August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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It's Right Behind You!

by mikelovesrobots3 - 48 Hour Competition Entry

It's Right Behind You! is a race to escape the lava chasing you down into the caverns. Can you make it to safety? Features destructible terrain, multiple difficulty levels, and fast-paced platforming action!

This game was made in lua, using the love2d framework.

There's a demo/speedrun of me beating nightmare mode up on YouTube:

Cheers and thanks for checking my humble little game out. If you have any suggestions for improvement, please let me know @mikelovesrobots on Twitter.

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wally2069 says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 10:19pm

So no real story or audio to speak of.

Run and dig down through the earth to escape flowing red stuff. The digging mechanic was more interesting than other versions, but the only the difference in modes was the speed of the lava.

Overall a nice game.

dramble says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:09am

Interesting prototype, could have used some more mechanics to make it a real good game but a start.

Zaron says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:29am

Fun little thing. Would have loved to see the map layout change, if only between difficulties. Digging down is slower than sideways, which is a subtle touch to stop people from just trying to drill down forever.

Jacic says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 2:45am

Very fun game! I like how the lava flows.

BlackBulletIV says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 10:12am

Pretty cool gameplay, it was quite challenging at first, the lava that was just sitting there got me a number of times.

The graphics don't look that good, and there's no audio. Nevertheless, a nice little game. (And of course, bravo for using Love2D.)

zazery says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 9:09pm

I agree with dramble that it could have used more mechanics. Maybe some special blocks that required obtaining a certain item to break. I think some sound effects would have really made the digging mechanic more fun to use.

Aug 25, 2011 @ 10:15am

So... I escape the lava by going deeper in the earth, close to lava?

Neat. And Panicky :-)

I also suspected you could just dig yourself in a high corner and sit it out. Nope. Doesn't work.

summaky says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 5:43pm

It would be better if the levels were generated or just different between difficulty modes. The still lava killed me a lot of times at first.

A nice game.

wbobeirne says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 2:07pm

Cool gameplay and mechanic, but lacks polish. The way the lava expanded was really nice.

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