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August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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Boingo's Escape - G4JC - Jam Entry

Boingo the sheep has lost his way and been captured by evil wolves. Help him to escape their grasp and find his way back home! Featuring 5 levels, lush graphics, 1ups, intro, exit, and more. :D (And I made it in under <16hr w00t)

Moved to Jam due to breaking the "original music/sfx" rule. Even though they were free and legal they aren't original. :(

Ah well, been fun. :D

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Ratings

#21Theme(Jam)3.33
#31Humor(Jam)2.29
#35Audio(Jam)2.63
#49Graphics(Jam)2.78
#66Fun(Jam)1.89
#70Overall(Jam)2.00
#78Innovation(Jam)1.63
#226Community2.60
#418Coolness0%

Comments

wallacoloo says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 9:15pm

Very impressive graphics. The controls are a bit buggy; it seems that whenever you land on something that isn't ground, you stop moving horizontally. However, using music that was not created by you during the competition - even though it's public domain - is a violation of the rules. You might be able to remove it to avoid being disqualified, but modifying your game after the submission deadline gets you disqualified too, so I would consult someone who knows the rules better than I to find out what to do.

xRedx22 says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:22am

The graphics were nice at the beginning, but the gradients felt a bit overused towards the end. Gameplay was fun, but whenever you landed on something you would stop moving right, which was annoying.
Also, I thought your game fit the theme very well.

jplur says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 2:55am

Yep this should be in the jam.

Couldn't get past the start menu and f1 only said arrow keys and space bar so no idea what I was supposed to do.

FireSlash says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 2:23pm

The above horizontal bug was very frustrating. Nice environments. Also kind of annoying that you have to jump so high for such a small obstacle, semi jumps would have been nice.

TyrusPeace says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 5:05am

The intro music was definitely way cooler than the music that played during the actual game. It's cool that you made all the different level graphics, but I doubt many people will get a chance to see it all. It may have been a little too leet to fit, but that made it pretty hilarious to me :).

Stopping entirely if you touch a rock from the side made it very hard to get anywhere with this game, especially when coupled with the very high and (as far as I could tell) non-variable jump height. It also felt a little slow, which may be accurate for a sheep, but made things seem all the more frustrating when you got stuck on a rock and died after floatily landing on it from a high jump.

Aug 26, 2011 @ 2:43am

Wow, this had a lot of work in it. The escape system was very well-balanced, too. Impressive.

Benjamin says ...
Sep 11, 2011 @ 12:19pm

having to push the right key each time you bump into a rock is both boring and not difficult enough ( you just have to push up-right, and re-push each time you bump ). Maybe you should have decrease sheep speed for a few time on collision. Nice intro

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