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A jam submission

Hurrah, Hurrah!View game page

Frantic antics by frantic ants
Submitted by H.H.Magoo — 11 hours, 48 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Theme/Limitation#64.4004.400
Music/Sound#363.8003.800
Overall#543.6803.680
Fun/Design#703.7003.700
Technical Implementation#813.5003.500
Graphics/Animation#1943.0003.000

Ranked from 10 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

How does your game utilize the limitation and theme?
The goal of the game is to 'collect' crumbs. Your ants must safely bring the crumbs 'back' to the nest before they are added to your score.

What was your team size?

3-4

You and 2-3 other jammers

Affirm you have followed ALL jam rules. (Select all below or your entry will be disqualified.)

We have credited all assets used in the game including our own name(s) or team name(s)

All original game code and original assets were made during the jam period

The game does not include NSFW or hateful content

The game works on the web or as a Windows 10 download

We have answered all submission questions honestly and completely

If your game includes any of the optional challenges, select them below:

Theme Party

Use a theme and/or limitation from one of the past 8 Bits to Infinity jams in addition to the main theme

In a Song

The game is as long as a single backing music track

If you did any of the optional challenges, explain how they were used:
It is inspired by the theme of 8 Bits to Infinity's arcade jam, "swarm" since it is an arcade game about an ant colony, and each round of the game lasts for the length of the song 'The Ants Go Marching'.

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Comments

Submitted

I was expecting a completely different game at first, where you only control one ant and not the whole swarm! I really enjoyed that mechanic though, it made for a thoroughly entertaining experience, imbued with charm thanks for the excellent music and sound effects. Very nice work indeed!

Submitted

Awesome game! Very fun how you used the photos in the game and I legit was devastated when one of those bugs plowed through a whole line of my ants. Love the backing song by the way! That trio sounded very much like a mother and father who were all to happy to be involved in a game, and then possibly a slightly less willing brother or sister :)

Submitted

really cool and fun game! Good job!

It'll be nice if you check out our game too (:

Submitted

From the art style to the music this whole game is just a treat. Awesome amount of features to supercharge your ants all working flawlessly. Really great idea for how you implemented your 'how to play'. 
One thing that messed me up on my first run was the sucker dropping from the sky. I figured that bad boy must be worth a lot of points if I send enough ants to pick it up! 10 ants later and all I did was kill 10 poor ants haha. Great submission, cheers! 

Submitted

Loved the song and the way it was used in the game as a timer.  I was feely antsy about getting on that leaderboard.  Great fun game! 

Submitted

Clear tutorial structure, sprites that fit together, easy to understand management mechanics with a potential for chaos; Of your games that I have played, this is definitely the best one.

I don't know about the efficacy of all those upgrades, but the simple combination of "baby boom" and "double the crumbs" made me top the leaderboard with 76 colony feeding nutrition blobs. I was kinda disappointed that the leaderboard isnt shared with others - meaning I can not boast with my title of "Dino - Queen of the ants!", and I would have liked to see a timer instead of second guessing when the song would end, but there is always the next jam for improvement! :D

Submitted

Lovely game! I really enjoyed playing it. Like the idea that you have to plan ahead to make sure you can get all the crumbs. It becomes really tricky once you can see how many crumbs there are. It just pushes you to get them all :)

Some awesome touches too. I chuckled when the first boot came down and squashed some of my ants. Loved the sticky lollypop too. The music really fitted the game well.

Nice tutorial and a well put together game!

Submitted

I like it! I kinda accidentally missed some of the tutorial because I immediately focused on getting the crumbs... But I did make the leaderboard! The ants were also kinda hard to press / easy to miss.

Developer

Thanks for playing! The crumbs are hard to see by design so that user will want to buy the power-up that turns them blue, and the ants are hard to click by design so the user will want to buy the power-up that turns them jumbo.

Submitted

Yes, I assumed it may have been because of something like that!

Submitted

Fun idea, I like the way you have to strategise your next move to make sure you get all the crumbs. kudos

Submitted(+1)

This was fun :D nice soundtrack and funny ant sound (sounded almost like a cat).
I even made it to the leaderboard with 35 :D
Very good tutorial screen at the beginning and all-in-all well made experience, with a trailer and all.

Good job guys!