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Covert Courier

by KaiClavier - Jam Entry

I highly recommend playing with a gamepad in the downloaded version!

This was tested with an older gamepad, so you might have to set the axises yourself in the Unity launcher! Also, please play in windowed mode! ALSO, fair warning: The UI won't appear if the window is too small!

IN-GAME ACTIONS:

"Action" tosses letters
Hold "Action" for a second and release to toss a parcel!
Down & "Action" uses your special move.
Hit "Pause" to bring up the pause menu, then Click abilities to equip.
Press pause again to escape the pause menu.

KEYBOARD CONTROLS:

WASD/Arrow Keys to Move/Aim
Space to Fire
Right Shift to Jump
Escape to Pause

GAMEPAD CONTROLS:

Move Left Stick to Move
Gently tilt Left Stick to Aim without moving
"Action" to Fire
"Jump" to Jump
"Pause" to Pause

Art by @IMPLODINGORACLE!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#33Theme(Jam)4.20
#207Fun(Jam)3.50
#238Humor(Jam)3.42
#286Graphics(Jam)3.75
#330Overall(Jam)3.43
#339Innovation(Jam)3.35
#595Mood(Jam)2.95
#1901Coolness33%

Comments

FractalFox says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:08am

No sound really killed the score for me. Good job other than that.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:01am

Nice game. I don't see why it shouldn't be played in fullscreen. I was too difficult for me to beat. I couldn't defeat a single enemy without taking damage. The envelopes are just too fast to dodge.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:18am

Cool little game. Glad I read the synopsis and setup my gamepad as it made the game a ton better. Loved the graphics and idea!

Awesome job!

mike1101 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:54pm

Very cool. Like the graphic of the dude. And love how when you kill an enemy they explode out into letters - Like sonic the hedgehog.

The controls were a bit clunky - Felt sluggish ... And I kinda feel like the enemies are ... like an evil version of me ?

Kihira says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:55pm

Pretty neat idea and the animations was nice.

Found it hard to dodge enemies, no indication of when they was about to attack and attacks are very fast.

Cool concept though :D

Krunoslav says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:56pm

Good game, kinda hard though, but i loved it

Cheshyr says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:57pm

fun little game. nice graphics and physics, although keyboard layout was a little rough for those of us without gamepads. nice work!

gatinmnsok says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:59pm

Fun game, quite hard to dodge those envelopes. The keyboard controls didn't really help with that, why not `W' to jump.
I agree that sound would make it better.

pikmin4000 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:02am

Ayyy the graphics are on point. I love your style. It needs some cute music and some swoosh swoosh mail sound effects to make me feel real cool 8). I had fun though, so it all worked out

BlakeB says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:04am

Great game, great concept, good graphics. Noticed I was getting hit by letters being thrown below me when I was on the platform. A little buggy, but most of the way there, would like to see more.

Sublustris says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:52pm

Nice GFX!

jprogman says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 5:48am

I'm glad there are special abilities to select from as the game did get challenging to finish -- since there are no ways to replenish your health. My only concern is no way to remove an ability once is has been selected. For example, I wanted to unset the slowdown ability as it got a tad disruptive.
Fun game. Nice work.

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