MiniLD #35, hosted by Cell

Theme: Dare

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Make Good Art

by Senor Biggles - Mini LD Entry

This my first Ludum Dare entry. It's a simple web game made with HTML5 and Javascript.

I decided to let the player 'dare to be unique', so I made a game about art. You are an artist who paints shapes on his canvas. You use these shapes to bounce coloured balls into their respective holes. Once you do that, you get the see the art critics' response to your masterpiece. I think it turned out well, it's not a very difficult mechanic, but it's one that allows for a lot of creative play. Also, once you finish the game, you get to draw whatever you want without the balls or levels.

Click three vertices to draw triangles.
Hold mouse button to draw circles.
Backspace deletes the last shape and Escape clears the canvas.

It's tested on Firefox and Chrome. It should also work in IE 9, Opera, and Safari.

View the page source to get to the source code. Be warned: it is messy, and I was playing around with some weird stuff (4D arrays!).

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Zanzlanz says ...
Jun 18, 2012 @ 11:34pm

Cute and creative!
I love it :D

someone9999 says ...
Jun 19, 2012 @ 4:06am

Quite fun and creative. I like how it gives comments on the art after each level. For some reason, it is way too much fun to trap the balls instead of pushing them through their corresponding windows XD. Overall, I quite enjoyed playing this game.

Cell says ...
Jun 19, 2012 @ 8:19am

ah, cool. :D

Gallefray says ...
Jun 19, 2012 @ 7:52pm

good game, but I had a bug on level 2, it shows up a pink surface, and I can draw, but the ball/exit hole/bar at the left of the screen doesn't come up...

MadGnomeGamer says ...
Jun 20, 2012 @ 2:10am

won't start...

MadGnomeGamer says ...
Jun 20, 2012 @ 2:18am

oops is started right after I posted that.

neat! I like how you can make the ball bounce around INSIDE a shape too.

huge circles are fun :D

oooh one critic says my owkr reminds him of a 3-year-old Monet! :)

You defnitely nailed the theme here. Good work! Quite original and yet quite simple.

Senor Biggles says ...
Jun 21, 2012 @ 7:13pm

Thanks everyone!

I just applied a bug fix. Gallefray, I think it should fix your problem.

And if you guys finish the game and draw something in the free draw mode, please share!

Big Cow says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 9:43pm

so much fun. hilarious script and a slightly addictive game.

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