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Boomerang !

by Nuz - Competition Entry

Boomerang is a 2d sidescroller/platformer. Also it is my first Ludum Dare entry.
Made of:
SDL, SDL_image, SDL_ttf, SDL_mixer
DejaVu fonts

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Cosr says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 4:23am

It's a little bit annoying to start all the way back at the beginning when you die, though the game isn't really very long. The movement speed seems a bit sluggish for a platformer, to me.

TellusE says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 11:06am

I agree with Cosr on both points, especially since the movement speed of the character meant me sweating hard every time I had to jump a chasm of three blocks :P I like tight jumps, but it seemed just a tad too much.

On the plus side, however, I kind of liked the blocky graphical style. If you made the colour choice a bit grubbier or simplified the complete impression (think "Atari simple") it could stand well on its own.
There was obviously also the makings of a proper platformer. Tweaking movement and jumping a bit, add perhaps a few more items, and then the rest of the story - this could become a nice little gem.

Adramalech says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 5:59pm

The movement could be somewhat faster yes, but the 3 block gaps were not hard to jump (You could use the a-d buttons and the arrow buttons at the same time for 2x speed, bug?))

I lol'd about the character looking like doors though :P

The game itself isn't very challenging, but you have a good engine and a working game.

May 5, 2011 @ 7:05pm

"Now it is less dangerous to go alone" and "spaaaaaaaccceee" made me smile :-)

Also, that improved movement-speed by pressing d and right together makes it a lot better.

May 5, 2011 @ 7:31pm

Love noised textures, love 'em. Minimalism is great, too.

Don't like not being able to sprint, or getting tossed back to the start.

Congrats on submitting to Ludum Dare!

Endurion says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 5:39am

It's a good start but there's a few things that break it:
For one, the player speed is annoyingly slow. Two, starting at the very beginning if dying is nasty.
It is a solid base for a bigger game though!

nilstastic says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 3:43pm

The thing that makes this game break is the slow speed combined with starting over wayyy at the beginning when dying. It would also be nice if the tiles where a bit prettier =)
So, speedup + newtiles + checkpoint = good platformer =)

tzachs says ...
May 13, 2011 @ 8:30am

It seems that I'm just repeating what everybody else has already said:
- Simplistic graphics: Nice!
- Character speed: Too Slow!
- Restarting at beginning: Annoying!

ACodeGerm says ...
May 16, 2011 @ 2:26am

Odd that I'm the only one getting this problem, but once I get to the third screen it seems as if the screen buffer stops clearing.

Yay for the timelapses!

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