Game: Bloodbeats

Rearrange your circulatory system in between heartbeats. When the heart beats, blood will flow. The longer your blood takes to return to the heart, the more it changes colour. Try to match your colour sequence to the goal.


Stay Inside The Box: The whole game takes place in just one screen, no scrolling or changing screens in any way is allowed.
Approved for All Audiences: The game must not show any violence, not even cartoonish. Stepping on living mushrooms is off the list, as is killing any type of enemies, not even undead, though we know they’re already dead…

Executable or Installer


Unzips to a Flash .swf to open in your browser.



Web standard (Html5, Java, JavaScript, Flash)
This was an experiment in two parts: Firstly prototyping the puzzle mechanic in Haskell to see whether target sequences could be appropriately challenging - neither trivial nor impossible. Secondly learning to use Actionscript, FlashPunk etc. Fortunately both were successful and a bare-bones playable game emerged with enough time for sleep and important sporting commitments.


Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 03:11
Greg Mildenhall


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