December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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An Barun Rua

by iandioch - 48 Hour Compo Entry

What kind of villain would you be if you'd never made a rooftop escape?
Inspired by Canabalt, but with what I think is a pretty unique art style - everything is in shades of red!
The title is in Irish, and means "The Red Baron". The rest of the game is in Irish too :3 I'll upload a post-compo version in English so you can understand the story. I'll add goats to the post-compo version too.
This was kind of a warmup for my Irish Indie Challenge 2013. You can join in that too!

So, enjoy! My second Ludum Dare, twas a blast, see you all in the new year for some more jamming madness!

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ddionisio says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:27am

I have to agree, it's a pretty nice art style. I can't rate the humor yet until there's an English version or I learn the language!

Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:49pm

Not bad, nice graphics. Pretty difficult though. Wish the character would die when he actually exits the screen completely, now it's bit too easy to die.

Nsmurf says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 4:40am

Great idea, but it tends to lag for me :(

fishbrain says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:53am

Nice little game, but quite tricky. I like the artwork.

oborux says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 2:49pm

Not many games as gaeilge, nice graphics + theme :-)

sauronz says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:30pm

This game is very nice, I hope you can develop it more. Art style is indeed unique and pleasing, everything red look beautifull and harmonious. I like this kind of games but i'm getting a bit of lag when I try to jump and that makes it a bit tricky and frustrating.
Music is great.

I hope to see more and I'll make sure to follow your Irish Indie Challenge 2013.

i just noticed in the intro the image of the hand with the button, there's 6 fingers on the hand :D lol

iandioch says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:01am

Oh Jesus you're right. How on earth did I manage that? I also noticed that two seconds before he goes to hit the button, he's holding a gun in that hand... :3

Thanks for the kind words everyone! I'll have a look at this lag. But I think I need to play all your games first!

Mase says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 1:14am

Took me a while to realize that holding space builds up his jumping height. It's a little uncomfortable not jumping instantly for this kind of game.
Cool intro and music.

Mythalore says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:25am

Can't run!

Puzzlem00n says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 9:39pm

Good work here! Lemme break down my thoughts:

+It's a funny concept for sure.
+It's in Irish!
+It's got a nicely uniform art style, which I wish I could say for my game.

-Not jumping immediately after keypress can really through you off.
-The difficulty is a little high.

But yeah, I like ending on a positive note. So again, good job!

Folis says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 11:47pm

I really liked this game!
Even though you said it was "easy" for some weird reason (maybe because I suck arse in platformers) I actually thought, that it was quite hard!

I also loved the music :)

azurenimbus says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 6:43am

Fun stuff! I really like the style and I kinda loved not knowing what the hell was being said, I think it added a nice touch to the game. Haha.

The jumping mechanic is an interesting addition to the runner genre (at least I've never played one that had that). I wonder what could be done with it. Definitely worth exploring and polishing.

DustyStylus says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 10:34pm

Quite tricky and got frustrated quite quickly. I liked the look of the game though, nice colour scheme.

Drabiter says ...
Dec 22, 2012 @ 2:39am

Freeze on linux Mint 14 Java 7.

BlockBrains says ...
Dec 23, 2012 @ 4:00pm

Good work. I Like the art style.

iandioch says ...
Dec 23, 2012 @ 7:41pm

Drabiter: Freeze on startup, or mid-game? Were you playing the Webstart or Applet, and the Irish or English version?

dek says ...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 2:12pm

Nice art style / graphics. Controls felt a bit clutch, and sometimes the character just stopped walking on a straight line :(

csanyk says ...
Jan 1, 2013 @ 6:50am

I just couldn't get the jumping to work well. Not sure why. I kept dying no matter how I tried to jump.

RawBits says ...
Jan 6, 2013 @ 4:15pm

It's hard to see sometimes if you need to jump up to a 1mm higher roof or if need to jump over a gap but other than that it's nice. Especially liked the all red gfx. :)

xgeovanni says ...
Jan 15, 2013 @ 7:31pm

I'm definitely going to steal the idea of using Irish soon. Adh mor ort.

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