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    Ludum Dare 20

    April 29th-May 2nd, 2011
    Theme: It’s Dangerous to go Alone! Take this!

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    Eunaborb - krangGAMES - Competition Entry

    Eunaborb

    -Use the mouse to drag the ball!-

    Traverse the universe with your Eunaborb, guide it through treacherous mazes and hone your skills in this simple and compelling game!

    Includes a fully-equipped level editor and 12 premade levels, for endless Eunaborb excitement!



    Alright! Now that that's out of the way...
    I know, it's not exactly "It's dangerous out there!" material, but unfortunately the time constraints of Ludum Dare forced me to go light on that. Originally the game was meant to have 25 levels with a text-based cutscene between every five levels, propelling a narrative involving your journey to adulthood and your father guiding you along. Like I said, time constraints caught up and the narrative had to be cut :/ However, the game WAS designed to tell a story about how your father gave you the Eunaborb in order to survive in the universe! The theme WAS considered! :P

    Other cut features include two more songs (one for the menu, one for the level editor) and the ability to load custom levels straight from the main menu, without having to go into the level editor.

    Anyway, I'm quite proud of what I managed to accomplish, especially considering I missed almost the first 12 hours of development :) The game has a full level editor (from scratch). You can import/export map codes directly, and you have three save slots in-game for your favorite maps!

    2 KNOWN GLITCHES:
    - After playing a level from within the PLAY GAME menu, player cannot return to root menu. Refresh the game to do so.
    - The mute button just doesn't work. Sorry :P

    You can play the game online, download the source code .FLA, and also download the music (which includes the two music tracks that didn't make it in the final game). My internet is super slow right now, but once it's better I'll upload a .zip with ALL the external scripts and full source :)

    Enjoy!

    -Nick Yonge
    Founder, Director, Master Chief Super-Executive Officer of Extreme Justice, krangGAMES
    www.kranggames.com
    nick@kranggames.com

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    Ratings

    #31Audio3.50
    #55Fun3.42
    #107Graphics3.13
    #123Overall3.04
    #142Coolness4%
    #160Innovation2.83
    #186Community2.30
    #270Humor1.59
    #278Theme1.40

    Comments

    May 2, 2011 @ 7:33am

    Maybe I missed something but I can't seem to figure out the controls...

    nilstastic says ...
    May 2, 2011 @ 7:38am

    Drag the ball

    May 2, 2011 @ 4:11pm

    This game is a real drag. :P

    Liking the overall concept, not sure how it fits the theme, but the inclusion of a level editor is nice for extending it.

    Great potential here! Congrats on clearing the LD48!

    Milo says ...
    May 2, 2011 @ 8:24pm

    The music is really really really really awesome, and the gameplay is pretty good. The levels have a nice difficulty slope, and kept me interested until the end. I do see how it *could* fit into the theme, although, in its current state, it doesn't really. The graphics, while simple, were very effective and looked professional.

    philomory says ...
    May 2, 2011 @ 11:08pm

    A fun little game. Only complaint gameplay-wise is that it can be quite hard to actually click accurately on the little moving ball in order to start another move mid-roll. Allowing you to start the click-and-drag anywhere may have simplified things.

    I'd be interested in seeing the additional levels you had planned.

    Jhelle says ...
    May 3, 2011 @ 12:31am

    It's a nice "golf"-like game with awesome music :). But since it doesn't have anything do with the theme I kinda unsure on how to rate.

    crackerblocks says ...
    May 3, 2011 @ 5:34am

    I this some kinda hippy golf game?

    Winterblood says ...
    May 4, 2011 @ 3:33pm

    Great fun - just needs to be a little easier to click on the ball when it's moving.

    stigrv says ...
    May 7, 2011 @ 3:05pm

    Your game might be bit too popular.. Your provider has removed the page containing the game.

    someone says ...
    May 9, 2011 @ 1:05pm

    Fun game. An in-game how to play would have been useful. Dragging the ball is not obvious.

    elbowroom says ...
    May 11, 2011 @ 8:15pm

    The audio and graphics are awesome. However, the game is begging for a tilt the board 'gravity' based control scheme.
    There are hardly any challange in the current controls.
    The game is still fun and not very thematic.

    I also agree with Winterblood

    Endurion says ...
    May 14, 2011 @ 11:15am

    Nice little game. Missed the theme, but who cares, it's a good play ;)
    Having to drag the moving ball is tough.

    mwest says ...
    May 21, 2011 @ 10:40pm

    Good game - well done!

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