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

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Snakes On A Continuous Plane

by zesterer - Compo Entry

Snakes On A Continuous Plane is a game that harks back to the days of mobile Snake.Unlike the original, Snakes can now travel in any direction.

The game can be played by up to 6 people at a time. Power-ups give you powers such as the ability to each the tails of your opponents and a speed boost to more easily beat your enemies.

All code is free and open-source under GPL2. The game is written 100% in C++, using only the open-source SFML library for rendering.

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nucleartide says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:46am

Cool game! I like the graphics.

In my first playthrough, I ate a bunch of power-ups and was surprised when my character died upon hitting an opponent's tail. The gameplay tension is pretty fun.

The red, white, and blue menu options were confusing - it took me awhile to realize that the selected option was white.

gene-z says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:14pm

Good game, fun

modenv says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:18pm

Only tried it solo, but feels like a very solid version of multi-player snake. Tight controls, different colors of the pick ups(giving each player a goal, but can mess up others round by taking theirs pick ups) and short rounds boosting competition. I also like the tail animation.

Will try playing it again with a friend :)

Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:24pm

Love this, so much fun. Deserves extra credit as well for being a compo entry. Make sure you grab a friend or two before giving it a go.

Roffe says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:21pm

Very nice with the multiplayer feature! The solo play seems quite hard to loose, but good to have the option. Simple and fun with the power ups. Good job :)

DeathBySnail says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:44pm

These snakes are *so* cute. Love the way they wiggle around, animation is incredible (also seeing the apple in the gullet!). I also love the name. Feel like it could really shine with some audio.

zesterer says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:16pm

I'm tempted to spend a few days smartening everything up, altering the colours and building a proper AI such that it becomes a proper game in it's own right.

MemoryLeek says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 6:59am

This is really nice! Plays like a mix between Snake and Achtung, die Kurve! Really digging this concept, especially for multiplayer.
Also kudos from me for going with C++ and SFML :)

For the Linux build I had to move the binary into a subdirectory manually as it was looking for data in ../data.

Dec 19, 2015 @ 7:29pm


I had fun playing with a friend :) The snake animation is very satisfying when the snakes get longer.

Adam Gould says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 7:33pm

That was really cool. A nice twist on an old classic!

Neonlare says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 12:21pm

Surprisingly fun, can't say it's a new concept (it's snake) but the animation and general bounciness of it really makes this stand out, good fun! :)

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 7:01pm

Pretty cool! Would be even better if the travel speed gradually increases to prevent games lasting forever, especially with red powerups essentially resetting snake length.

Acuity says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 7:01pm

Definitely fit's the theme. The red buff seems overpowered, and can reset the game back to the start state.

SamH says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 5:55pm

Not much eye candy in there, but gameplay is solid, movement is smooth, you stick to the themes… you focused on the important stuff. I could only convince one person to try it with me, so I have no idea how 3+ player mode is, but it sounds like it could be fun. Kudos for having an IA, too, even if it’s easy to trick.

Also thanks for having a Linux build, even though it crashes immediately on my machine :) So thanks for providing the source, too. Note that there is a typo in CMakeLists.txt, the “cmake_modules” should actually be “cmake-modules”.

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