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

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Nebular Worm

by jcwelgemoed - Compo Entry

Grow your nebular worm by eating asteroids using only two controls: the left and right arrow buttons.

I uploaded an alternate version of the windows executable (Nebularworm_stripped) - this is for those with lower spec pcs. I'd suggest trying the non-stripped one first though :)

Added a non-installer Windows version - essentially same but with 2 bug fixes.

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Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:38am

Super cool idea, almost like a snake/asteroids hybrid. Definitely one of a kind. Awesome effort!

yumaikas says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:41am

Best 360 degree snake controls I've seen so far this LD. Great game, biggest way to make it better would be a soundtrack.

manabreak says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:13am

Like yumaikas said, the controls were really something you don't see that often in these kind of games. Nice work!

Tensoplast01 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:32am

Cool idea, and cool mecanics. Nothing else to add :)

Andrew Deem says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:41am

I like the combination of snake and asteroids. It fits super well within our theme combo this LD. Only thing I would want added in would be some sweet tunes. Sound design is nice though. Good work!

zulman says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:53am

Very smooth animations, base mechanic is well known and still cool. Unfortunately sounds are very loud and unexpected

_benhumphries says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:56am

Great idea! The snake controls were fluid (and the first thing I noticed about the game). That made playing a lot more fun on its own. I liked the graphics, the concept, and the gameplay. To be honest I didn't like the sound, but the it doesn't take away from the fun. This really feels like a completed game! Kudos!

Jstank says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:56am

2 buttons and growing. That goes with the theme. The game is easy but gets more challenging as you play. I love it this game is surely a front runner for best game! Very well done! Bravo!

Andarilhoz says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:54pm

Creepy worm mounth, but really fun to play, remmind me from my childhood playing on old celphones

Jakylgamer says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:16pm

haha nice! asteroids meets snake. interesting idea!

MAnimal says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:33pm

the snake has very nice dynamic move, very fun to play, i like the collors

Andrew Patton says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:03pm

Cool game.

timeshapers says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:08pm

A bit too easy, but nice variant of snake.

nunesbarbosa says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:56pm

Windows don't let me open the .exe for malware protection. :(

jcwelgemoed says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:25am

@nunesbarbosa I got same for other's games when I rated them as well. Windows does this for some .exe(s) not sure why.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:15am

Nice cross between two classic games, and as others have said the controls were pretty darn good. Shame I just got greedy and kept eating my tail :) Excellent job.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:09pm

cute and fun game, well done

Andrew Patton says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:51pm

Fun game. Nice mix of concepts.

Nega Drive says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:29pm

Pretty cute idea. Controls are nice and fluid. Good job!

Piode says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:18pm

Very nicely done, great fun and looks very nice too! Excellent submission!

EvanEGibbs says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:35pm

Good job! I liked that it was like worm but with levels. I think the stage felt a little big. That meant that it took a really long time to be able to get all of the things in order to beat the level, and that it was a little harder to bump into yourself. I thought thegame controlled very well though. :)

rd127p77 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:35pm

Good Job. The controls are fabulous.

Bumblepie says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:56am

I really liked the variety introduced into the gameplay from the enemies. They really made the game more enjoyable. I also enjoyed the rainbow visuals on the snake, and the controls were tight. I remember seeing a game (made by Nocturne I think for one of the GameMaker Community jams) in which you had to constrict larger objects to eat them, and I think that could be applied here to destroy the larger asteroids. Or cut through them or something, it just looks odd to eat a giant asteroid! Background music would be a great addition. I think with a little more polish, this could be a really great game.

Farelle says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:05am

hehe that christmas slide ;D
I got until level 4 with a score over 10k XD not sure how many levels it has, but it was definitely fun and it's concept is easy to understand. I accidentially even found out that you can destroy the UFOs flying through the screen :) very nice gimmick ^^ In overall I think some spacy music in the background, even something simple would have made a big difference to the overall feeling of the game, but it also does well standing on it's own, because the sounds are very fitting :)

schizoid2k says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:15pm

Nice job. Great version of classic snake game!

Cliff Lee(CL) says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 5:28am

Great concept and game design!
Cross the boundary is cool way to continue.

iantttianttt says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 5:51am

Snake Hurray!!!!
I love whan i die,snake become a cloud of smoke~
so fun~

Atridas says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:42pm

Nice twist on good old snacke. The fact that all objects where going at the same speed as the worm made the game somewhat hard, but I don't know if this was intentional.

WizByte_Games says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 9:45pm

This may be the best snake game that I have ever played. I think this would be fun if there was multiplayer.

Dec 31, 2015 @ 8:06pm

Nice little snake game! I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

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