Piranha Bites

A smooth sea never made a skilled mermaid.

Goal

Train your swim skills to escape the swarm of hungry piranhas.
Highest Score leader will be mermaid champion.

Mermaids

Choose one Mermaid and survive the piranha swarm.

Kurril : Kurril has blue skin and violette hair. Born without fear, she was raised with wisdom and good cheer.
Brill : Brill is gentle, wishful and sensitive. She has blond hair and a blue flipper.
Coral : Coral is a peaceful Mermaid. Her red hair and dark skin makes her distinctive.

Controls

arrow keys : swim around

The game is a side-scroller where the player controls a mermaid, attempting to swim between columns of red piranhas without hitting them.

Voting results

Overall
18th
74%
5.167
Graphics
15th
61%
6.056
Audio
15th
61%
4.222
Gameplay
16th
65%
5.111
Originality
23rd
96%
3.944
Theme
18th
74%
5.500

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Comments (11)

treslapin
 • 5 months ago  • 

I like that there are 3 mermaids to choose from, they're all very cute :) Wish the game had a little more animation.

dorkulon
 • 5 months ago  • 

Nice little jam game.

TomBuston
 • 5 months ago  • 

It's a nice touch being able to chose our mermaid. The gameplay is simple but works, but I felt like collisions were a tad too big. Well done!

pikachurian
 • 5 months ago  • 

I like the ability to choose your character and the gameplay is addictive. I think the game would look better if some of the sprites animated. Also, personally I think that damaging the player when they touch the edge of the screen is too punishing.

Ztuu
 • 5 months ago  • 

Fun little game, having character choice is cool you did a good job! :)

R3messa
 • 5 months ago  • 

I absolutely love the mermaids. They are so cute! :D Game was fun to play. :)

remiv
 • 5 months ago  • 

Cute mermaids. The hit box are a little to wide, but it's fun to play.

Ilkalys
 • 5 months ago  • 

Good job, cute graphics =D

benjamin
 • 5 months ago  • 

The game is cute but I can't see well the collision the endscreen come maybe a little to fast. You could for exemple stop scroll for 1 second so the player can see where he failed. Also I was unsure about difficulty progression : The scroll speed is always the same so I had the feeling I can play forever.

thomastc
 • 5 months ago  • 

Nice one! A complete game, fairly challenging (at least for me).

Suggestions for improvement:

  • Animations. Even two frames on the mermaid and the piranhas would bring it more to life.
  • More forgiving hitboxes. Right now you can die even if all that's colliding is empty space.
  • Selecting your mermaid with the arrow keys and space bar or Enter, so that you don't have to grab the mouse each time you perish.
  • A more appropriate font would be a really quick way to set the tone a bit better.
  • Maybe different gameplay depending on which mermaid you choose? Maybe one has a faster top speed but another has faster acceleration, and the third is in between.

voxel
 • 5 months ago  • 

great to see some representation here, the pale blue merfolk are so often ignored in games.

This is a nicely simple game, presented well. I look forward to playing it with my small child, though I expect we'll spend ten minutes trying to decide which mermaid to play as. Nice work!

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