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

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Always A Bigger Fish

by rantt - Compo Entry

It's a fish eat fish world.
Eat the green fish to grow bigger, orange fish won't hurt you (and you can't eat them...yet) and red fish will kill you.

W,A,S - move forward, turn left, turn right
arrow up, left, right - move forward, turn left, turn right

or use the pointer, click to move to that spot

Tools Used:
coding: vim/tmux and Phaser.js for my framework
graphics: Pixly, Pixen and Pixelmator
sfx: sfxr/bfxr
music: PixiTracker

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JamesMowery says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:18am

Nice work on your game! I like how you incorporated the "Growing" theme into this. I also liked the sound and such (although it seems to cut off and stop playing once you beat a level or two). Other than that, really good stuff. :)

danbolt says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:45am

I feel like the "fish eat fish now get bigger" games I played on Flash portals as a kid were slow and boring. This is much faster, quicker, and more interesting!

You get a GitHub star too. ;P

Elenesski says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:17am

Good job on the game. Felt like Osmos at times. Game had minor issues with screen edges. But still fun.

danieldsj says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:23am

Pretty good Osmos clone! Well done!

ThaRemo says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:32am

Nice game! I liked the simplicity, but it was a little short.

laFunk says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:25pm

That Jaws theme remix! The way the fish swim is pretty humorous :) I didn't like how they seem to gather on the screen borders but it's a fun game. Cheers!

aamatniekss says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:25pm

Super simple classic game, but it's fun! The fish colouring was a nice touch and helped understand which ones you can eat and which ones you can't eat. :)

Emkiusz says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:06pm

Nice little game :D Too bad the music is so short :P

kailijan says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:46pm

Great game! Really like it.

hexagore says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:58pm

This is really effectively done. Took me a while to realise I could aim with the mouse though.. but once I did I had a lot of fun with this. Thanks.

timtipgames says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:38pm

Not too exciting but well executed!
very fluid gameplay ;p

graceavery says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:39pm

Nice fishy clone, the movement mostly works well and the mechanics seem well figured-out. Found the music sort of jarring, but fairly funky. Nice work!

pparke says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:23pm

Good gameplay, levels increased in difficulty nicely and the control of the fish was solid and easy to pick up.

hcosta says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:21am

This is a nice balanced game covering the two themes, good job!

Erlend Aakre says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:50am

Good game, a bit short and some more variety would have been great

Xeke_Death says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:45am

Nice and smooth, I liked how the fish became edible as I got bigger, made evident by the colour change.
I died in the corners a few times thanks to the wrapping... Thought "I'm fine, I'm on the opposite side from the red fish", then I died...

psychonull says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:09pm

Great game. Really fun to play. Nice grahipcs also. Good job!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:24pm

Nice little growing game.
What I liked most is exactly what my own game is missing - you made levels. It starts easy and not with all mechanics at once.
In hindsight that's what I should have done with my sheep.

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:11am

Nice job! I really like the responsiveness of the fish, and the music was really nice too (i love midi)! If you make the "world" a bit more alive (animation, physics?) it would be awesome!

LoneStranger says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:24am

Fun game. Well done. Loved the music and the sprites. Pointer controls made it a little difficult with the sides. Some of those bigger fish swam at me faster than I could get my bearings on a new level.

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:31am

Haven't personally played a puzzle-feeding game, usually they're more sandboxxy so I like the change of pace.

Jakob37 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 8:09pm

Nice and snappy game. Good awesome-per-second in this, I think the difficulty ramped well, and I liked the short levels. I thought it was mouse only (with mouse-pad) which was slightly awkward, but then I realized that I of course could play it with the keyboard. Could have been interesting with some harder levels at the end.

All in all. Well done, I enjoyed it :)

kepons says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 8:26pm

Not exactly anything new, but it was quite fun and I liked the music.

ruerob says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 4:58pm

Your game is really fun to play! Sadly a bit short! Well done!

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