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Run, Unicorn, Run!

by fprawn - Jam Entry

Run, Unicorn, Run! is a dizzying endless runner.

Fire: F
Jump: Spacebar

Developed by:
Mike Sheldon - Programming
Melissa Pohl - Art

** A Windows port is now available! **

In Run, Unicorn, Run! you play a unicorn, who may or may not be evil, fighting aliens, who may or may not be evil and also aren't really aliens, on their tiny home world. It's hard to tell who's in the wrong here, I suspect it's both of them.

We unfortunately ran out of time before we could finish the game, so it's lacking UI, sound and some gameplay features we had planned, but the existing game is fun in a simple kind of way and we hope you enjoy playing it.

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MadGnomeGamer says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:17am

Looks pretty far out! Unfortunately won't run on my Windows PC. Just decompiles itself into a bunch of seperate components.

Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:33am

Nice graphics. Windows guys don't know what they're missing out on.

ChrisWhitman says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:59am

Very polished art! Could have used some audio. Controls were good but felt a little floaty; a nicer sense of momentum when running and a bit more 'oomph' and this would feel pretty good to play.

I like how happy the aliens seem to be to see my gun-toting unicorn. Almost made me feel a little bad for shooting them!

Kinokochan says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:10am

I love this unicorn! Glad to see how your game turned out. We had some framerate issues, but our mac-mini isn't a high spec machine.

It plays very nicely apart from that. Its very clear from the beginning how to play, and the movement is intuitive.

Evil Cult says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:46pm

[Comments and ratings from this account come from various team members]
Graphics look good. Sadly unable to play (No Mac)

netmute says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:50pm

Great graphics. Not much gameplay, but what's there feels smooth :)

johnfn says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:58am

Nice game! Really needs some audio though - some laser beam shooting noises would really help out here. The graphics are gorgeous! My first strategy was to stay as far to the right as possible, but I kept on being ganked by those little green guys. The better strategy seems to be staying as far to the left as possible without dying, so that you can get more shots in.

SonnyBone says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:33am

I wish I could run this. It looks rad.

Cosmologicon says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:34am

Sorry I can't play, I'm on Linux. Looks great, though! I'm only posting because your entry shows up when I search for Linux (for some reason) and I want to get it off my queue. :)

30dogs says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:31am

Aw man I wish I could try this out, the screenshot alone looks very promising :)

sampyxis says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:32am

Don't have a mac, but this one looks great.

fprawn says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:49pm

Thanks everyone for playing the game, the comments have been really encouraging. I'm going to have access to a windows machine tonight so I can start doing the port. The engine I used for RUR was originally made for Windows, so it should port over pretty quickly.

Please check back this weekend if you'd like to play it!

volando says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:44pm

Hehe, this game has it all! Liked the bowling ball in the background :) the mechanics are cool and I enjoyed it. The control layout is a bit weird tho. I had fun!

moop says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 4:17pm

Awesome art. Game was fun but the scrolling speed was a little off.

ehtd says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 4:18pm

Nice graphics, the world movements made me dizzy

geekygenius says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 2:29am

Gets dizzying after a while.

Kayamon says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 2:30am

I think it might be better if it were zoomed out a little, so you could see further ahead.

I still can't decide if it's right that the bullets bend around the world or not. :-)

Fireblend says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 4:05pm

The windows port didn't work for me (the world seems to be spinning out of control or something) :( too bad, I wanted to try it.

fprawn says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 6:50pm

I'm really sorry it didn't work for you Fireblend. I wasn't able to repro your problem, but I'll dig through the code and try and squash that bug for you.

dagothig says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 5:30pm

Had the same issue Fireblend had, its a shame though since it looked like a fun game

Krisjet says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 6:03pm

Great graphics! I wish there was a score or timer or something so I could have something to shoot for in later playthroughs.

mcc says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 1:32am

Oh, this is neat. This took awhile to get going, which almost made me give up on it, but once it speeds up this actually is a really fun and fairly innovative take on the canabalt genre. Maybe clean this up for a post-compo version and give it some music?

I just want to note that this game and my game ("Breathe") are the only games in this LD48 I'm aware of to incorporate MLP-themed art :)

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