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

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Block Trail

by Thor7791 - Compo Entry

You are a red square. Your goal is to get to the blue square. Avoid purple circles and yellow squares. However, you know that weird trail following you? It kills the yellow squares. Have fun wall-jumping through all 6 levels! This is the first game that I've ever made! There is no score system, no sounds, and no title screen but it's still my game. It was a challenge for me to come up with an idea, stick with it, and make a fast 2D movement system. I didn't REALLY stick with the theme but, eh. All feedback is appreciated except that which is simply "ur gm sux".

Things that I know are wrong and don't need to be pointed out to me:
My collision method is sketchy
It is impossible to jump straight up while next to a wall
No menus, scoring, or sound


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ViliX64 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:22am

Interesting game mechanics and level design.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:30am

I get what you were trying to do with the zooming, but it just seemed like a huge annoyance to me because of how much it moved.

The killing mechanic is cool, but in my opinion does not go well with the theme. Everything else was pretty much just any ol' platformer.

daleth90 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:38am

Really interesting mechanic!!

stoarch says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:07am

Great game. Pitty me it so short. I like puzzles it have.

siryakko says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:20pm

Fun and great mechanics.

piratequentin says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:39pm

Nice little game ;) but pity for menu :/

BtheDestroyer says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:43pm

Good game! I'll probably try speedrunning this later ;D

CireNeikual says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:47pm

I really like the mechanic, seems a bit underused though. I mostly just avoided enemies instead of destroying theme. This would make a great multiplayer party game though!

bace1000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:22pm

Really wish there were more levels! Nice graphics style and it's very fun to play around with.

cgmorton says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:02pm

Not bad. The platforming is pretty smooth. I felt a little out of control sometimes with left-right movement, slightly sharper turning might be in order.

I don't really know why the trail had to kill yellow guys. I played a second time and had no problem beating the game by just avoiding them.

Honestly, I would have prioritized making bigger and more interesting levels. I can accept a 1 minute game for a web game, but not for something I have to download and run myself.

Also, you should name the download files something more descriptive, I don't want a bunch of files sitting around, especially when I have tons of other Ludum Dare files in the same folder.

huminaboz says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:03pm

Fun to play, the trail meets the theme. Could be expanded into further gameplay features that depend on the trail for navigation.

purenickery says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:03pm

This was a fantastic entry for it being your first game! It played really well and I liked the camera zooming. I thought some of the levels seemed a bit out of order in difficulty, and they also started to repeat without warning, but great job!

rd127p77 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:04pm

Love the level design.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:10pm

Very fluid movement, impressive.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:54am

Very cool, I like the minimalism

Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:19am

I would've put this up for Graphics voting; I thought the visuals worked really well. Simplistic but fitting for the game. Jumping was nice to; just would be cool to have more levels.

remiv says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:03am

I like the simplicity of it all. And the weapon make an interesting fighting style.

dcolgan says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:21pm

Not bad for your first game! It was legitimately fun!

Enneract says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:35pm

Fun game, and nice clean design. I really liked the controls and the ability to wall jump/stick, the only problem was that they seemed a bit too sensitive.

TeamCalcium says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:41pm

Nice Game, the feedback to the palyer input reminds me of Super Meat boy. Nice Idea to use the trails as a Weapon.

TheMeorch says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:41pm

The feel of the platforming here is really unique, and I like it. The clean graphical style is also great. I'd love to more levels where you really have to use your trail-killing ability in interesting ways. Great job!

OrkyOrks says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:53pm

Fun short Super Meat Boy style game. It would be a nice if there was a way to quit the game without having to alt-f4.

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:21am

I loved how smooth it felt and the minimalist aesthetic combined with the physics and block trails made it very pretty :)

f7f5 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:05pm

Movement was super-cool, but you need some more control over that sliding.

There were some bugs on level 4 (the 1st with the purple things, had 2 yellow squares, both on the same platform - sometimes one of them just flew off the right side and the other seemed stuck - that's how I cleared the level!)

The graphics, despite having very simple shapes worked out really well! Why did you opt out of that category?

And please name the zipped folder something better that "Linux" :)

Hovester says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:37pm

Simple and Fun good work !!

WhiteVoidia says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:28pm

I'm getting a 404 on the windows dropbox link

Thor7791 says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:43pm

Sorry, fixed it.

lizard455 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:12pm

Am I the only one getting the linux download when I click windows?

Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:32pm

I also get the Linux file when I click Windows.

Thor7791 says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 1:04am

Now it's really all fixed!

Apr 27, 2015 @ 7:00pm

I liked it! Nice mechanics, but I would like to play more levels in which it is not so easy to avoid the yellow blocks. Good first game!

Langouste says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:00pm

Super game! I love it, thanks ;)

wcwedin says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 5:41pm

Pretty fun; cool idea. The ability to wall-jump off the same wall repeatedly is way overpowered. I used it to do a full pacifist run my second time through, though, which was pretty easy until level 6.

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