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Our second LD entry & third ever game!

Posted by (twitter: @hotboxgames)
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 2:48 pm

Post taken from www.hotboxgames.co.uk/devblog

After the fun we had creating Planet Jumper for LD30, how could we say no to creating another fun little game for LD31?

That’s right folks, 4 months have passed since the last #LDJAM event and so it was time for another!

The rules and timings are pretty much exactly like the previous jam, with the theme being revealed on a Saturday morning at 2am…

While we were slightly disappointed with this theme, in our opinion it was better than the snowman theme that had been getting a lot of attention over the previous few days.

And so, we set out on making a game. We called it ‘Pipe Quest’ and you can play it for free here:

Click Here to Play Pipe Quest

We decided to go for a 2D style “precision” platformer game, where you have to make your way through the level as quickly and with as few attempts as possible.

Naturally, there are obstacles in your way preventing you from completing the level too easily – spikes, springs and ice will throw you off balance and send you to back to the beginning on more than one occasion!

We managed to create 10 levels in total – while we originally planned for 12, we ended up having only about 8 complete when there was just 30 minutes of the competition left! For this reason, we of course had to cut down the level count (but still managed to make 2 levels in 30 minutes, which is the fastest level design we’ve ever done!).

The player can jump, double jump & wall jump – with the latter allowing vertical scaling of walls to reach higher points on the map. There’s also your special move: fire punch. This lets you punch through wooden boxes at speed for both getting past obstacles and also gaining an accelerated finish time.

Overall, we’re really happy with how the game turned out. From thought, to design, to complete game in 72 hours, with online leaderboards, a story (kinda), radical music, new experimental lighting, partial animation & the rest!

We’d love it if you felt like giving the game a play (can you get a spot on the leaderboard?) and can’t wait to hear any feedback you may have :)

We can’t wait for the next Ludum Dare either – see you there!

We’re In! Aw ye!

Posted by (twitter: @hotboxgames)
Friday, December 5th, 2014 6:02 pm

We are taking part! Yes! *Waits for applause*

This will be our second Ludum Dare and we’re back with a vengeance!

it’s time for VIDEO GAMES! 😀

Jess – Lead Programmer
Sean – Programmer/Web Guru
Sam – Art and Sound

Visual Studio Community 2013 (Update 4)
VsTools for Unity
Unity3d 4.5
Pro Tools Express 10

Planet Jumper

Posted by (twitter: @hotboxgames)
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 3:58 pm

Hi everybody!

Well we did it, we set out to make the most complete game possible in the time frame of the jam and we’re super happy with how it turned out.

Here it is! Planet Jumper!

Become Larry the Astronaut and explore a world of colliding planets!


Don’t get hit!
Don’t fly into space!
Don’t stand on a planet too long, it explodes!

Do post your score to our online leaderboard and become Ultimate Planet Jumper Champion!
Do Listen to our lovely soundtrack!
Do collect coins and visit more planets to increase your score!
Do enjoy the scenery as planets collide and merge making all kinds of weird shapes!

If you play in the browser, make sure you try fullscreen mode!

One Love,
Hot Box Games

Meet Larry…

Posted by (twitter: @hotboxgames)
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 4:25 am

He likes exploring connected worlds… or does he?


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