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

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Enjoy The View!

by Frenchie - Compo Entry

My first real Unreal Engine 4 project and my first Ludum Dare entry! Scale the mountain in a challenging, yet beautiful platformer in an attempt to get the entire view on one screen!

Controls:
A / Q / Left arrow - move left
D / Right arrow - move right
W / Z / Up arrow / Space - jump

Timelapse (36 hours recorded, 3 min video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_On3F51t-h8

Developer's best score:
133 seconds, 0 falls. Can you beat it?!

BREAKING NEWS!
HTML5 version now available! For all non-Windows users, you can now play "Enjoy the View!" online! PLEASE NOTE: I don't recommend the web version. It has no dynamic lighting, the physics are glitchy, the framerate is lower, and the game is prone to crashing. If you run into any of these issues, please do not count them against my score; HTML5 is an "experimental" build target from Unreal Engine. I've had the best luck playing it in Chrome 64-bit. Firefox 32-bit and Firefox nightly both crash. Also note that the game requires ~1.5 GB in web mode (versus 200-400 MB in desktop mode).

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness55%
#67Graphics4.06
#313Mood3.22
#498Audio2.82
#500Overall3.25
#508Humor2.55
#621Fun3.03
#925Innovation2.55
#1163Theme2.48

Comments

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:49am

Great job. Thanks for the checkpoints. Awesome visuals! :)

Noah Ratcliff says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:47am

Getting a 404 on your Windows link :(

Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:47am

I get a 404 on the download page

Frenchie says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:49am

@Noah Ratcliff, @DefectiveMelon
Doh! I was busy trying to get HTML5 compiling to work and moved the project out of DropBox because it filled up. I've moved the Windows project back in.

ynots says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:29am

GOT 404 ERROR..:(

Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:47am

The character is sooo cute, and the graphics is also great.(Unreal is awesome!) It can be better if there is something that can indicate the progress for the player.

Frenchie says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:55am

@ynots: ='( the links are working for me

@Team Flashlight: Thanks! Yes, Unreal's graphics are great after working in Unity for so long! I never considered adding a progress indicator, but that could be a good idea.

DrGeraud says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:42am

The game is a bit too hard for me, but cool anyway !

Rodaja says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:56am

I don't see how this game fits the theme, frankly.

Unreal's graphics are great and you did a good use of them, but they make the character's lack of animation and weird collision box be even more noticeable.

anyway, good job for a compo entry!

Frenchie says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:56am

@DrGeraud: I enjoy hard games but I might have gone a little overboard in my crazed, lack of sleep, state =P

Frenchie says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:57am

@Rodaja: did you manage to get to the end? That's where the theme gets tied in. And yeah, I have a long ways to learn with UE4. Thanks for playing!

victorafael says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:38am

Very nice graphics... I'd like to keep playing but I need to go back to work... and got really stuck on the moving blocks part (The ones who push you away from the platform)... I really wanted to go a higher place but I have to accept my fate! :P

Congratzz for the game!

Marcellus says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:16pm

played for 2 hours and couldn't get to the end. When you get ON the platforms that are moving back and forth from the wall, if you jump from the before last one, you get thrown away or in the wall and have to restart. could get through this part but the graphics are awesome

Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:42pm

Would've liked the controls to be a little more responsive. Maybe it's just a lack of air control?

Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:27pm

Hello again :) This was fun to play, but after a bunch of tries on one part I had to give up. But trying to make it was addictive and just the right kind of tough where I felt like it was possible and it was my own terrible play that held me back

Frenchie says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:58am

@victorafael: you have to jump! I didn't have enough time to get UE4's phyisics working right so that they'd push you =(

@Marcellus: woah! Two hours?! I'm glad you enjoyed it, except for the whole, way too hard part.

@BarrensZeppelin: I agree the controls could have been better. If I were to make another platformer I would make you stop mid-air when not pushing a direction. That would have made things easier

@DefectiveMelon: I'm glad you tried a few times instead of giving up right away!

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It seems like I've made this game too difficult. Since the game is beatable I can't patch it per LD rules. However, I did add a video playthrough to give some ideas on how to win.

snickersnacks says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:53am

Wow, really choppy in-browser. Nice graphics though :) very seasonal and festive

Frenchie says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:59am

@snickersnack: play the windows version! HTML5 is an experimental feature of Unreal Engine!

otaviogood says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:00am

nice hat. web version worked for me.

Frenchie says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:01am

@otaviogood: Good to hear! Using Chrome?

esaygin says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 7:26am

Cool and pretty game. Good for me to play in school^^

GrabenGroup says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:46am

cool game!

dvdking says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:04am

You should have removed debug information file pdb, it takes really a lot of space. The game itself looks beautiful, but character controls are quite bad. Maybe it also caused by the fact that I have ~15 fps, but it was really difficult.

Frenchie says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:14am

@dvdking: wow, thanks! I didn't notice that so far down in the folder. Yeah this definitely wouldn't be playable at ~15 fps. Can I ask what GPU/CPU you have? I only got to test this on a beefy computer

maxyan says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 11:05am

Great work!

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 11:46am

Looks good. Player should rotate only when velocity changes not when in mid air and just want to slow down. Then he should keep facing the way he's going. Looks weird

dvdking says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:21pm

Frenchie,I have CPU i5-3350P and GPU GeForce GT 630
It is below average configuration I think.

JJEvil says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:51pm

Nice looking game.

thiaguera says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:58pm

Damn! This game is hard. Good work. You just missed the theme.

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:16pm

really nice graphics dude nice game also

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