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

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The Day Before

by HardScore - 48 Hour Compo Entry

What happens before the hero saves the princess?
How does the villian always succeed?

its time for you to be the villian and try to take the princess yourself.


Arrow Keys - Left/Right
CTRL - Shoot
Space - Jump

Alternate Controls:

Arrow Keys - Left/Right
Up Arrow- Jump
Space - Shoot

I used:

Pixel Art:GIMP.

this is the first game i ever uploaded and also the first pixel art ive ever made.this game is not finished and i had to drop the project because of the time limit.but i think its still enjoyable.

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mastazavr says ...
Dec 16, 2012 @ 8:18pm

Would be much better if you changed 'jump' from space to up arrow ;)

pinion says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 1:18am

I liked the pixel arts.

gabeochoa says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 4:09am

Great game, controls were a little weird but once you get used to them they're ok.

robashton says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:09pm

Shame there was only one level, I liked that the princess was tapping her foot whilst obviously bored waiting for the 'bad guy' to come ;)

bigbadwofl says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:10pm

Funny animations. My favorite parts are how the girl taps her foot while waiting for you and how, when you get to her, she goes bananas and runs away.

svenardo says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:50pm

"No time for a retry button". Classic :D. Love the way the heroine absolutely panics when you approaches. Overall, a good effort.

impulse9 says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:35pm

Levels could probably use a little variety. Shooting mechanics could also be improved a bit. Otherwise cool. Nice art.

HardScore says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:49pm

i wanted to include 10 levels within this game.but i could'nt finish it because of the time limit so i had to release it.i also got 3 more maps that i have desinged.what a waste :(

jamesca says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:57pm

I found it was only just fitted on my laptop display full screen. Would be nicer smaller. Shame you didn't get time because more levels would make this much nicer.

SonnyBone says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:01pm

Not bad for a first time pixel-arter! I love how the first time I got to the top that dude just killed the absolute shit out of me before I even knew what was going on. It took me another three tries before I could finally murder him back, but I DID! I MURDERED HIM BACK!

HardScore says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:52pm

I added the alternate controls version that you all asked for.So i hope its better now.

timtipgames says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:31pm

I think what your art needs is a bit more thought on lighting. In my hopinion things need some kind of depth information even in an 2d pixel art platformer (unless you go totally abstract). But thats just my opinion, and you kind of asked for it ;)
I also got shot badly the first time I approached the bad guy. Panic-Princess is funny ;)

SmallDeadGuy says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:46am

I don't really understand it but it's fun. The music is pretty cool, and the art is nice

ChainedLupine says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 5:26pm

Welcome to LD! Glad you finished something! And decent artwork, too, particularly for an LD game.

I like how the princess runs away at the end.

No audio, so rating N/A in audio category.

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

I think the 2nd guy on level 3 is impossible to get without dying yourself. I love the animations. Good show!

Per says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 7:34pm

That guy has reflexes like the best gunman in the west!

It didn't make me feel like a villain :)

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