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

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by Sparked99 - Compo Entry

Try to keep your shields up, stability high, and energy low in Down 2 the Core.

2 Cosmetic issues are visible in the screenshots but are fixed in the final project.

You want to keep Core stability up. You do this by making red pieces be absorbed on the bottom and avoid blue pieces being absorbed on the bottom.

You want to keep shield strength up. You do this by having blue pieces absorbed on the top and when possible keeping red pieces from being absorbed at the top.

You want to get the core energy to zero. You do this by having red absorbed on the bottom and avoiding blue absorbed on the bottom.

So in short, red on bottom blue on top and green makes stuff go flip flop.

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LavWa says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:52am

Interesting idea, cool retro graphics, Tetris style. Nice use of the theme with the 2 buttons controls + holding left and right. Good job :)

Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:02am

Nice retro styling, unfortunately I just didn't get it. I get the concept, but the mechanics just aren't clear and I couldn't figure them out by trying to play it.

ShiftNRun says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:23pm

Sorry, I didn't get the goal of the game. I had a look in your tutorial and tried to play it but couldn't figure out how this game should be played.

crucknuk says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:33pm

I read the tutorial, but the instructions were unclear. I did not get how the game mechanism work. Please add some explanation in your description, I'll check later

Sparked99 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:48am

I hopefully explained the games mechanics in the description well enough now.
I apologize for not providing sufficient knowledge of the mechanics previously.

pianoman373 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 6:31am

Yeah the game design is just too complicated to really be enjoyable.

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