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by SnoringFrog - 48 Hour Compo Entry

TO PLAY IN-BROWSER: This Chrome extension will let you play .love files in your browser. It'll probably be nice to have for LD voting:

NOTE: the sound doesn't seem to work all the time with that extension, nor do some of the size settings from conf.lua. Apart from those two issues, it should play just as well as if you downloaded an executable.

Some of my files seem to go down randomly. If you happen to notice one of the download's isn't working and don't mind sending me a quick message on Twitter about it, I'd very much appreciate it. It'll help me get the game back up as quickly as possible.


Movement: arrows or WASD, space is an extra jump key
Interact/use/pickup: E or right CTRL (use to interact with doors, items, and certain bock types)
Restart: q

This is my first attempt at a platformer, and my second go with Love2D, so it's pretty rough. Had some weird issues with collision detection when jumping that only got worse as I tried to fix them, so they ended up getting left in there, sorry.

Even if they do force you to restart the game (which is unlikely if you're not trying to make it happen), the whole game's only about 2 minutes long, so you won't lose too much time. Just tell yourself you got lost in the catacombs and died, then it becomes just another random death. :P

If you have any questions/comments/issues leave a comment here or, if you want a faster reply, shoot me a message on twitter (@SnoringFrog).

Downloads and Links




Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:08am

Couldn't extract the Win-32 build zip. Only 20kb? Seems dubious.

SnoringFrog says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:33pm

Hm...weird, when I checked the file wasn't up at all anymore. Should be up now and should be a 3.06mb download for the Win-32 build.

pancakecity says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:14pm

This is a cute little game, good job!

Heads up: If the chrome extension you refer to is LÖVELINESS, I'm pretty sure it doesn't work with the current version of Love (0.9.1). It's unfortunate, I used to use it all the time :(

KirbiKaka says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:25am

Hey, neat game :]! The gameplay is solid, sans the slight jittery collision of the jumping. The level was pretty well designed, providing some basic challenges!

I think one easy thing you could add to make it better would be a simple instruction so that those of us (read: me) who don't read game descriptions before trying the game know to press E to go through the first door ;D

I think coloring the mine-able rocks a little differently would also make your game more interesting aesthetically (for example, having gray rocks). Though I understand if you wanted it to look similar to the surrounding dirt.

Overall, pretty cool for just 48 hours! I think you could have done a lot of awesome things with the game, given more time to work :]!

fueelin says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 6:07am

Lol good pun.

reheated says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 8:49am

Fun and pretty funny, Could do with a bunch more levels though.

poxpoxpox says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 8:56am

Can't play the osx version. It looks interesting, so if you could fix it i will try it.

MintArcade says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:01am

If this is underground already, where this guy falling to ;) Nice game though.

01F0 says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:05am

Funny story :) The game feels finished and well-planned. Nice work!

607 says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:48am

What is the grey you fall to? It doesn't look very realistic. I like how your character looks.

Garris says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 6:07am

Hughes was pretty fun. The collisions are a little funky, but it doesn't really affect gameplay that much. Thanks for pointing me to that chrome extension!

callidus says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 8:42am

pretty fun, but the collisions seemed a little odd sometimes

ren says ...
May 14, 2014 @ 4:14am

capitalism thrives once more on the back of hard working americans.

overall, I liked it. I thought it was a nice touch blocking the passage when picking up the pickaxe to demonstrate it's use, although I would consider changing the timing on it as for a second I thought I got put in another room.

The collisions were very quirky. Besides that, I liked everything else! Nice job!

Hexadecima1 says ...
May 14, 2014 @ 2:25pm

The writing was funny and the base game was good overall. It could have used more length, but you probably already know that.

Teesquared says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 1:18am

Short but funny.

kristof says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 8:30am

Nice little game. The jumping physics felt a bit slow and unnatural. Some of the jumps in the second level felt a bit unfair. But I played it through and had fun with it. Nice work.

Rock48 says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 12:06pm


frogcheese says ...
May 18, 2014 @ 9:58am

Pretty sure Maes Hughes didn't work for a tablet company. Then again maybe he should've...

A short but humorous entry, and out of the platformers I've played this LD this was one of the ones that felt the easiest to control, with very minor collision problems. Pretty good for your first attempt at the genre!

phi says ...
May 18, 2014 @ 10:54am

The levels are fun and reasonably difficult, the gameplay is generally entertaining, but the physics are a little buggy. Otherwise, nice little game, especially for your first platformer. Well done! :)

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