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    Ludum Dare 23

    April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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    a SMALL problem - sirGustav - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    You are a scientist that accidentally got shrunken.

    arrows or wasd to move, jump with space, x, up or w

    Updated version includes bugfixes:
    * End screen disappears if you hold down movement on goal and release when it has appeared.
    * Updated to love 0.8 (kinda works in love 0.7, but dies if you esc-quit)

    Note: google(my host) seams to have some 404 issues with the new links so I'll wait and see if it's a cache issue or I'll have to go looking for another host.

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    Ratings

    #64Graphics4.00
    #68Theme3.83
    #185Fun3.25
    #225Humor2.70
    #289Audio2.82
    #305Mood2.91
    #317Overall3.17
    #674Innovation2.42
    #1074Coolness14%

    Comments

    10WonXero10 says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 1:16pm

    Nice, could see lots of potential there for more levels. Nice idea bouncing on the rat, that one big row of tacks took a while to get, but nice sense of achievement once it was done.
    I'll bet that if the scientist ever gets back to full size he'll put all those damned thumb tacks away in a draw!

    vrld says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:04pm

    As said before: "Nice, could see lots of potential there for more levels." Reminds me of some DOS platformers that I used to play. Though I couldn't name your one - it's just the *feeling*.

    graytest says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:58pm

    Reminds me a bit of the rescue rangers game to nes. Liked it!

    racarate says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:13am

    On Ubuntu, get following error:

    "AdvTiledLoader/Loader.lua:14"
    "no file AdvTiledLoader/external/deflatelua/lua.lua"

    Muhiz says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:12pm

    The Love 0.7 seems to be mandatory. I couldn't get it running on Linux or Windows with Love 0.8 ( Got the same error as racarate ). The windows binary works fine.

    Muhiz says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:14pm

    Forgot to mention. I liked the art style but really hated that messy professor after dying once again and again. Got to goal eventually.

    RHY3756547 says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:34pm

    Sweet, great fun! Could use a few more levels though.

    caranha says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 2:31pm

    Cute game. The difficulty was the right ammount of challenging, although the "rat on spikes" jump was a bit counter intuitive (you needed to be facing back for the rat to propel you forward -- what?).

    When you get to the end of the game, you will be holding "forward", and this will make you leave the end screen automatically - I could not read what was written there.

    Thanks for the game!

    johanp says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 2:34pm

    It some nice potential, some problems with choppy framerates and pixel perfect jumps but other wise OK. Nice graphics on the character!

    Endurion says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 8:26am

    Nifty!
    Very nice graphic, good music. But tough controls and level design.
    Now there's impaled scientists all over.

    robcozzens says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 12:36am

    The screen shot looks cool, but I don't want to install Love 0.7

    Ethanh59 says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 12:20am

    This is along the lines of what I first though when I saw the theme was Tiny World although I ended up taking a different approach in the end.
    Glad to see someone made a game like this. Overall a pretty fun game.

    sirGustav says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 8:00pm

    > jump was a bit counter intuitive (you needed to be facing back for the rat to propel you forward -- what?)

    That shouldn't be the case. The jumping direction is based on where on the rat you land, land on the left part to go left or land on the right part to go right. Neither your or the rat direction should be taken into account.

    Sheep says ...
    May 11, 2012 @ 11:28am

    Well done.

    vigrid says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 1:35am

    FUn little platformer - well done with the theme, the graphics are really good, although the rat is a bit... malnutritioned ;) The character was a bit challenging to control, but I have reached the goal. Wish there was more levels!

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