August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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Jameson Livingston Penguin

by wbobeirne - 48 Hour Competition Entry

Escape from a zoo that I ran out of time to draw, and make your way to the moon! Use the arrow keys to maneuver things in the sky while collecting health and speed boosts. Included are the XNA and .Net libraries, if you don't already have them installed.

Apologies for windows only, such is the way of XNA.

If you're curious, you can read my development logs on my website @

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jplur says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:53pm

Solid and polished, but perhaps too simple. I liked the notifications for incoming vehicles!

Rudy says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 8:15am

Redistributables in .rar were probably unnecessary, my poor dial-up.. :) But the game is well-done, if simple and a bit hardish.

wbobeirne says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 1:03pm

@Rudy Apologies, I'm too used to dealing with average users as opposed to other developers so I kind of went overkill. To be fair though, it's no more than 5-6mb compressed!

wally2069 says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 10:31pm

Penguin with a rocket pack leaves planet. A bit simple but a fun time waster. It doesn't need to be any longer and it appears as though most of the details were refined brilliantly.

Andrew says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 3:01pm

A lovely game, but the difficulty curve remains rather constant throughout. One solution would have been using upgrades, but that has been done to death so it's probably better that you kept it simple, more obstacles with less predictable paths could have probably helped the most.

summaky says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 1:54pm

I reached the moon! The most difficult part is the space with the almost unpredictable UFO's movements, however it wasn't much different.

The game play is solid and the art is cute.

Jacic says ...
Aug 31, 2011 @ 11:52pm

I actually thought that the UFO's were easy to avoid, and that the planes were a little harder.

The menu at the end didn't seem to quite work; I could select items but not 'choose' them.

All in all, amazing game!

wbobeirne says ...
Sep 2, 2011 @ 7:43pm

@Jacic, I noticed that bug just a couple hours after I submitted the game. It's an easy fix, but I'm a man of my word. Thanks for the kind words!

ointment says ...
Sep 4, 2011 @ 11:48am

Some of the enemies never appeared despite the warnings. This was especially bad with the UFOs - I think I only saw 3 of them, but kept hearing the sound all the time. That's what made the game too easy, only the grey planes felt like a threat.

MacTuitui says ...
Sep 6, 2011 @ 6:34am

Simple but nice. The sounds were not really to my liking, and I would have appreciated some music over the effects. The small details (like the space suit for the penguin) made me smile.

Notifications for incoming planes were nice, but sometimes they seemed a bit buggy, with planes not showing up (I guess they just appeared at one corner of the screen, going in the wrong direction). That is maybe the biggest grip (and that is not a big one) I have with the gameplay.

Good work.

thristhart says ...
Sep 12, 2011 @ 2:42am

This game is so relentlessly charming! Graphics are beautiful, as well as the audio. Simple gameplay, nothing too groundbreaking, but the incoming vehicle notification was quite nice. This game made me really want to like it, but...

nah just kidding I loved it

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