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

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Circle Strafe

by yokcos700 - Compo Entry

Slide side-to-side on an increasingly wide ride.
Also, don't get hit.

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Jstank says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:33am

Far out!

daleth90 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:35pm

I love Bullet Hell :)

Xgor says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:41pm

Really cool game. It's very visually appealing and fun. Could work well for a mobile game. The way that the audio becomes more intense with more bullets is really cool but it's kinda hampered due to how repetitive the sound is

qwetro says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:50pm

So unreal, so beautiful!

timtipgames says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:29pm

nice "avoid all things" variation!

gkxd says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:35pm

Game looked really appealing, but I didn't like the music as much.

Dodging things is fun.

ORECROS says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:37pm

There was a real lack of variety in terms of the actual projectiles, and the texture for them made it really hard to concentrate. also the sound was pretty jarring. visually, it looked cool though.

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:40pm

Very Interesting! Music is annoying.. lol. An 8-bit chilling music fits this game better.

pkenney says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:17pm

Intense! This thing punches you straight in the face and doesn't relent.

There are a number of strong game design and aesthetic choices here. I love the lack of any instructions, I love the instant restart with zero user action, I love that your previous score is durably shown large for you to see even while playing the next time.

My top score was 28.93 seconds.

This is a very tight package and I approve! If I could change anything it would be to apply a ramp-up to the responsiveness of the movement keys. The speed is correct but it feels like it instantly starts at max speed, so the controls are twitchy, and unfortunately this was a primary aspect of the challenge.

The game wants to be more smooth, I think. If the speed of the movement ramped from 10% to Max over the course of 200ms or so I think it would take the edge off the jerkiness of tiny taps and help.

Awesome entry, though. The graphics and sound really added to the feel.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:40am

Very nice feelings in this game, everything fit perfectly, smooth :3

alvarop says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:31am

I like danmaku games so I really enjoyed this. My main issue is the sound, as I already said. I will be looking at the source code for this, there might be a lot of stuff to learn for me!

Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:03am

Nice looking, great interpretation of the theme. The sound starts off with a cool Defender'esk goodness, but then spiraled into a bit of chaos.

ChromeWisp says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 8:23pm

The graphics are nice! Perhaps the audio could have benefited from being more than a beat, but good detail was put into how it interacts with the game.

pkenney says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 3:44am

Played again - a bit over 34 seconds!

alliel_a says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 11:42am

nice game

timeshapers says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 8:11pm

This game makes it feel like my computer is going to have a seizure. First it loads full screen, then it changes to portrait mode where i can see the sides of my screen. Weird stuff.
Anyway, I found the gameplay interesting and fun.

candlesan says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 4:24am

Great little attention to details!

Clabbage says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 6:39am

This game is brutally hard, but very fun and has a lovely art style. The audio sounded a bit off at times however, especially when lots of bullets were being fired at once.

Dec 29, 2015 @ 10:06pm

Really nicely, well made game. I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

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