Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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Blinky, The Simple Beholder

by twistedshield - Compo Entry

- No Audio! (sorry, I ran out of time)
- No animations for adventurers (again, ran out of time)
- I probably could have made prettier laser/particles, too.

Blinky, The Simple Beholder has been stuck underground guarding his dungeon for too long, and now he just wants to go out and explore the outside world!
There's only one problem... in order for Blinky to get outside he has to sneak past a hoard of dangerous adventurers!

Blink is a strong beholder, so he can blast away the adventurers with his magic eyes! He can't really control his strength though, so every time he uses his magic eyes, they explode!
Can you help Blink get outside without blowing up all of his eyes?

X to Start
Arrow Keys to Move

Venture through each level of the dungeon until you reach the outside world!
Hide in the shadows to avoid being seen by the adventurers.
If you get seen, Blink will blast away the adventurers, but lose one of his eyes in the process!
If Blinky loses all of his eyes the game is over... :(

Created by Benn Lockyer for Ludum Dare 33.

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Gaius Baltar says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:08am

Does this game even have an ending? I went through 15 levels and I just get messages like "don't give up" or "I can almost smell the air" or something.
Solid game though.

Slandercakes says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:48pm

Simple game, fun to play for a shortwhile but gets repetitive quickly because it doesn't seem to get gradually more difficult - the difficulty seems slightly random at times. Good job though!

twistedshield says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:37pm

Thanks for the feedback! The level design was done really quick, so I'm not surprised there's some inconsistencies with the difficulty.
And yeah, there's definitely an ending :)

Realize2D says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:12am

don't really understood the mechanics, but the graphics were nice.

BoskoSokolov says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:13am

nice game nice idea keep going good job!

Integershift says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:13am

I let blinky down :(

Was fun at the beginning but didn't seem to add anything new. I also think an up and down could have been fun.

GameQuester says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:16am

Yeah a bit repetitive after a while. I played to level 12. I had fun while playing it, good job!

BoskoSokolov says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:16am

I f***ing love stealth games. Good Job

anjack says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:20am

Very cool game idea! You should definitely flesh it out some more.

psydack says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:22am

I like the game, new way to play. Haha I don't know if someone do this, but I love to burn these adventures.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:46am

Interesting mechanic, pretty repetitive. Mostly seemed a waiting game, not really that difficult.

MarekkPie says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:07am

Error when running the Linux version: ./Blinky_LINUX_v1.0.x86: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Saphyre says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:10am

Nice game :-) Not so innovative, but I had fun playing it :-)

RiverAndRun says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:10am

It neat and I think it would be great as a touch game. Well Done :D

DerekRumpler says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:16am

I like the initial concept and I think if developed further it could be fun! I'm rating highly because it is a jam and I understand the time restraints.

twistedshield says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:21am

Thanks for all the kind comments! I completely agree it can get repetitive, but I'm also really happy that people are having fun playing it! :)

Somfin says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:22am

Good excuse for lost lives, but the central mechanic is done to death.

dacharya64 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:23am

Loved the idea behind the game. Died at level 11 so not sure what kinds of gameplay innovations you have after that, but would have been nice to see a little more variation and even see Blinky do more against the guards.

A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:31am

Simple but fun and solid. Good job.

Jimbly says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:57am

Eye've always wanted to play a beholder.

Brelx says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:58am

Seems to just be a test of patience at times, but still a pretty cool game. I tried my best to not let Blinky down, but I lost at level 11.

TooMuchPete says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:01am

Neat idea! Putting in some additional mechanics or level options would probably help replayability.

vividhelix says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:06am

died at level 11, interesting mechanic.

chabuduo says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:38am

Interesting idea! getting spotted usualy kills you, so its a fresh take!

DruhinM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:37am

Nice game

maguera93 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:54am

Good job!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:58am

Nice game, but a bit too simple. It's basically just moving left and right.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:34am

Feels a bit slow, which I found unsatisfying. But it's an interesting concept! With some more polish to the gameplay and backstory it could probably turn into a really cool and unique game.

Acerio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:24am

Reminds me of Mario for some reason. I think it's because of the graphics. Good job :D

peterthehe says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:42am

Fun mechanic, good execution.

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