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Super Mega Penguin X

by Darkfrost - Jam Entry

It is dark. You have a flashlight, but only 10 seconds of power left! Make your way to the exit! But be careful, if your power runs out, you wont be able to see, and many dangers lurk in the dark!

Made using XNA, so might require XNA redist / .NET framework


Jacob Keane -
Lewis Houghton -
Gary Nield

=== ART BY ===
Sophie Morris
Matt Lindridge

=== MUSIC BY ===
Pngvn -

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draculeqq says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:58am

Win 8 64bit - Can't run

Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:24am

The game crashes when trying to launch first level. (Win7 64bits)

Darkfrost says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 9:44am

Make sure you have the XNA Redist installed ( ) - If it still doesn't work, please comment again - Seems to work fine for people when I asked in the IRC

legendlazy says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:16pm

Works for me on Win8 64bit with XNA Framework installed

Diptoman says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:35pm

Most levels could be completed in under 10 seconds, so yeah wasn't too annoying at all. Great soundtrack though. And yeah, good use of the theme.

Darkfrost says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 5:27am

Thanks :) How did you find the last couple of snow levels? Those were the hardest ones imo :D

M.O.U says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 11:40pm

Pretty fun! Maybe you can improve the art!

Amber says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 9:41am

I realize I'm living in the stone age here, but the interface elements don't line up correctly on my (non-widescreen) monitor. The part of the screen I have to click on to start the game from the title screen, for example, is well to the right of the "Play Game" graphic. Also, I don't know if it's related or I just didn't figure it out, but is the flashlight supposed to stay pointed straight up toward the ceiling? It wiggled a little when I moved, but I couldn't aim it at where I was trying to go.

That said, I love your title screen graphic and the music does a very good job of conveying "penguin in an ice cave." I'd play more if it displayed correctly on my monitor!

dalbinblue says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 1:33am

A solid entry, had some difficulty with a few later levels where the platforms were really small and it took longer than ten second to complete. Basically, I needed the light for pretty much the whole level but could not complete it in time, so it took a while to memorize some of the jumps.

Oxygamer says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 7:08am

Have problem with launch....I think Unit3d is the best Engine for this contest - allow all platforms

kibertoad says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 7:43am

nice art and music. good, but brutal level design. made me feel sorry for the penguin.

phi says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 8:52am

Very nice. I like the level design. Challenging, but doable. Having the limited field of view is very frustrating sometimes. Well done! Your game made me hate ice bears.

JokerDen says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 9:31am

It's doesn't work: Win7x64.
May be it because pinguins from Linux on Windows? :)

Darkfrost says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 2:09pm

Again, anyone having problems running it, install the XNA redist

Binary Gambit says ...
Sep 5, 2013 @ 2:54pm

Overall AWESOME! was good fun and the character was cute.
Ran perfectly on Win8 64 after installing the redist

Sep 5, 2013 @ 9:58pm

Excellent graphics and gameplay, a nice solid game. (Was able to run on windows 8 x64 bit)

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