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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Super Crash Box

by Drury - Jam Entry

Smash crates to be able to smash more crates. Win the game.

Control with WAD/arrow keys, R to restart.

UPDATE:
Added support for boxy aspect ratios
Fixed boss sounds
Game pauses after death
Removed unused assets

UPDATE2
Removed collision from HUD (I know right)
Fixed several jumpcombo-breaking glitches
"Fixed" boss launching YEP on respawn

UPDATE3
Increased groundcheck range to prevent getting stuck on edges
Slowed down crate spawning animation to allow players to dodge spawning crates easier
Hopefully fixed YEPs exploding right after being launched by the boss

I hope that's it for fixes, but if you find a glitch to fix just let me know.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#43Fun(Jam)4.00
#140Humor(Jam)3.53
#167Overall(Jam)3.76
#272Innovation(Jam)3.43
#301Audio(Jam)3.30
#318Theme(Jam)3.80
#375Mood(Jam)3.39
#425Graphics(Jam)3.52
#893Coolness46%

Comments

wujood says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:38pm

Did not respawn after touching a TNT and scared to death because of the loud bang :D

Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:39pm

You've got a nice drive with a relatively simple idea, congrats. It was really fun to play, sound, jumpy boxes, controls, it all seems really solid.
Game area is cut left and right on my 4:3 screen though, even on windowed.

Splendidus says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:41pm

High-quality game on a set of points. Good animation. Sufficiently high complexity.

Drury says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:37pm

@Volcanic Giraffe
Thanks for the feedback, fixed.

Bellatrion says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:57pm

Good idea for the theme ! Very fun to play

Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:26am

Neat game, I love the platforming and bouncing mechanics! the explosions and animations were fun, and there was a nice challenge in trying to get to the different parts of the level. Really cool game

batmanasb says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:05am

You say it's unoriginal, but in reality it's a clever cross between two awesome games. I found this to be a game about inventory management, aka dealing with different types of crates.

However the two things that bugged me were how YEP had a small chance to spawn kill you by spawning 1 block above you, and the boss being a dirty cheater! Sometimes the crates launched by the boss explode mid-air for some reason, and that's the only way that noob could kill me!

Oh and if the tip of your character is on a ledge, I think the on_ground check doesn't register and you can't jump!

Bumblepie says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:24am

Smashing the boxes is fun and feels rewarding, but I feel like the biggest element in how well you do is luck in that the main way to die is for a death crate to spawn directly on top of you with no chance to dodge.

Phobos001 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:49pm

Fun little box-em-up! I've never played crash bandicoot but it looked like you did a good job simulating the animation style on the boxes. I didn't know the LOL boxes would kill you if you jumped on them, but I should have guessed they would :L Great work man!

theCrancher says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:23am

hey there, i liked this game, i think the gameplay was really fun, good mix of ideas, its fun bouncing on crates, the sound was a bit loud, but all in all it was fun.

tellus says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 4:56am

This was hard! Damn those LOL boxes!

adrian09_01 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 3:54pm

Nice little game referencing Crash Bandicoot! Was this made in Construct 2? Feels like it is.

Drury says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 1:00am

@adrian09_01 Nope, Unity 5

Ryusui says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 5:49am

Loved it. Even if I couldn't beat a single level. XD

MrMordem says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 5:07pm

Simple yet effective, gameplay feels solid, the graphics and animations were good, the crash bandicoot tribute crates were a nice touch.

The progression just feels a bit slow, getting 200 coin thingys feels a bit much, but hey nothing that can't be tweaked :p

With some background music to add a bit to it this can really become great, it has solid foundation good job you did there :)

Doccrazy says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 7:34pm

I loved this game!
One issue though, at the finish you instictively jump away from the exploding boss and then have no way to get back up to the key. Great job otherwise!

Omiya Games says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 10:20pm

I can't figure out how to defeat the boss :(

This game is pretty hard. I did like the Yep block managing with the LOLs, but eventually found it faster to just camp until there were enough ?! blocks in the screen. While probably done for practicality's sake, I did find it annoying that blocks would trigger if they fell on your head. While this wasn't too bad for most blocks, Yep was particularly devastating with this rule.

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