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Ruin Runner

by InfinityLeaks - Jam Entry

Ruin Runner

This game is about escaping ruins. There are a lot of obstacles, but you can jump over them, or walk over them with the shield or without the shield.

ENTER - Start level
UP - Jump
RIGHT - Go forward
LEFT - Go back
Q, W, E, R - Shields

It's our first jam game and we haven't got enough time to complete it, so it has some bugs. It was written in Ubuntu 10.10, C and SDL.

In case, you want to run it on Linux, you will have to have packages: libsdl, libsdl_image and libsdl_ttf.

We hope, you'll enjoy it. Team InfinityLeaks.

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AndyBrown says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 5:27am

The level where you have to swim down ended being too hard for me to make it through, the scroll speed just kept overtaking me and squishing me. fun game though!

Mjiig says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:48pm

I couldn't get it to run. I'm on Ubuntu linux, got the libraries you mentioned. I just see a black screen and have to kill the process of with signal 9 to get the window to close.

GigaClon says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:59pm

doesn't run on my Windows Vista Machine

Jorjon says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 11:53pm

Didn't run on Windows 7.

madflame991 says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 6:01am

Hard game is hard.
It ran just fine on Win 7 x64

InfinityLeaks says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 9:27am

The black screen is one of the serious problems. We have concentrated on the boss levels (unfortunately we haven't made them), but we haven't done the music or menu. Just try to press ENTER to continue. The sixth level (I'm counting it with tutorial) has no end, because it has to be a boss level.

Aug 25, 2011 @ 9:25am

I'm afraid this thing crashes my machine (sorry :-) )

InfinityLeaks says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 6:53pm

Tested on different computers with different performance and with different OS. No crashes. The black screen is caused by waiting loop on ENTER, there has to be some sign like "Press ENTER to continue".

Shigor says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 3:09pm

Runs of winxp. Never got through the third level with water (the one on the last screenshot) whatever I did even if I think I've done everything all right. Black screen on the start waiting for enter, troubles with quiting the application are just few of problems. Tutorial texts without possibility to skip them are annoying. Different shield mechanics might be nice addition, but that's about everything. Weak one, especially for a team entry, you'll have to do more next time :)

Cosmologicon says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 3:28pm

I also found the part with the water you have to go through impossible. I'm not sure what I'm missing. I thought the mechanics were not a bad idea, but maybe you could have eased into it by just having 1 or 2 kinds of shields on the first few levels. Actually I use a Dvorak keyboard and the keyboard switcher didn't work when I ran your game, so the shields were almost impossible for me to activate in time. Why not let us use 1/2/3/4 as well? Fortunately you can beat the levels I beat with almost no shields, only by jumping!

angrygeometry says ...
Aug 29, 2011 @ 1:41am

too frustrating for me, sorry!

PaulSB says ...
Aug 31, 2011 @ 10:01pm

Yeah I just got the unclose-able black window (Windows XP).

summaky says ...
Sep 12, 2011 @ 7:20pm

I just can't remember what each key does, even if the icon is highlighted; once I am confronted with an obstacle, I just watch my keyboard, the icons, and then I no longer need to key anymore… :-)

I was about the pass on this due the black scream until I saw the comments. I suggest you that in the future, if you can't make a feature, just remove it. I wouldn't mind jumping straight to the tutorial.

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