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

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by Maple - Jam Entry

A metroidvania by Spaceoff and Maple.

Speedrun Timer modification by Will "Xyen" (2012/12/21 ver.):

// Post-Jam Fix .exe / Source .gm81
// 2012/12/18 Update
// Can't get stuck in one particular wall anymore.
// The total amount of ore is now correct.
// Made 2 impossible-to-obtain ore possible to obtain.
// Deleted some duplicates of breakable blocks.
// Easier to backtrack from final savestation.
// 2012/12/20 Update
// Character now instantly faces the direction you press.
// 2012/12/21 Update
// Made some unintentionally difficult situations less difficult.
// Stopped the hover sound from playing when entering a new room.
// Fixed a mysterious rubber ducky challenge being easily surpassed.

Shoot a savepoint to save.
Arrow keys / WASD -- Run, Jump, slide down walls (with wall-cling ability).
Spacebar / X -- Fire weapon.
R -- Die and Respawn.
1 -- Toggle Music.
2 -- Toggle Sound.
F4 -- Toggle Fullscreen.

Tools Used:
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Let us know what you think!

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Sim says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 2:43am

This game is awesome! Can't believe it's been done in the space of LD. The way the room style changes after getting the ore is nice, and I liked the ending. Nothing to complain about really, apart from the spikes having a slightly larger than expected hitbox - perhaps add a few pixels to the sprites to compensate.

Time to go for the remaining ducks and ore now. Some of those duck rooms look horrendous :)

csanyk says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 2:53am

Absolutely amazing! Reminds me a lot of Redder by Anna Anthropy. I found 146/170 gems, and located the rubber duck but couldn't make it to it.

_Rilem says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 6:56pm

This is one of the best games I've tried. The graphics look good the controls work well.
I like the different enemies (enemies that jump, sit still, fall from the ceiling). It's a lot of fun to play even though it can be frustrating that you die if you get one hit. This is the main reason I haven't finished the game yet.
But, this is the first game that I plan on playing more than just one time.
It's great fun!

sev_inf says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:45pm

Awesome platformer, reminds me of Spelunky.

gameXcore says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:47pm

A really solid platformer, my only complaint being that I couldn't turn without moving forward, it meant dropping into some of the smaller gaps and killing an enemy quickly was next to impossible.

Ed Okonik says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:56pm

Really cool game. Well done.

Zanzlanz says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:31pm

Woah this is amazing. This is a great game - the graphics are amazing, the audio fits very well, and all of the features are there! I think the junk should have been more fun to collect - it didn't add anything meaningful to the game, in my perspective. I just loved the exploration part. The white outline of the text is distracting and doesn't seem to fit the theme very well. Perhaps a shadow would be more acceptable. Other than that, *fantastic* job!

blackmagic says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 12:59pm

Game is good, there is lot of content but insta death and sparsed checkpoints makes it really hard.

dek says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 1:18pm

Very beautiful :)

01010111 says ...
Dec 22, 2012 @ 11:11am

The world got so spooky! I love the water, great work on the graphics and audio too!

Pitoum says ...
Dec 24, 2012 @ 7:43am

Very beautiful and polished game. I loved looking around and explore the world.
Really really nice work!

Neonlare says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 6:19am

God damn this is amazing. I have no critics on this at all. It's amazing.

lotusgame says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 9:55am

A platform game in the pure tradition. A huge work for a 72h entry ! Congrats :)

AyCe says ...
Dec 28, 2012 @ 6:12pm

Nice graphics. But (seemingly) unreachable gems, weird physics, "unexpected" hitboxes, a lack of savepoints, (at first) quite unnoticable spikes and the repetitive gameplay made me quit before I finished. Stuff like getting the ducks was nice, but for a LD game, this is too difficult. The audio was quite ok. Nice job though :)

zkenshin says ...
Jan 5, 2013 @ 2:01am

Well done.

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