Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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by rojo - Jam Entry

You're a Clefling hanging out in the forest when suddenly disaster! Hushbert hates the songs of the forest and has unleashed his super secret weapon: the Voice Stealing Technique. However, you are immune and your voice can be used as a weapon against the silence. Break the Seals of Silence to restore the voices of the forest!

Everything you need to know will be explained in game. If you have questions get in touch with me on Twitter @rojomojogogo.

Hint: if you're having trouble figuring out the order to play notes in, remember to listen for the snap - it indicates the beginning of the loop. Also try looking at the middle of the screen. It may help you see the order in which forest critters are emoting.

I created the game solo.


Unity 5, Photoshop, Audition, Audacity, FL Studio, sfxr

Eskargot by Apostrophic Labs

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Paulozz says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:29pm

Classic, but fun.

HotBoxGames says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:36pm

Cool idea! Played to the end and was quite fun figuring it out, good job

Wertle says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:48am

I like how you incorporated a tone matching game into the theme, it was a nice little story accompaniment. The tick to start the measure was helpful, but I wish there was also a visual cue in addition (something simple would work. Screen flash, perhaps?) mostly because it was sometimes easy to confuse the order of animations because I wasn't watching properly at the right time, especially if things were on opposite sides of the screen. I had a really hard time discerning the different pitches in the cows due to the very low sound. Dunno if this is my speakers or just an issue with my own hearing and difficulty detecting low frequency, but I unfortunately got stuck on the cow section x_x Nice work overall!

Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:18am

Wow! I loved the idea. The setting in the forest with the animals was a fun and charming way to express the simon-says type music player. The tunes you got to create were catchy too. I could totally see this becoming a really popular mobile game. My only complaint is having to keep moving the mouse between animals and waiting for their turn so I could hear their tone; maybe try some other methods of showing the user what each animal plays? Otherwise, I can't really see anything wrong with it.

Jajo says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:20pm

I'm very bad at puzzle games, but this was an amazing game. Very hard for me though...

AlcoTk says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 6:56am

Cool idea, dude

jtpup0 says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 7:09pm

I love it, reminded me of OoT and melodisle

Crowbeak says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 9:08am

My favorite graphical bit was the treble clef hairdo. This was a really interesting game to come out of the theme.

geekdrums says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 1:41am

I liked musical mechanics of this game, good job!

I think there should be some musical progress during a level(ex. add part when its finished).

Xanjos says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 6:05pm

Very fun and unique mechanics and the puzzles were very well thought out (the snap definitely made things a bit easier) plus I liked the enchanted forest setting.

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