Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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by Bobrocket - Compo Entry

Eager is the best idea I had for this LD. It somehow kinda incorporates both Growing and Two button controls.
Eager is an Agar.IO "clone" that has some differences. Eager separates itself due to the fact that you have to shoot enemies with your mass instead of eating them (if an enemy touches you, you lose mass instead of gain)

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danbolt says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:31am

Agar is great for casual LAN parties, so I'm happy to see an inspiration for it pop up.

I liked the simplicity of it, but I had a bit of trouble turning around at the right time to fire a shot at an enemy. Eating and shooting made more to do, which I think helped the gameplay.

Thanks for uploading it!

XtremePrime says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:14am

Interesting to see an Agar.IO inspired game! It's a nice little game c: Too bad there's no audio at all in the game :{

Bobrocket says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:09am

Thanks for the feedback guys! I had music compiled with the client (you can see it inside the jar and even in the Github source "res" folder) however it didn't seem to play properly for some reason outside of my own computer. I've run some tests and added a quick update to the itch page with an updated jar. Thanks for bringing it to my attention as, for me, the music and the sounds really help distract from the awfulness of the game itself :)

Phil Strahl says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:03pm

So it's a pixely Osmos then? ;) Real nice and kinda chill music too. And I played this for way too long, but my compulsion led me to at least grow up to a point where I had the current year as score: ;)

Krafty says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:03pm

Nice game, music is good too. I found that once I got to a certain size, I would often just catch the stuff I throw before it went anywhere. That was only a minor issue though

x92rwzb says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:24pm

This reminds me of

tantumgames says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:06pm

Well, a little game in the style of AGAR IO

WetDesertRock says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 10:07pm

Doing a clone isn't bad, but you shouldn't really rely on previous knowledge of the clone to help explain the game to people.

For what this game is it seems a bit unrefined. The things you shoot do not start at the middle of your character, but rather the edge meaning that (especially later on) it is harder to hit enemies on your lower left side. The difficulty curve seemed to be off, as I wasn't sure where I could go wrong.

Yvanor says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 2:49pm

Nice little game ^^ Good job ^^

Jan 4, 2016 @ 5:58pm

Interesting concept, never played AGAR IO so I can't compare like other people are doing but I found this rather interesting! :D Good stuff!

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