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Super Light Combat [custom hardware]

by Jakub Koziol - Jam Entry

Ludum Dare is not quite friendly for physical games. But we made one anyway!

From brains and fingers of Robin Baumgarten (@robin_b) and Jakub Koziol (@jakubkoziol), straight from the (almost) sunny Berlin, we're glad to present to you Super Light Combat, a 2-player, custom hardware, 1D fighting game.

That’s right! A fighting game in one dimension.

For very understandable reasons we can’t offer you a build of the game. But we have cool photos and a video!

Features include many colors, 2 custom controllers, 1 dimension, 100 frames per second and clicky buttons. Also included level editor, if you care enough to shift the shape of the LED strip. Possibilities are endless!

In the next few days we’ll try to have a slightly more specific write up on what we did. In the meantime we’ll try to answer some questions we’re already expecting.

If you want to know anything, such as which cars we use in Rocket League or what are our camera settings are, let us know in the comments!

Q: What tech did you use?
A: Teensy board, some arcade-style buttons, two dials and a ridiculously long (5 meters!) LED strip, the same as the one used in the Line Wobbler (

Q: How many hours of Rocket League did you play during the jam?
A: Internet in the place we’re staying was pretty unstable so probably only around 7 hours.

Q: Will you play more Rocket League during the next Ludum Dare?
A: Yes. If possible we’ll try to make a game using only Rocket League.

Q: Can I play Super Light Combat?
A: If you’re currently at A MAZE festival in Berlin send us a tweet and we can try to arrange something! @robin_b @jakubkoziol

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Lancelot Gao says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:29am

Cool!Good idea!

PeachTreeOath says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:57am

The light footsies are real. Right side needs be oki options though.

Arvydas says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:59am

Interesting idea! needs sounds haha

KodingNights says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:05am

Looks very cool!

Wefiends says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:05am

Not sure how this is shapeshifting, but who cares, this is really rad and totally impressive.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:45pm

Interresting idea, good job.

JohnnySix says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:23pm

Excellent stuff - props for doing something physical for the jam. Bonus points for the arcade controllers and the 1d twist . :)

aeveis says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:19am

very cool! Nice job working with the "led strip platform"!

jakass says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:09pm


Atridas says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:22pm

Perfect game for cats as a 3rth players.

lanestp says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 2:09am

Beautiful! Now you just need a web interface onto the controls and you will have a world beater!

rjhelms says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:14pm

Ordinarily I'd refrain from rating a game that I can't play, but this is seriously cool and impressive for something hacked together in a weekend. I love seeing when people take Ludum Dare in a totally unintended direction, so this put a huge smile on my face.

Knowledge says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 9:02pm

I don't get the mechanics so I can't really tell how fun game is or how innovative it is (I voted 3 stars for innovation but I'm not so sure!).
I also did hardware game last LD and I think you should either make instruction how to make a game or make more descriptions about game.

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