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Big in NY

by BigGiantHead - Jam Entry

How to play

Use [ w ] [ a ] [ s ] [ d ] to move + [ shift ] to run.

Follow the yellow arrow to collect coins, worth
1 mill $ each, to reset the timer in the upper right
corner of the screen.

If you jump or run in residents' private space
(2 yellow lines) the timer will go down.

If you touch the police officer the timer will go down.

When the timer runs out the terrain is cut in half.

When the terrain disappears you lose the game.


You are trying to make it in New York,
as you discover a black and white copy beneath.
Unless you make it without pissing
off the residents, both cities will
be decimated in a horrific explosion.

I dedicate this game to my girlfriend,
whose greatest wish is to live in New York.

Downloads and Links




lukepilgrim says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:41am

loved the atmosphere!

dsoft20 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:50am

Nice entry, loved the art style

Agreon says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:32pm

A very cool idea :)

DMinsky says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:50pm

Nice, very nice)

Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:00pm

Nice use of music to set the tone.

wdebowicz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:17pm

It was really relaxing to play your game :-)

Muu? says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:35pm

Nice entry with great art!

I would have loved some more mechanics, the game was basically running and jumping back and forth.

Aomeas says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:39pm

The music is really good. I don't really understand why there is a black and white copy of you, and what's the link with the theme, though.

BigGiantHead says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:20pm

There are supposed to be "power-ups" that you can pickup with the guy on the other side. Didn't have enough time to implement them. One idea is to get like a time stop power-up.

BuKaneerz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:44pm

Great work !
it's a nice idea !

Loneshark says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:58am

I made 40 million and I STILL couldn't make it in New York!

BigGiantHead says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:31am

32 million here. I bow to you sir. You broke my record.

Katamori says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:56pm

Creative way of showing the town as falling down 3D blocks in the background

GrooveMan says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:33am

The style of the buildings and the mirrored city are pretty cool, but the spacing of the coins feels strange. On one playthrough, coins were really far apart and would have been impossible without the run; on another they were all within 2 screen lengths.

BigGiantHead says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 1:14pm

Yes, I am aware of that. I already created a better version yesterday, but it's not uploaded yet. I don't know if I'm supposed to upload it.

PapyGaragos says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 12:09pm

You can upload it if you keep a link to the original and clearly specify wich link is the original submission, and wich is your post-compo

BigGiantHead says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 2:33pm

Already changed it. Hope you like it. :)

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