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

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bullet hell web game thingy (but really, it's a pretty ok game)

by peyj - Compo Entry

This is a web based simple bullet hell game. It's fun at least for a few minutes, so give it a try!!!

left/right: move
space: pause (this technically makes it a 3-button game, please don't kill me)

I made it mostly for myself, to see what I could do in JavaScript (a language I just learned).

Also feel free to check out the source code! It is like 290 lines of code and a bit messy, but I feel like I learned a lot doing this, so maybe you will too if you are new to JavaScript!

Also feel free to post a comment with your score, I'm really curious what's the average. :D

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Fanttum says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:35am

It's fun. A bit simple, but nice. The pause button doesn't really do anything so I wouldn't count that, and good use of the growing theme too.

peterthehe says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:49pm

A good entry. All it needs now is some music :P

Jakob37 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:50pm

I think you did well with this. You seem to have a feeling for the game mechanics. You picked a concept with a small scope, and performed it well, spot on the theme. It was a bit too much shaking for my liking, a less intrusive shake would have worked better I think. But nevertheless, this was probably one of the most entertaining games I've played in this Ludum Dare. Well done :)

Elenesski says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:18pm

Interesting idea, wasn't sure of the challenge. Has potential.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:14am

Simple, well made game. I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

justinooncx says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:25am

An interesting take on the bullet hell genre! The random shots are rather unfair, though.

Reisen says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:22am

It's simple, minimalistic, pure fun. If anything, the distance is too short to really read and dodge the scatter shots.

You survived 60.98s.

Erlend Aakre says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:59pm

Great game, some sfx/music would be awesome

RhythmLynx says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:43pm

44.63 seconds. Avoid dots, if you hit dots it makes the centre bigger, which hides dots for longer making them harder to avoid... Clever! Good loop there.

Capitals says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:38am

It's a fun, simple, innovative way of incorporating both themes. Very little I can say to improve here. :) Good Luck!

makiki99 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:43pm

Fits both themes, graphics are good, but IMO you used too much of a screen shake. It is a pretty fun game nonetheless.

nassi says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:33pm

Made it to just a bit over 70 seconds thanks to some easy patterns. As already mentioned the screenshake was way over the top and the random bullets pretty much impossible to dodge. Neat way of handling losing though.

canon says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 6:51am

Nice simple bullet hell game! I like the radial concept for two-buttons, and the way damage "grows" the void is really cool also. Although, without instructions, I tried to collect all the dots first.

Acuity says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 8:09am

Definitely fits both themes, simple but clean game. I wish there was music with it!

mahalis says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 4:34am

Nice work - it does feel like a stripped-down version of a classic bullet hell. Figuring out the various movement patterns is satisfying, but the random-spew segments feel pretty unfair - I couldn't figure out what to do there to avoid knocking half a dozen dots back at the center. Still, good concept and well executed.

ChuiGum says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 12:41am

Loved the originality! Very innovative! Fun game! I survived 51 seconds! c:

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