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My first Ludum Dare!

A fast paced "mini-game" collection with the main objective being to keep the timer from hitting zero, ultimately keeping it "alive".
The mini-games consist of:

  • Platformer
  • Simon Says
  • Racing Game
  • Space Shooter
  • Breakout
  • 1-Player Pong
  • Space Invaders
  • Snake
  • Frogger

My thoughts on this Ludum Dare?
It was pretty nice and calm until the last ~4 hours. That was extremely stressful, but overall I'm fairly content with what I've made in 3 days... or technically 1 Day 1 Hour 47 Minutes. The mini-games functionally I'm happy with, but graphically (as some I had to do the art myself) not so much. Well... all bar frogger and snake. I wanted to get the snake to move smoothly, but after many failed attempts, I gave up... it's a jam game after all. Frogger I didn't have time to look for sprites that I could use, and would they fit in the game even if I found some... probably not. Overall, however, I like the aesthetic of the game. Special thanks to Kenney (https://www.kenney.nl) for almost all of the graphics. The audio (all done by myself) I'm extremely happy with; the main song turned out really great and the sound effects fit well with the nature of the game.

If you participated in the Jam, please feel free to give this game a rating here

Release date Apr 21, 2020
Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorPrimed Pixel
GenreAction, Platformer, Racing
Made withGameMaker: Studio, Paint.net
Tags2d-shooter, Arcade, Breakout, Ludum Dare 46, simon-says, snake, Space, space-invaders
Asset licenseCreative Commons Zero v1.0 Universal
Average sessionA few minutes


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Time is of the Essence Installer.exe 69 MB
Time is of the Essence.zip 56 MB

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