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War in a Bottle

by JumbocactuarX27 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

I built my game with Construct 2 Personal Edition, Audacity and a whole bunch of GIMP. It's based off a popular drawing topic for me and my chums back when we were in daycare: stick figures inside bottles doing things. For me, it's a minimalist art style without being a whole mess of rectangles hopping all over the place.

I was going to make two more levels than are present in the game, but time requirements are forcing me to cut them. I was also going to add in music, as evidenced by the toggle on the title screen, but I was trying to beatbox the music and it REALLY wasn't turning out well, so I've saved you the trouble of muting my game. There were also going to be more weapons and enemies, but I decided that wouldn't be very minimalistic of me.

I had Construct export in HTML5 + Javascript, and my javascript is not minified, so I hope that's close enough for source. Otherwise, you can find my .capx file at the Source link provided.

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Hemuuuli says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:51am

Love the sounds!

Tater_hater says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:53pm

Absolutley love this game! One of my favorites so far

rwos says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:07am

Wow! From the screenshots I thought that this would be overly simple, but it's actually really well-made and cool and a lot of fun! The character animations are great, as is the level design. And I also like the sound effects, they fit very well to the rest of the game. Great job! This was a lot of fun to play!

tnovelli says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:44am

Nicely balanced too... difficult but not insanely so.

DaveDobson says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:45pm

Very nice - fun platform game that works well. I liked how you could crawl up the edges of things. Cool idea, well executed.

Beldarak says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 4:37pm

The controls are a little tedious (certain jumps are really frustrating) but it's a nice game. I loved the sounds :D

SuperDisk says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 12:16am

Controls were quite wacky, but fun game. Stumbling over the enemy legs was a bit annoying, however.

runonthespot says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 7:16pm

hilarious. Love the idea too.

free_napalm says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 11:14pm

Why did you decide to leave corpses as glitchy obstacles? I still had a lot of fun playing through the game.

Super Hamster says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 4:12pm

Great game and really fit the theme well.

Cosmologicon says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 3:43pm

Wow, really fun! I like the creative idea. Even the mechanics is pretty well done, I felt pretty skilled pulling off a few of those midair shots in the last level.

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