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Pop the Blob

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It´s the ultimate chasing game! The blob will try to run away, as the pen is trying to chase him in this fast paced two-players game. You and a friend will have to aim, button mash and even scream, as this game takes full advantage of the Nintendo DS features, showcasing an innovative use of the dual screen to support two-player gaming. Be prepared to say “I´ll get you this time!”

- SOOOOOOO…I DO I ACTUALLY PLAY THIS

That’s easy. First you need a pal (if it’s a problem for you, we can’t provide help on this). Then you’ll share the DS with you pal. Just like here:

See? Your pal is facing you, he grabs the Nintendo and uses the button and the d-pad.

- WHO’S WHO

Are you holding the pen? You have to squeeze the blob.

Are you holding the buttons and the d-pad? You are controlling the blob, and have to run away from the pen.

- COMMANDS and GOALS: THE PEN

Squeeze the blob! He starts with four lifes: the more you hit him, the more it gets smaller. You need to kill it before the time expires. But be careful: if you miss him, hitting the ground, you’ll create ink spots for the Blob to pick up and get a life back.

- COMMANDS and GOALS: THE BLOB

Run! The pen is chasing you. Try to make the pen fail by moving around, misleading its attack: that way you can pick the ink spot the pen is dropping. You can move using the buttons or the d-pad. Button mash on both of them to run!

Please visit our website to see a video of the game being played.

Team Information
Number of Members: 
5
Full Name / affiliation / email / role: 

Tobias Balle-Petersen, tobiasatballe-petersen [dot] org, Programmer
Søren Ullidtz, sullidtzatgmail [dot] com, Programmer
Rositsa Dineva, rositsadatitu [dot] dk, Graphical Artist
Costantino Oliva, costaoatiol [dot] it, Sound Artist
Martin Hauballe Jensen, martinathauballe [dot] dk, Project lead

Contact: 

poptheblobathauballe [dot] dk

Game Submission
Version: 
0.85
Installation Notes: 

Copy the BLOB.nds file to your Micro-SD card.

Brief Play Description: 

Pop the Blob is a two players game.

Player one controls the pen. He has to hit the blob.
Player two controls the blob through the buttons and the d-pad. He has to avoid being hit.

The blob starts with four “spots”. When the pen touches him, a spot is destroyed. If the pen misses him, hitting the ground, a new spot is created, and the blob can pick it up.

Player one wins if he can destroy all the blob´s spots before the time limit expires.
Player two wins if he keeps at least one spot until the time limit expires.

Game Files: 
Game Characteristics: 
Arcade
Platforms: 
Other (Explain in the description)

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