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

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Sound Barrier

by conniejoern - Jam Entry

Sound Barrier

Controlls:
Arrowkeys left and right
When you're Game Over, press Enter for restart

Collect those notes!
If you miss too many of them, the evil skelletons will get colser to the band and eat 'em.


After we failed misserable in making a Beat 'n' up here comes our secound try "Sound Barrier"

Simplicity for gold!
We tryed to recreate the look of those old LCD Games like the Game 'n' Watch series or the Tiger Games.

What ever have fun und give us a comment

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Ratings

#252Audio(Jam)3.33
#286Graphics(Jam)3.75
#442Mood(Jam)3.17
#675Overall(Jam)3.04
#722Humor(Jam)2.44
#788Fun(Jam)2.65
#874Innovation(Jam)2.39
#897Theme(Jam)2.65
#1634Coolness41%

Comments

DeadFragment says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:06pm

The game seems a little too simple, but it's really clear to see what you need to do. It's hard to get from one end of the row to the other if another note is approaching from that side, perhaps if you were at the far left, if you were to press left again it would take you to the far right side of the row and vice versa. The music is nice and the graphics look awesome and very much similar to those old LCD game styles. I can't see how it ties into the unconventional weapon theme unless i'm missing something but it's a nice little game with potential.

-Neith

kyyrma says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:58pm

Well, it's exactly what it says on the tin: a game that simulates the simplest of LCD games. It's not terribly fun, but it does what it promises at least.

Looking at the graphics and layout, I'd imagine you could have made this into a more involving rhythm game by assigning each of the lanes it's own button, and made it so that musical notes drop more faster down each lane (think Beatmania).

scumbly says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:58pm

Can't play or rate it since it's on Windows, but wanted to mention the visual style in the screenshot is lovely and nostalgic, nice work!

chromebookbob says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:27pm

The graphics for this are spot on, I would say that the notes fall a little slow, and some variation with the music would be good. Great work!

Secret_Tunnel says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:29pm

Really love the Game & Watch aesthetic. The band animations are awesome. :)

It's a little slow for a rhythm game--I don't feel like I'm jamming out, I just feel like I'm collecting falling notes. I would say have more notes, make their falling be in sync to the background music's BPM, and have them less spaced apart so that when you hit a button you immediately get a note.

Fabraz says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:30pm

Simple. Definitely mimics the game watch feel though. Kind of works with the theme. :)

Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:27pm

Reminds me when I used to play the mini games on my Game Boy Camera. Good stuff, simple yet pretty fun to play!

Dixbit says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:39pm

Interesting concept, unfortunately it became quickly boring. Also the difficulty progression is weird, it was super easy during 2min and then I lost in 5s ^^
If i could suggest a little improvement, you shoul replace the horrible sound that plays when you catch a note by 5 different ones, to give a Guitar Hero feeling :)

Hammers says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:08pm

As others have said, you nailed the Game n Watch theme. maybe starts off a bit slow, could maybe have had an A and B game just like the old LCD games for a bit of variation, but as it stands it's a nice complete game. Great work!

Ossi says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:09pm

My score was 4500! I really like the Game & Watch graphical style and the music was really catchy. Not sure how this fits into the theme, I may just not be seeing it but I did enjoy this. Very nice!

Shimmergloom says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:12am

Very cool game. It's simple but I really like how you tried to emulate those old handheld game devices.
Would have liked to have different notes per row though.

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

I like the old school design, but it's too easy, it needs more challenge. Very easy to understand and that's a good point !

kunzbe says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:32pm

not that innovative but the band in the corner playing set some nice mood

muromets says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:33pm

loved the look on the game, and the music is also great! Perhaps it would be nice to have different sounds for when u pickup notes, and, sounds to when you are moving, so u can try to make some "music" moving to the rithm :D

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