Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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Above & Below

by Ariake81 - Jam Entry

Help the Chibi baton to return harmony to the worlds of above&below and repel the encroaching darkness.

Above&below is a single screen, music puzzle platform game best played by 2 players using the same pad, but is equally as fun (& more challenging) for a lone player.


Character 1
Pad: Left Analog Stick (left and right)
Left Bumper button (jump)

Keys: A-D (left and right)
W (jump)

Character 2
Pad: Right Analog Stick (left and right)
Right Bumper Button (jump)

Keys: J-L (left and right)
I (jump)

Q to quit ingame

Once again restricted in time by life and its many tedious responsibilities our 2 man (and an understanding wife) team managed to put the game together in under 48hrs. We used Construct 2, Photoshop, Audacity and Caustic + cheap Kebab meat, pork scratchings and Leffe to create the game.

Sorry for any bugs in collision detection, we will get round to them but our times up for now! If this happens the game should restart but if not press Q to quit.

Big love to Katamari, Taiko drum master & loco Rocco for the inspiration.

Hope you enjoy!

Downloads and Links




koalamo says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:31pm

I didn't have anyone to play with, but the concept is very interesting - good visuals and execution!

tbamberg says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:56pm

had a rough time by myself, but still a great idea and fun nonetheless. controls were a bit wonky for my taste (again, probably would have been fine with two people).

John Drury says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:06pm

Neat game! Loved the flute~

BillToWin says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:15am

Cool concept, awesome art and great music. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to experience it all due to the difficulty of the game.

jawm says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 5:43pm

interesting concept. quite difficult if playing alone

Rob Glen says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 6:51pm

This was really nice, a little tricky on my own but still doable.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 7:05am

This was a clever idea! I managed to beat it as a single player, but I did screenshot the progress halfway through so that the next time I continued I was able to do it faster by looking where the bars should go. :P

mrexcessive says ...
Sep 2, 2014 @ 12:38pm

Hi there. Love the visuals and sounds. Nice two player toy apart from the game aspects. Nice colour palette. Good job!

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