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LEVEL 2 10 Points Beat level 1!
LEVEL 3 10 Points Beat level 2!
LEVEL 4 10 Points Beat level 3!
LEVEL 5 25 Points Beat level 4!
LEVEL 6 25 Points Beat level 5!
LEVEL 7 50 Points Beat level 6!
LEVEL 8 50 Points Beat level 7!
LEVEL 9 50 Points Beat level 8! So close!
LEVEL 10 100 Points Beat the game by beating level 9! :D

Author Comments

This abstract game game involves using a wrecking ball to block ninja stars from chopping your string. Or something like that! xD

Made in 48 hours for Ludum Dare #28!
Please rate it! http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-28/?action=preview&uid=11407
This is fixed up a bit from the compo. Lots of small bugs are fixed, it's a little bit easier, and there are medals! ;D

Music:
http://zanzlanz.bandcamp.com/album/str1ngle-soundtrack
(Also, the main soundtrack is to the left)

- Use the arrow (or WASD) keys to direct the wrecking ball.
- Do not let stars touch the rope! You lose health.
- Run the wrecking ball into stars to destroy them.
- Collect power-ups and upgrades!
- HAVE FUN! :D

Edit:
- Made it a little bit more challenging
- The timer accounts for lag
- Q toggles particles/quality

Reviews


GameZone1GameZone1

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game has taught me that flails and ninja stars are mortal enemies.


Zanzlanz responds:

Ahahaha, guess you're right!
o.o


mewbloxmewblox

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Honestly, I hate Ludum Dare. It almost always brings upon poorly made games. This, however, is an exception. THIS is good, especially for a game made in two days. It focuses less on the polish and shine, and just tries to make a simple, fun, and addictive game. Sadly, I can only give it 3.5 stars. If this wasn't restricted by time, it could probably be one of the best. Good show.


Zanzlanz responds:

I feel the same way about Ludum Dare, which is why I wouldn't release an overly-under-developed game like Dragon Boss or Just Shapes, even though they were made for Ludum Dare :)

I definitely agree that the game should be an endless survival game! I'll focus on that if I make the sequel I've been thinking about :)

Thanks!


drakas657ltdrakas657lt

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i have play it hen i look my medals when i start play i can remember i pass level two


Zanzlanz responds:

YEAH! :D
You should get to level 10 next :3


JCDentonJCDenton

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

easy , simple and decent game? hahaha should be so... it said i won the game in 490 seconds but why didn't i get the level 9 medal? o.O? I was looking at that level meter all along :(

really great game :D and the music too
hope to see more of this in your sequel... try to add a bomb-like ninja stars that would explode on impact and change the course of the ball, pendulum something ... :o LOL

didn't gave 5 stars cause it was boring during level 7 :( sorry


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Zanzlanz responds:

You clearly got the medal! It shows up on your profile :)
Thanks! I like your idea of the bomb enemy! Might actually add that to a sequel!

Haha yeah it definitely gets pretty repetitive after a certain point. :D


TharosTheDragonTharosTheDragon

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good thing you made the timer account for lag, since there's a lot of lag on my computer. Should've given an option to turn off particle effects, though.

Really nice and simple idea for a game.


Zanzlanz responds:

Good idea about particles options! I'm sure that would help a lot.
I just added a quality option for you. ;)
Press Q to toggle particles/quality.