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Super World of Progress Achievement

by SevenForce - Jam Entry

Sadly, our game isn't remotely finished, but here it is anyway. I wonder if anyone is interested in seeing it developed further in the future. We'd really like to complete it.

This was our first jam, and the first time we've attempted to make a full game together. The main focus of the project was to learn how to make games in HTML5 and to get experience in pixel asset creation. Though the game wasn't finished, we learned a heck of a lot and had loads of fun.

The idea was to present a world in which the only currency is "progress" (the stuff that fills bars). To the inhabitants of this world, achieving progress is all that matters in life.

It was intended to be a satire on the current state of 'achievement'-based game design - especially within MMOs - where some players can be compelled to feel that their game world is more important than the real one, when in fact, it is 'tiny' in comparison.

In its current state, it's a simple demonstration of basic platform mechanics and tile rendering in HTML5. In the future, there will be an ultra-compelling level-up mechanic, NPCs to talk to, and hopefully an ending of sorts.

One of the biggest lessons learned during the Jam was that no matter how small you think your idea is - it's still pretty big.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#71Graphics(Jam)3.79
#261Fun(Jam)1.33
#261Theme(Jam)1.42
#262Innovation(Jam)1.27
#263Overall(Jam)1.50
#1178Coolness0%

Comments

AlwaysGeeky says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:01pm

Love the graphics.

Datamosh says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:06pm

Aaaw, I would like to see this more completed to be able to rate it properly, but looks fun!

Make A Game says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:38pm

Cool art!

gnx says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 1:05pm

Unfinished and very glitchy (I walked on air, fell through platforms, after jumping the character won't walk before tapping the arrow key again).

But graphics are very nice indeed :)

racarate says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 2:23am

Textured tiles plus vignetting plus blur filter is gorgeous. Game itself seemed too busted to play though. The appleheads kept colliding with invisible platforms in the sky, and the game feel for movement was wonky -- I couldn't jump while moving (Ubuntu Chrome). The character design and art direction are cool enough to pursue this, I would think. But with the busted-eyness of the movement and collision and the lack of audio I only played a few minutes.

toadd-y says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:06am

The graphics are so cool but... a bit unplayable since i'm nearly always walk on sky ^^ lake of final touches, i know how it is.

JellyFame says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 10:59pm

Looks great. Unfortunately unplayable because of skywalk.

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