April 29th-May 2nd, 2011
Theme: It’s Dangerous to go Alone! Take this!

More Info: Ludum Dare 20 Has Begun! (Keynote), Theme Voting Results.

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Bottoms Up!

by fatality674 - Competition Entry

After coming so far, link finds that he is so close to the castle, yet must overcome a few obstacles. With the help of his trusty cape, he sets off on what is to be an epic adventure.

Can you make it to the castle? Probably...But it will take you time!

Spacebar to change the gravity.

Alternatively, (A) on an xbox pad. (The game has 360 support)

This is the first time I have build a full game from scratch and my first (of many) Ludum Dare. Thanks for testing my game, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Adam Faldo

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excrulon says ...
May 1, 2011 @ 8:36pm

inspired by a boss in wow...?

fatality674 says ...
May 1, 2011 @ 9:56pm

Sorry, I don't follow. I play wow but have no idea what you mean :D

TellusE says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 3:30am

Hey Adam, I can't start the game. Barring my distrust (hate is such a strong word) for ClickOnce installers it just dies on me before ever starting :-/

Can get you a crash report if need be.

fatality674 says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 3:19pm

If you wouldn't mind sending a report that would be fantastic. I have tried it on multiple computers and it worked. just extract the rar to your desktop and install from there. If that doesn't work I don't know what will.

Thanks for the heads up.

quickfingers says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 3:54pm

nice game, only thing is its waaay too hard for me! very unforgiving hit boxes, but good concept

fatality674 says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 6:49pm

I found out that there could be a problem with the game for people who dont have XNA installed. If that is the case, just install the small redistributable and it should allow your pc to play the game.

If you have XNA installed there are no problems with running the game.


athanazio says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 2:16am

sorry only can evaluate web or mac :\

TellusE says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 9:36pm

fatality674: found the problem.

The game also requires Windows Media Player to be installed. I hate the program so I feverishly remove it every time I install Windows. Activated it and the problem was gone :)

F'in HARD game, man! The graphics were missing quite a bit of direction, but although the style was all over the place I couldn't help but be in a very safe place every time I looked at that plant life... blue... cool... colours...

And the music was pretty good, too.

fatality674 says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 12:58am

For the graphics I aimed to have a smooth "cartoony" art direction, Just didnt want blocky characters. The bold colours were a must. This is all I could come up with using my limited skills in photoshop :)

Thanks for the comment and for figuring out the problem. Didnt realise it would need WMP. Did you manage to clear it in the end?

May 4, 2011 @ 6:05am

Nice twist in the intro, and the allowance for gamepads was nice.

Not the biggest fan of "do it again, silly" mechanisms, but I could see the appeal for other players.

Congrats on finishing the Ludum Dare!

DivideByZero says ...
May 7, 2011 @ 3:49pm

Very nice animations, quite challenging too but also addictive.

Kynrael says ...
May 7, 2011 @ 5:52pm

Too hard for me !
Interesting take on the theme though.

Switchbreak says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 9:11pm

Interesting, way too difficult for me. The bounding boxes on the collision seem to be very unforgiving. Not sure if using the Zelda theme jives with the rules of the competition.

mwest says ...
May 11, 2011 @ 8:18pm

Looks quite nice - well done on finishing something!

The difficulty just made go aaarrRRGH!!! :P

KermAmrek says ...
May 14, 2011 @ 12:52am

VVVVVVV Much? It was ok but I didn't understand where the hamster came into the equation.

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