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

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by asfdfdfd - 48 Hour Compo Entry

W,A,S,D - movement
Mouse - aim
Left Mouse Button - shoot

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RadicalEd says ...
Apr 22, 2012 @ 10:26pm

Cool! Penguins rulz! ^_^

sharbelfs says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:44am

Nice game! It could get better if improve a little the controls

DaveDobson says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:47am

I like the idea here, and the shrinking ice platform is really cool. I didn't expect the whale to show up, either. It was really not fun until I realized you could hold the mouse down to fire continually, and then I wondered why you didn't just auto-fire all the time. Once I did that, it was more fun, and the upgrade system was cool (although with no penalty for dying, why buy health?). It was frustrating that I shot from somewhere left of my actual penguin, too - made it hard to aim sometimes. But a neat idea, with much more complexity than it initially seemed to have.

asfdfdfd says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 9:07pm


Great ideas!

matt says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 6:54pm

Pretty solid. Penguins are awesome.

invaderJim says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 6:55pm

Came for the penguin. Stayed for the upgrades.

Hegemege says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 6:55pm

This could easily translate to something cool if polished more and added some new stuff to it.

I liked the difficulty curve, and at first I thought the game was done after the first death but noticed there's the upgrade screen, so I played a few times more :D

Liked the graphics, sound effects were okay, but it was missing a background track, which kicks the mood a bit. Overall, a fun game :D

jimmypaulin says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 7:41pm

Good controls, a nice mechanic of increasing risk / tension. Good rewards as well. It'd be good to have a bit more feedback when hitting the blimps, but good effort all round, the complete article!

May 6, 2012 @ 9:06pm

веселье, и отличное использование крошечного мир!

Robert Swan says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 9:07pm

Only a few minor things that were confusing but I'm sure you know this. I played for some time and enjoyed it.

May 6, 2012 @ 9:13pm

Cute concept! It seemed like some of the bombs took more hits to destroy than I could possibly fire in time, and I didn't appreciate the "purchase upgrades" feature, but I liked the variety of enemies and the whole idea of a penguin defending his iceberg. Not sure how he's shooting though. :p

Retroid says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 9:23pm

I really enjoyed the concept, and the upgrades and variety in enemies were great!

ericdpitts says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 9:29pm

Penguins! :) I had some fun with your game! I just want to know who the jerks are that are dropping bombs on a penguin who just wants to sit on an iceberg! :P

Datw says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 9:31pm

Fun game, very nice.

PIXEL^3 says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 10:11pm

*checks clock*

TenTonToon says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 4:15am

Very nice! Finally, a game that realistically depicts the sheer awesomeness of the penguins, and their struggle against nature's natural bombers, the cruel whales! :)

The controls are tight and very responsive, and the action is fun. I missed some more variety of enemies/dangers, though. And a two players version would be awesome: a seal and a penguin fighting it out for supremacy over the iceberg amidst a rain of bombs! Dramatic!! :D


Datamosh says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 6:48pm

Nice entry!

barigorokarl says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 7:29pm

Cool one! Played it 'till I had the Gun lvl 3 and it rocked :-) Nice shrinking island idea. You can build on this if you ask me!

ghRibacki says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 2:00am

Wow! This type of game addicts me easily!
I loved to upgrade my penguin! =)

Oye Beto says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 10:50pm

I liked the upgrade feature, it was fun :)

I'd like to destroy the zeppelins :P

I didn't understand what was the purpose of the red bar in the corner.

Rabbits... says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 11:42pm

Penguin Power...I got stuck a lot though...Love the particles, nice penguin drawing too.

olav_st says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 4:48pm

Cool little game!
I liked the upgrade feature. I imagine that the game would be very repetitive without it. It took a little while to figure out that youre not supposed to shoot the zeppelins though.
Still, good job.

JoeCool17 says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 7:01pm

I wasn't able to shoot the zeppelins, they just kept bombing me. :(

davidwparker says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 7:45pm

Neat game, but hard to play. I couldn't kill any of the airships (can you kill them) and it was hard to kill the bombs too. Also, a little hard to play with a trackball/no mouse.

derrickdool says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 8:07pm

Just when I thought it was one dimensional, boom upgrades!

Make A Game says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 8:10pm

It's fun! Reminded me of a newspaper story about curious penguins that look at airplanes with so much attention they end up falling on their backs.
Also, penguins and no linux version? What a tease. :)

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