This is a fishing-and-driving simulator for Ludum Dare 41, "combine two incompatible genres." I tried to actually put enough instructions in the cart for once, but if if anything's confusing or too hard, please let me know!
LDJAM voters, the submission page is back thisaway: https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/41/the-fish-and-the-furious
Here's a super secret preview of Dragondell, a cute stealth adventure game. Code and art are by me, music and sound design are by Gruber -- grubermusic.com. The main page for this game is now on its itch.io page -- feel free to continue leaving comments here as well, but I may be slower to see them, and the version here may lag behind that version if I make further updates.
Note: There's a brief flashing effect when you go through the portal. You can disable it in the pause menu.
GOALS AND CONTROLS
A low-key puzzle platformer set in the clouds at night. There's just enough level right now to show off the mechanics, and give you an idea of what I'm planning to do with it.
This is a working title. Suggestions for titles that aren't terrible are welcome, as is other feedback.
I wanted to see if I could implement a generic flood fill that's fast enough for live use. This probably isn't it; it's fast enough for the demo but maybe not for a quick-moving game, and misses some edge cases. Plus it eats a lot of memory. It was fun to write, though! And it doesn't recurse, it just builds a queue in memory and iterates through it.
How to play with the demo:
There are two fills happening here; the dark red from the bright red point, and the dark blue from (0, 0). (There's also a white rectangle behind the whole thing, which you'll notice if you move the shape around in a way that keeps the fills from reaching everything.)
I learned how to do the memory stuff from krajzeg's excruciatingly cool lighting engine, which is written up here if you haven't had the pleasure: https://hackernoon.com/pico-8-lighting-part-1-thin-dark-line-8ea15d21fed7
I'm making myself knock it off and go to bed before I solve those last couple of edge cases, but if this is useful to you as-is, please use it! Note that it helps itself to all of the user-defined memory space by default; you can limit it by changing the constants queue_start and queue_size (immediately above the floodfill function), but could in theory run into trouble if you set it very small and try to fill a very weird shape. (I haven't actually done the math on what it would require.)
just playing around with some blockdude-inspired platforming.
left and right to move, x to jump
z to spawn a box
bump into a box + down = push the box
bump into a box + up = pick up the box (the space above it and you must both be clear)
while carrying a box, hold up and tap a direction to drop it
trying to decide if this control scheme is ridiculous or not!
Look, naming is hard.
I've been wanting a good infinite match-3 for a while so I figured I'd try my hand at it. The twist here is that you select pieces to remove, not to swap. In order to keep some pressure on, there's still a turn counter -- you lose a turn when you remove a piece, but you get one back every time you match three, and two back if you match at least five. So if you move efficiently you can keep it going for a while (but more piece types will start showing up after a few boards to make it harder).
This can still get a little tight in the early levels, I'm working on tuning that, but if you lose on the first board you just got unlucky.
My first Ludum Dare game, for LD40: "The more you have, the worse it is." Collect loot and bonk monsters, but be careful -- it's dangerous in the depths!
LD submission page (including bugfix changelog): https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/40/treasure-balloon
New in this minor version:
Still to do: