August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution

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Deal with It

by midgard - 48 Hour Compo Entry

"Deal with It" Is a impossible platform mini-game that has a bit of humor. If you like the impossible platform games you may taste this game :)

One of the impossibilities is that when you die too much times there appears a black blood that don't let you to see where are you going. So try to don't die too many times!

The history of two brothers that hates himself.

CONTROLS ARE:
ARROW KEYS - MOVE & JUMP.
SPACE - NEXT CONVERSATION.
R - Respawn the character (use this if you get stuck).
M - MUTE THE GAME MUSIC.

This was the first time that I created music for a game. So be sure to don't listen to the music because it feels horrible! : [

Thanks for playing and I hope you enjoy the game!

- What I used to make this game -
Construct2 (2d Engine that uses JavaScript as programming language - has a free edition. I used the paid edition).
Photoshop (for the graphics).
Sunvox (for this horrible music and sounds \o/).

!!!! SPEEDRUN (IF YOU CAN'T ACCOMPLISH THE FIRST LEVEL VIEW THIS VIDEO) !!!!
http://youtu.be/M6nSw8vAB_I

** Developed by **
@MidgardT
www.devmidgard.com

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#99Humor3.11
#375Audio2.39
#438Mood2.51
#438Fun2.67
#476Overall2.77
#509Graphics2.55
#672Theme1.88
#684Innovation2.01

Comments

Foxtacy says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 2:34pm

Hey i like this! A little hard but... Cool overall :D

midgard says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 2:42pm

@Foxtacy Thanks! Yup it's a little hard but I work'd a lot on it so thanks for playing and hope you enjoy!

rodrigomotta says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 2:42pm

Hey man, amazing game. Very funny. I like the humor. "Super Meat Boy feelings". Great job! =) Oh, its very hard game LoL =)

maxx says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 4:27pm

Great man! The first level was like IMPOSSIBLE, died like 40 times, but then i really started enjoying the game. Cool game.

MarekkPie says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 5:00pm

I jumped, and then my character immediately disappeared.

midgard says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 5:09pm

@MarekkPie What explorer are you using? There is some bugs coming from Chrome for Linux. And in what moment was the character disappeared?

kevincorrigan says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 7:55pm

For me I hit the ground in the first level after jumping and the character disappeared, I'm using chrome for windows.

midgard says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 9:21pm

@kevincorrigan I've set a new key "R" to Respawn the character like normally, so if you get stuck or the character disappears, just press R :)

aschearer says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:13am

I thought the intro was humorous but the first level is simply too hard. The main problem is there doesn't appear to be any soft jumping. You either are not jumping or you're jumping the maximum height. At the same time I found it very difficult to move while in the air. All of this combines to make it seemingly impossible (at least for me) to clear the level. I think simply adding the ability to soft jump (as is typically seen in platformers) would make a huge difference. Other than that, I thought the art style had a nice vibe -- though a bit too similar to Super Meat Boy -- and the music was charming.

sclark39 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:18am

Way too hard. Wasn't able to get far enough to see any evolution theme. :(

NedortGames says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:19am

Kind of hard

Rellikiox says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:21am

Way too hard. You almost can't control the character when in the air, so most jumps are really hard to make.

Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:27am

Very very funny, but also very very hard!
Loved the not play option on the title screen and the opening cutscene.

Gave up on beating the first level after only a few tries. I'm sure I could beat it, but it was very frustrating.

zakchaos says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:27am

Hey man, cool level design, unfortunately i had too hard of a time getting past the first two jumps lol, lookin forward to checkin out your source tho, i think if maybe you scaled the viewpoint down so you could see a smaller piece of the level, it would give the level a bit more of a sense of depth,

midgard says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:30am

@aschearer Woah thanks. I'm hyped because you liked my art style and the music (was my first time composing and you like it? It's a miracle!!) :)

@sclark39 @NedortGames @Rellikiox I think I will modify it to be more easy but the first "good thing" of this game is his difficulty :(

I will give you an advice:

DON'T CARE! Jump and run like if the world ends tomorrow!

Phobos001 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:48am

A very challenging game that fits into the theme very well!

IDK About the rest of you, but I died the most on the second level, mostly from holding left arrow when I respawn...

gamblore says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:20am

I was able to make it to level 3. The first level was overly difficult because the controls felt loose. I think it is maybe the player acceleration that felt off.

There are a lot of grammatical errors in the text.

Cell says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:31am

Ragequit.jpeg :P

Bemmu says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:37am

Funny intro, but I couldn't proceed in the actual game basically at all, kept dying on the third jump so just gave up.

midgard says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:38am

@gamblore Yup I modified the player acceleration after the third level :) To make it more easy. And about the grammatical errors in the text, I know. The reason of why there are these grammatical errors is because the English is not my native language, so I don't dominate it at all :P

Thanks for playing!

@Cell You made a smile in my face, thanks for playing!

Fritzendugan says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:41am

Poor level design, and i don't just mean difficult. There's no "scaling" of difficulty, and often the levels depend on really cheap tactics to make a level really hard. I'm also pretty upset because I forced myself to play through this game just so I could give a rating only to get stuck on the last boss because of a glitch: http://imgur.com/Ytm0n can't move. :(

midgard says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:44am

*Made the first level a bit more easy.

@Fritzendugan You probably get bad luck on the boss :( but yes this needs a fix!

mappum says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:49am

I really liked the innovation with showing the places you have died. I was enjoying the game for a few minutes, but I fell through the floor and that broke the game. :(

Mamick says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:17am

I got to the third level, but it was really difficult. Half of the problem was intended difficulty, the other half was because my character repeatedly froze in midair for fractions of second and glitched through blocks. Good idea though, and I love impossible games.

eyehawk says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:01am

Cool game! It reminds me of Super Meat Boy :)

pereubu says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:44am

Fffffruussstratioooooon ...

ttrkaya says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:49am

GOD I'M SOO PISSED RIGHT NOW!!! I DON'T WANNA BE THE GUY!!

I don't like these kind of games, but having seen many of them, I can tell this is of a good quality. loved the dialogs and the humor!

I'm not sure what it has to do with evolution, maybe it has at the end. But I'm not gonna finish this game, sure as hell :D

Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:41am

Reminds me a bit of "You Probably Won't make it" :)

juaxix says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:42am

This is hard as hell m8

Baburo says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:32am

Cool game, good controls and nicely designed levels. :)

jijaweb says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:40am

Hard.

Ninjakannon says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:42am

Definitely needs a learning curve, I found it really difficult. I like the spewing black effect though.

Ragzouken says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:09pm

I love the "Not Play" screen :D The controls are just too annoying for me to keep playing though :p Maybe that's the point though...

kbdmaster says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:32pm

Good Game ! Misgard !
But I don't see where the evolution theme appears !

ncannasse says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:29pm

Too much hard for me :)

SteelRaven7 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:02pm

The game was challenging, yet not too hard. Graphics were nice and clean, but the controls were a bit unusual, they worked pretty good in conjuntion with the levels though.

olav_st says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:57pm

Very hard. The collisions glitched for me, so I fell through the floor a few times.

Graphics and Sound vere pretty good, and the plot was funny.

Mabye you should include clicking with the mouse in the controls? It was not obvious that I had to click to start and I thought the game was glitching.

Pixelulsar says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:07pm

I found it a bit too hard, and I got stuck in a wall. I found the scene at the start funny. For your first time making music it was pretty good.

Mesene says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:20pm

Good job! I enjoied it a lot, its the first time I like the death's mark mechanics keep on going :)

Maxium says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:00pm

Funny... I just kept dieing though

Devaki says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:58pm

Nice, but very hard gameplay :)

nate427 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:06pm

Super hard. I got 70 deaths on the third level. I have a headache now.

Other than that, great game!

zkenshin says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:54pm

I couldn't get past the first level D: Nice graphics and audio though.

fruitfly says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:10pm

uff; this is a little hard. and reminded my of "super meat boy". which is good! :-)

just searched for "meat" in the comments befor pressing "save": yes, not the only one that is reminded by it... :-)

midgard says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:04pm

**** SPEEDRUN VELOW (VIEW ON YOUTUBE) ****

If you can't accomplish all the levels and need something to see how is the game, view the following speedrun video :)

http://youtu.be/M6nSw8vAB_I

CaptainIcy says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:25pm

Wow, very hard indeed! Reminds me a lot of Super Meat Boy. Nice game, good job.

Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:51pm

Hilarious! Great job, though it was a little too difficult. Actually quite a lot too difficult.

jplur says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:05pm

But evolution!

Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:07pm

Hard and simple

midgard says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:11pm

The evolution in this game is how the main character (the creature you move) is evolutioning each 3 levels. Starting with no legs, no arms and a small size and ending with legs, arms and a big size.

Zccc says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:24pm

I died two times and then I fell off the screen! but it's a funny game :D

Vordux says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:32pm

I really didn't like the blatant references to internet memes, I personally felt that it cheapened the game.

The game itself is alright though, a decent classic plat former with some difficulty to challenge the player.

codesavage says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:30pm

This game is really hard... and that's coming from a die hard Super Meat Boy player. :) It's fun though. I really like the particle effects you use to show where the player died, and the humor in the game. I do wish that you could control your jump height, I think the controls would feel a lot more natural that way.

BuffaloPhil says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:46pm

Super neat, boy!

braneof says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:33am

In safari I keep falling through the ground, which added another layer of impossibility.

Cosmologicon says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:46am

Well, I'm up to 64 deaths in Level 2, I have to give up, sorry. The screenshot for the boss looks cool, wish I could have seen it. The jump physics is pretty buggy and the difficulty is way too hard, but otherwise a great game! I thought leaving the death markers was kind of annoying at first, but after I'd died 10 times it was kind of cool to look back and see where.

quasist says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:17am

I can't deal with it...

daydalus says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:02am

Cool game, reminds me of Super Meat Boy. Nice style on the pixel graphics. Game definitly was hard - I though the controls made it tough. I think arrows to move + space to jump would be easier to control. Nice work! ;)

linkzns says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:15am

SFX is nice. Song gets a little annoying after a while.
But... I guess I have to deal with it.

Uberi says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:04am

Challenging, but neat!

By the time I finish the first level the screen is spraying black everywhere.

flyingbear says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:11am

Holy crap I made it past the first level! I feel accomplished =)

SimianLogic says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:12am

I thought the intro was a little annoying, but a cheap way to get more gameplay in a short amount of time (that's a compliment!). The platform parts were pretty fun, but the controls could be a bit more responsive. I gave up half way through the second level after finally making it to the top of the ladder and then dying. Hard isn't exactly the right word--I knew exactly what to do, but the responsiveness made it harder than it needed to be. Impressive for 48 hours, though!

echa says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:43am

The first level is hardest.

savethejets1 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:24am

Good stuff, so hard though.
Made me think of Super Meat Boy.

Erephy says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:30am

People do tell me I made hard games. But this is harder than any ludum game I played. I particularly like the sticky death animation, but there is some small level design issues. Nice game overall.

K1NET1K says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:40am

I died once and it froze/stopped there.. But it was awesome for the few moments i played. Excellent jumping, smooth! I refreshed it and didn't want to sit through the talking at the start again. But I did.

axcho says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:44am

I fell through the floor in the first level and couldn't respawn. :(

BNeutral says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:24am

Too brutal for me, sorry man.

nseward says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:28am

Is it normal to have so much black squirting on the screen that I can't see the level anymore? Great job. I wish the guy was a little bigger and I wish I was better at video games.

I think you have a collision glitch that let me go through the floor.

Orni says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:08am

mario style jumps (height of the jumps are determined by how long you push the jump key) would have improved the controls a lot

apart from that, a solid little game - very challanging without becoming frustrating

timtipgames says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:38am

I loved it, and I finished it (with something like 300 deaths ;))Great idea not to let the blood dissapear, bot to show you how often you died already. And indeed it hides some of the geometry if you die too often :) Good Job!

kirill says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:08am

Wow, really hard game. I wish there were checkpoints. Could not complete the 1st level (next time maybe make the progression from easy to hard more gradual - to pull the user in.)
Nice gfx and music though, although I had to squint.

Zed says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:18pm

Ahh yes, the ever-popular 'masochistic platformer'. Made one of these myself. Good stuff! The music's a bit repetitive, though.

keenblaze says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:32pm

HARD AS HELL!

wibblymat says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:41pm

Kind hard :p

BMacIntosh says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:38pm

Not bad. I agreed with others at first that the mid-air control was very annoying, but if you get use to it you can exploit it to good effect.

Also, I agree that the difficulty ramp-up could be tweaked. I thought that levels 3 and 5 were (don't shoot me) way too easy. I did level 5 in three tries.

ahm99 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:39pm

I gave up. But it was fun. :)

pardue says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:28pm

It looked easier in your video... :)

xhunterko says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:39pm

Erm, am I supposed to fall off the first few tiles after jumping too many times? Bug?

TravisChen says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 1:53am

Not play option is hilarious

tastive says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 1:58am

Hahaha. Pretty funny. Nice game! Good challenge level.

benderbinary says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 5:20am

sooo many oil showers!

dr_soda says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 5:53am

Pretty difficult, but it was also a fun little game. I admit that I never made it past level 2, though.

I LOVE the "Not Play" screen. :)

Drabiter says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 7:46am

Has stuck issue (and R not work like others) too.

Aug 29, 2012 @ 7:50am

Was sad to see this become a platformer, but I really dug the start. Bro.

- Andrew

imef says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 11:32am

Can't even go passed the first level!

Starmen says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 12:58pm

I got to level 2 before giving up. Super hard. Died about 50 times. Really well made game though. Controls are tight and do what you want, which is basically all you can ask for from a platformer.

gnx says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 2:56pm

Extremely difficult straight from the start :D
I think I liked the art in the intro better than the actual game.

_AM_ says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:13pm

I'm experiencing visual lag spikes every 10 seconds or so. During this time frame seems to be when the character disappears or will sometimes allow the character to jump significantly higher.

Sergey Mohov says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:40pm

Nice litte platformer, a bit too hard, yeah, and special thanks for the mute button :-) Needs some introductory levels perhaps.

Mach60KAS says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:56pm

I quiet liked this; it reminded me quite a lot of super meat boy! The humour added some nice touches too - great job on the whole thing :)

midgard says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 4:37pm

First, thanks for all the comments! This has been a full work weekend and for sure your comments are making feel me really satisfied, completed, happy!

I really SORRY for all the people that are having problems playing but I don't know what is happening in other browsers that are not Chrome... A little percent of people have the problem of crossing the platforms.. but I need to see the bug to fix it and I really tested but nothing happens.. for me the game runs fine.

So I will continue working on bug fixes but I don't promise anything :(

Cyboot says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 5:21pm

too hard for me, i should stop now before something bad happens to my PC :D

nice from you to add a gameplay video

raarlac says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:45pm

I can't believe people are complaining about level 1!! Cmon, guys, is not that difficult... At least, not level 1.
Great game also! very addictive

dector says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 3:47pm

Yep its hardcore. But timeless particle engine isn't good idea :) It loads CPU and doesn't looks good.

yosh says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 12:01am

Fun but quite hard :X

Sep 3, 2012 @ 8:15pm

Great game,but i'm terrible at platformer's so even after the speedrun I died like a million times.Still very addictive

Colapsydo says ...
Sep 10, 2012 @ 7:09pm

The horizontal acceleration is a bit odd. I found the last three levels easier than the first ones, but may be I get used to the controls.

Haddy22 says ...
Sep 10, 2012 @ 7:40pm

bah- i died like 30 times trying to beat the first level!

I do like the meat-boy effect seeing where you died the previous attempts but I think the level design needs help. First level feels more like a medium-hard scale level - should have introduced easier levels first maybe

goerp says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 8:14pm

This surely was tough! And all the old attempts keep on reminding you of your failure by constantly spewing blood.
The beginning of the game is the funniest I have seen.
Good game.

midgard says ...
Sep 18, 2012 @ 1:36am

So.. what can I say.

Ludum Dare 24th is over and I really give all my THANKS to all who gived a chance to my little game. For the second time I think the things have gone a lot better than the first time (a total fail, yeah).

So really thanks for playing and for commenting. I'm thinking to do an extended-free of important bugs-more cool at any time of this year. I'm working in an other project now but I promise that I will make a remake of this game when I acquire more experience.

As I see my poor rating is on the Theme rating. But yeah I will not say this is wrong because I haven't any idea at the beginning :)

Really really reeeeeeeeally thanks to all the comments and all who played my game and I hope to see you in another Ludum Dare edition!

If you liked my work or just you like following people, search for me @MidgardT :) I don't tweet really interesting things but you will be tunned for any game I do.

Regards,
Midgard :)

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