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Aqua Nick in Deep Sea Danger

by Bad Dog Studios - Jam Entry

A retro-style game where you're searching for the mythical Lost Crown of King Fazooki.

Manage your oxygen levels, collect chests and make it back to the boat with the crown to win.

Controls - directional buttons to move around.

Due to limited time, this game was made in one evening. I intend to polish it up sometime. Link goes to my WordPress blog first, download's on a Skydrive. This way I have a vague idea of how many downloads I get.

Downloads and Links




BoneDaddy says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:42am

Please don't use an installer when distributing game maker games. I know Yoyo claims people don't like seeing .exes, but zipping those and sending them around is much more accessible.

Game quit on me almost as soon as I started it up (went to the boat by mistake). It'd be nice if it didn't quit but just restarted or something. Same with when you run out of oxygen.

I like aqua nick's dog paddle a lot. Also the gradients are nice. The game reminds me a bit of an old Mario Party minigame. Could do with some sound effects when you hit the enemies (took me a second to realize they were taking a way my oxygen).

Good job!

muramasa says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:51am

I hear some RPG Maker 2000/2003 sounds <3. The game is ok. Can't think anything else to say, except that congratz for doing it in one evening.

Robber says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:27pm

ok jeah the big red monster-fish was very to see some more of those weird deep sea monsters..but having the game quit on you is very anoying, i thought i would go to surface to get some air..please provide a restart function or something

vladimirdlc says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 2:40pm

Would have been nice to have an indication of the crown goal in the beggining at the start or when boarding the boat (Thanks for playing.. but you didn't get the crown)
I am not sure if the sharks did killed me, or did they have issues with the collisions, some deads near sharks seemed random...

The restart on any finish, or gameover, was a little too harsh on the player, it's far better to leave that decision to the player, for when they had enough of your game.

Anyway, I had fun, and I also got the crown! :)

vinull says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:41pm

Enjoyed the game. On additional plays I pretty much ignored the fish as it didn't seem to impact my oxygen all that much. The big red fish however is not to be ignored!

May 2, 2014 @ 4:18pm

I love games like this! I included it in part 8 of my Ludum Dare Compilation video series!

Boodog says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 4:22am

Nice game!

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