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Flight of a bee

by terop - Jam Entry

Flight of a bee

Cursor keys for movement
Space for shapeshift
ESC for exiting

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terop says ...
Apr 16, 2016 @ 9:02pm

Timelapse of how it was created is available at

Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:41am

Doesn't seem to be working? The bee just flies off to the left

terop says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:46am

Hmm, quite strange.. I wonder if your pc is giving right keycodes from cursor key presses...

Dooskington says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:35am

I really don't know whats going on, but it's interesting.

namrog84 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:35am

buzz buzz! I can fly around and change into a metal bee!

Gemberkoekje says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:19pm

Be aware that you can change the names of the links above, when I made a timelapse I usually used one of those links (instead of in the comments)

To your game then. I have no idea why I'm doing what I'm doing, or whether there's a point to the game at all. There's no issue with that, but if the point is that there is no point, you should consider telling that to the player, even if you only do that in the description above :)

It looked quite nice, but due to the vagueness I can't really see me doing this for a long time.

LudumAnthony says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:52pm

Is there no point?

Zgragselus says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:58pm

Too fast for me, for some reason shape shifting doesn't seem to be working on my computer.

s0wbear says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:00pm

Sorry i don't get it.
The bee moves and rotates way too fast across the seemingly small field (?)

terop says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:02pm

yup, the shapeshifting isn't as good as I hoped for. I wanted nice transition animations to it, but when I tried it, I noticed it doesnt work well enough. Thus I'm left with just changing the colour of the bee to metal...

Drusilla says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:09pm

I don't know, I kind of like charging through flowers and ladybugs as a metal bee

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:19am

Well, it IS Flight of a (metal) bee.... But I don't know what I'm supposed to do T_T Nice graphics though~

Good work!

Mekuri says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:15pm

I buzzed around for a while, turned into metal, and tried ramming the ladybugs...
I kinda liked the graphics, but sadly I failed to understand the point of the game. I suppose time ran out on you? :-)

terop says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:35pm

Well, I kinda only spent half the time. Had some other stuff to do during the rest of the time, so the gameplay isn't as good as I hoped for. (but it's common pattern for me in ludumdare, that it doesn't have all the necessary elements)

terop says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:37pm

anyway, nice to hear people are playing the game...

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:05am

I don't know what I am supposed to do, but I like the bee. Funny ++

tsjost says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:58am

Could you make a Linux or web build?

terop says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:30am

web build is not possible because i couldnt get opengl instancing to work in webgl. Linux build has similar problem and further I don't have linux box available to compile binaries for it...

terop says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:43pm

I tried the web build, trying to emulate instancing with some for-loops, and the frame rate is too low; I get like 3 fps with it... So web build is really not working at all.

terop says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:49pm

hmm, got the instancing in webgl to work. (minor problems with webgl version of the shader.)

LeoM says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:12pm

I don't understand everything...
You should complete the description an tell us the objectives, what you wanted to do and what you manage to do. :)

TheMightyTeam says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:45pm

20-25 FPS but the bee doesn't seem go fly smoothly (debian chromium core i5).

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 7:19am

Bee look nice)

robb_blob says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 9:44am

I don't know what I need to do. Are the butterflies hurting you? I don't get the point. The art level is quite good but would be better with more detail and elements.

Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:32am

I think this is a good initial idea but try to execute only in jam time is hard. I don´t really know what actually I suppose to do in game.
Congrats for a different game concept.

thebrainfuse says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 6:14am

Buzzing around for no particular reason... should be renamed Bee Simulator :)

Green Soda says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 6:16am

oh look! it's a bee game XD

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