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Escape the Oil

by cirpig29 - Jam Entry

Hi there,
here our result. The Goal is to escape from the Oil. Don't hit the Fish, they slow you down. The small fishes (swimming upwards) give you a boost.

Have fun and please leave some comments.

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Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:53pm

I thought the easing on the left/right controls had a very satisfying feel to it. It's pretty funny how everything's physics based, but getting slowed down by enemies gets a little unfair since the player never accelerates again, so bumping one enemy the wrong way essentially condemns me to slow death.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:39pm

Pretty fun, maybe the left-right movement a little too fast

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

Great mood, the fish phisics isn't perfect but quite funny. I really enjoyed playing it!

GamerTaters says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:18pm

Got a good head start, then a crazy log jam of stuff happened. Things ended pretty quickly after that. I couldn't help but laugh. I enjoyed this.

SFBTom says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:25pm

Hehe, this was fun to play, even when I failed. The first time, the fish slowed me to a crawl but I had ages to wait until the oil caught up with me, so I just watched a giant fish pileup at the bottom of the screen.

mrbungle says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:43pm

Haha, I love the way the fish bash into one another! This game made me smile.

pfeyffer says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:46pm

Good idea, nice and simple. The controls need a little acceleration and damping to feel more like you are under water.

Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:15am

I really like the sound design on this.

Menesetsu says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:00pm

It's fun to watch how fishes are pushing each other. I call this "Fish Jam"!

May 1, 2014 @ 4:14am

Bouncing upside and got caught by the oil when hitting some fish. :v The game is funny though :)

michelfontes says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:10am

Nice time killing game! Reminds me of old but good atari 2600 games...

zeal says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 12:01pm

This is really fun and very nice made as well. However in my fifth or so try I ended up barely moving and all the fishes and submarines were filling up the bottom part of the screen. from an uknown reason. Then an oil got me. Enjoyed this!

sfdnetwork says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 8:05pm

Very nice, simplistic concept but fits the theme very well. The controls are nice and smooth and most of all it's fine. Well done sir.

euske says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 12:41pm

I found that you can speed up by taking advantage of the physics. This idea could be more expanded.

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