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by redmaple - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Climb mountains until you run out of health!
Markers will appear depending on the slope of the mountain;
Zs will appear when the slope is positive, Xs will appear when the slope is negative, and the frequency of markers will depend on the steepness of the slope.

Press X and Z when the markers pass the middle line
Pressing X or Z on time will give more life
Missing a marker or pressing X or Z at the wrong time will reduce life

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Maple says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:33am

Oh hi there, redmaple. Funnily enough, redmaple was a transitional pseudonym of mine between my last main pseudonym, and my current one (which is about 5 or 6 years old at this point, and stuck).

*Ahem*, now let's talk business:

This game of yours is pretty interesting. I thought the graphics felt really smooth, and quite polished actually, with the transitions and stuff like at the beginning when it all opens out. A clean look.

The gameplay totally feels like it needs some accompanying music though, and the speed accelerated too fast. Also, I kind of feel like the visual of the mountains went to waste, as my eyes were on the bottom of the screen the whole time. I think you should have put the z and x markers along the actual slope that the player traverses (x could be grey under the slope line, and z could be white above the slope line), and extended the white of the mountain to the bottom of the screen. Perhaps this way the visual of the slope will help you determine how fast to hit z or x, too.

All in all though, this is a nice entry! Hope to see you around.

Jiyko says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:30am

Very polished and very nice. Some sort of feedback to show that I got the right keys like an audio indicator would have been helpful but other then that great theme and graphics!

Galvesmash says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 1:24am

I like the art style. But some music and audio is REALLY missing!

GranaDa says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 1:39pm

I miss some audio, even some bleep would be good. Nice entry! Maybe you should develop it a little more and make a full hmtl5/flash/mobile game

May 4, 2013 @ 11:08pm

Nice Idea.

Aron says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 11:13pm

Nice concept but is there actually a use of the Z's and X's? Would also be nice to have the choice for some other keys because Z&X arent that near on a german keyboard layout.

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