Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Rhythm Rink

by shillingburg - Compo Entry

WHOOSH! He comes dashing into the room– those are the most stylish skates you've ever seen! Who is he? The crowd watches in awe. He is here to skate!

Help him become the best skater around, through the power of rhythm!

Use the Z and X keys to accelerate yourself forward. Wow!

Once you're going super fast, press C on beat to perform tricks. (when you land! sorry, this is clunky to get a feel for without a proper tutorial)

If you stay on beat, your tricks will become more complex and impressive!

All sound made within the contest on an OP-1. First LDJAM submission, made in ~20hrs

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Quaternius says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:54pm

I loved it! really original idea, i scored 17521.Great graphics and animations.

gdcvdqpl says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:56pm

The graphics and the overall mood is amazing. The animation is fluid, everything feels so great I love it <3

Brickkid512 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:57pm

I enjoyed the gameplay. One thing I would ask for was, MORE OF IT.

Move127 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:58pm

It looks great and it plays great!

timgarbos says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:58pm

Nice direction and visuals. Would be nice to see some gameplay and a clear goal besides the score.

erikiene says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:05pm

Awesome! Great audio, visuals and idea, the combo button was a little confusing though, wasn't really sure whether I was doing it right or wrong.

Absolutely brilliant for 48h compo

Haddy22 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:41pm

Fun little mini game- I did a flip :)
Great mood
I loved the intro / tutorial bit before the game too
nice work.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:07pm

The aesthetic and the overall mood are amazing. The animations are smooth. Well done ++

Yamzho says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:08pm

I feel fa-bu-lous !!!!

Zarkonnen says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:09pm

Really fun and joyful. :D

sollinxp says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:14pm

good game!

Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:42pm

This is really lovely. I particularly enjoyed the tutorial.

Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:55pm

Beautiful! Controls feel really good and I love the vaporwave vibe.

Great work.

Gumboot says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:19am

Fantastic aesthetics in this game. The color scheme was nice and cool and the way the camera moved with the character was very fun and made me really want to go fast!

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:45pm

Really fun game, had difficulties with performing the more advanced tricks but got the hang of it. Love the art style.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:51pm

I really enjoyed your game! I'm not good with rythm but I loved the gameplay anyways! Love your character and the style too!

saucygames says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:18pm

This is a fun little game! takes a bit to get used to the c button use but I love the graphics and the slow down of music if you stop going forward! :D

MiniBobbo says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:27am

Just echoing what others have said. Great feel and the graphics work nicely with the game. It a try or two to figure out exactly how to play, but it wasn't your explanation or controls but just because the game took some practice.

Great job!

panurge says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:15pm

Looks and feels really nice. I can't pretend to have been much good at it but I enjoyed myself a lot!

tylerraz says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:44pm

Creative and great animation. The rink ads and audience are a nice touch.

Sean says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:10pm

The visuals are well-done and I'm digging the overall aesthetic, but found the gameplay a bit boring unfortunately. Can't say I felt compelled to play for more than a few seconds once I got onto the beat.

Still a nice entry though!

Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:15pm

Great game. I really liked the aesthetic. One of the more beautiful games I've seen here.

Ithildin says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:21pm

Simple idea, but cute and well executed. I think my laptop keyboard couldn't handle the three-key combo (laptop's fault), but I had no other problems otherwise.

Good job! :)

Cerno_b says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 1:34pm

Cool game, impressive presentation and neat music.

Unfortunately the gameplay isn't temper-proof. I managed to get over 16000 points just by spamming the three buttons, much better than the score I got when I actually tried to play well.

Apart from that I enjoyed playing Rhythm Rink.

MrTroy says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 7:31pm

This was really cool, I just wish there were an indicator of where the beat is and how close I was to actually hitting it. I couldn't figure out how well I was doing so I skated around in a circle hopping ever few seconds.

I would love to see more added to this.

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