Balls is a puzzle game. Place a few tiles judiciously in the level, and then activate
the level and watch the balls find their way into the holes - or not. There aren't many
levels, but this game is worth the download if only for the music and sound effects.
Balls is my entry into the
third Ludum Dare 48-Hour Competition. As the competition's name suggests, I wrote this
in 48 hours flat. With the exception of some approved libraries (such as Allegro and DUMB), the
rules also restricted me to doing everything myself within these 48 hours. I didn't rip any
art or code from anywhere, not even my older projects. I ripped some samples from other
module files for the music - then I found out that this wasn't acceptable, so I redid all
the samples myself. I was allowed to sample the MIDI on my computer, thank goodness!
If you like the music in this game, please download the separate version from this site
rather than ripping it from the datafile provided with the game. The version in the datafile
has some instruments set to use MIDI where available. DUMB will never do this, but Impulse
Tracker will, as I found out after the competition when it was too late. Oops.
As stated in the song message, the music will play wrong with Winamp's default plug-in
and with ModPlug Player/Tracker. Use Impulse
Tracker (DOS program) or DUMB (portable, Winamp 2.x and XMMS
plug-ins available) to play it.
Download DOS and Windows version (1.5 MB) ·
Download Unix version (1.0 MB) ·
Download music (521 kB)