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Gemini - Knighty - Competition Entry

You control two characters at once. Each character has different abilities. For example the girl, Gem, can jump high and swim in water, but has no weapons and has low health. The robot, ini, can shoot lasers, but gets damaged by water and sucks at jumping. They must work together to get though levels.

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Ratings

Coolness25%
#11Theme3.88
#15Overall3.72
#16Community3.75
#20Fun3.72
#28Graphics3.88
#30Innovation3.72
#102Humor2.75
#106Audio2.71

Comments

devinmoore says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 2:22pm

Great design and effort.

quickfingers says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 3:53pm

nice idea, really tough to play but very cool.
I had some graphic glitches on my machine, all the sprites had lines above them so looked very dfferent to your screenshot :)

mpc174 says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 4:49am

Nice job! The graphics were glitchy, and the game could use some generous checkpointing. It's difficult to wrap my brain around using both controls at once. A Lost Vikings style toggle would be a good idea. I appreciate that you loaded so many game mechanics into it, there was a lot of variety.

eli says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 6:42am

Unbelievable variety here ... very well done.

Hamumu says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 4:19pm

Really nice... much more playable than I expected it to be for two sets of arrow keys. I like the extensive thought put into abilities and the level layout that makes you use the abilities. But damn that first jump in the last level that I did over and over and over (and had to do twice... I think. Maybe I did it wrong). Music started with the first level, then ended in about 3 seconds. Maybe just not looping?

randomnine says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 4:25pm

Solid entry. If I have one minor quibble, it's that I wasn't always sure where the water was - I found it hard to distinguish from the background.

Frimkron says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 7:13pm

Really nicely designed both visually and in terms of gameplay.

May 5, 2011 @ 3:34am

Wow, great, really great. Hit all the right notes.

Good work!

May 5, 2011 @ 8:32pm

Ha! that idea is great. Especially, since "cheating with another player" really isn't :-)

Switchbreak says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 6:34am

Loved it, especially the tile graphics. I did run into an issue where I got vertical and horizontal lines between all my tiles, so it looks way better in your screenshots than it did for me. The level layouts were brilliantly devious, though I would have liked some checkpointing since I died a lot.

Knighty says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 7:31am

I made another version which should fix the graphics if you get those lines. Tell me if it works (You can press F4 for full-screen if the screen is too small.)
@mpc174: There are some areas where you must control both characters at the same time, so the Lost Vikings style switching wouldn't really work.
@Hamumu: I didn't have time to make any music, you must of heard something else ^_^

elbowroom says ...
May 9, 2011 @ 8:06am

Very cute. kinda difficult.. interesting and charming.

Endurion says ...
May 15, 2011 @ 5:50am

Neat, very hard though. I'm really dying too easily ;)
And had the line bug as well, the fixed version worked fine though.

mwest says ...
May 15, 2011 @ 2:42pm

Great game with very nice graphics (pity about the graphics glitch) - really enjoyed it!

Didn't think controlling two characters at once would work, but amazingly it did!

The background sometimes made areas that didn't contain water look like they did, so some visual changes to fix that would be nice...

Danik says ...
May 17, 2011 @ 4:14pm

Very nice entry. Good job with the levels, they were clever. Graphics were pretty nice too. Solid game!

Covenant says ...
May 18, 2011 @ 9:51am

Very good, really enjoyed it... It's hard, but that's to be expected... Only complaint was that the sound was a bit "agressive" sounding...

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