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

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by datacr4sh - 48 Hour Compo Entry

The momentum of two worlds chained between two souls. Press jump as a runner lands to jump higher.

TETHER was made by Shane Rypers (@datacr4sh) for the 48h draw of LD30.

Music made in Bosca Ceoil, SFX in sfxr, art in PDN, game in Unity.

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gandalf1209 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:14am

Really cool! Graphics honestly don't matter to me if the game is this fun! 9.5/10! .5 isn't there because there wasn't an explanation to how the game works, but it's really easy to figure out, so there's really no reason to have that in there :D

Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:17am

this is really cool. i like the balancing act of trying to get each player high enough to overcome the obstacles by getting a momentum going. i also really like the death sequence :P

gandalf1209 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:26am

Very good!

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:48am

Interesting concept and minimalist environement - I like it. I don't understand how I can pass through the big obstacles but I like these little guys. Bravo and Thank you ++

Beard says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:44pm

Great interpretation. I like the idea, and the game is fun too!

Split82 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:47pm

Very clever game mechanics. I enjoyed playing this one.

Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:59pm

Cool game. I included it in part 3 of my Ludum Dare 30 compilation video series :)

datacr4sh says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:05pm

thanks for all the positive feedback so far! this was an experiment in teaching a mechanic with a mimimal amount of hand holding, i'm glad so many people are able to figure out the momentum jumping so easily :)

pxlcoder says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:47pm

Easy to learn, yet challenging to play. Great work!

yodamaster says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:52pm

Interesting idea, especially the jump-mechanics. Very hard.

dadman says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:55pm

Awesome! I could play this for days.

dadman says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:56pm

Awesome! I could play this for days.
A few more check points would be nice though. Still getting 5/5!!

Xgor says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:12pm

Really cool game. Would be nice with more checkpoints because this game is quite unforgiving.

Donar says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:58pm

Great concept. Simple but challanging and well presented.

mrexcessive says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:30pm

Hey there. Love the graphics, including the play|replay and death, death, chainbreak sequence. Great sound. Good job!

Konrad Zegis says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:21pm

I really love that chain breaking effect after losing, and sounds. It reminds me of old NES games ;)

joonamo says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:06pm

Overall excellent package! The minimalist style continues even outside the game to the web page, nice touch.

UmbraTilde says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:58am

Tons of fun, although you make the player hit the ground running. Quite addictive.

KunoNoOni says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:12am

Cool game mechanic and interesting use of theme

Empyrealhell says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:20am

That was pretty awesome. I liked the concept, the mechanic was fun and executed well. It was a bit punishing once you got to the crazy parts of the game, I felt like I had to go back way too far, and it stopped being fun.

SteveSalmond says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 9:19am

I found it quite tricky, but then again I'm terrible at anything involving platforms :) Loved the interpretation of the theme.

syawqy says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:16pm


nikki93 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 10:27pm

Fun game! A little annoying some times but that just means I suck at it lol. I like how the website has the color theme too.

Jishenaz says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:51pm

Cool music! The mechanics are really fun, but also a little difficult to master. But I'm sure if I played this long enough, I would get really good.

Otrora says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 3:42am

I keep playing and keep dying and keep playing. Well implemented and very addictive.

rRootagea says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 4:59am

The good kind of challenging! Really enjoyed the visual style.

AlucardX60 says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 7:35am

Wow. Love the mechanic, the art, the difficulty balanced(no pun intended) enough to be addicting. This is a really good entry. Didn't make it very far though.

MrSylar59 says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 11:14am

Very cool game, it's very hard ! I love that challenge x)

jukimv1986 says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 2:17am

Cool mechanics! I also really liked how you designed the website to fit the colours in the game. Great job!

lekochen says ...
Sep 2, 2014 @ 1:15pm

Solid mechanics.

Teejay5 says ...
Sep 4, 2014 @ 12:45am

the death sequence of the chain breaking is perfect! haha, nice game + mechanics! also, that's a nice color scheme you have going for the game.

hbocao says ...
Sep 7, 2014 @ 11:07pm

I really enjoyed this! Very cool mechanics. I only didn't liked the death "animation". Took to long and to much effort to retry. Awesome entry, man!

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