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Bone Up

by mir007 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Bone Up is a game where you are a dog looking for bones and driving away lawn pestering moles (all called Molemort). You score well if you don't dig too much and keep the master happy.

Give it a go!

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Hempuli says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:22am

Neat! At first I didn't realize how the bone system functions, but after I got the hang of it it was pretty interesting and fun! The slow acceleration felt a bit weird and the music felt a tad repetitive (although obviously mad respect for composing music in the first place!)

j_peeba says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:24am

A cool little game with a great presentation. It's a little slow to take off and I'm not sure if the gameplay is there yet but there's definitely potential for further development here.

zebi24 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:06pm

Really nice and fun, it gets you in a happy mood. :)
I love the graphics and animations, well done!

Jeremias says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:29pm

I like the art style and I hope you keep up working on a post-compo version :) Did you considered to speed up the dog's walking and digging?

mir007 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:23pm

Thanks guys! Very positive feedback! I'm pretty happy with it too and I think I'm going to make a post-compo version. Any input is very welcome. I'll just have to rest a few days before I start again. :)

baboum says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:28pm

A cute little game, with nice music and assets. If you continue to work on the gameplay, it will be really interesting! :)

ceosol says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:02pm

Really cute. The pixel art on the dog jumping around fit perfectly.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:03pm

Cute little game. I enjoyed it.

Nelly says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:58pm

Nice dog, nice grass!

Photon says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:02am

Pretty nice... and cute. Heh.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:37am

A really cute game! The art- and music-style work well together. I enjoyed playing this!

Nition says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:58am

Love the music in this (despite it being super repetitive).

neekobus says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:04am

Simple and Nice !
I think you've got a good start for a children tablet game.
Go on!

Diptoman says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:06am

Not sure how the scoring system worked. But it was fun! The pixel art's cool, and the music goes well with it.

Tomski says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:21am

Very cute, nice relaxing game and happy.

jaxonf92 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:26am

It was a great game. lost of fun

Pitoum says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:31am

Cute and funny :)

alexdantas says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:00am

The music was great!
It fit with the dog, making the chords seem like dog barks

Unfortunately after a while it gets very repetitive

Nice little game

Mandlebar says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:16pm

Love the aesthetics, fun uplifting game. Well done!

travislucia says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:25pm

Dog games are great! This was fun and cute. Good job!

Halbernacht says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:28am

Very cute dog simulator.

tomvert says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 4:32pm

Neat little game, love the animations ! :D

zeal says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 4:04pm

Pretty cool beautifully designed little game.

May 3, 2014 @ 12:07pm

Great little game, really liked the dog animation and music.

May 4, 2014 @ 7:40pm

Aww, this is adorable :)

Zccc says ...
May 13, 2014 @ 6:46pm

Ahah I love how it is super happy and fun :) But the game is very simple and I didn't really understand how the score worked (Did I have to catch all the moles?) Good job!

mir007 says ...
May 14, 2014 @ 6:40am

Thanks for the comments! The scoring is a little strange due to me experimenting with it a little.. ;) I have made a post compo game, where the scoring is better. And yes, you have to catch the moles!

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