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The Moon Has Come

by kevincorrigan - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is a simple runner game that I made in blender.

Oh No!! An asteroid has collided with the moon and now the moon is slowly drifting towards earth!

Press space to jump and avoid pits and hazards as you try to make it to your rocket before the moon collides with earth.

The un-exported version needs blender 2.7 to run and must be run from inside blender. You can run it by opening the opening.blend and hitting the 'P' key when the mouse is in the 3D viewport. Its the exact same except it hasn't been exported from blender so its a lot smaller. Also this version should work on Linux and Mac as well.

Sorry for the lack of audio, I wanted to at least get a jumping noise in there but last minute bugs slowed me down to much. Anyways hope you still enjoy it was real fun making this game.

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lukz says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:15pm

Chrome is not allowing me to download the game.

pusheax says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:35pm

I like graphics.

fcpfoof says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:36pm

Nice game ;). Actually, I ran it using blender 2.69 and had no pitfalls ^^.

Macocco says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 10:16pm

The game fileis surprisingly big for a "simple runner". And chrome said it was malware and didn't let me download.

hyouko says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:59am

...You got me with the flaming obstacle 2/3s of the way through. But I'm not going to play through again.

One recommendation: make jump height / strength variable depending on how long the button is pressed. See Cave Story for a good example of this in action; it gives the user a lot more control over the jump.

ramoncb says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 1:23am

I liked what I played, but 'blind jumping' in this kind of game is dangerous, maybe the camera should show more of the ground ;-)

Overall, good job! And put some music in it! =)

Crefossus says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 8:09am

Could use checkpoints since I might have retried more if I didn't have to restart completely. The initial part of the game is a little slow.

If you could see further that could help you plan since sometimes it's a little bit of blind luck.

Good backgrounds and storytelling.

Dietrich Epp says ...
Sep 2, 2014 @ 12:49am

I wasn't happy to restart when I hit this red square most of the way through and lost :-( but I loved the way the moon was getting bigger in the sky!

ItyBity8Bit says ...
Sep 6, 2014 @ 3:00am

A very good game. The aesthetic for the most part a pleasing whole and the premise intriguing.
The beginning can use some work to better hook the player in. The fire hazard should better fit with the whole of the aesthetic but it is a minor issue.
All in all, a pretty well made and enjoyable game. Keep it up.

vividhelix says ...
Sep 6, 2014 @ 3:58am

Good effort, a bit too punishing that you have to start from the beginning - that way fewer people will get to experience all your hard work...

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