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Inversion Boy

by chippers - Jam Entry

*****************Epileptic Seizure Warning*****************

A fast paced plat-former where you play a young boy running through a bizarre world, spreading darkness to everything you touch. Every 10 seconds Inversion Boy Inverts the world around him, changing it's environment.

Try to stay on platforms while avoiding spikes, and dealing with sudden changes in gravity.

Controls : Space to Jump.

Made by Team Almost

Added a web version of the game, also added a mac version that's untested but should work, let us know if you're having issues with it.

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Alex Rose says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:06am

This was really cool. Felt a lot more immersive than most running games. The flipping upside down is awesome. It's well designed too, there are points where you can't see what's ahead, but you just instinctively know where to jump. Lovely style too. Nice one.

Vasileiadis says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:08am

Really liked what you did with art style!! And the map was pretty neatly designed (if it's randomly generated - nice one!) All it needed would be a catchy loop for the background and for the theme to play a more significant role :)

RetroEpic says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:11am

very cool mood. Must have post jump grace in platforming! otherwise very cool effect of the black and white, quite challenging when it flips, also felt the gravity could be tweaked to be heavier.

euvl says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:51am

Rather interesting idea, challenging game!

Nerlin says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:12am

Pretty interesting theme using. It was unexpected when my hero fly away to the opposite side of screen.

Great job!

necmelt2006 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:01pm

Nice, the animation when player jump is... weird XD. the inversion is good. I was falling then the gravity changed but then i falls into spikes XP

Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:18pm

good game

Feffers says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:19pm

I liked the single button game-play and was pleasantly surprised when it flipped upside down. Good level flow.

bitserum says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:22pm

Well executed idea. It sets the mood. Those spikes are annoying. Wish i had a bit more control over jump. But good job with the environment.

Bmanrules says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:25pm

Very nice game! Fun runner, solid controls and fluid movement. Gravity seemed to invert longer than 10 seconds but the lightning and other features were nice

Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:17pm

Good Job. The B&W art style played well with the simple but fun mechanic.

Supercannon says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:54pm

Looks a lot like Limbo.

Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:54pm

Nice concept ! I like the reverse gravity idea ! Really cool ! Thanks for the web version!

Aug 30, 2013 @ 8:50pm

The graphic style is a good idea, but the game seems to be more polished, and maybe increase with more features.

Andresh says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 4:02am

Loved the sudden gravity change. Noticed that as long as you jump on the last square there will always be a safe landing this is good when you don't show the next jump but would be better if we could control the height of the jump (thus the distance covered) by keeping space bar pressed.
The black and white change was nice too ^^
Would like to see the theme used in the gameplay but great job ^^ want to see this grow ^^

Sep 4, 2013 @ 8:04pm

Hmm that's a cool idea and I like the art style but lack of music and audio and... a title screen... makes it feel less impressive haha. But I know you probably didn't have time, so good job!

Sep 12, 2013 @ 1:38am

Neat game. I enjoyed it! The art was very pleasant, but it could have used some sound.

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