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

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A Piece of Me

by AGausmann - Jam Entry

The theme this time around is "You Are the Monster." Instead of thinking about the traditional monsters that we as humans perceive as "scary," I instead defined the word as "deformed."

The backstory is this: A Tetris game glitches, and a pentomino spawns. He proceeds to make a 5-line combo (hint for first level newbs) and enters the computer's memory. He then invents the game of Pentrix by corrupting the Tetris code.

The tools I used (besides Scratch) are GIMP and Ableton Live.
Background music is adapted from a manuscript found here:
Everything else was made from absolute scratch with some reference from Wikipedia.

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Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:43am

I found the movement in this game to be a bit stiff, especially with the transformations. I understand why everything needed to be constricted to a grid, but this execution often feels a bit unwieldy, especially when transforming. It would be handy if a little semi-transparent overlay would pop up when you attempt an invalid transformation that shows you *why* it's invalid.
Also, I really like that you flipped the beveled edges on the pentonimo relative to the tetronimoes. It helped to make the pentonimo feel even more alien and foreign to this world. It was also useful for gameplay purposes, as it makes it easier to tell the pentonimo apart when it's pressed up against tetronimoes of the same color.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:25am

Neat idea but the controls are brutal! It was really hard to move around.

DR_Humbus says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:27am

Really great and charming!
Though the movement was a bit slow and stiff, but otherwise it was great C;

pixzleone says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:28pm

Cool game, and neat idea! Great effort!
(Also impressive using Scratch)

Lancelot Gao says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:39am

good ideaļ¼

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