|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 :)