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Stoopid Robats

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rated 3.16 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Skill - Avoid
Tags:
robots
arcade
retro
cyberpunk

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Uploaded
Apr 18, 2016 | 6:09 PM EDT

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You're a shape-shifting robot who got thrown out of a window by his boss - "Stoopid robats!" he yelled. "He took a shift on my desk!"

Fall for as long as you can, to show your boss where he can stick his opinion! It's time for one last hurrah.

Features:

Brain-twisting shapeshifting mechanic! Shift into the right shape to pass barriers!
Skull-obliterating powerup! Collect the "Skull Breaker" to turn into a massive murder-dispensing death machine!
Break your highscore and your neck!
Face-thumping electro soundtrack will pump spinal fluid out your eyes in no-time!

Controls:

Move left and right with arrow keys. Shift into different shapes with the 1 (square), 2 (triangle) and 3 (rectangle) keys.

Created for Ludum Dare 35 by Jonathan Reiss

Twitter: @Gravedrinker

Reviews


LexaHergonLexaHergon

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Really stylish. Good music and sound effects.
It has a nice challenge progression as speed goes up.
The simple idea works for me, one of my favorite ld35 games so far.


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jpuroilajpuroila

Rated 2 / 5 stars

I... guess this has potential? The square isn't actually square(and square is just a special case of rectangle anyway) and the skull breaker just feels... meh. The music could also use a longer loop, and after the initial "WTF am I supposed to actually do?" phase the game just doesn't feel very challenging... does the difficulty even ramp up at all?


Gravedrinker responds:

Thank you for your feedback. This was done in 2 days for a game jam, and since I did all the art, coding and music myself I couldn't get in all the features I wanted. I'm collecting feedback from people and then thinking about remaking it with more features and trickier challenges.

The speed does ramp up, and it also spawns in new obstacles after a while (the spinning lasers). I toned down the speed up to avoid making it "developer hard" where I think it's a breeze and everyone else thinks it's frustratingly hard.

If you have an idea how to improve the powerup, I would like to hear it.

A rectangle basically just being a square, I don't know, try arguing that with your math teacher. ;) The reason I chose it was because despite having 4 corners as well, it's a much different shape from a square than a simple circle or octagon would have been, and also easy to tell apart.


shapingshaping

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Simplistic yet fun I'd like to see different power ups maybe, or one makes your game speed up. overall well done though


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