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

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Runner

by mephisto - Jam Entry

Controls: Any key or mouse button, click the 'm' to mute

The idea was to create an endless runner on one screen.
Created in 4-5h...

Tools:
Eclipse
GIMP
SunVox

I'm not joining the compo this time (connection failed, little free time)...
Good luck to everyone!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#120Theme(Jam)4.04
#443Graphics(Jam)3.39
#455Fun(Jam)3.11
#468Audio(Jam)2.81
#504Overall(Jam)3.21
#634Humor(Jam)2.33
#640Innovation(Jam)2.82
#654Mood(Jam)2.84
#1550Coolness45%

Comments

frondeus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:32pm

Simple but addictive.
I like this graphics style. It's... pure.

MMOOxy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:34pm

I like the music, but sound effects are missing. Had a small bug, where the death animation was playing after a retry.

yongcamu says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:47pm

Man, that's some good stuff there. I'm with frondeus on this, simple but addictive!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:12pm

Great fun playing this and really addictive! The art style is cool.

The interest curve of this game could be a problem as I did not see the difficulty rise / the new obstacle appear after a long play.

Overall great work!

sanchitgulati says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:41pm

what's you high score ? I got to 265.
Nice game, really liked it.

I was thinking something like this for my jam game, had circle on screen but lacked vision on that front.
So end up doing something else entirely different.

But this was satisfactory

Techblogogy says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:19pm

Nice and simple

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:22pm

there was no player an score like there is on the screenshot.

Magicolo says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:23pm

-Would've been nice to be able to vary the jump height :(
-Sometimes, there are impossible jumps :(
-Visually simple but pleasant :)
-Lack of progression :(

Hammers says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:28pm

Woop 403 :D

That was good. It was really nice seeing the world get bigger as you kept going which was a nice visual reward for doing well. I like minimalist style too.

Also nice tune :P

mephisto says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:10pm

First of all, thanks @all for playing the game :)
@MMOOxy I had some simple sound effects at first, but they got annoying very fast.Also, thanks for letting me know about the bug.
@GameDevExtreme Probably the images were in the wrong place (img folder next to jar). Other than that I have no idea (are you using Linux/MacOS?)
@Magicolo -true -during playtesting that occurred only once -thx :D -I know, would have made more than that if I had gotten more time
@sanchitgulati/Hammers 448 :D

I'll probably port it (/a better version) to Android some day, it feels like a good concept for a one-click game.

Basim says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:06pm

Great game and a very original idea! Sound effects would have added to the atmosphere as well though

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:09pm

Simple and addictive with a great clean visual style. Music is nice but sound effects for jumping and dying would've made things even better. Even though I really like this one!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:17pm

FUN TIME ! WASN'T THERE AN OLD GAME MAKER GAME SIMILAR TO THIS ?

Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:31pm

Good use of the theme and nice minimalist styling. I like it.

Bloxri says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:54am

No player. Ran the game a few times and this still happened. Didn't take score away though, concept was cool. Fitting theme. Graphics were clearly not strong or intensive but that clearly wasn't the goal. No humor or mood in this piece. The audio got kind of annoying.

Rick Hoppmann says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:32am

Doesn't seem to work for me. It starts up, but there isn't any gameplay, just a planet and some particles.

01rafael says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 8:16am

Look simple & stylish)

CodeNMore says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 3:10pm

Great game!

Lynx says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 9:34pm

Very simple yet visually beautiful game. I feel the music didn't help add a good atmosphere to the game though...the song kind of gives it a monotonous kind of mood where I think if you gave this game a more upbeat and faster paced song (maybe something like chipstep) and made the jump a little less floaty, you'd have yourself a rely awesome mobile phone game that you can pass around to all your friends and challenge them to beat your scores!

Can't wait to see a post-Jam version of this, especially for my mobile devices!

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