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

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growing snake

by SpiritJZL - Compo Entry

Hi, I am SpiritJZL, and this is my work for LD34. This my second try of ludum dare, I think my performance is better than last time:)

The theme is "two button controls" and "growing", and I decided to use both at begining, and then I thought about what to make for a long time……The final answer is the classic "snake".

But my snake is not a normal one. It grows without eating! And what it keeps eating is actually diet pills which can reduce its tails.

1.←→ or AD to control, the Dir of snake is not always the Dir of monitor!
2.Head grows 4/s, tail reduce 1/s, 1 gem will reduce 5 tails!
3. 1 gem +3 points, head cross body -1 point each time, the wall is untouchable!

Sorry for the big size as a snake game, maybe this is the weak point of UE4. As the compo rules goes, the rar pack contains the src, but may need UE4.10.1 to open it

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Mechamism says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:35am

Nice twist on a classic! I like it!

crazya02 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:49am

Classic snake with a neat twist. Cool idea!

ItsFrank says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:50am

Great execution, not as intuitive as you might think good job!

Enchae says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:32am

Really nice. Pretty easy to understand, and the sound was simple and pleasant.

I do think hitting your own body should've ended the game instead of the points thing because it adds more risk. (and I had a little bit of trouble resetting after dying)

Other than that, though, really nice twist. Solid entry.

SpiritJZL says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:42am

About the hit body, the reason I set it points is that when the body keeps growing, the head is easily surrounded by you body, and the game is ended in the begining.....
About restart, I forgot to say that the game will restart automatically 1s after dead

gokottastudio says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:45pm

Interesting and fun game!

greenscreen says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:06pm

Very nice idea of changing classic snake. I love that sci-fi/psychedelic style. The best thing in this game is sound. It is soooo creepy.

SpiritJZL says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:13pm

I didn't have time to make a bgm, only got sound effect done, so I didn't open the audio rate...Now the audio seems well liked, and I am so regret T_T

mockthebear says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 6:50pm

Loved the idea about the snake keeps growingg without doing anything!

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