Objective:

Collect all the green pickups to open the exit (double yellow circle) of each stage. Finish all 20 stages fast, brag your best times online on your favorite social network!

Controls:

  • left/right: rotate the stage
  • down: increase the ball's gravity to drop faster
  • also supports mouse/touch controls

Features:

  • 20 stages
  • 4 bosses
  • Many new game pluses (each with reshuffled procedurally generated levels).
  • Lots of circles
  • Different backgrounds per level (based on my own favorite tweetcarts).

I actually started this game more than a year ago but got distracted with other projects and its abstractness made it difficult to come back to. But after a quick poll on twitter, it was chosen by many as the next project I should work on, so here we are. I think it came out fun, what do you think? As always, please post below if you find any problems or suggestions and your best times playing the game.

Cheers!

Updates:

  • 4/13/2019:


    • Added much-requested hint arrow.
    • Buttons X and O can now also be used for fast-drop
Updated 9 days ago
Published 13 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
(9)
AuthorGuerraGames
GenreAction
Made withPICO-8
TagsArcade, Physics, PICO-8, pinball

Comments

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(+1)

This is great stuff!

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Awesome! Reminds me of the special level you get to in sonic.

(+4)

Cleared it in 57:34:0.

The game isn't really a metroidvania but sure feels like a more crazy and chaotic Cameltry. I liked it. Like Sambi said, some guidance towards the end of each level would nice, but I understand the game's annoyances with getting lost and bouncing around uncontrollably were likely deliberate, something you wanted us to wrestle with.

I just think the game doesn't have enough variety in hazard types and mechanics to stay fresh for 20 levels, especially since they become longer and longer. After level 15, I got weary enough to pause it and took a break for a while. 

Thanks for playing, Yoritoshi!

Some of it was deliberate, but the feeling of tedium is definitely not...  I'll add an arrow pointing towards your next objective if it's taking too long to find.

1:06:43

Agreed. Hitting a bumper and getting sent back six rooms with no way to stop it kinda killed my enjoyment, and spending time searching for the boss was tedious. You can take your hands off the keyboard entirely, and you'll probably end up doing better than actually trying to decide where the ball goes.

(+2)

The physics is really satisfying. It feels great to get the ball rolling off multiples circles. The visuals are also amazing. It all fits really well together.

I think the levels could have been a bit shorter. Without a minimap I often found myself backtracking looking for a missing circle or the exit. 

Thanks for playing it and for you comment, Sprawl!  A lot of people have requested a hint arrow to point at the exit (and boss and last few pickups) so I'll be experimenting with adding that in the near term.  Stay tuned!

(+2)

My time: 1:08:52.7

That took longer than I expected :D!

Would it be possible to add an arrow pointing at the last pickup and then at the exit? I felt like that was the biggest problem I had while playing. Trying to figure out where those were was a bit tiresome after couple of levels.

Yeah, that's been suggested by a bunch of people in twitter, I'll probably add a hint arrow soon.  Thanks for playing, Sambi!