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

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

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HellBlocks

by 8Bit - Jam Entry

You jump around trying to avoid the falling boxes that the evil game will throw at you. Also you can't touch the ground.. (not suitable for boxes). This game includes box cruelty, proceed with caution. Fullscreen is f11, resize the window freely! Also, @reach8bit to contact me.

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Ratings

Coolness58%
#225Fun(Jam)3.52
#389Overall(Jam)3.41
#450Mood(Jam)3.26
#501Humor(Jam)2.41
#592Graphics(Jam)3.15
#596Innovation(Jam)2.85
#814Theme(Jam)2.63

Comments

8Bit says ...
Dec 11, 2016 @ 9:49pm

Any constructive criticism is very welcome.

realtutsgml says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 1:23am

Gameplay was pretty good. I kept getting a game over when I would restart the game because the player would immediately drop through a gap but I like the concept. You didn't do much with the theme though. It's just a simple room with blocks falling. Good job though I enjoyed it!

gironC says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:16am

Simple, but entertaining, good game!

Jurgler says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:51am

I really enjoyed your game. Its very challenging (for me almost too challenging. Maybe showing a little idicator of a block that is about the despawn or so?!)
The Music was very fitting.
All in all a good game with a lot of room to grow.

Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:52pm

Works on Wine, but I think something is wrong with the gem counter. Nice and enjoyable gaem, quite challenging, but please do something with the instadeaths.

fishbrain says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:01pm

Cute game! Nice tunes, nice game-play. Would be good to see it developed a bit further.

Neonian says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:46pm

Pretty hard game, love the music!

8Bit says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:25pm

All of your requests have been fixed! This includes the following :
1) Instadeaths are fixed!
2) Full controller support.
3) Added an indication to the blocks that are about to be destroyed.
4) Fixed gem counter.
5) Changed the pitch of the jump sound that made it sound like a glitch
6) Added gem counter in game.
7) Made more precise collision calculated for the player.
8) More gem drops (yay!)
9) Changed (a bit) the box spawning algorithm.

Thanks for playing!
Also, the music is made by Mortistar (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNrF2EMO1_JF0hvwGvFywHg) give him some love!

8Bit says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:20pm

New and probably the last update that I am going to push before the jam ends. Thanks a bunch for your support!
The update includes :
1) Fixed the anti aliasing on the letters.
2) Changed the player sprite (a bit).
3) Changed game over screen to display " press a to continue " on consoles.

Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:28pm

Actually quite enjoyed this game, i found the controls slightly clunky and often the gems fell right through to nothingness, or were crushed by other blocks. not bad though could be adapted in to a full game i reckon.

icefallgames says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:36am

Nice atmosphere/graphics, but the rubies blocks came fast, so they are hard to avoid (or catch before they go through the floor)

juxipolo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:06am

It's a little hard to tell whether a falling object is a block or a ruby. It would be nice if that were more clear so you could plan your movement. Perhaps some additional effect or speed change?

The "best" strategy to me seems to be to stay in one area and avoid falling blocks instead of trying to venture out for rubies, even though that's less fun. It might be worth thinking about something to force or encourage the player to use more of the playfield.

conradte3 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:51am

Probably the most fun game I've played so far this ludum dare, very difficult but also fair. It's not super unique, but it's well executed and presented.

8Bit says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:34am

Thanks!

breno says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:22pm

Nice game! I think there's a bug when the rubies fall in between 2 blocks. The player won't fall to collect it.

8Bit says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:52pm

@breno Thanks! This is actually not a bug, just the player is too fast to get exactly to the x position between the two boxes and just passes without falling. It should be easy to fix it by using acceleration.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:26pm

Funny little game. Quite addicting. Felt myself improving quickly, which is always a good sign. The music really made it.

dietzribi says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:41am

Overall pretty good, but should have some more variation!

8Bit says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:13pm

Goddamit! The .exe got deleted. I reuploaded it...

Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:21am

Short and sweet. This is a simple concept well executed. The visuals are simple, but that goes with the simple gameplay. The music is also killer. Great entry!

Bumblepie says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 8:27am

A really simple game, but it is challenging and complex enough to be fun. I found the controls a little unresponsive, I think it was because I was trying to jump slightly after I fell off blocks, it would probably be nice to let the player jump slightly after falling to give them more control. Also, because the blocks fall so fast, it might pay to give a flashing warning sign or something when they're about to fall.

Avon says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 8:37am

Very challenging, but fun and addictive. It would be awesome if it had online high score(which isnt that hard to implement, http://dreamlo.com/ for example).

Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:43am

Simple addictive little game ! I went up to 9 rubies also :p

Controls are perfect !

eruiz00 says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 12:46pm

Liked it.

Karai17 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 8:17am

Easy to pick up and fun to keep playing. Add some progression and maybe a couple more basic mechanics and sell this on itch for a few bucks!

SleepyStudios says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 5:26pm

Nice and colourful, jumping physics felt a bit iffy but other than that it was alright.

mirta000 says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 3:27am

loved the music, the game is addictive and the idea behind it is very fun! Could have done with a pause menu though, as I had to die to start recording and I would have loved a way to exit the game without killing the process. However, still very nicely done!

Dec 19, 2016 @ 2:53pm

Simple, well made game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/uJPQ-kT6kvQ

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