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

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Gravity Snake

by lessmilk - Compo Entry

It's a little puzzle game where you control a snake with gravity.
Use arrow keys to move, and eat all the flowers to beat each level.

Made in HTML5 with Phaser.

Enjoy!

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Ratings

Coolness57%
#20Fun4.10
#35Innovation4.00
#38Overall3.96
#174Humor3.39
#235Mood3.33
#242Audio3.19
#333Graphics3.33
#686Theme3.00

Comments

NebulaOrbit says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:15am

This is very innovative, and the music is funny as hell! graphics are ok. I cant rate though...

LastLeaf says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:19am

Great puzzles! It is fun solving them.

merrak says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:15am

Interesting take on the snake game!

nonetheless says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:41am

Great idea, love it!

dingotime says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:48am

Took me a minute to wrap my head around the idea of snake-style game where there is gravity... and the snake is rigid? Really cool!

candlesan says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:53am

This is fantastic! Really well done!

Kaev says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:04am

I LOVE this game. It's by far on of the best games i ever played in a browser. Good job!

NebulaOrbit says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:28am

Rated. Good luck!

ksanochka says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:30pm

great game dude

bombjack says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:03pm

the music is hypnotic :) the game is fun

Kaev says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:44pm

I already rated it, but i just came back to play it again.

MrDave says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:44pm

This is seriously clever. Nice simple consent but so powerful, also you have really good level design.

sepharoth213 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:47pm

Wow, really nice mechanic. I'm really impressed at how easy to grasp and how fun it was to figure some of these puzzles out. This demands more levels and more level components, like weight-dependent objects or weight-loss flowers.

The music definitely carries the experience though. Congrats on this great entry!

ZzCalvinzZ says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:49pm

Best Compo entry I've played yet...made it to the end and rained flowers...can't say enough how much I liked the game...great job!

Naytron says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:56pm

Cool mechanic and cute clean gfx, level progression / difficulty curve was good also.
Love the idea of an a cappella sound track but it could have used a slightly longer sound loop.
Great game! Wish I could vote but I didn't participate :(

jodizzle says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:57pm

Great game! I thought the whole gravity aspect, even though it took me a little while to figure out, was really cool. I like that in the later levels there was a specific order imposed to how you have to eat the flowers, especially when it involved the player treating some flowers as blocks the first time passing through and then backtracking.

I noticed when small graphical glitch: sometimes, when the snake fell parallel to the ground, it would land and then appear to be embedded about halfway into the blocks. This would persist across all blocks until the level either ended or restarted. When it happened, it didn't make the game impossible to play, but certainly a bit more annoying.

Cawrtz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:57pm

Very nice mechanics and physics! I want more levels (and especially that flower you can't access in the last level, YOU monster!) :p

FiSilva says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:59pm

I had so much fun with this. Very fun, innovative mechanic and great puzzles.

miwuc says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:05pm

Awesome game! Very creative, it takes a few moments to wrap your head around the physics.
Love the music, I'd give it 6 out of 5 if I could.
Need more levels!

Linkigi says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:10pm

I'm loving the soundtrack and your puzzles are fun. Reminds me of snakebird. Cute graphics and mood =]

pixzleone says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:31pm

Hahaha, I found that very funny! Idea is also very nice!
One of my favorites :D

Riftpoint says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:17pm

I really liked it. Very challenging

Benjaminsen says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:47pm

Great little puzzle game! Fun audio and good sounds.

madameberry says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:30am

so super cute!

psychonull says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:20am

Very good idea and really fun to play!! Congratulations!

Yakka says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:00am

Very cool puzzle game, I cannot go through the 10th level but I love it. However, it reminded me a lot Snakebird: http://store.steampowered.com/app/357300/?snr=1_7_15__13

Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:52pm

I really enjoyed it.

OadT says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:56pm

Really cool puzzlegame, makes lot of fun! I also like your minimalistic style

johnhattan says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:12pm

Nicely done puzzle game. Kind of Sokoban+Snake+Gravity. It's a weird combination, but it works and the puzzles get devilish pretty quickly. I could definitely see people obsessing over a 100-level version of this.

dollarone says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:38pm

Awesome game mechanic. Very interesting use in the levels. Good job! (+ you're using phaser, yey)

dollarone says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:41pm

Yakka: in level 10, go to the first elevated rock, move 1 right, then stand up completely, before crossing the lava!

wavertron says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:10am

Genius little game mechanic there with the snake body. Well done

careless says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:19am

Very nice game, got stuck on level 11. These simple games always keep you playing the longest!

Draknek says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:05am

Incredibly similar to Snakebird! But not as hard.

If you've played Snakebird then I do think you should credit it as an inspiration. If not then you should check it out to see an example of parallel invention in action.

Unrelated to that: I would have liked undo/reset buttons.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:52pm

Such a nice game.

reheated says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:06am

Nice puzzles. I laughed at the music!

voidstar33 says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:53pm

very neat idea. A classic potential to the game. nice simple graphics. 5 for innovation, fun

Larzan says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 7:54am

Genious idea! Very inovative, the snake movement makes for a very new way of making puzzles, you should make a full game out of this (mobile and such)
Best game so far!!!

Literal Games says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 4:55pm

Very innovative little puzzle! Could have done with some slightly harder levels, but the ones there were were very fun. Good job!

Unept says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 7:44pm

Nice game. Great puzzles. It does look a lot like Snakebird, which I guess takes away from the innovation a bit. But well done nonetheless!

zuurr says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 4:43pm

well, it's a snakebird clone outright, so i can't really give you points for innovation but it's still pretty fun nonetheless.

hexagore says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 6:41pm

I can't quite believe I've not seen a "snake with gravity" game before. Worked really well for me. Nice.

Shaun LeBron says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 2:43pm

I didn't like the music, but please win the innovation category. love this fresh take on the snake game.

ZNCatlaw says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:19pm

There is something really satisfying about the core mechanic of crawling/climbing. I'm not sure what it would look like, but my heart tells me a Gravity Snake RPG or metroidvania would be really cool... hmm Gravity Snake: Gaiden!

Aww, from reading the comments I regret I played with the sound off (I'm in public and don't have headphones).

NidzaKornjaca says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 8:26pm

Pretty cool game, I liked the mechanics though it looks like they are heavily inspired by Snakebird. The graphics are pretty cute too, except the background texture. The soundtrack made me smile, though I feel like the loop is too short. Nice level design!

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