1hgj - School of Frogs

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SCHOOL OF FROGS, a small game made for One Hour Game Jam #145: Frogs.

Guide your school of frogs through the cycle of life with your arrow keys/gamepad. Eat things smaller than you, avoid things larger than you (including other frogs!). More frogs increase your point multiplier. Go for a high score...!

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everythingstaken's picture

Wow!

This is great! I love the very simple concept and I like what it slowly evolves into. I wish there was some better way to manage stuff later on, but I also like how punishingly hard it is.

let-off-studios's picture

Frog Controls

Thanks for the feedback. :)

I originally had it set up so one frog is moved at a time, and the player presses a button to switch to a different animal. That seemed too fiddly. I then switched to simultaneous controls with more frogs, and that was too messy. I adjusted it to three frog eggs at the start of the game, and that seemed to be a happy medium.

I'm just trying to keep it simple with these One Hour Game Jam pieces, being thoroughly-inspired by sergiocornaga's 1HGJ exhibit:

https://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/10918

It's been a fantastic exercise in creativity and a study in project execution, so far. Glad to see that someone's enjoying them. :)

thesycophant's picture

I really like this!

There's a lot of cool ideas in this. Simultaneous control, enemy-becomes-food, and non-synchronous growth, all leading to a combined score. I really like it.

Also, I think I'm going to start trying to participate in these one-hour jams!