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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Crates of Chaos

by block97 - Jam Entry

Crates Of Chaos is a top down game where the player must precisely destroy crates to stay alive! Controls: arrow keys to attack. Space bar to use special attack! Love to hear your feedback and your high scores.

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mar3k says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:07pm

Damn this game is pretty hard, every mistake counts (5k was my best). Good job

Flaterectomy says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 8:17pm

Miss once, and there's some kind of delay before you can throw the next punch, and that makes the whole thing snowball into failure. I assume you added this delay on purpose to punish a miss, but I'd say it's a little overkill since you lose hearts anyway, which is plenty of punishment. It made what should be a one-heart loss into an almost guaranteed three-heart loss. I made it to a score of 12758 once, but the rest of the time I barely broke 2000.

I can see this be a fun little game with the addition of health crates that heal when you smash them, etc. But without the missed-punch delay. Maybe less damage from skipping crates, and have coloured rates that you need to hit X in a row for a score bonus or health increase, etc. I'd rather keep playing it while trying to become a more effective scorer than be punished for a miss and have the round end quickly.

Graphics are basic, and a little inconsistent with pixel size--sharp highres elements against scaled-up pixel art. I liked the scaled-up pixel work though.

I like the music and the sound effects.

Will you continue this post-LD?

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