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John The Miner

by iceferret - 48 Hour Compo Entry

I got sick of trying to fix it and make it work.
The game is not finished but I hope I can get some feedback.

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SFBTom says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:54am

Lovely style, really catchy music. I loved how well you taught the wall-jump without any explicit instruction!

Dooleus says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:56am

The room with tons of boxes and multiple players gave me massive slowdown. The walljumping felt clunky - you move too fast back towards the wall and you can only walljump when moving INTO the wall, so it makes doing the bouncing back-and-forth thing not work so well. The art is simple but clean. The audio could be more developed. The slowdown issue previously mentioned was a deal-breaker for me, so I didn't see how much content there really is.

Danman9914 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:57am

The music is great and the wall jumping was well implemented. I wish there was more to play!

Mincemeat says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:58am

Really fun! I really liked the wall jumping.

Afrosatan says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:02am

Fun little game, the second wall jump was the hard for me, it doesn't seem to latch to the wall easy/long enough.
The second level got laggy and I don't know what the purpose was since the green squares wouldn't die.

otato says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:07am

Met the lag room as well. Don't really know what was going on in there :(

iceferret says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:25am

I didn't finish the game, I got frustrated and decided to put a bunch of stuff in there.
Sorry for the inconvenience, maybe someday i'll finish it

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:21pm

I found the wall jumping to be a little frustrating, but that's probably a lack of dexterity on my part.

stenol says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:14pm

Good little game with a very good music. Gratz.

ZYXer says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 11:32am

"Trying to fix it and make it work" is the main thing you have to do while making games ;)

I actually think you already got quite far with the game. The wall jumping mechanic is definitly well done. The music is also quite good. But when I got to the room with all the green squares my framerate fell to about a frame every three seconds, which made it unplayable.

tanjent says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 4:09pm

The Box room framerate room was OK for me. Seems like the default screen settings are a bit too big for my monitor. I think this game can be a game control mastery. The suit switching could be used as a good puzzle device: get different capabilities, or move controls to another hero on the level. Sort of a beneath the surface of the heroes meta-game :)

DevWouter says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 3:22pm

In the future it might be a good idea to create a few shorter levels in which you introduce new gameplay ccncepts. The first walljump was fine (I only discovered by accident), but the second was quite hard.

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