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A Tale of Two Souls

by indigo - Compo Entry

A classic platformer with a twist. You have a gun - a soul gun - and after your kingdom was attacked by <enemy>, you need to <goal>. Because the gun shoots your soulmate's soul, you can, at any time, exchange your position and velocity for the projectile's. Can you push this ability to its limits? Will you beat this platformer?

Controls explained ingame.

Written in Python, using pygame. You can run this on Linux (or any other OS) if you have Python and pygame installed. (I would love to cxfreeze this project, but there's a bug that prevents me from doing that, it seems.)

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Ratings

#224Innovation3.62
#284Theme3.67
#515Fun3.10
#596Mood2.88
#670Audio2.40
#752Overall2.95
#868Graphics2.50
#1769Coolness37%

Comments

Fanttum says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:51am

Looks deep. But i'm on mac :/ any web player coming soon?

indigo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:01am

You're not missing out on an story, there really is none :)

Unfortunately, I can't make a web player for technical reasons. However, if you have python and pygame installed, I am 99% sure you can just run this as-is on Mac (download the source package and run main.py).

tppr2046 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:09am

Fun! but hard, I am still trying..

Nonameghost says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:11am

Pretty interesting take on the swapping mechanic! I'd suggest trying to package it in an executable if possible. I'm not always keen on running .bats from the internet haha :D

manabreak says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:24am

The controls are a bit wonky, I couldn't really jump anywhere. The idea is solid, just needs some polish. :)

MJaawa says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:54pm

Good idea, nice implementation. Controls could use some work, but it's a solid puzzle platformer, nice :)

scorched says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:55pm

Nice, I wish the movement acceleration value was less though

Majsmanne says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:59pm

Really interesting idea! Just wish the controls where better and it took me quite a while to get the velocity swap mechanic.

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:17pm

Great mechanics and idea! Just thought the controls are a bit stiff. Maybe the levels could have some music too!

PyroSneak says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:18pm

I enjoyed the mechanic of switching position + velocity with the cloud

Cosmologicon says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:38am

Cool idea, but unfortunately I think there's a framerate issue with the physics. I keep falling through the platform on the second level. My computer is pretty slow, so I think the timestep is too large. I may try to tweak it myself at some point. Overall the controls feel a bit stiff, but it's hard to really nail platforming during LD.

TeamFlare says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:43pm

awesome idea :D could have used some music.. but loved the comments between the levels ;)

bossmojoman says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:36pm

Hard, but fun - good job!

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