April 26th-29th 2013 :: Theme: Minimalism

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by Switchbreak - Jam Entry

You have been trapped in a minimalist indie platformer! Destroy its sophisticated austerity by adding things to the world!

Arrow keys to move, space to jump.

This is an HTML5 game built using Cocos2D, it should work in all browsers but it works best in Chrome. The particle effects are only enabled in Chrome, because the performance on them is too bad in other browsers.

Music is by pneuman, art is by Madie.

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madcow says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:08am

Cool! :)

ignifluous says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:06am

Rock on. This is brilliant.

Jellycakes says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:15am

Really nice concept. Thought it was a nice take on the theme, a little disappointed that I can't beat the boss, but it's a really good game all the same. Nice job!

ilovepixel says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:59am

Great game! very innovative

Shigor says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:49am

Not the first game I've seen about turning minimalist art to something better, but the results are very good, even if the basic gameplay is platformer (which is a genre I hate with passion). I almost quit on few pages... but liked it anyway.
Probably because of the music :)

NuSan says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:51am

Interesting idea, and the platforming is great. I find the clash between "realism" and "minimalism" a bit disturbing, but i can simply turn everything in "realism" if i whant it ^^

Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:29pm

Really interesting concept. The boss-battle dialog was really funny.
Great job!

Ludipe says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:43pm

Original take on the theme. It's a nice and entertaining platformer.

sythe says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:46pm

Mildly disappointed that the moving platforms didn't transform, but a wonderful game overall. I love the feeling of discovery (or uncover-y).

sythe says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:46pm

Mildly disappointed that the moving platforms didn't transform, but a wonderful game overall. I love the feeling of discovery (or uncover-y). One of, if not the best HTML5 game I've ever played!

multitude says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:19am

cool concept. add some more stuff to do to reveal the levels.

BenW says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:46am

Fun game. Unfortunately my characters movement speed was too slow in chrome so I had to play it in a different browser. It would have been even cooler if reducing the minimalism affected the gameplay somehow. Also, I really didn't see that ending coming.

oldtopman says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:53am

Cool game - interesting take on the theme.
I didn't manage to make it past those two spikes that were really close, but I had fun anyway.

plash says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:55am


- Like the music! Bad loop, though.
- Ahha! Good mechanic. Simple platformer.

What I would change:

- Fix that music loop!

nimblegorilla says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:39am

I really liked the artwork changing when you touch it - I agree it would be nice if the white and red parts also transformed somehow.

nseward says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:21am

How awesome is this!? I loved destroying the minimalism.

lotusgame says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 3:17pm

An interesting idea. Difficulty could be more progressive...

netpro2k says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:59pm

Cool concept. I would suggest not being able to hold jump as i found myself accidentally jumping upon landing many times

daredevildave says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 2:04pm

Great game. The jumping and collision could do with just a little tweaking to make if feel more responsive.

But nicely executed, none-the-less.

FelipeTavares says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 3:32am


elbowroom says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 7:04pm

This was very well executed in an epic kind of way. The gameplay was a tad bit too easy other than on specific jump. Overall it is very good, despite being too easy.

rezzish says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 12:16am

What a splendid little game. With voice acting! Though it would probably be nicer if you didn't auto jump. I killed myself a few times from that.

May 5, 2013 @ 2:43am

Woow, i confessed that was surprised. One good surprise. In some moments, seemed impossible continue progressing in game, but i got it! The Soundtrack is very perfect, and the art style is very nice. I very liked the your game!

EatenAlive3 says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 6:14pm

Nice :P The level at the end had a glitch where I fell through the floaty blocks, but I eventually figured out how to beat it.

One level in particular was really evil. You know which one it was ._.

notajetski says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 8:50pm

Played all the way through! Nice job. Couple things:

1. You move faster horizontally when jumping than running
2. Playtest more! This seems like a case where the developer is gets really good at the game and might not realize how hard it is for everyone else.

Jacic says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 8:33pm

Great idea, great execution! :)

tankete says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 3:32am

Fun. Finished. You Win! :)

May 12, 2013 @ 12:19pm

Haha, such a great game. Loved the music and such a wonderful graphics style. The narration in the end was also a very nice touch. For some extra oomph though, you could've dragged the 'boss'-fight out a tad longer and gave him a couple more lives, maybe added some screen shake and explosion effect. (;

Excellent job! 10/10 ~

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