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

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Bit by Bit

by conrad123 - Jam Entry

Bit by Bit is a game where you are a hacker, the monster of today's world. Avoid firewalls and collect bits and get the highest score that you can!

First Ludum Dare! Harder than I thought...

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Gigaraptor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:59pm

The game is quite unique, although the car is a little difficult to control

boardtobits says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:01am

Fun game. Really didn't get the theme though. I saw your point that hackers are monsters, but it didn't feel like I was doing hacking for some nefarious purpose, I was just driving. A little back story might have helped.

That said, the game was fun, clean controls that rewarded you for not oversteering. Well done!

VampyVampire says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:03am

I think the explanation is a little too far from the theme. generally speaking you dont want to have to explain the connections of your game to the central theme. regardless, it was a simple, fun, as well as looked and ran smoothly.

undef says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:21am

Not really fitting the theme.
Calling hackers monsters seems far fetched to me (and probably offensive to some people).

conrad123 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:26am

@undef Hacking is a crime that makes people lose their money, lose their jobs... It can terrorize the population in the same way that a 'real' monster can.

Zoglu says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:03am

Nice effort, it would be better if the player decelerated by itself (right now you have to press the opposite direction to slow down) and if the game was getting harder and harder with time. I did 3-4 poor attempts to get used to the controls, then I scores 2180 points.

Zoglu says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:03am

Nice effort, it would be better if the player decelerated by itself (right now you have to press the opposite direction to slow down) and if the game was getting harder and harder with time. I did 3-4 poor attempts to get used to the controls, then I scored 2180 points.

kaitokidi says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:09am

Is a nice game, i specialy like the graphics, but you should add more gameplay, i.e make the game go faster or have different gates or something to make the game not beeing the same all the time.
Anyway i like it, great job!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:41pm

Nice game with fun gameplay, although the theme feels a bit forced. Yes, you said I'm a monster hacker, but I didn't feel like neither.

darklightteam says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:29pm

That was surprising as the format you submitted the entry. Good job :)

iossif says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:56pm

the controls could use some work. the format is interesting though.

disperse says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:34pm

That was hard! I set a personal goal of 1000 points and made it to 1427 before crashing.

Sanju says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:20pm

Simple and somewhat fun, but I don't see any connection to the theme.

Nikteddy92 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:27am

I like your game, smooth and simple gameplay, but enjoyable.
I also like the graphic ;D
well done!

yokcos700 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:35am

Score: 2489
The gameplay, obviously, is rather unoriginal. Usually games of this genre have you move with the keys, so to turn with the keys is a nice change. Visually, it works, but isn't fantastic looking. My main problem is how slow it is to restart and to access menus. There's an excruciatingly long fade out for no good reason. I had fun though.

Realize2D says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:07am

Different idea! Simple but fun.

jofra says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:29pm

A cool simple game :)

Omiya Games says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:31pm

Had a lot of fun! Has the addictiveness of Flappy Bird. Really appreciate the tight controls.

Lack of audio makes it hard to enjoy the game more, but it was cool while the game lasted.

SKT says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:57pm

Fun little game, hard to control it but that was challenging.

superfreak says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:08pm

Fun gameplay which with some extra tweaking and levels of complexity could be super addictive and fun to play - fantastic first entry to LD :) keep up the goodwork!

dickpoelen says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 8:41am

That hackmobile isn't easy to control! But I guess hacking ain't easy. Nice first LD game :)

Sep 12, 2015 @ 9:08pm

Nice little entry! The car is somewhat difficult to control, but I got the hang of it after a little while. It's not an incredibly innovative idea, but it's a good first entry. I also didn't feel like I was a monster (or even much of a hacker, at that); perhaps next time you should focus on creating an game that fits in better with the theme. 3/5 overall.

P.S. I like that you used Khan Academy for Ludum Dare. ;)

General says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 10:45am

Interesting artstyle solution! It would be nice if the car broke into 1s and 0s if hit an obstacle. I liked that you forgive slight player's errors (like just slightly touching the firewall)

Please, check the video of me playing and commenting:
Your game is at 22:30

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