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In search of an Artist

by suurin - Jam Entry

Windows, Mac OS X, Linux here!

AD - move left/right
Space - jump, double space - double jump
E - use

Hold right mouse button to aim, press left mouse button to shoot (only while pressing RMB, ofc).

You playing as Stickman and like an cool man he strike his own destiny. Your mission is to rescue our gamedev team's Artist. But be aware of evil in this caves...

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v26 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:26pm

Really like the animations in this, reminded me a bit of 2D version of one must fall. Monsters also looked awesome but they didn't shoot / move fast enough. Nice look overall.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:28pm

Nice ! The animation of the character and enemies are beautiful ! The music is awesome too :D Thanks for the soundtrack link :)

Zeta says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:04pm

That is one hell of a technobeat! The animation on the character is really nice and well executed

Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:06pm

Liked the simple designs and the run animation was done well.

starfeesh says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:11pm

Great animations, especially the run animation. Platforming was a bit hard at times with collision, but overall it had a really nice look and feel.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:11pm

So, i really like the visuals and the whole pointing and shooting mechanics, i think it would suit really well for a megaman-like pc game.
That said,
- the "run" button was unnecessary, running should be the default movement since there is no need to walk slowly during the game
- besides the turret, no enemies ever did me any harm
- returning to the starting point as a punishing mechanic only works if you force the player to repeat the same steps (even tough usually i'm against this kind of stuff, but it's a design decision). Making the player walk every single pixel again just because he lost, while all the quest items and enemies are gone is just a boring thing to do :(

Oh, and i like the music. Kudos on that one too.

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

Well, it's beautiful and it has a good music, but platforming is really hard with that stick man.

Pinktreeleaf says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:37pm

like the line art style, but that first jump was impossible for me.

radmars says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:44pm

great start! i like the characters. Their animations were great. I think my only major pain point was the controls, movement is a bit too sluggish and the jump is too floaty. nice job.

wheelsx says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:51pm

This is a pretty awesome game. The line art is awesome, and the sound is good. The story seems pretty decent (given the short amount of time to write it). However there are a few flaws, the biggest being the controls being a little clunky and non responsive. Running should be default, and holding to right click is a bit pointless.

Cirrial says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:44pm

Really liked the style going on here, sparse graphics animated well looks stylish as hell. Music is good too, gameplay a little clunky though. Everything feels a bit too... clunky, I guess? Too physically real, almost.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:22pm

Cool story and unique art style. The controls were a bit tricky (shift to run and space to jump), up (or W) for jump would have probably been easier on my fingers. Well done bro!

Garris says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:20am

Great music, and interesting graphics. I didn't quite see the need for 2 different movement speeds, but the game was a fun playthrough.

Yword says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:58pm

The music is pretty cool! But the controls is quite difficult, and faster movement will be better.

InfectionTeam says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:59am

Very cool work on the run animation and general art-style. Pacing of the gameplay and controls needs some finetuning however. Pretty cool overall!

SmilingCat says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:04am

The visuals were nice, crisp and stark. I agree with what baykush_figtree said about the inputs, in addition, it took me a while to figure out I had a double jump (I see it in the instructions now, but had just glanced over them before playing).

Konrad Zegis says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 1:52pm

I really like stickman sprite, and animation. It reminds me of rayman :)
Some thoughts
- Too bad that first enemy just pushes me around, but cannot make me fall from platform or sth.
- I think that puck-up button is unnecessary. After all I must pick up all parts...

May 4, 2014 @ 6:45am

Ha, love the artstyle!

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