Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Once upon a time...

by Frankus - Jam Entry

Once upon a time... a Raptor and a T-Rex

This is a narrative platformer where the entire contents of the game are on the starting screen. Platforms will move as you progress to show you the way. Follow the game to hear the story, or follow the story to get to the end of the game... but most of all, don't exit the screen! Or should you?

Hint: don't leave any platforms behind!

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Team Borderline is...
François Gaumond
Jonathan Filion
Cathy Tremblay
Christian Gaumond
Louis-Charles Berthiaume

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Ratings

#227Innovation(Jam)3.53
#277Theme(Jam)3.79
#303Mood(Jam)3.32
#350Audio(Jam)3.11
#375Overall(Jam)3.35
#659Fun(Jam)2.85
#671Graphics(Jam)2.90
#1500Coolness46%

Comments

eerongal says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:11am

Interesting game, i could see this being a very neat story telling mechanic if it were to be expanded.

Wiering says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:14am

Good use of the theme. Why can I only vote for humor?

zillix says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:24am

Very cool! The concept was quite original. Great work.

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:30am

Love the storytelling setup. Nice use of voice, and the platforming was an interesting concept. I think you may have opted *in* to Humor instead of *out*, so I can't vote on anything else - the form changed from opt in to opt out at the last minute.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:38am

Great idea for telling stories

Frankus says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:40pm

Ah yes, we did get mixed up with the categories, thank you for telling us. Great to see comments on our work =)

Jonathan

Alendro says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:33pm

Cool idea. I like the audio. Good job!

seraphki says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:00am

I really like this as a storytelling medium. It was really easy to get the little raptor stuck in a mid-jump animation, which seemed to inevitably lead to a platform glitch and him falling to his doom. Overall though, like the effort. Also, the raptor run animation was adorable.

xerohuang says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:01am

Nice game!

celanova says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:04am

Well done! Interesting narrative, and very cool mechanics with the moving platforms. However, the jumping and movement felt a little bit stiff. Otherwise, I had fun and enjoyed the ride.

psychonull says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:04am

Original concept. Nice game!!

udo says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:18am

This made me exceedingly sad. Good job on the very very touching short story and the game overall (it's very unforgiving though, if you jump over just one tile it's all over). Don't know what to say except: very well done.

Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:34pm

Lovely take on the theme, well done!

monsieurvinou says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:49pm

Loved it :O
I really like storytelling games, and it really felt like I was playing a game made for my niece!
Congrats on this!

RHY3756547 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:56pm

can raptors even be nice?

Mach60KAS says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:38pm

It was certainly unique, but we all know the t-rex would have eaten that raptor long ago. Anyhoo, interesting take on the theme and a different method of storytelling. Good job! (The inverse kinematic animation was a nice touch!)

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