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

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Lucas's Quest Backwards

by Volute - Jam Entry

Does evolution of mankind always go forward ? What about backwards and sideways ?
In the year 35 000 something, the humans have changed a lot. Lucas dreams about the humans from before and wishes he could live with them...
... and why not be like them.

Lucas's Quest Backwards is a platformer game with a story about love, time travel and pursuit of the self.
There are 2 endings to discover !

[X], [UP] : jump
[C], [SPACE] : fire (if you have chosen the path of violence)

** This game includes kittens. **

Level design by Ygwee.

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stevesefchick says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:36am

great level design! i love the simplicity of the characters.

LemonTree says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:31am

cool game! very interesting and fun story! thanks a lot!

braingale says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:57am

Simple, no frills fun. There was a nice bit of variety in the level design as well. I dug the cutscenes a lot.


Adbook says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:03am

Simple and efficient !

infinitedog says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:20am

Great work! I think I met the bad ending :P but it's a cool story. Hard platforms levels, I love it!

MortalWombat says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:09pm

Wow! Your game left me feeling utterly confused, empty, and somehow mentally destabilized... i love it ._.

Great, great humor - I initially wanted to tell you about your floaty movement mechanic and sometimes repetitive level design elements but this crazy weird story just made up for everything.
You had me laughing for the first time this LD - it's just awesome how your characters and the whole game are constantly mocking themselves. Very enjoyable!

entrusC says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:59pm

Really good level design! And a nice varity of block types that make the game fun.

Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:54pm

Haha, I love the hook and story. Talk about loaded questions with those options, though!

The platforming is solid for prototyping but I got used to seeing "PRESS ENTER TO RESTART THE LEVEL" ...

CappaGames says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:07pm

Nice game. I liked the story, I was compelled to finish it.

Haddy22 says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:20pm

Clever little story. Entertained me- and nice use of Kittens ;)

RARoadkill says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 11:40pm

Fantastic game.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:13am

good game -- first ld24 i played all the way thru -- kept me coming back for more.

Pierrec says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:28pm

I played twice to get the two endings, and I must tell you this is brillant.
The game is good of course, it's a sweet platformer, challenging and all, but the story makes it even greater. But you know what is the greatest ? That choice at the beginning of the game! Having to chose the ending at the very beginning is a really frustrating and interesting idea.

Per says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:27pm

Great game!
Love the graphics, the sound, control and the story :)

littleball says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:30pm

This was hard (which was good). Well done, and thanks!

gnx says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 6:27pm

Really nice graphics and subtle use of sound. Story was realized really well and the cutscenes were a definite highlight.

Unfortunately the floaty movement combined with constant jumping levels turned me off from the nice presentation.

Kurama_Youko says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 2:19pm

Great game, loved the story!!

Dan C says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 2:49pm

Nice graphics and cute cut scenes.

The game itself is a chore to play though :(. The controls are awkward and the levels feel really repetitive. If you shortened the levels so the player gets to see new stuff a bit more quickly, that should help. I think the player movement needs some tuning to be fun too, but I'm not sure exactly what is missing.

Unfortunately I got fed up with the gameplay before I got to the end so I guess I probably missed some of the best stuff. Sorry :(.

Sep 5, 2012 @ 10:20pm

Nice story! The dialogue is tigh, I didn't want to skip it that much :).

Love the bit in the level-design where you see the time-machine, but then it turns out it's far more distant than first anticipated

jerombd says ...
Sep 5, 2012 @ 10:29pm

Nice platformer with challenging levels! Fun story, but, somehow I wish that the 2 endings were more different.

Steinheide says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 12:15pm

Great humor, simple but nice gameplay and eary sounds. I love it!

Sep 8, 2012 @ 5:48pm

Loved the story, and the platforming wasn't bad either. I don't use all caps often, but THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING CHECKPOINTS. It seems like a luxury feature when your working over a weekend, but there's no way I would have played to completion without them. Great job!

schnerble says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 6:17pm

Nicely done. The graphical style works very well :)

airdeck says ...
Sep 9, 2012 @ 4:56am

Amazing job!

ncannasse says ...
Sep 12, 2012 @ 12:17pm

That's a pretty nice game, didn't finished it yet but there seems to be a lot of content. The platformer parts are a bit long however, I would have prefer to advance in the story faster.

Sep 16, 2012 @ 10:45pm

I EFFIN' LOVED THE GAME! :) Amazingly well done. Lovely graphics, neat humor, cool atmospheric music/sounds. I played it from start to end despite the fact I suck at platformers (really, I died once for each kitty in the temple).

johnfn says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 8:38am

The game seemed great but the controls plus the really tricky levels finally made me rage quit. It took a long time though, I died to lasers like 500 times before I finally tossed in the towel. The game is great, just make the character a little less slidey!

dector says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 9:14pm

Great game! Best score! :)
But pls, make option for switching after-death-screen-fading. I'm not skilled player and die often. And after death screen fading nervous me. :(

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