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Blue's World

by matt9837 - Jam Entry

You MAY require the Visual Studio 2010 runtime!

DEV NOTE:
Well, this is what I could muster up amid school projects, homework, and other obligations. So firstly: Thank you for playing my game! I know I submitted this rather early, but it's all because I MEANT to enter the Compo, then decided that I would rather enter the Jam due to a multitude of reasons:

1: SDL Mixer decided it didn't want to work, so no sound could be used.
2: I just didn't put as much effort as I would have if LD23 took place during Summer. So I'll put a good run in for LD24!
3: Motivation and ideas were lacking around the midway point

I had fun, of course! I wouldn't have finished at all had I not.

Also, this is another game that'll hopefully add up to that goal of 1000! We can do it, guys!

For those interested in the source: My header file setup is weird, I know, but SDL wasn't looking to cooperate for whatever reason, so that's how it turned out.

DESCRIPTION:

Blue's World is the interactive story of Blue, a lone blue square, in a room that was completely blue. One day a portal opens up, and he decides to investigate.

CONTROLS:
Left/Right - Move
Up - Jump

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
- A computer that can run Visual Studio 2010 applications.
- About 5 MB of space.

Coded using C++ and the SDL library

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness58%
#128Fun(Jam)2.76
#189Overall(Jam)2.64
#204Mood(Jam)2.20
#216Audio(Jam)1.00
#224Humor(Jam)1.38
#242Theme(Jam)1.88
#248Graphics(Jam)1.94
#255Innovation(Jam)1.75

Comments

YSelf Tool says ...
Apr 22, 2012 @ 8:32pm

Nice game, fun to play. I just miss music/sounds and more levels :)
Needed to turn of the antivirus-program to play it, hope you did not include any virus ;)

lasseastrup says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:15pm

Pretty standard platformer. Could've used some more challenges.

jeroenimooo says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:43pm

Simple graphics, But challenging levels, wich made it into a good game, Also awesome level changes!

Budda says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:08am

The lack of music is a real let down, otherwise this is a very nice and clean game.

Well done.

Killswitch says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:35am

Simple graphics but genius design on a platform game! I just don't see how this fits the theme. Anyways, nice effort! :)

Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:43pm

While the game itself doesn't have anything flashy or special, the platforming itself was done pretty well.

naufr4g0 says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:08pm

Is a good essential platformer, but I think it needs more challenges.

crazyheckman says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:54am

I got through to the end but the camera movement was killing me.

BlackDogg says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 8:18pm

Pretty nice game, I like the platformer/maze combo but the camera was a bit hard to follow. Gameplay was sometimes great, with bell balanced jump sometimes frustrating (when you have the roof stopping you from really controlling a jump for example). Definitely a nice entry to could lead to something great if improved !

Misfit says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:16pm

Nice and fun small game.

R3ason says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:49pm

Ah, cubes! They hold a special place in my heart :) Loved the "small" feel of the game, which added complexity to it. There were a few times where the controls didn't quite seem to respond, but I'll just chalk that up to my own fault. Would love to hear a little 8-bit tune to accompany the game, along with maybe some story text at the top/bottom of the screen to begin each level? Just some thoughts! Thanks for making and sharing this!

ehtd says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 6:38pm

I think it needs something that makes it different in the platformer genre. Very playable, good gameplay, only the jumps at the top borders kind of move the screen too fast.

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