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

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by SecondDimension - 48 Hour Compo Entry

My game is a platformer about an evil goat with telekinetic powers, your goal is to escape from a high-security prison for animal super-villains. The first level is a really quick tutorial, so just follow the instructions in-game for controls. [EDIT: There is a Typo Which says to use W and A to move. Ignore that, it's A and D.]

The gameplay is basically run and jump, but you use the mouse for your 5 super-powers;
1. Telekinetic Guns
2. Laser Eyes
3. Stop Time
4. Shield
5. Explosions!


This was my second LD I had real fun making the game, I did run out of time, so it is a very short game and there is absolutely no challenge at all. You can play it all the way to the end though, so just try it out and have fun with the powers. I was going to do more with the theme too, there were going to be other super-villain animals as boss battles, but I think that was a bit ambitious.
Thanks for reading, hope you all enjoy it.

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Xheis says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:17am

Played through to the 5th or so level. I enjoyed what you've made.

SirJson says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:45pm

Hell yeah! No one can stop my Psy Goat :3

Ditto says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:35pm

Pretty solid gameplay, but the game became a bit stale after a couple of levels, also some indication that you hit an enemy would be nice : )

Kmad says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:57pm

Lots of fun, I really enjoyed the super powers - the laser eyes are perhaps a bit overpowered but the effect is cool. Good work on getting a platformer done in the time.

chrismwaite says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:05pm

Really solid gameplay. Super impressive for such a short amount of time. Love the tutorial - very nicely done.

Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:11pm

Thanks for the comments everyone. I think the criticism that the levels are similar is completely fair, I spent so long on the mechanics that I just couldn't devote enough time to level design.

Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:11pm

Also, I'm so happy someone liked the tutorial! (because it took me hours and made me cry a bit)

filtoid says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:17pm

I liked it - compelled me to play to the end. It's a bit like serious sam - with a goat. It was rather easy but it was fun :)

EatenAlive3 says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:20pm

Very fun, thanks for submitting! The guns and power varieties were the best parts. I wish you had time to finish D:

stigmawall says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:15am

Very good game, the tv filter its a very good idea also. And i don't need to talk about the guns, the other comment says all.

HeyChinaski says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 1:28am

The laser was very satisfying!

AyCe says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:23pm

AWESOME! :D Telekinetic goats ftw! Also, great soundtrack! Of course very easy, and the specials were quite useless, since your turret guns could finish off any enemy while you were save 1 block below. Completed the game with 5 health ^^

Jiddo says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 5:56pm

A bit stale controls, but I sure liked the powerups and shooting with telekinetic guns! One small annoyance was that the selected powerup defaulted to laser eyes in each new room. I really liked the music!

Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:02am

Nice work! i like how the Goat look like xD the controls are smooth and i also like the POWERS!

Almost says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 5:46am

It seemed like the explosions did no damage and the shield and time slowing didn't feel very useful, but being able to shoot through walls for 1 hit kills with the laser was pretty good.

I wish the laser didn't have as much of a delay, a 1 second or 0.5 second delay would've felt more natural.

Starspell says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 11:41am

For some reason using the laser eyes crashed my computer ^^; . I'll have another go on a different computer when I get the chance.

Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:01pm

@Starspell - That's a strange crash, I think the sprite for that laser is heavy on the transparency effects so it could be a graphics card issue. I hope you get it working, thanks for trying anyway

Klakwa says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 2:22pm

Very cool one !

Dec 21, 2012 @ 12:55am

Good work. Needs more IA for enemies

BrothersT says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:01am

Weehey, I liked it! The unlimited special moves made it a bit easy but this is by far the best platforming I've experienced this comp. Well done!

goerp says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 4:54pm

haha, I liked the graphics. Music was good as well.
For some reason the goat reminded me of the goat of darwineatscake(
The hard thing for me was doing the doublejump with direction with my left hand. I'm not used to doing so mouch coordinated stuff with my left hand, WASD is OK, but WASD AND space?
Good game, though!

BlackBulletIV says ...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 7:30am

Quite fun, though there's no challenge to it, as the AI is completely clueless. The controls felt a bit awkward too.

Spelchan says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:22pm

I really hope you continue working on this project as it has the potential to be an exceptional game. Clearly you are aware of the balancing issues. Control issues are another area that needs improvement. I would have had w for jumping as hitting the space bar is awkward with one hand on the keyboard and the other using the mouse. Found the lasers to be awesomely overpowered while the explosion under-powered.

madpew says ...
Jan 1, 2013 @ 5:59pm

Played it til the end. The floating weapons are a bit strange to get used to, but the secondary attacks are nice. Some more enemy types would have been great.

Beerman says ...
Jan 3, 2013 @ 8:37pm

Balance is a little on the easy side, but that was fun. Laser eyes and floating machine guns are always awesome :D

Jan 3, 2013 @ 8:38pm

Nice usage of both themes!

The game plays very well, wish the levels had been designed around using the different powers though, because the laser eyes were most fun but also the only worthwhile power to use. The enemies gave no challenge at all.

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
Jan 4, 2013 @ 4:09am

Not bad, not bad at all! Try biting off a little less next time (less powers, less features) so you can really flesh out what you have and make it interesting.

Datw says ...
Jan 4, 2013 @ 11:56pm


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