Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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BeatBox

by sausagroll - Jam Entry

Use the arrow keys to play
Space/Enter to navigate menus

You have to stop the shapes that are shifting towards you. And that is all the relevance the game has to the theme. Also the title is BeatBox because you have to beat boxes.

To install on windows extract the files from the .zip file and run BeatBox.exe to play.

To play on linux, clone the git repository and run main.py. YOU MUST have at least python 3.4 and pygame to run it.

python downloads: https://www.python.org/downloads/
pygame downloads: https://bitbucket.org/pygame/pygame/downloads

The game was made by two 14/15 year olds from the UK, me doing the code/sound effects and the other one doing design.

Language: python
Engine: pygame
Graphics: GIMP
Sound: Bfxr

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#673Audio(Jam)2.22
#783Humor(Jam)1.73
#972Fun(Jam)2.53
#1017Mood(Jam)1.88
#1066Graphics(Jam)2.00
#1071Theme(Jam)2.24
#1077Innovation(Jam)2.15
#1137Overall(Jam)2.45
#1483Coolness41%

Comments

zoeinfp says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:04pm

Nice!! Well done! I like it!

KappaIX says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:21pm

Good clean style. And the shapes do indeed shift!

Well done!

Alphish says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:00pm

Well, it's not particularly original game, but seems to work well enough. I don't really feel particular urge to keep playing, though, and at some points the shapes become just too fast (especially when there are combos of two). Maybe add multiple lives (or a gradually replenishing health bar...?) so that a single skip doesn't end the game altogether?

Sean says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:09pm

It's a nice start, but there really wasn't much to it. Having said that, it's probably better than what I would've been able to put together at your age!

Louspirit says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:35pm

Nice little game. Like the style and rytmics.

djfariel says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:01pm

While I like the concept, this style of game is best set to music. Still, a nice entry nonetheless.

h2n0 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:29am

I was unable to rate the game as I couldn't get it to run under either Python 2 or Python 3, I have installed the latest Pygame and still it doesn't work. I tried under a Linux environment as I don't have access to a windows one at the time of writing.

Strike says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:28am

Surely a very good base for a music rhythm game.

ekkiiiii says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:17am

It has potential. :) Sometimes the way the boxes appear in the beginning of a game feels unfair (too many on one lane & too many in general).

mkghoster says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 7:41pm

Nice minimalist entry from such young developers!

Tselmek says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 8:48am

Simple mechanic but works well. The speed of the shapes quickly became out of control after a couple of combos. Would have been marvelous if the "kill a shape" actions made out some actual beatbox ;) 850 is the highest I could reach.

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