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

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by BoltKey - Mini LD Entry

In GRaB, you need to combine quick reflexes and good strategy to gain the highest score.

Use arrow keys to move around the grid and gain bonus time, moves and score. Once you run out of moves or time, the game is over.

To gain bonuses, you need to step on consecutive tiles of the same type. The longer the streak, the bigger the bonus.

You get extra time from blue tiles, extra moves from green, and score from red tiles.

Every tile you step on gets switched to another one, so you always need to think fast of how to optimally go through the grid to get the best results.

It is very rough around the edges and not very polished, I was pretty busy lately. The game took me about 6-7 hours.

Have fun, and happy high score hunting!

WTF is the name? There are RGB colors, and you grab the bonuses.

Bonus scaling:
1st tile: 0
2nd tile: 1
3rd tile: 2
nth tile: n-1

Moves bonus decreases with more score, and is based on the square root of the combo.

if score = 0:
1st tile: 0
2nd tile: 1
3rd tile: 2
4th tile: 2
5th tile: 3
6th tile: 3
7th tile: 3
8th tile: 4
nth tile: floor(sqrt(n-1))

The full formula is

floor(sqrt((n-1) * (1 + (300 / (300 + score)))))

1st tile: 0s
2nd tile: 0.1s
3rd tile: 0.2s
nth tile: (n-1) * 0.1 s

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gordebak says ...
Feb 26, 2017 @ 8:06pm

Nice! But apparently I suck at this.

boxerbomb says ...
Feb 26, 2017 @ 8:08pm

At first I was a little confused but I got the hang of it. My top score was 103. I love minimalist games like this.

Wan says ...
Feb 27, 2017 @ 8:22am

The game is cool, but the lack of competition is disappointing mwahaha :D

I liked the game a lot, it's simple to pick up but the fast decision taking, and the always-changing board is thrilling. Great idea for a MiniLD entry!

To be honest I did my highscore unaware of the fact that each color had a different bonus, so there was a lot of luck involved :P

dollarone says ...
Feb 28, 2017 @ 1:09am

Great puzzler! I think I understand how it works but I am absolutely crap at it. Will try again...

gordebak says ...
Feb 28, 2017 @ 1:33am

dollarone, same here. But I like the mechanic.

texus says ...
Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:53pm

Great game. It took me a while to come up with a strategy to get high scores. I mostly ignore the blue tiles though as I typically run out of moves before running out of time.

Notester says ...
Mar 1, 2017 @ 12:42pm

This game's concept is cool! :)

automatonvx says ...
Mar 1, 2017 @ 7:44pm

Great idea, I'm sure I would enjoy it even more if i wasn't so incredibly bad it

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Mar 4, 2017 @ 10:12am

Such and unconventional idea, but it just works!
Really enjoying this one, not that I'm very good at it yet. Will keep trying.

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