|Ludum Dare 26: Dragon Drop!
(29 Apr 2013 at 12:07)
|As usual, I participated in Ludum Dare, the internet's favorite 48 hour video game programming competition. This time's theme was Minimalism and my game is called Dragon Drop.|
Click to play Dragon Drop!
Mild hint: Every game can be won. There's more (or less) than there looks, should you think of dismissing it.
Play Dragon Drop!
|Clever... I love it :)|
|BUG: Attempting to finish by closing out Legal Pad doesn't end the game.|
|Oh drat, that is a bug! Should be easy to fix that (and some others) in the jam version.|
|Haha this is awesome. I feel like there's a few red herrings though, or maybe I just think of weird possibilities that make no sense.|
|Hmm, what red herrings? Almost everything is there for a reason!|
|But, thanks! :)|
|(semi-spoilers) I kept on thinking you had to get everything somehow inside either Legal Pad or Minsweeper since those were the things you could directly close, and that having the games in a won state maybe had something to do with it. (The key name pun made me think you had to Dragon Drop them somewhere, heh.) Also I wasn't sure whether the excess of 7s was relevant to the puzzle or just a namely flourish :)
I commented on the LD page re: performance issues btw, it seems mostly based on the browser.
|Cool game, your description says that there is something hidden in this game and I feel like I'm missing it though, any tips?|
|Well, my first hint (up top) doesn't give anything away so you might want to ponder that one for a bit, but...
Bigger hint: Everything on the screen is there for a reason.
|This game still has me stumped after reading all the hints and spoilers. Damn. I thought maybe if I emptied the document in Legal Pad, brought Minsweeper and Dragon Drop (the card game) each to a win state, and dragged minimized applications into one another until only one remained, then something might happen. But nope. :(
On the other hand, while typing this comment, I just realized the name is a pun. Beautiful.
|Hint: You want everything to go away. The solution is a puzzle, not a surprise, and the game contains the help you need.|
|I really liked the secret "maximalist" bonus ending of this game: the dancing icon with cheesy animated fireworks and phat midi bass line while you roll credits totally rocks it. Keep throwing the curve balls Tom!|
|Bug: Ending by closing minsweeper doesn't end the game either.|
|I spent over an hour playing the solitaire game, beating it in every which way until I gave up and inspected the page source to find out how to win the game.
|Glad you liked it :)|