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A Lava Quest

by vogon101 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Bear in mind that this is my first EVER game and it was made in pure java with only LWJGL. You are a miner. You have got stuck underground in the middle of a volcanic eruption. The lava is rising and you must flee. If the jar file does not run when you double click try running it from CMD (java -jar LavaQuest.jar) and do not use runnable.jar WASD to move. Cheats: M,N,B,K Download the zip from Google drive and extract it. Then either run the .jar file OR the correct executable for your OS.

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IcyLava says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:04pm

The coin sound was a bit too loud, it seems like when you hit a coin block multiple coins pop out, so I guess that's why. Also the jumping and graphics are a bit derpy, but other than that you did pretty good.

vogon101 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:14pm

Thanks! :)

Airwaffle says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:45pm

Unusual jump mechanic, but I like it! Sweet game man =)

Seme says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:22pm

Bright and colorfull graphics. Controls are good, player jumps surprisingly high, but that's ok. Nice game! :)

Zolkren says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:32pm

Nice game.

tompudding says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:15pm

I am a not bad miner! Wooohoo. Nice take on the theme, and a pretty fun game, nice job.

ix says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:15pm

The jumping controls feel oddly geometric to me.

Mekuri says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:18pm

Controls are a bit weird, but for a first game you did very well :-) Good job!

pighead10 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:19pm

Mechanics are really weird, and it makes the game feel unnatural and clunky to play, but otherwise a fun game.

Seraphina says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:21pm

Not to shabby for a first timer. =)

jtpup0 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:12pm

very fun, a little laggy at the start for me but overall a nice submisison!

SecularBaron says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:51pm

I enjoyed the platforming and the pressure from the rising lava. Some more sound feedback would be good. Look forward to your next entry.

whilefun says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:59pm

For your first ever game, and made in 48 hours, this is pretty impressive. Keep making games! :D

anvoz says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:23pm

The jumping mechanic was a bit strange but I had fun playing this game. Great job on your first game.

YSelf Tool says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:47am

Good ideas, graphics, etc, working fine, just the game mechanics could be better.

Gaspard_ says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:01pm

That jump is the one I implemented in my very first platformer 2 years ago! Feels pretty nostalgic...
Nice game.

GreatBigJerk says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 11:53am

It didn't do anything when I tried to run it on OSX. I didn't even get a crash error.

Lukbebalduke says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 4:01pm

Ok, to a first game it is good, but I didnt like de mechanics, graphics and songs, but nice job, and good luck.

KeyMaster says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 9:47pm

Pretty nice game for your first game ever! The jumping mechanic needs improvement, but otherwise a good entry!

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