Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend — Theme: Beneath the Surface

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Beneath the Earth

by darkinferno - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Game is short and my first Ludum Dare game.

I hope you guys have at least some fun with it.

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#2134Coolness10%

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Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:55am

Nice visual style, but as you mentioned it's very short so not that much to rate. Adding some ambient music would really help I think, as it hads the potential to become very atmospheric.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:53pm

The player physics are really harsh, making jumping a lot harder than it needs to be. Gravity is too powerful. There are also a lot of collision issues, where I'd have to jump to unstuck myself out of the floor.

ActionRemix says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 8:28pm

I have to agree, the jumping is tough to work with. I played another game with a similar issue during this compo, and I couldn't complete his (I beat yours :] )

I believe platformers feel best when they are partially modeled on basic Newtonian mechanics. It appears that you are instantly flipping the player's velocity when he reaches the apex of his jump. It will feel much nicer if the player slows down as he reaches the apex of his jump, then accelerates on the way down until reaching terminal velocity. From there, playing with the constants is all that is needed to find the right "feel."

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