =) Nice little game with awesome sound! Had much fun!

f7f5 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:47pm

Is there a restart key? I had to quit and launch again...

oranebeast says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:45am

Wow! I would totally buy this as an app!

Znurre says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:35am

@f7f5: The Return key should work :)

hbocao says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:59pm

I was kinda sleepy for the required level of coordination. haha I'm fully awake now. I think the controls were a bit too sensitive, but nice job overall.
PS. The audio didn't work for me (Windows).

egor-idiot says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 5:33am

Epileptic, but funny %)

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