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by Tater_hater - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Dive into the underground world of Prairieo as he chases a goblin that stole the princess! However be careful, women aren't always what they seem...
Follow me @Tater_Hater2
and special thanks to @Shocknights for html5 version
(note: web version may be slow on some browsers)
Also thanks to my friends for their music.
And dedicated to my wonderful Girlfriend (who is the opposite of the princess) for giving me this awesome idea
Arrow Keys-movement
F-full screen
Space-replay game

PS: I DON'T HATE WOMEN. I'm not sexist, the game's concept is just a foil of most princess rescue games. Also the game's idea was my girlfriend's. So stop the hatin'

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Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:45am


Mincemeat says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:45am

So much framing, and it almost crashed my web player, but for some reason that was hilarious haha.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:45am

Nice plateformer, unfortunately it's a little bit laggy for my pc.

Suese says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:42am

It doesn't run very nicely and the action and graphics need a lot of work.

awanegenebayo says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:43am

So laggy...

IAmSpencer says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:11am

well done, I still had fun with this and was determined to get to the princess lol, good job! :)

Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:49am

Props for putting it on steam!

pansapiens says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:05am

The lag in the HTML5 version is a bit of a killer, but despite this I had fun trying to catch that goblin. This really hits close to home as I've had to replace several princesses in the last month due to goblin (and occasional hobgoblin) snatch-n-grabs.

ThingoStudios says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:05am

I was really surprised by the game's ending. I thought the twist was that the PRINCESS was going to be doing the kidnapping, but instead it turned out that the princess was a total bitch. This is really deep stuff. It takes a lot of courage to make a game that tells the world, "Women are stupid and like going to the mall." It's a nuanced understanding of gender dynamics in the twenty-first century deserving of a brilliant art game like the one on display here. Bravo.

pancakecity says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:57pm

"ugh you're so weird! I want food, gimme food"

So is the twist supposed to be that she has a digestive system and thinks it's weird that there's a sentient prairie dog running around on two legs? Props to your gf though, maybe she should have made this game.

Tater_hater says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 2:29am

@pancakecity Take a joke, its a FOIL of most princess rescue stories, don't need to go all feminist on me.

PaperBlurt says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 6:10pm

Is it possible to catch the bad guy?
Man I've been trying.

Also a bit laggy...

vilya says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 5:39pm

I think using the space bar to restart the game is a bit confusing - I restarted the game a few times accidentally before I figured it out. I didn't manage to catch the goblin so I never saw the ending that other posts have been mentioning.

It feels a bit incomplete due to not having a title screen or any of those niceties, but I think the idea & the gameplay is sound.

SimianLogic says ...
May 13, 2014 @ 1:30pm

Jump was super tall compared to everything else going on. Collision felt rough. Pretty simple, but good job for finishing.

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