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Cpt. Sqrjaw

by vapgames - Jam Entry

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stromchin says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:25am

oh god, they blue my head off!

Elisée says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:39am

Very nice game! Love the crazy physics-based movement and the art style :)

jpverkamp says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:44am

That's awesome! I kept getting stuck in the first pit there, but I still think it's a lot of fun. And the audio was a nice touch as well. One of these days I'll figure out how to do that so well. :)

If you intend to work on this more, may I suggest making the platforms move from side to side if you lean them enough? I totally tried to explore of to the left. Didn't work so well. :)

MinionStudios says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:15am

HAHA Yes! I love the gameplay, but the controls themselves were strange. This game is a real blast to play!

ilo says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:19am

Looks and feels great. It looks like everything is made with primitives. I'm impressed!

ddionisio says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:16am

Pretty cool art style! I like how everything is made with squares, I guess that's minimalism! I also like how you use the dead bodies as some sort of way to progress through the level!

angelk says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:38am

I loved piling the blocky remains of my enemies to climb the wall to the next section. Definitely fun :)

anatolat says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:50pm

Game style is amazing! Beautiful animations and good use of physics. Congrats!

Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:50pm

Why is it not working web version! Cool art!

dissonance says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:54pm

Pretty fun. Good job!

KevinZuhn says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:35am

Well that was short, panicky, and a blast to play! Using enemies as a resource was great, as were all of the physics platforms. I would love to play more of this!

vapgames says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:13pm


jpverkamp, oh, i just realised it's possible to jump over the lava and fall outside the level.

May 2, 2013 @ 8:48am

Great art style and music. Character controls were tight.

WhatTheTeam says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:29pm

I loved the physics ! Very pleasant to play !! But hard to reach the end !

hissssssssss says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 2:17pm

You got the graphics to bounce and loll perfectly, especially the soldier movement. It made the whole thing feel very playful.

Jhelle says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 2:18pm

Great physics,gfx and music. Sadly it was so short. Would love to see more :)

May 2, 2013 @ 2:50pm

My god. I like this game so much that after have played it online i downloaded it for keep it on my pc! Great Sound, amazing graphic and amazing physics. The physics is something completly crazy!! Please, continue to develop it!! :)

With what tools/engine you made this game?

Thijsku says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 8:17pm

Nice game! I found the keyboard controls a bit tricky though. It has great looks, the physics are nice and I liked to have to pile enemies! Good job!

Jiddo says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 8:43pm

Very cool graphics and physics style. Fast paced and fun, even tho is was a bit too easy to get stuck in a pile of corpse parts and die as a result.

The game played just fine on Linux using Wine, but I couldn't get the controller to work out of the box. Probably just needed some wine tweaking to work tho.

Only problems I had with it was the keyboard controls. Z and X just didn't feel natural for me. I'd much rather use WASD to walk (and jump) and then use space to blast people into pieces. :)

Great work!

rubna says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 9:36am


May 3, 2013 @ 9:36am

Haha awesome game! I love piling up the blocky enemies to make a path. It's extremely hard though, the controls feel unnatural to me. z should be jumping, x firing.

May 3, 2013 @ 9:42am

BTW, after finally passing the level, unity gives me a fatal error. Not the ending I was hoping for :P

vapgames says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 2:09pm

Riccardo Stucchi, thanks, i used Unity with my animation system (animation editor + playback libraries), Flash+Photoshop for graphics, and FL Studio with Massive VST for music.
I'll post a postmortem with more details and timelapse later!

KEFIR says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 5:32pm

Очень круто! Анимация и физика на высоте, получилось весьма динамично :)

cwilloughby says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 8:47am

The art is amazing, the physicsness to the art style is great. Here because of the 10s video. The game was pretty hard, I had a hard time getting anywhere.

pythong says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 2:10pm

the keyboard is very annoying for german players, where Z and Y are reversed...would have preferred a different keyset :/. otherwise, nice game

martijn says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 3:16pm

Looks amazing. Goes to show that great animation is more important than high-res textures.

I figured out I could also shoot up and down only after having almost finished.

Split82 says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 11:35pm

Where are the sources?

Split82 says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 11:36pm

Oh it's jam :) ok

vapgames says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 10:09am

Here's the postmortem:

_Rilem says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 10:59am

The gameplay wasn't that special. But the way it moves is just pure gold. It makes the game feel responsive and gives a really polished look. The blog post you made really shows what an impressive tech this is. If the animation system was on the asset store, I'd definitely buy it! :)
The music was awesome as well.

Good job!

BrothersT says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 12:06pm

GREAT game! So unforgiving though, would have been 5 stars for overall from me if the game was a little more forgiving. more life or something

pereubu says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 1:23pm

Great job on the code, animations are also great. The game is just probably a bit too hard.

But i like it overall, great job :D

hughsk says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 1:27pm

The animation and physics were handled really well - it does get hard *really* fast though! Great work :)

alcazar says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 8:49am

I just like it

zkenshin says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 6:06pm

Really liked the physics-based movement. Was a bit too challenging to me ;P

8BitPimp says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 10:03pm

Very nice, and the physics are very nice for the character. Great work.

xdegtyarev says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 4:18pm

Great fun game. Loved messing around with enemy body parts.

vrinek says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 8:46pm

I don't think it matches the theme but it is a fun little game. I really missed the sound effects though.

TurboDindon says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 6:45pm

One of the best minimalist art direction I saw for this Ludum Dare. Character designs are very good ; characters movements and shoot settings too. Very fun. I like to jump higher thank to the enemies body exploded.

What a pity there is no sounds! And controls are a bit difficult, maybe the jump with the -up- arrow might be better. And an item to heal might be a good idea too.
Sorry for my bad English.

- SEPHY (@sephyka)

Dietrich Epp says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 6:38am

It's like a squishy, bouncy playground. Sound effects would add a lot. I had a hard time getting very far in the game, but it was still fun to play.

Sylvain.p says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 10:26pm

Great animation and control. There are a bug when you jump on the lava (the screen become blue).

Puzzlem00n says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 1:18am

Pure hectic fun, just as it should be! I could see this being fleshed out with levels and related nonsense very well. Great art, too. Well done.

Alprog says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 11:27am

Enemies fly into pieces according to the laws of physics! And sometimes you need create a mountain of corpses to climb up and complete a game o_O I like it!

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