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Miner Grievance

by Jack - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Frameworks/external code:
XNA 4.0 (everything else was written from scratch)

It's been a while but damn it feels good to be back. This is probably without hyperbole the ugliest game I've ever made, but nonetheless I think it turned out well, especially for the time.

Made some incredibly grating soundtracks and some surprisingly good sound effects for it too, which was something that people often said about my other LD entries.

It's basically a game where you collect coins and blow stuff up. The difficulty lies in not destroying the coin, not blowing yourself up (easier than it sounds) and not being shot by other players in multiplayer. I haven't tested the multiplayer with another person yet but hopefully it should be fine.

Keyboard Controls
P1: WASD to move & aim
Space to jump
Shift to shoot

P2: Arrow keys to move & aim
Right Ctrl to shoot
Num0 to jump

Both: Escape to pause
Enter to start game

Downloads and Links




tiffi says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:16am

Played it in 2 Playermod, great level destruction. The Controls are al little bit odd though

ccglp says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:40am

Don't know with the controller, but with keyboard controls are a little tough, great game whatever

Jack says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:48am

Yeah, I couldn't get the keyboard controls to feel great without adding mouse control, which kinda ruined the arcadey feel of the game and made it so you couldn't play 2P without controllers. I'm sure with extra time I could get it feeling a little better.

lantto says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:53am

Cool game! The destruction is satisfying.

I don't have a gamepad so I played it on the keyboard and unfortunately the controls (WASD + Left Shift) isn't very intuitive and made the gameplay less fun than I think it could be.

Overall I think it's good though and I would love to try out the multiplayer since it feels like it would fit the concept perfectly.

Seme says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:29pm

Nice, a game with some destruction mechanics involved. As others have said, I agree that control are a bit hard, at least when using keyboard. Nice game though, good work!

Rick Hoppmann says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:47pm

Can't play this, Unity webplayer is not available for Linux OS. Feel free to send me a tweet @tinyworlds if you export a Linux executable and I'll play your game.

Rick Hoppmann says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:48pm

oups, wrong game :S

Rick Hoppmann says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:54pm

Doesn't work on my Linux machine.

Thorig says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:34am

This game crashes on Windows 8.1. I could not play it.

Dietrich Epp says ...
May 18, 2014 @ 8:47am

Playing on Windows 8.1, it quit with no message. I looked at event viewer and found this:

Exception Info: System.IO.FileNotFoundException
at LD29.Program.Main(System.String[])

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