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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Maze Ball

by Ficiu - Jam Entry

Maze Ball, a game I made for Ludum Dare 37, my first LD.

The player controls a ball that has to escape from a maze/room before the time runs out.

Controls: Arrow keys.

Made with:
GameMaker Studio 2.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#771Theme(Jam)2.81
#808Innovation(Jam)2.19
#811Fun(Jam)2.41
#885Overall(Jam)2.47
#1462Coolness24%

Comments

Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:21pm

Very succesful as a maze, though a little bare-bones as a game. Controls were a little bit floaty, which wasn't so good when time is of the essence - though it wound up being part of the challenge, so I suppose that's good. Neat little game.

NikSorvari says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:49pm

Nice maze. Was kinda hoping it was more like labyrinth where you have to avoid holes.

gdcvdqpl says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:53pm

ARRRRRR ALMOST DID IT ON FIRST TRY
I did it in the second try. Controls are floaty, but I suppose it is on purpose, so why not.
The time you have is well calculated !
That wasn't bad overall, nice !

Bobsleigh says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 7:05pm

Well constructed maze, i like the layout. At first I was skeptic about the navigation and the slow acceleration, but I found that it added a nice challenge to get right and get a good time. It took me a while to get that when you collect a coin a wall gets destroyed, at first I thought that the red thing was a timer and I needed to reach that location before it ran out. The maze looks weird at first too because the exit seems unreachable. Good concept overall, it just needs some polish with menus, sfx and music.

JK5000 says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 7:09pm

An essay game to play and understand. A game hard to master and win. Overall a great little game. And welcome to LD.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 5:30pm

the game was too linear so it became boring to just work through. perhaps if there were more doors that led you somewhere else. also the controls were rather sluggish. still a very good game. nice work.

Jan 2, 2017 @ 8:25pm

Short & sweet, made it in right under the clock :) Nice job for your first entry--I like the concept of traversing a maze and changing it as you go. Keep working with this idea and something cool might come from it!

Noah Ratcliff says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 8:27pm

Fun game! The controls are frustratingly loose, which does not pair well with the timer.

Xwilarg says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 8:29pm

Nice maze, not really hard to find the right path but it's still hard because of the time. I managed to win at my first time :3.

Feb 3, 2017 @ 7:26pm

Very nice 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/7yEaPmt36yU

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