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

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Ouroboas

by Koodere - Jam Entry

A snake game where you travel across dimensions. May require rewiring your brain.
(Themes: Two button controls, growing) (Controls: Q & C)

How to play:
Use the head of the snake to eat apples and enemies.
At any time bite your tail to start again from the next level.
Score persist between levels.

Difficulty of the game is relative to the amount of food you have eaten.
When leaving a level you become hungrier.
The hungrier you are the faster the game will become.
Overeating may also be punishable.

Besides the delicious apples there are wandering enemies that will attack you if they get close.
Your tail will lose it's color if you are hurt.
Apples heal your tail.
If you get hurt enough, you will die.

Also: walls kill you.

Controls:
Q - Turn up or left
C - Turn down and right

Turns depend on the orientation of your snake.

If you prefer the right side of the keyboard there are mirrored controls:
Numpad 9 - Turn up and right
Numpad 1 - Turn down and left

Tips:
Maintain the food counter and figure out what is your preferred speed.
There are no score bonuses or penalties when playing on faster speeds.
If enemies overwhelm you, escape to the next level.
However, escaping too often will make it harder to maintain your speed.

Please enjoy my game!

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Ratings

#2253Coolness17%

Comments

goodbadokay says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:24pm

Nice remake :)

rkhadder says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:58pm

It wish the controls were closer so I could play with my index and middle finger on the same hand

Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:02pm

Agree with rkhadder - q and c are more distant than 1 and 9 on the numpad. Could maybe be q and x. Some nifty ideas here, although the controls are confusing. I'd rather have a turn left / turn right, personally.

shatty says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:12pm

It was a bit hard to control the snake when I was playing for the first time.
Funny game rules!

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