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

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A MineSweepEars Island

by Dhim - Compo Entry

MineSweepears island is a minesweeper inspired game with some twists :
1/ the map is hex based
2/ You score based on sweep path you make across the island.
3/ you have an an unconventional weapon at your disposal : your ears! When entering a tile mines in adjacent cells will play a random tune. The sound is spatialized, you can thus guess from which tiles it came from.

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FerraWare says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:08am

Wow, excellent idea, really innovative. The graphics are just what they need to be. One thing I would change is the tutorial, I'd do it with less text, and showing while you're playing. Great entry!

ChronoDK says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:43am

Great idea with the hearing hints. Like it!

Ptolo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:13pm

Really cool concept, it was fun to play :D

pikmin4000 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:38pm

It doesn't work on firefox!

I got it to work on google chrome though and it was fun! The menchanics was really confusing at first but I think I'm getting the hang of it. My current highscore is 163.

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:39pm

Does not seem to be working for me. The island comes up, there is a number in the center hex, but I can't interact with anything.

Junber says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:41pm

Cool idea, very fun and innovativ. I would have rather liked your failure not being based on time but on mines you entered but thats just personal preferance.

KhaoTom says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:43pm

Neat idea. It took me a while to understand that I needed to click and drag a line in order to score points. The sound clue is a nice twist.

slowfrog says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:44pm

Interesting idea, but I had trouble understanding the "path" concept. Also visually, the black paths overlap the numbers, so it's really difficult to think about next steps. The spatialized sound concept is innovative. I must be too deaf to make something of the clues it gives, anyway.

Larzan says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:17am

Fantastic idea, love it!
Well done, and difficult!
Very innovative and great job!

calavera says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:18am

Why are you opted out of audio! i totally would have rated highly. the sound is really great.

Dhim says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:18pm

The opt out for the audio is a miss, I added it back now for future ratings.

jojocanard says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:39pm

Can't make it work. I tried maxthon, firefox and chrome

nassi says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:42pm

I also had no idea how to use the sound to my advantage. As already mentioned the line effectively hid the number preventing me from continuing. Also having no way to mark the spotted mines was quite irritating.

My best score by randomly flailing around was 590. When actually trying the results were much worse.

Time ran out as a sound was playing and that sound continued into the next round so I had to reload the page.

I did not understand this game.

goblin says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 11:36am

Great idea but Doesn´t work for me
Check ours too

CScribes says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:28am

I really liked what you were going for, but I was honestly just confused and didn't know how to utilize the "weapon" per say.

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