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Play Time's Over

by Broxxar - Jam Entry

A fun & fancy platform adventure where every ten seconds, a new rule is introduced to make things more difficult for the young adventurer!

I had intended to enter this in the compo, but my Sunday was way to busy to get in the hours needed to finish this up. I ended up being pressed for time today as well. Nevertheless, I managed to produce a reasonably nice looking platform, with smooth controls and tied in with this LD's theme very nicely.

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Congrats to all on another successful Ludum Dare.


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Nerlin says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:55am

Awesome graphics! I like gameplay.

Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:48am

Haha, very cute concept. I got lucky and managed to finish it. Reminds me of the silly childhood games we used to play with ourselves in the otherwise mundane world.

nikneym says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:26pm

graphics delicious! Funny game

tigerj says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:29pm

the music and artwork is great. I really like your take on the theme. very creative idea.

RoseNinja says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:31pm

like the art and the gameplay really cute, good job

Hypnohustla says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:43pm

Great game. The rules system was an awesome twist. Graphics were very good and the gameplay was smooth.

AtomicVikings says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:52pm

Nice game and gameplay

zanzindorf says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:38pm

Sweet! I love the character design and graphics. The game reminded me of Tower of Heaven a bit with the rule system. I feel like the double jump is a bit OP though. You can clear quite a bit of the level by just double jumping a few times.

BumpkinRich says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:39pm

Graphics are wonderful, and the music and world have a really nice quality. Nice use of the theme.

Thermite says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:42pm

Nice concept, didn't complete the level, but enjoyed it all the same!

Monoquartz says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:34pm

Good theme use and the graphics are neat. gg!

MinionStudios says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:22pm

Nice game, well made and executed. Unfortunately, frustration is the major innovation in this one...

esayitch says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:25pm

Feels very polished... everything is very sleek, fun, and just looks good, except maybe the jump mechanic which could use some polish... otherwise a very solid entry from all aspects! Good job and well done :)

Blizzil says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:27pm

Very cool game, i really like the changing rule system. Graphics are cute, music is great. Although some checkpoints would have been nice ... :)

Fun to play, good job!

Xgor says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:27pm

Great take on the theme... Too short though :(

ChronusZ says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:31pm

It took me a while to realize what was happening with the rules. I should read the rules more often :D Great concept, and the graphics are adorable.

asc3nsion says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:40pm

I like the happy mood of your game. The character is cute, and the way he moves is a bit wonky... but it seems to work with the overall style. Cool stuff.

Lokarunith says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:45pm

It reminds me of Tower of Heaven by Askiisoft one of my favourite indie plataforms. The cooncept is just great, there should be more rules or rules could be disabeled, that way there would be always something happening.

darkshadow says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:53pm

Silky smooth controls, I can't blame them for dying so much! Some sort of checkpoint would be nice but the change of rules are great!

Aug 27, 2013 @ 9:19pm

Nice graphics and like the idea of gameplay evolution.

BitDemon says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:00pm

Love the concept and graphics. Great game.

dook says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:15pm

Haha awesome game :) This could easily stay fun for several levels and with more rules.

ranf says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:05pm

I really liked the gimmick and the graphics were very cute!

bnhw says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:25am

The new rules introduced forced me to move faster!

cjordan1683 says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:42am

Not very intelligent are you? Leaving your comments that you do only brings you more negativity towards your entry in return, especially when it comes time for me to rate your game....

Broxxar says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:57am

@cjordan1683, your comment has no feedback on my game and is an unwarranted insult. Please leave your negative comments off my entry. :/

cjordan1683 says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:12am

You're a total hypocrite, and how can you expect anything less? You can make negative comments on other people's entries but no one had better do the same to you? You knew exactly what you were doing with your first comment on my entry. Yeah, you're mother raised a hypocrite and an asshole.

dancingflame says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:13am

Awesome skeletal animation, I like the main character a lot!
The audio really fit this game, and the level is nicely designed. Enjoyed this, great work~

anmorales says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:15am

I die a lot! I like it, One must not do a lot of things, nice work! It was hard to get the movement at beginning, but once used to it, it's pretty cool

cjordan1683 says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:33am

The more comments you keep making, are only bringing more towards your page as well. You still don't seem to have learned this.

You're not only a hypocrite, but also a manipulative liar. You go ahead and contact the moderator, I would love to let them know about what you've been up to on my entry as well.

pixelboy212 says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:43am

Hey Broxxar, I saw the things you've been posting on other entries. You need to stop. Cjordan1683 is right, you're only getting more flies with honey than vinegar. Just stop picking on him otherwise you will only bring more negativity to your own page. Would probably be a smart idea to quit now.

Aug 28, 2013 @ 4:11am

Broxxar you can drop the charade. I see that you're causing trouble on here. I don't think any of the moderators or admins would be happy to know how you are trying to get under other peoples skin. Stop being a jerk and have some more respect for the community.

REIN1 says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 5:02am

Very good graphic~little hard but interesting~thank you~

SCCOTTT says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:40pm

Really fun idea! Great game!

Zerot says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:56pm

Nice looking game. The controls are a bit floaty(probably caused by using a rigidbody and forces to move it). Shame there isn't a "you finished" screen at the end.

boneloaf says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:46pm

Fun game, we found not moving left difficult, but made it to the end flag with a spectacular series of double-jumps.

jrbitt says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 5:29am

Very beatiful the game, very polished but very hard to jump
I'd like the sequence of nots - not jump, not flower, not troll =D

zillix says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 6:44am

really polished and sleek. wish it was longer, or had more levels. neat idea!

Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:52pm

Love the graphics, sound and also I thought indroducing a new rule every 10 seconds was a very interesting idea. I just stood there to watch what rules would come up, and of course they stopped. It would be unfair of me to expect an infinite number of rules, but maybe the last rule should be something that kills him no matter what. like you must not stand still, then finally you must not move right. haha. That would probably be a bit too sick for the cute graphics.

Broxxar says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 2:09am

@Dream of Sleeping

Yeah I think I got into the original scope of the project in my post-mortem. The original plan was 8-10 rules, and the last rule would always be "reach the finish" where after ten seconds you'd be killed indefinitely ahaha.

Thanks for the insight, I'll give yours a play when I'm back to my PC tomorrow!

ratalaika says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 12:21pm

good job

SnoringFrog says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 7:01pm

Nicely done. Jumping felt a bit clunky at first, but I adjusted to it. It would have been nice to have some sort of "you've fnished" screen once reaching the end though, but I guess as long as you make it before you get the 'don't go left' rule you could just run around afterwards.

Codexus says ...
Sep 6, 2013 @ 2:53pm

Cute graphics, I like how you made the character sprite. The rules made the game really difficult.

vladimirdlc says ...
Sep 6, 2013 @ 3:30pm

I finished it twice, it was fun. As the rules come random, sometimes the come too unfair, but the rules system was interesting, it reminded me of a game titled Tower of Heaven.
Graphics, music and effects were nice, really polished game.

manuq says ...
Sep 11, 2013 @ 5:38pm

Oh! Super cute and very polished! I love the game based on restrictions. Here are a few ideas, feel free to discard them :)

1. make the restriction apply only after one or two seconds the letter is presented to the player. While playing for the first time, I was running left and when the "don't run left" letter appeared, I lost a life.

2. add icons to the letters, and place them in the screen (maybe as a row at the top edge?). So the information is always available. At one point I was so concentrated double-jumping that I couldn't read the letter.

I could pay for this game :)

Sep 14, 2013 @ 11:16pm

A fun game I like the graphics

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