August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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The Hooks, the Lava and Me

by Superyoshi - 48 Hour Competition Entry

You're trapped in some kind of endless corridor, with two hooks and lava chasing you. Best story ever, right?

Try to escape the advancing lava with your hooks and swing around obstacles in your way, as the wave gets faster and faster, until just a single mistake seals your fate as you are engulfed in the hot doom.

Think you got a good score? Submit it to the online highscores and compete with all the players!

In-Game Controls:
A/Left - Fire black hook
D/Right - Fire blue hook
The hooks are fired at your mouse cursor. They only stick to the black walls!
K - Suicide (improved version only)

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Marco Jonkers says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 4:33pm

Oooh this is a nice game! Sounds, music and everything!

freeplay4c says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 5:36pm

Amazing, just amazing. Best LD game I've played yet.

kevglass says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 8:41pm

Um, whats going on here then?

heck says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 4:42am

Great work! The most fun LD game I've tried so far.

marudziik says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 5:55am

@kevglass: read the instructions! :)

It's quite a good entry. Too bad I got stuck at one moment in a blue rectangle, but this was a little my fault (I drove myself into it in such a way that firing hooks seemed impossible). Good game though.

callidus says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 7:29am

really good stuff, nice mechanic and well executed. Lots of fun.

Aug 26, 2011 @ 2:51am

Spider-man, Spider-man...

Really liked the concept, I think the first escape could have been a bit easier/clearer to help with getting players into the game.

Andrew says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 7:52pm

Had to take some shots in the dark to walls I couldn't see but that only added to the excitement.

SusanTheCat says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 4:05am

The title at the top of the web page says LD #20 :)

foobaz says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 11:36am

Quite a fun game. Rather addictive. I also got stuck in the corner of a rectangle (and couldn't do anything anymore).

LegacyCrono says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 5:06am

Fun concept, really liked it! The highscore submission seems to be broken... =/

DrPetter says ...
Aug 31, 2011 @ 9:48pm

19 km. Cool! A bit stressful once you get some ways in and the lava catches up. Kind of weird that you often have to fire the hooks off outside the screen into blind spots and assume that they'll hit a wall. Sound made me feel like I was talking to aliens.

8bitmuse says ...
Sep 4, 2011 @ 8:59am

Very cool mechanic! It needs some more comprehensive instructions though; once I figured out how everything worked I was having a blast playing this. While the music did its job by increasing tension, it feels like rock isn't the best choice but that's just my own personal taste. There was one bug I ran into where I got half-stuck in a blue square and was unable to shoot any hooks, aside from that great job!

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