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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Lavender

by mhazani - Jam Entry

Lavender is a casual game based on those fun wooden labyrinths from our childhood. Remember our childhood? Things were better then. Nostalgia.

Originally was going to have something to do with the theme but went in a different direction and I didn't want to force it. I'm very happy with its current flavor.

I spent too much time getting the level music right, so win/lose conditions are minimally fleshed out. This is more of a demo or a proof of concept of something - something that should probably be a mobile game and rake in all dat $$$ amiright.

Had lots of fun making this! LD is a glorious tradition.

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Ratings

#297Audio(Jam)3.31
#467Innovation(Jam)3.06
#581Mood(Jam)3.06
#596Graphics(Jam)3.13
#604Fun(Jam)2.88
#781Overall(Jam)2.81
#1798Coolness0%

Comments

jack-lance says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:31am

I like the idea and it looks cool too.
The controls are hard though, I can barely get past a few rooms.
Also, it seems like it falls through the floor randomly some times...

saucygames says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 4:59am

I loved these things as a child and on my phone. The controls were pretty difficult to use. I feel if if the mouse was used to spin the board and arrow to move it, it be much better. Also the speed of the camera to be faster if the ball falls off the board would be a nice touch!

Albert Viader says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 8:18am

Is a cool idea, but the camera and controls are difficult to use. Anyway is a very good job on a Ludum!

Dec 20, 2016 @ 2:11am

Good game with classic gameplay. Easy to start playing but it's little hard to control and can't see desk in some angles.

Almax27 says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 10:35am

NICE! I loved these as a kid. We used to get them in christmas crackers, so this is extra fitting for the December Ludum Dare.

The Ball could have done with a bit more weight, and I agree with other comments on the controls needing improvement, especially the camera.

But otherwise a solid, fun game :D

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 5:32am

Neat! I do wonder if mouse controls would have been more intuitive though.

ragnta says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 9:47pm

It's fantastic. Thank you! :)

SpaceRelated says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 12:16am

Loved the music, and I love these kinda marble games.

abcdef65g says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 12:41am

The controls are a bit weird, I would have really liked mouse controls better, to give a better sense of "holding with my hand". Also, not sure if it's just me, but the ball falls easily through the non-existing ceiling if you're a shoddy player like me. Might be a good idea to add a glass ceiling!

Other than that, very nostalgic game! Right in the feels. =D

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