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    Ludum Dare 23

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

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    I Heart Ludum Dare - Kayamon - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    Instructions:

    Arrow keys = move
    Z = jump
    X = fire

    I had a lot of fun making this; I've been itching to write a platforming engine for a long time now. My only regret is that there just wasn't enough time to do all the things I wanted. I had plans for a much bigger story, spanning multiple levels. Oh well, that's just how it is.

    No music I'm afraid. I really wish I'd had time to make some, it would have brought a lot more feeling to it.

    There's a 48-hour timelapse video of the creation here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R98mENbJXMU)


    I made this game for you.


    Ludum Dare loves you too.

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    Ratings

    #34Theme4.00
    #61Overall3.77
    #92Graphics3.88
    #152Mood3.22
    #158Humor2.90
    #165Fun3.31
    #346Innovation3.12
    #688Coolness46%
    #794Audio1.00

    Comments

    SonnyBone says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:23am

    OK... so at first I was confused about the theme. Then it all came together wonderfully. GREAT INTERPRETATION! The animations oh mah GAWD the cuteness factor is off the charts. The little umbrella... ugh. I just wanted to squeeze him... whatever he is. Needs audio. A great song would really tie this together.

    I LOVE LUDUM DARE, TOO!

    edbadiux says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:31am

    Great game! I loved the main character and the whole concept. At first I though the name of the game was very generic but I liked the ending of the game and I understand the concept. Great work! (I'm not sure if it was a mistake but theres is no sound in the game)

    cjke.7777 says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:35am

    Man that a really cool little game - if it had music/sfx it would've been a potential winner in my opinion.

    jrasmussen24 says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:07am

    Wonderful game. Really well constructed-- the game controlled perfectly. Lovable little character, too. Great work.

    Kayamon says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:10am

    Hey thanks guys!

    Yeah there's no sound at all. I agree it really needed some, but as it was I barely made it in time for the submission!

    Endurion says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:14am

    Great little game!

    I love the umbrella thingy. It really really needs some music to set the mood.

    fanatiko says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:00pm

    I really liked the game and, after reading the comments, I give it a couple more tries to get through the ending and it's a very original approach to the topic.

    Jack says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:42pm

    to begin with I just thought it was a cute and well-designed platformer, but nothing more. The ending really made it for me

    TehWut says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:43pm

    Nice little game, good physics , controls and rounded gameplay. The art is also very nice!

    Datamosh says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:49pm

    Needs audio, but the animations are great!

    Mach60KAS says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:53pm

    Wow, the ending was really philosophical. It was really thought provoking - though if you wait on the far left edge of the boat, you can just glitch yourself straight to the ending.

    rvmook says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 11:25am

    Lovely character animation but was a little to slow paced for me.

    invaderJim says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 6:17pm

    Excellent job on the ending :)

    tlaine says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 10:20pm

    Lovely little game. I'm not going to repeat everything people said already but I agree with them, awesome job!

    LukeRissacher says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 1:36am

    Nice, enjoyed that. I escaped my tiny world. Liked the artwork, very classic / 16 bit.

    chambers says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 3:04am

    What an incredibly well-done metaphor, congratulations!
    Too bad the game is quite difficult since you can't recover your health (pretty much the same complaint people gave my game) but the ending was worth it!

    I love ludum dare too!

    matt says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 8:52pm

    This was really cool. I wish the platforming was more challenging/interesting/fun but I overall concept is great.

    ragnister says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 4:23pm

    Zipped only 52KB? I thought that would be boring, but that was amazing!

    MadGnomeGamer says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 3:11am

    Error creating Direct3D device
    --?

    Kayamon says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 10:22pm

    MadGnomeGamer: Most likely you have a very old graphics card? Probably one that doesn't support hardware T&L, or shaders, or something. Sorry about that.

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