Spike

You are a bubble, who is deperately trying to get home to a bowl of nice warm soapy water.

Unfortunately, your path there is surrounded with hazardous spikes, one touch of which will burst you.

To make matters worse, it is the darkest of nights.

With 50 lives, let's see how far you get!


I was hoping to make something bigger+better than this, but that plan didn't work out. This was made in 2 hours.

Voting results

Overall
13th
6.727
Graphics
28th
5.182
Audio
7th
6.818
Gameplay
12th
6.455
Originality
15th
6.909
Theme
14th
7.727

This game entered in the Solo competition (45 entries).

Comments (8)

yoel_r
9 months ago

very fun game most of my deaths were spawn kills. did 3 levels.
you shod realy make it idiot proof. maybe a half a second invunrabilety after spawn.

mcduke
9 months ago

What an infuriating and fun game! Ingenious concept, a bloody take on unfinished swan. And the upbeat music fits very nicely, in an exasperating sort of way.

Caique Assis
(@caiqueassis) • 9 months ago

Hey!

This was short (because I could only get to the third stage) but was very fun! Nice concept, well executed. I agree a little with yoel_r, because sometimes you die right at spawn if you move too fast… maybe if the hitbox was a liiiiiiiittle, just a little more forgiving, it would improve a lot.

automatonvx
9 months ago

Sweet if sort of sadistic game, only made it to level 3. Actually pretty fun, once you get into it, although there is a certain amount of luck involved in basically iterating through all possible unexplored paths until you get the right one. Liked the music it fit nicely.

Wan
9 months ago

Reached level 13!

The gameplay is pretty effective, with those scary spikes, a pitch black scene where you can explode any time, and a tune that seems to mock you as you progress :P

After some levels, progress starts to get mechanical though, as in "pick a path to try, walk until you die, repeat". The excitement of running for 4+ tiles without dying is the main thing that kept me entertained. I'm quite proud of this level in particular:

I don't mind the spawn deaths, they require you to be ready anytime to release the keys so it adds a skill factor. The game mostly lacks a "high score" spot in the title screen, so you can share proof of your achievements. You could probably add support for it directly in your engine!

Laguna
8 months ago

Made it to level 5 :)

Nice game. The graphics are nice and the idea to "paint" your way is cool. I also like the music very much and you intro is really badass! Great Game!

puarsliburf
8 months ago

Nice game with simple, yet effective, graphics, a cool idea and good music

dollarone
5 months ago

Played this for the 1st AKJ tourny. Great tactical game, it helps if you play a few times to learn the shapes of the dungeons, but having a stab (yey) at guessing the path is pretty entertaining. The death commentary is glorious.

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Info

Guide Bubble to the goal without touching the spikes.

Links

Windows

Author

sorceress

High scores Submit score

# User Score
@DaFluffyPotato 13 Level Reached
@sorceress 13 Level Reached
@dollarone 11 Level Reached
4 @Wan 9 Level Reached
5 @kdrnic 9 Level Reached
6 @toasty 7 Level Reached
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