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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The Small Escape

by liglet_g - Compo Entry

You are a fly and your objective is to escape from the room without being killed by enemie.

This is my first attempt at Ludum Dare and also my very first attempt at coding with Haxe language and Flixel API.
The sprites are ugly, the gameplay is weird, the map is too simple, there are no sounds and the UI is really dumb BUT I had fun making that game and I will do better next time ! (can't do worse though).

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Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:03pm

The game doesn't run on its own. You should probably compile the game as a standalone application. I can't judge it if I can't play it.

liglet_g says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:57pm

@TrampolineTales: I updated the description page, it contains the MacOS and Html5 builds along with the hosted version of the game.

Haddy22 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:04pm

I think the idea is great, Ive never played as a fly before. I think the execution was a little lacking though, for these reasons.

1. The speed / pacing was very slow. Flies are quick suckers! And they have quite elusive maneuvers- Barrel roles and cut sharp turns etc. Some of these mechanics would be fun to play with as a fly

2. The lack of challenge- The enemies short reach just made this too easy. You stay above them and you win- not much to it.

-I hoped that there were more challenging levels ahead but the game ended after I flew out the window-

All in all I think you did good - Of course if you added more levels you would be adding more rooms which would make you not aligned with the game jam- unless you found a creative way to keep using the same room some how-

Great job on entering the Jam and completing a project. Keep up the good work! You can only get better from here!

Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:10pm

This is a neat concept :)

liglet_g says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:32pm

Wow I must say that I'm impressed with your comments, thank you very much ! To be honest I lost so much time getting to know Haxe + Flixel, I've been writing JS code for the past few years and got beaten by the strong typing ...
I am planning to add more features to the game, change the ugly sprites, add some real challenges with enemies that can actually kill you (like a ceiling fan that either pushes you towards the humans or that sucks you and kills you).

Anyways, thank you for the constructive comments !

eruiz00 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:47am

Hey remember my first games where had no time to do wha im doing today. Please continue and youll see. Well done!

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:06pm

haha well it's a good first entry! it'll be nice to compare with your future entries to come! nice smooth scrolling, I had fun pestering the guy's face until I realized I wasn't actually good, but actually invincible :)

Great job on your first entry!

Prospero says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:24pm

Cool idea! But winning the game was too easy, just fly along the ceiling. :) Don't even have to get the "coins" (?). BUT you made something! And that´s cool! =)

Dec 16, 2016 @ 11:57am

Ludum Dare are a very good way to learn new technologies, it may have been better, for example, if humans were able to jump (to kill you when on the ceil), but I guess you missed time to finish all what you wanted to do. By the way, welcome in Ludums, don't forget to participate to the next one ! :)

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