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

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Beneath the Surface: Monkeys story

by dosER_42 - Jam Entry

Funny runner. Safe monkey-girl from poachers.

Run forward to the end of the map. Use Abilities(only Jump works) to avoid mines. Press [<Space>] to use Jump-ability.
Spend as less "monkeys"(100 penalty points per dead "monkey") as possible. Spend as less time (10 penalty points per second) as possible.
Control person by joystick (set direction of running).

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Nelly says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:33pm

It was really frightfully for me)

Cosine says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:35pm

Why do I keep exploding randomly? Textures are a bit odd. Controls are awkward with Keyboard / Mouse.

DevWouter says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:37pm

Seems like a decent idea, but the fact that I'm forced to play with the joystick thing on the right doesn't make it an enjoyable experience.

lamphj says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:38pm

Nice graphics and controls. There are a lot of mines so I didn't make it to the end :)

Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:38pm

Its hilarious having monkeys blow up left and right! Awesome game!

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:36pm

Exploding monkeys are always fun, though I couldn't really use my powerups because my mouse cursor was tied up working the onscreen joystick.

TomCooper3D says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:11am

cant tell when im gonna explode ahah but it was a great effect

DarkMeatGames says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:13am

I liked that you remembered where the mines were, but wished they were more spread out. Controls on keyboard/mouse weren't very good.

Raiyumi says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:05pm

Controls could use a lot of work. It seems more for touch-based gaming, but it's an interesting and weird game. (In a good way). :)

daandruff says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:47pm

Would be nice to be able to have some kind of chance against the mines. And the controls is terrible. Why no arrow keys?

mclewis says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:48pm

The onscreen controls seem like it would be great for mobile, but for PC it was slightly frustrating. Other than that I thought it was pretty fun, although there were a crap ton of mines.

mcburrobit says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:51pm

With an otherwise finished visual style, the stretched textures really stick out. I also didn't feel like I knew what I was doing, it seemed that I just randomly blew up. Other than that, a very solid game, could easily see this for sale on mobile platforms with just a little bit of polish.

javifugitivo says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:04pm

Looool! Nice red ass! Muehehehe Thats really fun.

0Creds says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:07pm

Thought the game was fun, but it doesn't seem as though there is a way for me to strategically estimate where the mines might be. Good Job.

Nizar89 says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 11:11am

As theire is no sign at all on where the mines are, I felt like random is everything here. I died more than 10 times on the first 5 sec.

Still, the special effects are cool!

lowcade says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:56pm

That is cruel!
This is really hard to play the keyboard ...
But I liked the idea, animations and the pile of dead monkeys :)

CDK says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 3:06pm

couldn't play as lack of joystick - why not add keyboard controls as well? to widen your audience?

zorfmorf says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 8:44am

linux version 404's

zorfmorf says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 8:46am

I just noticed that it's just two times the regular link in a row, so easily fixable

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

Liked the explosions effect. I just wish I understood why I kept blowing up all the time. Controls were a little strange too. Interesting idea though.

dosER_42 says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:02am

linux link was updated

zorfmorf says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:08am

Played it all the way to the end! Lots of dead monkeys (around 30 I think). I definitely like your take on the theme.

- It would be more fun if you could have any indication where the mines are. Maybe a small red dot so if you pay attention you can avoid a mine?
- The controls are quite difficult.
- What do the other two abilites on the left do? I can click them but they don't seem to have any effect. Oh and it would be useful it the cooldown for jump would reset on death.

May 7, 2014 @ 6:33pm

Love it ! I really enjoyed it :) Good job !

BadPaul34 says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 5:57pm

Hmmm. It is very frustrating ! I like the monkeys ass ^^

May 8, 2014 @ 8:53pm

Pretty bad you cant' really see the mines, that onscreen joystick had me running around in circles, too... don't know what else to say, sorry...

Hermes says ...
May 17, 2014 @ 4:20pm

Controls are pretty hard and a bit frustrating

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