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

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Mini Marauders!

by xBlinkedx - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Mini Marauders is a little game where you are stuck on a tiny world and being chased by 3 Marauders. They will cause 15 damage each time they hit you and you must try to avoid them.
You can pick up coins found in chests around the map to increase your score. These chests will also have a chance to drop bombs that can be used to kill the attacking Marauders.
Your goal is to get the highest score as you possibly can before you are killed.
Further instructions can be found by pressing F1 in game.
Made with:
Game Maker 8.0
Streamed with:
VOD's of the stream can be found at:
The Timelapse can be found at:

Patches since uploaded:
-Minor bug fixes.
-Expanded instructions slightly.
-Added mute button.

Downloads and Links




Valeour says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:27pm

Very amusing, was a bit of a laugh. Could have made the level a bit more interesting. Had fun though.

Yapikom says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:54pm

Pretty fun. I would recommend you to not have a Wall of text as instructions though.

Dracir says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 12:02am

Simple but fun :).
Could have made the island a little bit random :).

R3ason says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:26am

Fun and hard! Thanks!

Suese says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:28am

This was actually a lot of FUN, well balanced fun-wise but could have been improved with just a few minor tweaks. Zoom in a lot and scroll the screen. That would give it a a real classic game boy-esque feel Also, use better fonts and add music that fits at the very least use an auto-tracker if you run out of time.

Good job.

Thanks for this.

RadthorDax says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:48am

A randomly generated island, and some background music would have done wonders! However, the difficulty of them always being on your trail was interesting. Made turning corners and navigating the trees dangerous activities! Im not sure the chests should have been collidable though. a few times they boxed me in around the chest and began the slaugherfest!

feyleaf says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:20am

Good job! This was really fast-paced, and I ended up dying pretty quickly the first few plays. All told, I had fun with this game!

davidllanos22 says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:52am

It's hard>.< Anyway, good job :)

gotosleep says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:17am

Can't play, don't have windows

Topaz says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:20am

Pretty good. Good job :)

robcozzens says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:41am

I would try it if you had a Web or OSX version.

dukope says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 5:13am

Wow that's hard. Spawned in a tree once. I liked the simplicity though and it does have a nice frantic feel.

spirulence says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 7:35am

This was HARD! Kudos for that. :) Also wished for some background music here. Well balanced, frantic.

levelbylevel says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 7:52am

Game was fun, Perhaps some kind of level structure or just randomised island?

cjke.7777 says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 7:55am

Simple but fun

TenTonToon says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 8:23am

Nice and frantic! It had a slapstick-ish, Benny Hill-esque feel to it! XD The first couple plays were challenging, but once you realize you an outrun the marauders by moving diagonally, it became quite easy.

Now for some variations on the island, both in size and shape, a handful of randomly placed bonus and environmental dangers, and you have a winner! :)


Andrew says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 8:58am

I got "Unexpected error when running the game"

artefon says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:17am

Simple fun game. Good LD entry

Geti says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 6:31am

Quite fun, nice to burn the player's ass a little.
Ideas for improvement: Adding more marauders over time, not making the bastards randomly respawn (Murphy's law means that they'll spawn on a player's face at least once, had it happen second game which made me want to stop using bombs at all. Would seem a lot fairer if marauders came in from the edges rather than just popping out of nowhere.

Didn't really suit the theme that well imo.

31 was the best I could manage, died due to catching on a box of all things, haha.

Drabiter says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 7:39am

Very fun. The gameplay is almost same as mine but yours is more. I prefer health rather bomb ;)

MadGnomeGamer says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 7:30pm

AAAAAAHHH get that knife outta my rear! Here, have some dynamite! The chests making you stop was a bit frusturating, but I like chase games. I enjoyed it.

pighead10 says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 4:06pm

I feel as though there should have been some more mechanics to keep the enemies away. Also, there didn't seem much point in placing the bombs as they just instantly spawned again.

kddekadenz says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 5:12pm

didn't work on Linux using Wine

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