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In Artery

by FurtherForm - Compo Entry

Short manic game of survival in stressed arteries.
Keyboard used as a cellular automata styled controller.

As time ran short there is one hectic level, but its fun. Give it a go!
It runs on web, but because of the tall resolution (400x720), access it through the link.
Designed for US and Scandinavian keybindings.

Please try the updated version from this link:
http://furtherform.com/InArtery/InArtery_aorta/InArtery_aorta.html
Rate by the Game Jam Version.


Music made with Otomata Genrator; Sound effects with Bfxr;
Unity, Photoshop, Blender, Audacity;
Lots of sweat, curses, (re)learning. Good fun weekend!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#53Graphics4.13
#75Audio3.69
#104Innovation3.81
#200Mood3.33
#378Overall3.31
#592Fun2.94
#683Theme3.00
#2061Coolness20%

Comments

mazhem says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:11pm

I can see how it works, but unfortunately the keys seem mismapped on my keyboard? (I've got a UK keyboard)

FurtherForm says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:23am

Thanks, good point. I tested it with US and Scandinavian mapping, shouldn't be hard to add different mapping for future versions.

aeai says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:13pm

It's a neat idea but a hard game, I died a lot:) I really like the aesthetics. Nice job!

Freank says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:51pm

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

Garris says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:16pm

I enjoyed the audio and the graphics a lot, but it was a bit confusing, and once I did get it, it seemed my keyboard didn't always want to cooperate with me. Cool game, though!

FurtherForm says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 11:35am

If you liked it, try the updated version!
http://furtherform.com/InArtery/InArtery_aorta/InArtery_aorta.html
It has actual levels, an ending and polish.
Thank you all for checking out the game!

pixelpotions says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:37pm

Great idea, but really really hard! I had fun trying to reach far on it anyway! Good job.

neontropics says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:40pm

Cool game! Great graphics and music. The learning curve is a bit high though!

Nexus64 says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:13pm

Very cool concept and the art is beautiful.
It's a bit too hard, but i think that it's only the original control scheme.

timeshapers says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 5:11pm

Really like the idea, but the key mappings makes this unplayable.

plko says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 5:31pm

This is the most maniac game I have played in LD35...but really fun!!!!

Rock Eaters says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 9:40pm

nice ambiance, a bit too difficult, at least zhen you start.

lanestp says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 2:04am

Gorgeous game! The controls are slightly wonky (didn't always work right for me). But the game was really nice and well put together!

Phaix says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 4:25am

Nice one, just the Key Mapping was wrong for my keyboard.

alyphen says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 9:09am

A really interesting entry. The mechanic is novel and very interesting, but sadly got swamped with enemies very quickly and didn't know how to avoid the large amount.
Collisions also seemed slightly off. A fruit fell in between where two of the keys I had enabled were and it didn't collide.

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