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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


mewbloxmewblox

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars December 28, 2013

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 December 28, 2013

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 December 27, 2013

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 December 26, 2013

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.


DeathBeatDeathBeat

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 26, 2013

Gotta say this was pretty fun! It was quite hard at the start but once you got the hang of it it got easier... until the screen became a clusterfuck of ninja-stars xD But I managed to beat it 510 sec! (Yay me :3)

Well done. Keep up the good work!


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Zanzlanz responds:

Hey DeathBeat! :D
The difficulty is pretty interesting actually, it almost turns the game into a strategy game... which if/when I start making the sequel, I'd definitely play around with that concept to make it more interesting.
Good score! Thanks!