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

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by zguerrero - Compo Entry

My first entry for the Ludum Dare!
It is a mix between flappy bird and a snake game.
Sorry i didn't had time to make sound.
Eat the white things to grow your tail, and avoid the red things they're bad!
Just use the left click to jump, and the right click to lauch a bomb, but be careful, the bomb while burn five of your tail elements, so use it with caution!

I Added a post ludum version! You can still play the original version for voting, but if you like the game i recommend you the post ludum upgrade, it is far better!

Here are the modifications :
- Enlarged the hit boxes of the collectable objects (many many peolpe found they where to small, after more testing, i totally agree with them!)
- Added bonus bombs, you get some when you do not get hit for some time.
- Corrected a bug where objects were never destroyed after going out of the screen.
- Added some text to the interface.
- Changed the colors of the grass, to make understand that it is not hostile.
- Upgraded the shader of the enemys.
- Added some lens flare.
- Added a Shake Camera Effect
- Added some sounds.
- Added music that evolve with the lenght of the player's tail.

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Transmit says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:00pm

Great looking game, and fun to play as well! My only issue was it felt the hit boxes were pretty small on the pick ups.

Mattress says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:04pm

The hitboxes are a bit small on those pick-ups. The game is a bit slow, and I think it would be better if the movement was faster.

Piode says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:04pm

Good game and looks amazing! as the other review said, though, the collision for pickups could be a little more generous.

gmisail says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:05pm

Hitboxes were a bit small, however overall fun.

MrDave says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:10pm

I like how this whole game has a bit of a wobble to it like it is underwater. And the smoke like mist behind it. Very nice.

MintArcade says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:54pm

Nile. Visuals are great. Is there end of the game?

zguerrero says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:58pm

thanks for the feedbacks every one! Many peoples said me the same things about the hitboxes, i didn't realized that when testing the game... i will work on that later

zguerrero says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:06pm

No, no end, just try to have the longest tail!

AlexaCol says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:12pm

The game looks great, love the glow effects!

Robin says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:51pm

The graphics were gorgeous, and the game was pretty fun! Controls were good, only remark I have is that indeed the hitboxes for the pickups are a bit small. But that also makes it challenging :)

AranHase says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:51pm

Nice little game :)

The graphics are really well done, and doesn't feel like a rushed game. I just not sure about the hitbox size of the white thing we control. Maybe it should be larger for the friendly units only? :)

Anyways, good job...

kuhnerdm says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:52pm

I like it! Pretty simple game, with very pretty graphics, especially with the mini-explosions when you pick up a white cell.

torcado194 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:36am

very interesting visuals! the hitboxes were a bit small, and there's not too much gameplay. but that's not necessarily a bad thing! simple and effective

bradur says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:35pm

Gorgeous game! Everything worked well. The game is quite simple though. And no sound effects. But it looks so good!

Simonaiso says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:51pm

Really love the art, especially the background flames! Actually more fun than flappy bird. The hitboxes of the powerups seem a bit small, but luckily, the hitboxes of the enemies are small too ;)

DonEngland says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:51pm

Interesting take on it. I did something similar. There is no end/fail state?

Phil Strahl says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:54pm

great art design, really loved it and am still curious what kinda sound you would have done. Liked also the idea of smart bombs. Nice little time-waster :)

pvwradtke says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:40pm

I gotta start this by stating that this is one of the best looking snake/infinite runner clones out there. Commercial versions included. It really is good looking, congratulations! The game is really simple to play and pickup, but I have to +1 the first comment: the hit box for the pick ups is very small, compared to the obstacles. It's much easier to scratch an obstacle, but we only get a pickup if we go right through it, which is a bit disappointing. Please add music and sound to a postcompo version, this would really enhance your game.

Big Cow says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:08pm

I am glad you didnt make this too hard because its quite mesmeric and peaceful :). The graphics are great I love the waviness of the er....worms top and bottom and the light worm flows excellently. Found it frustratingly touching the light orbs but not collecting them conversely that made the spikes hard to hit so not so. Also though it was clever that you dont die as such just go back to zero. Much more satisfying. Nice one!

x92rwzb says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:09pm

+ Fun gameplay.
+ Nice graphics.

- Collectable colliders were too small.

mukult says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:10pm

Ohh wow!! the environment feels so organic... Nice work!!
I agree with people though... hitboxes are way too small... felt kind of cheated! :P

blackbird806 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:15pm

The global design of the game is very good, the game is not very innovating but fun. The hitbox of pick ups were too small.

Mikaza says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:31pm

The game looks great. Good Job . it's a little bit hard to get the collectable though.
Nice Job :)

crucknuk says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:32pm

Nice compo. I wish the game could be more difficult as you progress because the bomb is not really usefull at the moment. Playing this game is kind of relaxing. Good job ;)

philipp says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:34am

Nice visuals, sadly flappy bird games are meh. No lose or win condition make playing feel kind of pointless. Controlls are good

emmes says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:53am

Awesome graphics, somehow I'm really bad in picking up things, and I don't understand the difference between the differently sized blobs.
Also i think the game would greatly benefit from some sound

Dec 18, 2015 @ 3:44pm

Sweet looking game! (i.e. this wispy smoke behind the snake!).
The beauty of abstraction.. I imagined that I am floating through the blood vessels - fighting viruses, bacteria or something... ;)

pianoman373 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:48am

Great graphics, but lacks some gameplay features.

Strike says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 2:40pm

Basic gameplay but solid enough. Very good graphics. Maybe it would be more challenging if the difficulty increased with time.

Tommislav says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 4:46pm

Very impressive graphical effects! I like it a lot.
It would have been nice with some kind of end game condition.

Dec 27, 2015 @ 4:48pm

great feel of depth in a 2d game. Awesome graphics overall, but the red things dont fit the style... Good job!

Tortoise says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 10:06pm

Cool entry, hit boxes on the pick ups felt tiny though, liked the graphics.

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