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Lava Race

by Boodog - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is a game where you have to race to the safe room to avoid getting blown up by the VOLCANO. Yes. The VOLCANO. Hahaha, anyways if you die you have to close the game and relaunch it. It's a platformer. There is some nifty music! :D Also, this is my first Ludum Dare! Everything was made in the 48 hours. It is made in pure java.

Sorry that the size is a little large the audio file is a .wav

Jump: W, UP arrow key, or SPACE
Left: A, or LEFT arrow key
Right: D or RIGHT arrow key

Known Issues/Things to add after LD:
-Chance jump won't work
-Respawn button (had no time)
-Title screen (had no time)

-Jump then go right or left
-Have fun!


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Ravetcofx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:37am

Cummon man its java! can you please make a Linux Version

Ravetcofx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:08am

Thank you for porting it to linux, I will tell you my positive impressions first: I like the 8-bit music and the idea of rising lava, it reminds me of when I was little...
As for the bad, the tiles dont tile to well, colision detection is buggy (but who am I to talk) and the lava rises to blockishy, other wise 21x better then my game :)

Tork says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:18am

weirdly it says that the source file can't load :( will try again later you left a comment on my game

MegaMasterX says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:20am

The no-restart is not necessarily a dealbreaker for me (as my Jam entry has no reboot after you finish combat), but is a little annoying given the amount of time you spend playing the game. Overall, the sound, graphics and gameplay are certainly redeeming qualities.

bonsairobo says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:22am

I reaaaally dig the music. Collision detection and jump physics definitely need work though.

Andrio says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:35am

I found this blisteringly difficult to control. >:|

raincole says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:43am

Good idea, but the collision detection is a little clumsy.

Snail_Man says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:14am

Gave me a white screen :(

TheRealYeff says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:06pm

Fun game! It's still difficult to jump when you're up against a wall but great idea and game play for a quick job!

Falcon says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:31am

Jumping was very buggy, but still a fun game.

BradleySmith says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:38am

Pretty neat game. :)

RobotParking says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:53pm


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

Bit of a large download

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

Doesn't start on OSX 10.8.3. Just a gray window :/

Boodog says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:54pm

Thanks for your ratings guys :D Remember to extract it and leave it in a folder with the res folder in there too if you are getting a gray or white window! :D

Canobie says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:56pm

Despite some hiccups in control and how you have to restart the game every time you die, I liked to concept, art, and graphics. Good work!

Optimus6128 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 9:04pm

Even though the collision/jump is a bit annoying, it's nice however :)

imef says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 9:13pm

Jumping is quite a pain. Other thatn that, nice game. I loved the music!

Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:30pm

Nice Game, although as other people said the collision while jumping is quite weird

HauntedSoul says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:03pm

Cool music! As others mentioned the jumping weirdness is a bit offputting but the music is great and the textures are cool too :) Good job!

cardboard says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 6:16am

Thanks for sharing this with me! First of all, the music is amazing. Yeah the collision is a bit wonky, but I think it added to the fun and challenge of the game. I had to figure out how the collision works and how to use it to my advantage in order to beat it. The game is a bit short, but it's the Ludum Dare, so that is usual. What is with the hearts though? The lava kills you in one hit, haha. The pixel graphics are charming, but I don't think the lava fits in very well with the other artwork. Overall, nice job!

blay09 says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:15am

Nice music.

Typedeaf says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:37am

This game has a very nice gameplay idea, but sadly i couldn't jump that well which made it kind of annoying cause i died because of it. The artwork is cute.

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 9:22pm

Awesome music

Solifuge says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 3:47am

Good work on completing your game entry! As a critique, I think having to let up on movement just to jump is really frustrating and unintuitive; I think allowing the player to jump and move at the same time would help a lot. (PS. the NES remix of the Firefly Theme made me pretty happy. :3)

Sascha says ...
Sep 5, 2013 @ 1:52am

The jumping controls were so infuriating... :/

Sep 11, 2013 @ 11:16am

Oh god, those controls. :D But other than that, yeah, it's pretty fun. :P As mentioned before the music is pretty cool as well.

Zanzlanz says ...
Sep 17, 2013 @ 11:32pm

Haha nice work on your first entry, bud! I forgot to comment when I rated, lol, but my feedback is pretty much the same as the above commenters.

I thought it was fun and exciting - 10 seconds felt like 20 when you're sprinting for an exit, haha! The only issue I had was the jumping. It made me rage a few times, hehe. Good job nonetheless <3

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