December 17th-20th, 2010
Theme: Discovery

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by Epskampie - Competition Entry

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pixelomatic says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 3:43am

Is there a problem with collisions? Man always falls underground even when touching the ground. I couldn't even beat the first level.

Epskampie says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 4:43am

@pixelomatic: Hmm, that's wierd, could you do a reload (completely close and reopen you browser, flash is annoying that way), and tell me if the problem persists? You might have gotten a debug version by accident. :)

dertom says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 4:52am

Nice one, actually I'm a bit too tired to pass even the first level! I will try after I got some sleep! Keep on rocking!

Krazystyle says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 6:00am

That was hard. Great game!

Epskampie says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 6:44am

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.
I guess the difficulty curve is a bit wonky, now that i think about it. Good to hear someone else managed to finish it. :)

Zillix says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 5:42pm

I'm glad you posted screenshots of the additional gameplay, or I would have just thought that the entire game was like the first level. Nice variety of game mechanics! I was amused that I could stick myself to the ceiling in the second level.

ThatSnail says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 7:33pm

Man I really suck at this game. Can't pass the first level, though I'm pretty sure I get close.

Can't really say anything on behalf of my suckiness. I like the intro.

increpare says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 8:26pm

Getting a black screen here. :(

k_wright says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 12:12am

That first level is intense. I do like how each one requires a different thought process but the difficulty seems to be in reverse.

Dec 21, 2010 @ 6:55am

Can't seem to finish the first level either. ^^; Got two or three times near the end (screen stopped scrolling), but died. Plays well and looks nice, though.

Epskampie says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 7:23am

Hehe, yeah, I barely had enough time to build and playtest all the levels even once... :)
That being said, i can consistently finish the first level, but I've been playing an awful lot of super meat boy lately.

Lesson learned for next time: pay attention to the difficulty curve!

KoryWazHere says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 2:07pm

I sucked big time at this game but had a blast trying not to ;P

Great work =D

plams says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 8:17pm

I enjoyed that it had several mini-games. However, I found myself battling game mechanics a few times (especially in the last level) rather than the game itself (better "physics" would do the trick methinks)

John Axon says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 6:15am

Several mini-games? Interesting. I love the intro; I half-believed that was the end.

danblack says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 3:37pm

I also found the phsics gameplay to be a bit frustrating in places but it kept me playing long enough to finish it. Good work, quite a lot of game there for only 48 hours. Personally I'm not really getting the Discovery theme here though.

Sos says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 9:56pm


Tom 7 says ...
Dec 25, 2010 @ 3:57pm

This game was good. I loved the surprise on the opening screen. The first level was too hard; I almost gave up thinking the game was just that and it would just keep getting harder. It's a good thing you posted the screenshots. The second part (launch jumping) was probably my favorite, though everything after the first bubble level I passed the first time. Would have liked to see some more challenges in the jumping levels.

Epskampie says ...
Dec 26, 2010 @ 5:28am

Fair criticism all, the first level is indeed way too hard, had problems finishing it myself last time i tried. :)
As far as the discovery theme goes: originally I intended you to 'discover' all of the worms innards after you get eaten. (like in one of those educational videos where they visit all the organs) Somewhere along the way it turned into just a series of minigames however.

localcoder says ...
Dec 27, 2010 @ 10:58pm

Wow, this was painfully hard but I kept trying and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed the new game mechanics on each level.

The intro was brilliant!

Endurion says ...
Dec 31, 2010 @ 2:28pm

Neat "story" :)
I made it alive! It's a nice collection of mini games, but is kinda fun to see the next stage. The second angle/force is hard due to the middle platform.

jovoc says ...
Jan 5, 2011 @ 4:33pm

I didn't get past the first level either. Sooo close. Was fun though, but difficulty curve needs a bit of work.

kurtwaldowski says ...
Jan 9, 2011 @ 4:55am

Awesome intro, awesome blend of mechanics. Was fun! Didn't quite see the theme correlation though. Great job!!

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