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by JawbonedHero - Jam Entry

Molbert is trying to find his way home, through a treacherous warren of bloodthirsty eagles and mysterious gems. Phase 3 types of gems in and out of existence to carry our mole hero home... or to his death!

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Tyro says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:05am

Holy moly (pun intended), the visuals are superb! I got stuck in the walls a few times and apparently you can die from jumping over the top of the screen. But in the end, it's a cute little platformer. The gem mechanic could be explored in a lot of interesting ways if the level design was more labyrinthine.

Good job with this one! :)

BrothersT says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 7:25pm

Nice idea, I tended to get stuck on top of the diamonds a lot though - unable to move. But I had fun, congrats!

Rafael Sales says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 7:40pm

Great idea, art and puzzles. Congratz!

Mesene says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 8:02pm

Nice entry! I wish it had sounds, at lvl 10 it gets better :D

john_conder9 says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 8:03pm

Level 13 was really confusing until I figured out what you had to do, and once I knew what to do it was still hard. But, I eventually had victory over that bald menace and won the game, yay!

This game suffers a bit from wall jumping and at one point no matter how many times I hit Q it wouldn't phase the red diamonds (on level 13 at that!) so I ended up having to restart the level. But those are minor points, overall this was pretty fun. It was begging for sound though!

Super fun game, great concept, nice execution: I love it!

netmute says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 8:10pm

I'm on a Mac, sorry :(

StMatn says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 9:23pm

Very cute mole ^^ The mechanics are really fun. Great job!

Tainted_Code says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 9:33pm

Was a great game, loved it!

GarethIW says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 9:43pm

Once the gem mechanic clicked this got pretty good. The platforming itself needed a little tightening (collision detection was a little unforgiving), but that aside not bad!

acro says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 9:54pm

Takes a bit to get going but once all the mechanics come into play it's a fun platform puzzle / platformer. Nice artwork as well.

Zim the Fox says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 1:39am

Some times when you die you get more jems than when you restart and one time my gems weren't reset. Also, I SWEAR the door for the last level wasn't there almost every time I checked. Maybe I'm going crazy?

It is a very good looking game however. I love Molbert's shades <3 And the mechanic is very interesting. One of my ideas for LD shared a similar mechanic :3

Good job!

MinionStudios says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 6:15pm

I like the mechanic of the game. It makes for some challenges! Sometimes, the gems move and I created platforms that probably shouldn't exist, lol

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