MiniLD #72 : elympics — hosted by dollarone — February 2017

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Music Sprint

by NityJMD - Mini LD Entry

Run the music track as fast and correctly as possible! If things are going too fast, you can slow down the playing, or if it is too slow, increase the pace!
You need to run through the beginning of a notebar to do it correctly, you can run away from it to position yourself for the next bar whenever you want.
Should you miss one of the note bars, you will get a penalty score added to the score based on your time. The penalty score is equivalent to one second of time. To help you out if you should miss a note bar, the time slows down a little as well. Remember, you can allways speed up if you want to, though sometimes it may be tactical to slow down... a lot!

Controls during play:
Up-arrow / numpad 8 : Move up
Down-arrow / numpad 2 : Move down
Left-arrow / numpad 4 : Slow down
Right-arrow / numpad 6 : Speed up

End game:
S - To submit a high score
SPACE - To return to menu

SPACE - To start
T - To play track (speed can be adjusted during this mode)
H - Show high scores
C - To show the credits

Took me ages to find a classic music score without sharps or flats, some length and some variation (not same note played after each other too repeatedly).

If this is a music sprint, would anyone be up to a music marathon? ;)

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dollarone says ...
Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:09am

Excellent idea! I'm not sure it's possible to finish on 100% speed!!

Good choice for song - it's pretty reasonable although with a couple of challenging jumps. Good work!

NityJMD says ...
Feb 28, 2017 @ 2:41am

I am quite certain it is impossible to finish without going below 100% speed, but it may be possible to finish at a time signature equal to 100% speed, you just have to compensate with more speed in some sections.

I found the song kind of ironic to the situation... It isn't really like you are going to have time to fall asleep ;)

Berbecarul says ...
Mar 1, 2017 @ 9:30pm

Cool idea, more gameplay elements would be nice

wareification says ...
Mar 2, 2017 @ 2:03am

I like how intuitive it is, but can be incredibly difficult to do well. Nice going!

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Mar 4, 2017 @ 11:30am

I like the idea, but there's a reason other music based games have separate keys for each note. It is much faster and less annoying that way. Yep, I got annoyed by the controls.

Otherwise it is solid work all around.

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