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Drill a Kilometer

by Clavus - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Fame and fortune are said to await the driller that reaches a 1000m into the earth. A few obstacles are on the way though, such as hard rocks, TNT caches, and underground drill-missile systems. But what is a drilling life without a little challenge?

Post your run times in the comments. Bonus if you make it without taking damage.

Controls explain themselves. Arrow keys to steer or speed up.

OS/X version is UNTESTED. Please let me know if it's working.

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diemer says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:46am

Works swimmingly on OS X. 751m was as far as I've made it thus far.

PartyBoat says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:55pm

Really fun to play! Loved the missiles just coming out of nowhere. Beat it in 141 seconds.

longshorts says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:57pm

Bloody missiles! I keep dying at around 800 meters! If I wasn't rushing to get to 1k I could probably actually finish it :P Very good gameplay!

Druid says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:59pm

I hate controls little bit :D Can you add something like swap controls? I really need Key left = right and Key right = left :D

MSaul says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:01pm

I reach the 1000m in 143.4 sec (dunno if it's a good score).
I've got the same idea at the begining but I change some things (but it still a cool idea). It's great to see my first idea implemented. Good job.

Ellian says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:05pm

Wish there were different neemies, or something more likely to be underground (dinosaur bones, oil/gaz layer and such!), but a very solid entry.
Well done!

Zazibar says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:12pm

Simple and fun to play, great entry.

ioboi says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:03pm

Nice, really fun to play!
I was killed by 995m, dammit :D

Snowflower says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:42pm

Plays nice and smooth on osx for me, would love a swap left/right keys option as well , the default mapping fights against my intuition.

Would be cool to have a version of this game with a longer vertical playfield (an aspect ratio similar to vertically scrolling arcade shooters) so you could plan out your drilling path just alittle more.

King_Mew says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 8:10pm

Cute game! The missile sound effects were a bit loud.

Idkfawin32 says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 3:49pm

addictive, I can't seem to get past 900ish meters without getting destroyed

gmaker says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 6:36pm

great job!

Photon says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 7:06pm

Got down on my first try! Pretty good in my opinion, if not a little too spammy with the obstacles, but its still pretty good for an endless "driller" with random obstacles. :)

kevinAlbs says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 7:10pm

This was really fun and the graphics and sound all fit together very nicely. The difficulty was maybe a little too easy as it took only 4-5 tries to beat. If you made an infinite version as an app, I would definitely get it.

romandtom says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 7:03am

I think it's too much CPU/RAM for this game
Anyway, great idea, I loved it, reached 1000m :)

May 9, 2014 @ 7:58am

Nice Game I reach in 164.1 seconsd

finefin says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 10:33am

beat it on the third try and had fun. well done :)

Moosefly says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 6:26pm

116.4 seconds with 3 units of life left. Took me almost 10 tries though. I also would've loved inversed controls, and maybe some kind of a short turbo-boost that automatically recharges over time? Would'v ehelped with those missiles. The gameplay was nice and juicy and the difficulty of the randomly generated map felt really good.


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