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

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Tetrominions

by blubberquark - Jam Entry

Tetris meets Black & White.

In a new twist on an old puzzle game your playing field is populated by the little green TETROMINIONS. You are a vengeful god, determined to kill them all. Use the TETROMINO stones as weapons.

Controls: Arrow keys (like Tetris).

Unlike Tetris, you have a real chance to beat this game.

Written by Tilman Geishauser, Robert Pfeiffer & Erik Wittkorn in with C#, Unity, Aserite, sfxr

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Ratings

Coolness74%
#358Theme(Jam)3.58
#530Humor(Jam)2.83
#536Fun(Jam)3.03
#573Innovation(Jam)3.00
#684Overall(Jam)3.03
#714Mood(Jam)2.78
#734Graphics(Jam)2.83

Comments

Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:29pm

Fun little game, made a line across the grid after I'd squished all the greenies and, yup that worked well :) Perhaps a thinner grid would have been nicer but still a decent cross between tetris and dr mario :)

Will you be expanding on this game post ludum dare though? It has potential.

tikilittle says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:57am

Looks cool. I wish there was a Mac or web version.

Tatsu Studio says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:42am

Funny, i liked! ^^

careless says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 10:42am

A nice idea, lots of fun squishing the little bugs. Easy to beat but the concept is clever. Would be interesting to see some other mechanics added. I did try to score a line Tetris style but nothing happened.

If you are not careful the bugs can get housed in. Music was good and sound effects added to the fun.

blubberquark says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 11:00am

careless: You should be able to score a line in order to uncover housed in minions. That is kinda the point of the game. I'm afraid you found a bug.

GameQuester says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 11:45am

Fun little tetris clone. I liked the music and graphics. Like others said, a thinner board would be nice. I also missed the possibility to move faster to right or left, when holding the respective key. Indeed it was fairly easy, but I liked this game. Good job!

Os_Reboot says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 1:19pm

Very fun game, it made me feel kinda bad for the Tetrominions xD

vikpek says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 1:59pm

Great graphics and fun game play. Good work!

Knowledge says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 3:01pm

Cool game, but too easy (and a bit buggy).

SimianLogic says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 6:34pm

Pretty good idea for a game! It needs a lot more balance, though -- with it being so wide, there's really no reason to make lines. Just shoot for the bugs even if the pieces don't fit. I also hard a hard time visually distinguishing between a finished piece that the bugs built vs their random crap that was lying on top of the board.

Jungle says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 6:39pm

Funny little game! O like the graphs! Thanks for sharing!

SamH says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 10:33pm

The concept looks interesting but maybe just not fully visited. I’d love a more challenging version of the game, maybe with more minions or a more narrow playing area?

ermrk says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 10:36pm

Poor little green guys :D Nice game! Maybe one small improvement. Allow movement of block to sides by holding arrow, not just pushing it repeatedly.

May 3, 2015 @ 4:01pm

Good concept. As mentioned above, a little too easy, but a good idea. Perhaps make the board smaller or allow more guys to spawn later.

steboots says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 9:12pm

Played through really quickly, could elongate the game a little bit to really experience what you made. It was fun, and I felt good about winning, but also felt like I couldn't lose. Good start.

Exeneva says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 8:17am

An interesting take on Tetris. Overall fun and quite polished.

rburema says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 5:48pm

thoughts:
- Nice blending of genres.
- Maybe it's just my PC, but I couldn't hold a key.
('Left-left-left' instead of just holding left for a little longer to move a tetra 2 spaces.)
- This could become pretty addictive, but it's a bit too easy as it stands, I think. (Kept hoping there was a second level, so that's a good thing.)
- It somehow made me think of being the invaders of Space Invaders (instead of the earth-defense-thingy). Crush the earthli-... err... tetrominions!
(- Mostly unrelated, but is anyone else experiencing problems with BitDefender (an antivirus package) blocking itch.io games? I had to whitelist 'itch.zone' to download this one (a week ago or so evything worked fine).)

Tselmek says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 7:18pm

Fun game and nice idea, the controls feel a bit stiff but it's not bugging. Maybe have a little longer time of gameplay could have been nice, adding enemies or the "destroy the line" tetris mechanic for example. Good job!

May 10, 2015 @ 3:17pm

Nice concept! The game has potential. :)
Indeed, being able to move faster to the left or the right would be nice. Also, when I make a line (which is indeed quite hard with such a wide screen), the beds and unfinished blocks stay floating in the air.
Oh, and nice music. :)

jcsirron says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 4:21pm

I liked how the tetrominions would take a nap and build stuff, making the inevitable body-smashing take a little longer.

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