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J is for Triangle

by SwedishCheese - Compo Entry

J is for Triangle is a very simple high score oriented game. You have to shift between different shapes in order to pick up the corresponding small shapes. Wrong shape and you lose health.

WASD or Arrow keys for movement; JKL for shapeshift; R to restart.

There's no music or sound because lazy. Everything was created within Flowlab.io and to access the code you just have to open up the game in editor mode. Editor mode should be available by pressing Esc when in game.

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Ratings

#411Theme3.45
#452Fun3.15
#605Graphics2.75
#636Overall3.00
#688Innovation2.75
#1626Coolness37%

Comments

basstian11 says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 1:48pm

this game is very nice but sometime are all shapes at corner and game is more hard

SwedishCheese says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 3:19pm

I tweaked the game so that all the shapes bounce more. Might elimenate those problems but the game might also be more difficult right off the bat.

Andy_Voz says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 3:26pm

Hard game...like it :)

PremadeGames says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 5:54pm

Wow. Get's very confusing very fast! I like it!

bwalter says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 5:57pm

i couldnt help but say "omnomnom" as i was playing, but i kept getting interrupted by trying to not taking damage. fun and hard! good job

stefvanschie says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 6:52pm

This game is really though, but I like that.

BloodJohn says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 7:00pm

pure work. hardcore game

Satchmo says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 7:47pm

Very cool! Hard to play. Very overwhelming.

norseware says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 7:49pm

Geez this is hard! Makes one struggle... But I like the idea! If only I was better at it haha

Paco says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 8:04pm

Simple but interesting concept :) It reminds me to "Colourless" a rythm game for android. Congrats!

xhunterko says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 10:38pm

Interesting idea. Simple and well put together.

bwalter says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:13am

well made :)

bagface says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:12am

Very hectic! I love the title.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:45pm

Pretty fun game, good work!

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:25am

Interesting gameplay and nice link with the theme. It could be more enjoyable on mobile device. Maybe too hard for me. Overall, I like it ++

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:06am

nice idea it was very hard to play with keyboard - very polished - nice job

iossif says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:21am

nice entry. my brain hurts :)

gurkenlabs says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:27am

this shows that simple concepts can be loads of fun.

sndr says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 1:36pm

Nice mechanic! I think it could be improved with some further balancing, but so far it was very enjoyable! Nice entry!

DrPetter says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 5:45pm

Got 54, and before that almost exactly the same. Seems like there's a risk of hitting a difficulty knee where everything suddenly gets exponentially harder.

I like the gameplay though! The feeling of hunting around a morphing playfield looking for areas of "good" shapes is nice. It's just a little bit too chaotic and unforgiving right now, but maybe that's due to the framerate and controls being somewhat sluggish. Could even see this kind of game being played with the mouse.

Seems like there should be an automatic extra innovation point for any entry that doesn't use circles, boxes and triangles for shape tokens ;)

rockybdubs says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 12:27am

Became super chaotic and made me laugh out loud. Pretty fun!

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