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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Room & Gloom

by batmanasb - Compo Entry

Objective:
Fill in enough room without getting getting hit in the process

Controls:
*WASD/Arrows for movement
*R/Backspace to start/restart
*1/2/3 to switch difficulty (see bottom left of HUD)
*The minus and plus keys near backspace let you skip levels
*Escape for menu

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness66%
#55Fun3.88
#122Overall3.67
#258Mood3.21
#269Theme3.67
#344Graphics3.00
#372Humor2.17
#435Innovation2.79

Comments

BonozoApps says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:28am

divide and conquer, loved it! NICE JOB!

Steven Miller says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:40am

Almost as good as Bortman... almost.
Seriously though, this is really good! I love this type of game.

batmanasb says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:14am

Bortman was years ahead of its time, I'll never make something as good ever again. (Until I go back in time)

jcmonkey says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:15am

nice game, i liked this better then your last game. :D

slimabob says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:47am

Wow, this is great! I absolutely love the music, what program did you use to create it?

batmanasb says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:31am

Sadly the music is the only part I didn't make. Check the readme in the source for who made it.

mitkus says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:37am

Simple, but done decently. Good fun for a few minutes!

Moritz says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:40am

Beautiful retro music in this remake of the venerable Qix.

Love the changes in music. Graphic is butter smooth and nice, chunky pixels.

MrEvilGuy says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:41pm

Very interesting idea. I like how it gets super intense when a ball bounces off another ball and you're not sure if you'll make it or not. Music and colour palette was a bit schizo.

Zawdit says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:41pm

Great game, loved the music!

Sixteen says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:55pm

Was pretty tough! Must have been hard to take screenshots like those. Enjoyed the challenge though!

avalkyrie says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:57pm

Fun game, reminds me of an old game I used to play on Win 95'. Nice use of music to show danger.

FisherG says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:01am

I love the gameplay.
Art could be better, but It's still fine.
Hate the music change when going from safety to hazard zone.

djfariel says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:03am

I started playing and I thought that it was strange that the orb never got faster, then I hit up.....

Really interesting concept, if its been done before, I haven't seen it often. It was a lot of fun. Thank you for submitting!

sollinxp says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:27am

Good mechanics, I think I've seen a similar one in BULLY, but very fun indeed!

Megalink says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:12am

I liked the music and the concept, good job.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:30am

very lovely. very fun. well designed and good colors to look at while being very bad at this.

Intelli-Gents says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:30am

I could play this for a very long time. very fun mechanic, and the dynamic music was a great touch. Definitely got me in the mood. Loved it!

Cyberlight says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:48am

Even though the audio was not made by the developer, it was used very well. I like the idea of using different audio depending on whether you are on the outside wall or rushing across the game. It makes moving across the game's playing field even more exciting/intense.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:02am

I used to play an old game like this years ago, Really great use of the theme, and i really enjoyed playing it.

ps: Sorry about the keyboard :P

BlackQuiltro says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:20pm

Nice game. Had lots of fun and I liked the retro graphics and sound. A small detail: perhaps a bit of "snap" to existing lines would have been great.

Rscar says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:15pm

I really enjoyed it! It reminded me of a similar game I used to play on my TI84 calculator, forget what it was called. I think this is a well executed simple concept, which is to me what LD is all about. At first I thought it was somewhat easy to predict and plan ahead, but then I realized the enemies could collide at weird angles and throw off my perfect plan - I think that interaction between them adds a lot to the game, as well as the ability to backtrack lines - both features that were not in the TI84 version of the game I played. One quality of life change that I might have liked... I died a few times because I accidentally created a line right next to one I meant to be "riding," maybe if there was a more forgiving snap to the lines you've already created? Would also make navigation around the room a bit easier. Overall really fun entry though, would play again. Nice work!

Drury says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:18am

For some reason the graphics are frozen solid on my shitty computer, odd. Other windowed gm games work fine. I can still hear the sounds but it's not much of an audio game.

rjhelms says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:07am

Great stuff, dude. As a few others have mentioned, this is a style of game that's been around for ever, but you did a great job of it.

In particular, the difficulty progression seemed really well done.

Drury says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:48am

Okay, that was hard as hell. At first I went at 3 difficulty and that attitude lasted me until midgame.

Fun as hell though, I can't believe I've been at it for like 3 hours or so.

blackbird806 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:00pm

One of my favourites games so far :) great idea and gamepley.

Tater_hater says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:48pm

This game was very fun! Enjoyed playing another game of yours on the Moosen stream. It was pleasantly difficult and controlled really well.

Galan says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:23am

Very fun. My roommate got really nervous whenever I got too close to dying. Art was exactly what it needed to be, and I loved how the music changed when you tried to cross: worked both as an indication of what you were doing and to increase the tension. High marks from me!

x1212 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:13pm

Nice one!
Works well and has a nice mood (probably because the audio fits so well to the minimalistic graphics style).

Karai17 says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 6:02am

Fun little Jezzball clone <3

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 7:00am

Can never go wrong with Jezzball!

Omiya Games says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 4:04am

Pretty cool old-school game. I liked the new ball types that made the formula more fresh. On the other hand, I'm not entirely sure I'm a fan of the line-generating and following ship controls. They're pretty fickle. I often started ending up making lines when the original intention was to merely move around.

Steven Miller says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 7:05am

YOU DID IT!!! TOP 100 FUN! YES!!!

Steven Miller says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 7:12am

I DID IT TOO! GO US! NO, I WON'T STOP TYPING IN CAPS!

Steven Miller says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 8:51am

@batmanasb The king has been dethroned, I am the creator of Bortman now.

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