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

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by FacticiusVir - Compo Entry

My first game turned out too complicated, so with six hours to go I opted for the simplest game I could think of that fit both themes - Snake!

Guide your snake around the map with only two keys - turn Left (Q, A or Z) and Right (E, D or C) and try to pick up as many pellets as you can. But watch out, because every one you eat makes you grow longer and faster, and if you run into the wall or your own tail then you lose!

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5you says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:56am

My computer won't run it (windows 10). It says it's for my protection... Why so many dlls anyways ?

I was a bit inpired by snake too but I went as far from it as I could.

My compo:

nihilaleph says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:26am

+ It gets hard really quickly
+ Graphics and sounds match nicely
- Well... it's just snake ^^;
- Graphics style is nice, but feels something wrong... I don't know if it's just too basic or the grid...
o When I played snake I liked to use the 3-7 or 1-9 control, being diagonals they counted as left-up and right-down etc. The controls of this game it's a bit confusing, but not that hard to get

Great job in 6 hours!

YinYin says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:00pm

Doesn't run on windows 8.1 (only pops up shortly in task manager).

bobismijnnaam says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:02pm

Basic and not really innovative, but it's a solid implementation and (most importantly) it works. The sounds give an arcady feel and the controls work well. Nice job for 6 hours of work.

@5you: It's normal to ship dll's. If a game doesn't it means they're embedded in the exe, but that's unflexible and also sort of hard to do. Next time please include an error message as "it doesn't work" is not really helpful.

amras0000 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:10pm

It's snake, there's not much else to say on that front.

amras0000 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:11pm

the sound and graphics are a bit grating and the board is a lot smaller than I'm used to. if you were to double the boardsize in both axes, add a green nokia-style filter, and make the snake fill the entire squares instead of little shapes inside them, this would be a much more solid rendition of snake.

onilink_ says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:03pm

Don't work on 32 bit systems...

PeteDS says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 2:23pm

Pretty good for a last minute six hours aha

525 says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:07am


StaNov says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:23pm

Yeeey! Just dropped a tear for Nokia 3310... I liked the controls, they are quite unventional :) The sounds are nice too! Scored ten points.

Markus Brand says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:28pm

for a 6-hour game, its ok i guess. Maybe you should switch to an other programming language or at least some other librarys, because this pile of dll's and the starting problem are not nice (was that visual basic? The logo reminded me of this.)

srakowski says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 12:00am

Not bad for 6 hours! Found it hard to control the snake, but it makes sense given the 2 button control theme. I pressed d immediately and ran the thing into the wall unexpectedly. I wasn't looking at the controls from the snakes perspective. What was your original idea?

astrophics says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 12:28am

Cool little snake clone.

ChuiGum says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 12:47am

Great simple graphics! c:

ViKing Games says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 1:29am

Whenever I opened it, it crashed immediately afterwards (Windows 7, 64-bit). Are there anything I need to install to get it running? I'm on a new computer, so that may be the problem.

FacticiusVir says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 1:55am

Needs the latest .NET Framework -

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