Dice Dash Arena was created for the GMTKJam in July 2022, which had the theme of 'Roll of the Dice'.

How to play:

Your aim is to earn points by defeating the enemy (pink) dice by dashing into them, while avoiding getting hit by bullets, enemy dice, or falling off the play area.

Arrow keys - Move
Z - Charge up dash

When your dash is fully charged (your outline flashes orange), tap a direction (while still holding Z) to boost in that direction! You are invulnerable to pits, bullets, and enemy dice while you are dashing.

Standard controllers are supported, too (on an XBOX controller, the buttons are A to charge, B to start game).

Credits:

Soundole (Peter Anthony Smith) - Design, Programming, Audio Design, Graphics
Connor Grail (https://cgrail.itch.io/) - Music, Playtesting
Bookwyrmle (Erin Harrison) - Stoically looking after our son so that I had a chance to finish making this!

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorSoundole
GenreAction
Made withPICO-8
TagsArcade, Bullet Hell, Game Maker's Toolkit Jam, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro

Install instructions

Either play in browser, or download and unpack the appropriate ZIP for your platform, then run the executable.

Download

Download
dicedashv1_linux.zip
Download
dicedashv1_osx.zip 3 MB
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dicedashv1_raspi.zip 2 MB
Download
dicedashv1_windows.zip 947 kB

Comments

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Small and exquisite game, with excellent animation effect

our game:

Rate Alice Escape by exelppp for GMTK Game Jam 2022 - itch.io

Thanks very much mate! :)

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small is the new sexy! Liked the game much

Thanks mate! Glad you liked it! :)

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Really dig the 2-D pixel cube rolling animation. Really solid game! 

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Thank you very much! I'm glad you appreciated that - getting that animation working semi-accurately was definitely the most time-consuming part of this!