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

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Frazzle Dazzle

by hexdie - Jam Entry

You are Daisy Dazzle and all of your friends are having bad hair days. Their hair all is all frazzled, so you go out with your trusty blow dryer to find them and make their day fabulous!

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Ratings

Coolness100%
#22Fun(Jam)4.09
#47Overall(Jam)3.98
#52Theme(Jam)4.12
#78Humor(Jam)3.83
#112Audio(Jam)3.72
#162Mood(Jam)3.59
#339Innovation(Jam)3.35
#343Graphics(Jam)3.64

Comments

Blobo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:48pm

Really good game. i loved the concept. really clever use of the weapon overall. i had a generally good time.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:48pm

Best control teaching of any game I've played yet this LD

Domus Umbrae says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:53pm

great game!

xirion11 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:05pm

Very funny, i'd really like to play more levels. Keep up the good work.

masterboth says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:37pm

Awesome game, although it's simple, I found my self enjoying it a lot. Great Work!

Ourson says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:44pm

Now my hair looks beautifull!
Thank your Frazzle Dazzle!

Ludomade says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:50pm

Really fun game, with excellent music. Funny theme, simple mechanics.

Rulrite says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:53pm

Very nice! The hover mechanic is especially fun, and the level design is great. The length and the difficulty of the game seem perfect, too.

oranebeast says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:55pm

I actually really enjoyed this game; It controlled well and used the weapon innovatively!

koopke says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:13am

great game , very smart and funny and the mechanics are great... also good job on the tutorial.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:00am

The art in this game is just great. From the music, to the graphics, it's just amazing! Also a great concept and great tutorials btw. The controls were kind of glitchy, but overall a great game!

ocarson says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:02am

Like the idea of giving people lovely hair, while it is another platformer, it has a lot of charm.

sugarbyte says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:05am

Great tutorial level and gameplay, such adorable art, and the sound was great! You should be so proud, this is wonderful :)

LTPATS says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:39am

This was great, I loved the color palette! The hovering mechanic was really fun and the tutorial section was very helpful. I'd definitely play again if there was more content, great work!

sararyCow says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:46am

I coudn't stop until I dried every frizzled head. Good mechanics, beautiful graphics, nice music, and a well designed level. This game has everything!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:50am

Adorable!! I felt warm and fuzzy inside. As someone who uses a hair dryer on a regular basis, I appreciated the concept. Control teaching was simple, too, which was very nice (I had to use a clunky instructions on title screen to get the controls across).

Though I wonder how your girlfriends manage to survive stuck in that ice like that?

Garris says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:08am

My head was filled with Zohan quotes while playing this. I really had to stretch to come up with any critique or complaint for this game. The only thing I came up with is the jump key felt just a touch unresponsive here and there. Excellent work!

diegomachado says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:09pm

I really like how the hover mechanic worked with the level design. And those ladies getting their hair done is so funny and adorable, hahahhahah. Good job!

animanegra says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:47pm

Pretty game, pretty graphics, and pretty gameplay... Original and really cool way to use the proposed theme.

Simple idea really good executed.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:56pm

I liked it, but damn.. I missed one guy somewhere.

TeamCalcium says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:37pm

Best entry that I played so far! I really like the tutorial and the platform. The only thing I dislike is the position of the gliding button. It would be a lot easier if the player could hold the jump button to glide.

ChuiGum says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:17pm

Great innovation and great graphics. I really like the hairdryer, really fun game. Well done!

sbarrio says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:26pm

Great little platformer!, quite fun and well executed.

Extra kudos for using HaxeFlixel :)

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:40pm

Really good game. I loved the concept. The hover mechanic is especially fun. The level design is great - the music too. Neat. Thank you ++

Coban31 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:04pm

Oh my god!! Very funny game !! I love the principal character!

Raiyumi says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:38am

Nice game! It was confusing a bit using down as the attack. I'm so use to using down for aiming as opposed to doing the attacking. Overall, nice job!

Druid says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:25am

Nice platformer! Good Graphics and controls too! Great work!

phi6 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:01pm

I DAZZLED ALL THE FRAZZLED HEADS! Wasn't sure about this game until I frazzled my first head and melted my first snowman. Then the rest they say is history...

flummox3d says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:24pm

Fun concept, nice execution. I loved how you can jetpack with a freakin' hair dryer. Great job! :D

Xanjos says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:53pm

Absolutely loved the platforming mechanics. I could see you've pretty much thought of everything you could with a hairdryer. A fun game overall with nice art and audio.

sputnik says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:26pm

Really good concept! Cute graphics. The down arrow seems counter intuitive to me though.

HotBoxGames says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:47pm

Top notch entry, controls were solid and the glide made for some interesting obstacles. With the cute graphics and sweet music and sound, this is a really good little platformer.
NICE

Horsed says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:50pm

Nice look and definitely an interesting take on the theme. Very solid game. IMAHO it just needs some more effects to feel better.

nuprahtor says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:16pm

This was really fun. The graphics are cute, I love these grumpy snowmans. The part where you have to glide over the spikes in a tight corridor was pretty hard at first, but I got used to it.

Mr. Jif says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:28am

I dazzled all those frazzled heads! Great take on the theme, the mechanics were really clever and well implemented. Also hilarious, great job!

IamAcoconut says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:30am

I like this, it's cute :)

Orava says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:36am

15/15!

Looks, sounds, and feels good.

Double jumping was sometimes a bit dodgy, but other than that no issues.

Bashabookoos says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:16pm

Awesome game! Fun mechanic of the jump hover, and nice theme. Controls were solid.

Beege says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:33pm

Very nice game. The game feels very polished and has good solid controls, very pleasing graphics and nice sound.

kipelovets says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:40pm

Very fun! I had a little trouble finding the last one, but finally all my friends' hair are faaaaabulous.
Cool that each friend is also a respawning point

herniewise says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:43pm

Simple and great game!

ianburnette says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:11am

Awesome. Loved the gameplay - solid and fluid. Tutorials were excellently embedded - I barely noticed I was learning from them. Music and sound effects all used excellently.

psychonull says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:56am

Solid entry! Really cute, polished platformer. Nice mood and theme usage as well.

RHY3756547 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:10am

Fantastic entry, loved every second of it! From the cute concept to the interesting platforming mechanics, you totally nailed it. The only thing it could have used is a little more opposition in the form of enemies or challenging platforming near the endgame (tho its non linear, so theres not really an endgame). Great work!!

jwin says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:22am

I love the concept, and it's fun too!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:44am

This was a super fun concept, I had a great time making my friends fabulous!

igoramendola says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:04am

Oh, it's adorable! The unconventional weapon is so cute hehehe
The graphics are gorgeous, the music is good and the gameplay is great. Very nice entry :))

Managore says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:46am

Not sure what I can say except that this was super fun! Really liked the gliding.

ohsqueezy says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:06pm

Funniest weapon so far! Very pleasant and fun game!

hexdie says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:02pm

Hey everyone, I just wanted to say thank you to you all for you're wonderful comments! I'm super happy that all of you enjoyed it and that there were only very minor issues with the game. Thank you so much!

geckojsc says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:04pm

Fun game! Nice colours and sprites, good music, cool multi-purpose weapon, funny take on the theme, I enjoyed it overall :)

As others have said, the controls seemed a little unresponsive at times, sometimes locking and forcing me to travel in a direction, other times making me miss a jump.

sekaru says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:37pm

Pretty cool little game. The graphics and music were great!

spin-down says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:33pm

What a wonderful game! You must have put alot of work into it. well done!

Drauthius says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:52pm

Woo! I'm a real frazzle dazzer! Nice concept, with some really nice ideas and self-awareness (jumps that can't be made are obvious, jumps that need to be made in a special way, and so no).

fluidvolt says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:00am

Wow, really fun game! Played through the whole thing. I liked the chilled out blippy music, the quirky setup, and I really liked the main mechanic! It felt good to float around with a hairdryer! And, it felt good to help out all of those bad-hair-day victims. :)

6DownStudios says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:19am

Real funny take on the theme, a simple but elegant mechanic can make for some quite fun platforming if you know your level design (you do!) Dig the track too, well done!

SiENcE says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 9:27am

Well done game. Nice visuals and animations. Interesting weapon idea!

rogueNoodle says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:05pm

Fabulous!

AdamW says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:55pm

Nice game! Reminds me of VVVVV.

albinobat says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:53am

Cute game! although if I was stuck in a block of ice like that then a bad hair day would be the least of my problems :P

dos says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:44pm

Very lovely game. Simple, yet fun idea which translates on simple, but fun gameplay. Solid entry!

jackrugile says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:22pm

This game pretty much has all of the things I'm looking for when playing an LD game:

- Solid and consistent graphic style
- Cohesive sound effects and music that fits the world
- An inviting title screen with a game logo/title
- Clear instructions without spelling everything out for you
- Progressively more difficult challenges and
- Interesting level design
- Not too short and not too long (1 min games and 30+ min games don't really do it for me with LD)
- Tight control response
- Not too many controls to remember that it becomes a headache
- Fits the theme
- Clear level goals and life indicator in the UI
- Playable in browser

I actually played through the game twice. The game is just fun, and solid in all areas. Excellent job!

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 11:52pm

That was incredible! I fell in love with this game the moment I dazzled my first head. You have no idea how happy this game made me. The aesthetic and audio is very solid and the controls felt great. Your instructions were not disruptive and allowed me to jump in without feeling like my hand was held. Your game is great!

Apr 28, 2015 @ 11:53pm

I was unaware that snowmen were the natural enemy of hairdressers, but I guess that makes sense. Great personality and polish.

Snicklodocus says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 2:50am

Ah cool idea! I think this is one of my favorite uses of the theme. Great art and music, and well polished. Good job!

Anshul Goyal says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 3:08am

Really good game! Nice character design!

It bugged out for me. I hit the spikes and spawned inside the wall. I should have taken the screenshot, o well.

jprogman says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 5:27am

Very spiffy graphics. Some nostalgia with the blue and pink graphics. So CGA.

Noah Ratcliff says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 9:50pm

I dazzled all the frazzles and I loved every minute of it!

ito123456789 says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 12:07pm

Best developer and composer here. You really nail game design. Collision detection is a bit buggy though.

Dorgam says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 9:53pm

I loved the level design of this game, you made a really solid entry here !

The only problem of this game how some of those "things" you are supposed to fix their hair are hidden in ice blocks. It was more fun finding them in "hard to reach places" instead of just blowing ice bricks.

The controls were good too!

May 2, 2015 @ 3:17am

Very nice and short game, not too challenging but still enjoyed it! Great work!

Buzzwerd says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 3:19am

Awesome game, had a lot of fun playing it on the stream.

Robber says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 2:35pm

totally frazzled, no more bad hairdays..a very polished game, supersmooth controlles, good vibes..excellent job!

RyanNielson says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 5:46pm

Great game, love the style and exploration.

jtpup0 says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 8:07pm

Fun and simple, great level design, loved that the snowmen were enemies!

CScribes says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 8:34pm

Loved it and great idea!

drludos says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 1:30am

Excellent entry, I love it! Fun and challenging platform game, nice graphics and catchy tune! It's impressive that you built all this (with a huge level) in 48h! Congrats! :)

Tuism says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 5:44am

Very competent, feels complete :) Everything works and is reasonably polished.

The concept works well, thought it feels like a theme-swap to replace goals/waypoints with guys with bad hair. The double jump also seems to just be there just because? I guess what I'm saying there's not a tight enough integration between the mechanics and the theme to my mind.

Well designed levels lead the player around clearly enough.

I would have like to know when my blowdryer was going to run out when I'm flying in the air.

Good stuff :)

flyingbear says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 6:28am

I really enjoyed this! I love how you used the hair dryer to do 3 different things: fight enemy snowmen, melt ice-block obstacles, and the goal element of fixing all your friends' bad hair days. It was really satisfying to find all your friends, owing in part to the nice level design you did. Great stuff!

May 5, 2015 @ 4:13pm

Super cool mechanic, well introduced and really fun to play around with. Also, sweet tunes!

panurge says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 7:15pm

Amazing game, possibly even my favourite so far! Everything about this works beautifully and the level design is just outstanding. Top marks!

dreamlogician says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 3:32am

Cool cool cool game! Trying to perform precise double jumps and hovering maneuvers using just the arrow keys was difficult at times, but overall I had a lot of fun. ^_^

SledKnight says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 2:53am

I Frazzle Dazzled them all. Nice game!

orangemoose says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 4:25am

One of my favorite LD games so far. Great use of the theme, great tutorial, great music, and great hair! The controls were a little difficult at first and took some getting used to, but otherwise, great entry.

AsixJin says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 6:42am

This was a pretty fun game. I think they way you implemented the hair dryer was awesome! I'd definitely like to see more.

May 7, 2015 @ 4:10pm

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jmborden says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 11:51pm

Good game.. high marks from me. It is funny how there is another game where you use air as a weapon and to hover.. X-11. Guess the idea is just something that's "in the air".

Crowbeak says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 4:42am

This is adorable! My favorite part was being able to use the hair dryer to float.

May 9, 2015 @ 5:53am

Great fun, a bit hard for me. Like the idea with the hairdryer.

Namide says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 3:39pm

Cool game and good idea!
I think just the level design should be smaller and less empty.

thaaks says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 3:42pm

Cool game! Great idea with the hair dryer :-)
Graphics are lo-res but well done, music is fitting for your game - nice work.
Controls, especially jumping at edges of platforms, are a bit tricky and I got stuck one time into a wall after dying and couldn't continue. Fun jam entry!

pstudio says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 4:44pm

Great little platformer. A fun idea for a weapon and some interesting uses of it.

iapc says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 8:46pm

Fun game, pity I got stuck at 12/15 found.. It thought I found a guy which I didn't free of the ice yet..

ViKing Games says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 11:28pm

Fun and interesting take on the theme! The level design was entertaining, and I loved exploring to find everyone. Graphics were cute, and the smooth camera was a nice touch. A larger version of this game would be great.

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