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web version is fairly laggy on slower pcs

Coding by me https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaoqVlqPTH78_xjTjTOMcmQ

Art by Trix https://twitter.com/Trixelized

Music and Sfx by Prahlad https://www.youtube.com/user/pjboy25762


made for Ludum Dare 47

source code: https://github.com/Miziziziz/DeathString

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The rope physics are really cool, but when I have succesfully lasso'd the enemies and then quickly walk around, they don't touch the rope and are freed again. The loop should slowly roll-up or contract once it is electrified imho.

Cool game, but screen still insane shakes at last level preventing me from finish game.

Latest Chrome.

fantastic loop mechanic, a very inventive interpretation of the challenge!

cool game , cool controls , boss level is very challenging   ,loved it <3

Floss demons; because killing 99.9% of demonic germs won't stop Hell...

tbh game dont work well with wasd

Love it

You didn't link your ludum dare page, was going to rate you...

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I link it for you & him: https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/47/death-string :)

I put it in the section it said to put it, but it's not showing up on the page :/

Really fun to watch the development of this game on YouTube. Thanks for recording/posting that! 

Damn! That's a lot of work for a single weekend!

It's nice mechanic of game!

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Hey, this comment is just a copy paste from my original comment on the ldjam.com post for this game:

Hey @miziziziz, Really really enjoyed this entry. This is one of the first actual original takes on the theme that I have played, and I think from a gameplay standpoint this concept is fun enough to become its own standalone product. A puzzle action game of sorts? Anyways, here is some feedback, as I experienced a lot of technical problems with this game.

Performance wise, I do not think a webGL build on its own was the best option here as there are severe slowdowns when certain conditions are met. I have not done extensive enough testing for you to quickly debug and fix these issues in a reasonable manor, but here are some conditions that cause frame drops:

  • when the electric coil becomes long enough
  • when too many enemies are destroyed by the coil at one time
  • when the coil stays active (electrifies) for too long
  • all of the above, combined (thats when performance gets really really bad).

These issues made playing certain stages a very slow process. Honestly, being a fan of your channel it didnt actually negatively impact my experience of the game, however, bias aside I think this is a serious oversight when considering a webGL build as the platform for this entry. As a side note, I noticed that the player character’s position is updating at a different rate than the in game camera? This causes some strange ghosting on the player character that makes them appear blurry.

Overall, this was a fantastic little game, thank you!

Edit: I see now there is more than just the webgl build, so my harsh criticism is was a little unjustified here, my bad

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I've followed your stream and the game is good, but the screen shake is definitely broken and makes the game unplayable for me. Other than that, it's great.

Edit: I made a video to show it =>

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I fixed it, I was doing += instead of = with the screenshake :/

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I'm still having the issue on the web version

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The boss level is bugging out and keeps going off screen. But apart from the bugs, pretty good idea and execution.

fixed the screenshake issue

Is this supposed to happen?

no, I fixed it

Thanks!

Still happens to me on level 11.
However, love the streams and the final game.

Game plays well, controls are intuitive.

Screen shake seems to propagate (all the way off screen) when too many enemies are killed in a row.

Been following along w/ your stream.

Great concept, looking forward to full release.

This is a really cool concept! I dig the larger levels that give a bit more movement and flexibility, the final boss was a super interesting idea.