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

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Hardware Snake

by Knowledge - Compo Entry

Collect green light and grow.

Game I made with Arduino Uno.

You just need to connect 1-9 on arduino to led matrix row pins, 10-13 and A0-A3 with matrix columns pins. I have positive currency for columns, if you have different just swap all HIGH with LOW and vice versa.

Connect buttons with pins A4 and A5 like here: .

When you die game will stop for 1 second and then restart. Green light may appear in you!

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mockthebear says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:07pm

Oh damn. i think i lost my led matrix :C

davesoft says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:14pm

Haha, let me find my arduino. I could emulate it, but where's the fun in that? :)

v01pe says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:52pm

Haha, nice! I would love to have a LED matrix now :D

MercuryXGames says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:09am

nice game!

Phil Strahl says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:41pm

Fat respect for making an Arduino game! I wish I could play, don't have an A myself :/

felixreeve says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:07pm

Aw, wish I could play with an arduino!

SayRafon says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 2:37pm

The game is ,let's say, "poor" but OH MY GOD IT'S WORKING ON ARDUINO xD

Dec 20, 2015 @ 3:37pm

Wish I had the components around to try this :(

Mantlair says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 1:46pm

Seriously, I wish I had a led matrix. I have an Arduino UNO in my closet. But yeah, life. Well done though!

Aurel Bílý says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 2:01pm

Uh. The only reason this game is interesting is the fact that it's for an arduino. Which it doesn't really have to be, either. Other than that this seems to be a minimal-effort snake clone. Sorry :/

pixzleone says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 3:39pm

Awesome, now i gotta build!

johnnwfs says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 4:32pm

I ran this on the Arduino emulator by virtronics ( but it had no LED emulator. I could see the pins light up but the emulator didn't have the matrix LED so I won't rate. Cool that you contributed an Arduino project!

Techblogogy says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 6:31pm

This is something you don't see a lot of on LD. I took my time and assembled this monstrosity and played it! I had fun assembling "the thing", although I think a schematic would help less experienced people! Overall, great job, at trying to make something different

Knowledge says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 9:37pm

@Aurel Bílý: it's intended to be nothing special, just an exercise because I had quite a lot other stuff to do that weekend (I even thought I'd make no game for Ludum Dare but I *accidentally* did).

Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:16pm

I don't have an arduino :(

Rex Peppers says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:47pm


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