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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Octopus's breakout

by Bellatrion - Jam Entry

You're a captive octopus in a dangerous room. You'll have to take advantage of the teleporters to disable traps and try to make your way out. As you progress, the room becomes more dangerous.

UPDATE, December 13th : Fixed some cases of "wall stucking" (updating collision masks, moving some elements by some pixels)

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Roffe71 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:02pm

A few more levels would be nice and I frequently got stuck on walls making a bit of a pain when having to move quickly. Other than that a good game :)

Sun-Wukong says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:28pm

Nice little puzzle but you should really fix wall stucking.

jotson says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:32pm

Nice job. Controls could be tighter. It's almost puzzle-y but really more of an action game at this point.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:35pm

As others pointed out, touching the walls would often prevent me from moving until I moved away from them, but other than that this was a neat little puzzle game. :)

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:36pm

Good use of the one-room theme!

Drury says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:44pm

Controls a bit floaty for an action puzzler, but I liked it.

Bellatrion says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:33pm

Thanks for your feedback !
Sorry for the wall stucking, I updated the collision masks for the player, walls and lasers, and moved some elements to be pixel perfect.
Now, the majority of them are fixed :)
Make sure to Ctrl+F5 to have the new version, if you've already played it.

harusame says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:31pm

I like the gameplay ^^
It makes me think to 'portal' in a certain way.

Good music.
It could be better with more animations and better graphics but good job !

Decentsauce says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:21pm

The game is offline so I can't play.

HugoStudica says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:23pm

I couldn`t play for some reason, the game site wouldn`t load.

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:28pm

Good job dev!
Art i liked a lot

Bellatrion says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:41pm

Sorry for the hosting website being offline, I uploaded it on and added the link.

topatisen says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:59pm

Controls could be tighter, there are too few levels, and yet I really enjoyed it!

Mordokay says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:13pm

As some people said ... "A couple more levels would be nice".
Getting to the point ... the game is nice .. I like the mechanics of teleportation to unlock places.
One thing I would change is the movement .... it would be better to have a movement from square to square .. not instant but in a fast animation.
Good job!

aemiliu5 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:17am

the music fits perfectly! nice little game! i like the expression of the octopus!

JK5000 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:18pm

Great idea for the game, but it is a bit hard to see where walls are. But overall well done.

HoraceRIBOUT says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:25pm

Great Level Design ! And simple mechanic make it quick to be fun ! A little too short, but awesome for a game jam !! Great work !

David Cookie says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:16am

Sweet little puzzle game! You have a solid base to expand: replace graphs little by little, make some animations and do more levels and you're ready to go :)
Good job!

Dec 17, 2016 @ 5:13pm

Nice little game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :)

Quetzakol says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:39pm

Works well, with a good initial idea, but it was way too simple. The path to take is always straightforward (although it looked like a puzzle game initially) and it is not really difficult to avoid ennemies.
Otherwise nice audio !

axoona says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 3:34pm

It's quite nice for a jam entry (you shouldn't have abandoned!).
it has potential and I really enjoyed the music.
For my likes it could just be a bit more difficult on the puzzle side.

Bellatrion says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 11:36pm

Thanks for your comments ! I agree that the game is way too simple for now, I'm working on more levels and new game mechanics to add some difficulty. I also have to balance the turrets, and maybe explore other ways for the octopus movements.

@axoona : Well, I abandoned the previous one because I couldn't make anything nice with it, so I still think it's good that I made this game instead. At least it works ^^

aeveis says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 3:55am

I beat it! I was a bit confused what to do but then realized I could just flip some things and walk on through. You could make it more challenging by doing things like having multiple switches that turn different things on or off or multiple portals that go to different places, etc. Basically anything that makes it less straight forward. Keep up the good work!

Jan 2, 2017 @ 9:44am

Nice puzzle game ! There is some bug/glitch, but still a good game

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