This is a free and open source (FOSS) recreation of Ninjakiwi's 2007 flash game, Rings. I enjoyed playtesting it so much that I decided to make it my first itch.io release!

Livestream where I developed v1.0: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLALx9d_ycE5uirkxkRsLFUqIMdwJptzIB

Source code: https://gitlab.com/bradenbest/free-rings

Controls: 

* space to put down ring early (or click the center ring)

* click and drag rings to move them

* T to bring up theme switcher (colorblind players will like this)

* R to restart (only after game over)

* L to pull up the leaderboards (only after game over)

* P to pause (or unfocus the main play area)

* 1 - 6 to automatically send the ring currently held by the mouse to the corresponding ring stack (v1.5.3). I've been wanting to implement a QoL feature like this for a while. It's a little weird and takes getting used to, but let's face it, mouse controls aren't great for non-FPS games. Try it out, you might end up preferring it.

* C to pull up the console in-game. This is for debugging purposes and isn't useful for players, but if something appears broken, this could shed some light on that to aid bug reports.

Joypad Controls:

* A (Button 0) - press to pick up ring, release to drop (equivalent to click)

* X (Button 2) - put down center ring early (equivalent to space)

* Start (Button 9) - toggle pause

* Left Analog - point at stack to grab/drop rings

How to play: Stack smaller rings onto bigger rings, bigger clears get bigger points, but don't get too greedy. If the ring on the top of the stack is the same size or smaller than the ring that falls on top, it's game over. 10 clears = 1 round. New rounds clear all the already-dropped rings off the board. Use this to your advantage.

This game is a lot harder than the original flash game. The typical run is expected to  end at round 8-10 rather than round 15-20. The pace picks up faster and I spent a lot of time polishing little things.

If you get an anticheat notice but you didn't cheat, let me know and try to give steps to reproduce the false positive. Submit an issue or leave a comment

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free-rings-1.7.7.zip 27 kB

Development log

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The game is currently broken in the itch desktop app and I have no means of debugging it. You will have to play the game in the browser until itch fixes whatever is wrong with the desktop app.

Edit: it works and then it doesn't work and then it works again. Whatever is wrong, it's not a problem with my code.

Itch, please fix this.

cool stuff

thanks crepls :)

The LB server is having issues at the moment. Apparently it crashed. We are aware of the issue and are working to fix it.

the issue appears to be resolved

The game is free, but if anyone wants to throw some donations my way, I would be forever grateful :)