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Rotten Fruit of the death

by siryakko - Compo Entry

In Rotten Fruit of the death your character needs to use a rotten fruit to kill his enemies. But while you hold the fruit you also loose health, you've to go fast.

Gamepads are compatible, D-Pad to move, B to dash/rush. With the keyboard, arrow keys are for moving, Shift key is for Dash/rush.

When you finish a level you have to use A on gamepad or Space on keyboard to go to the next one. You've 3 levels and the last screen will give you your final score.

First you've to grab the purple fruit, then go fast to kill the enemies by passing through them with the fruit. When you kill one enemy you earn 20 points for the score and your health.

Every seconds with the fruit in your hands you lose 10 points of health.

If you hit a wall you'll lose the fruit and it will reduce it's size by two each time you'll lose it. If it disappear you lose and you'll have to start back to level 1 (same result if your character dies).

Have fun, thanks for playing.

This game has been made with Construct 2 (free edition), some graphics with Construct 2 itself and main page with illustrator. The sounds has been generated with Sfxr and the music with Otomata.

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Jaloko says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:28am

Cool theme integration and simple but addicting gameplay. Nice job.

siryakko says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:47am

Thanks for the comment, i may continue working on the game a bit later, i've some idea for levels and game mechanics :D

MrDave says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:09am

A simple concept that has been done before however it isn't normally done as well as you have done it here. I love the pressure you feel when holding the fruit that makes you want to play fast, but when you do you crash into walls more often.

siryakko says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:18am

That's exactly what i wanted to make players feel. The urge of going fast and be careful at the same time, that's the same with the dash i've added in the end. Glad you liked it, it means a lot to me as it's my first game.

Xgor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:20pm

Fun, relaxing game. It might be just me but it felt kinda weird moving trough the enemies but I guess the game wouldn't work if the enemies hurt.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:23pm

Nice gameplay and the animation of the eyes were really nice too, congrats.

thumbgarden says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:25pm

Love the music. I couldnt beat the level it was hard. It would be cool if you could use the weapon in a few different ways, maybe throw it. Nice game!

siryakko says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:33pm

@Hyoga-3D happy you noticed it. It was in my last additions to the project :) - @thumbgarden I thought about the throwing part, but didn't success to made it work a really nice way and without being a big risk for the hero's health. thanks for the comment :)

thephantom says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:34pm

the game is nice and addicting .. however the fruit following just needs some inhancmemts

siryakko says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:35pm

@Xgor, to be honest in early version of the game the enemies were hurting you if you weren't carrying the fruit. I've also some ideas where the enemies would be wandering all over the place and detect you. I might improve the game in a near future. Thanks for playing

siryakko says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:48pm

@thephantom thanks for the comment. I think i'm gonna find a way to make it stay in front of the hero at all time to avoid the floating effect

esayitch says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:00pm

Very stylish and cool. Only complaint I have is the fact you have to restart from the beginning instead of the level you are in. Controls could be a bit tighter as well, but the concept is very good and the game is pretty fun. Sound is pretty appropriate as well.

Good job!

siryakko says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:05pm

@esayitch The restart when you die was meant to be like that to had difficulty. Thanks for your comment :)

koredozo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:38pm

Not a bad game!

A health bar would really help see your condition at a glance, and I agree the enemies would feel more like enemies if they could harm you in some way while you're not carrying the fruit.

MrSchlag says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:41pm

Great job ! simple and very fun, thanks !

LuisDC says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:42pm

Nice game. Many times I just start playing without reading the controls and tutorial, but in this case I had to go back to understand the mechanics. Good job anyway.

siryakko says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:46pm

@Koredozo, i've retested the version i've uploaded, and you're hurt by the enemies while you don't have the fruit. You juste lose 5 points of health (if you look at the top right of the screen) i thought i had removed that but it's still in it. Just missing a sound or graphic feedback to that.

siryakko says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:48pm

@LuisDC, i added that in the end because i thought that maybe it wouldn't be clear enough. I note each comment for my next game and the new version of that one. Thanks for playing :)

colludium says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:07pm

Cool theme and idea!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:57am

I'm not sure how I feel about this game. There just doesn't seem to be much to it. I can see, how the game might become interesting once more features are implemented, but as it is it simply wasn't fun to me.

siryakko says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:25am

@rectangular Tim, yeah i understand that, here it is more a start of a concept that need to be dig a bit more to become more enjoyable and fun. I've a list of idea for next iteration of it that i'm gonna try later, like having the enemies to shoot at you when they see you, having more items to gather health, i'm working on finding a way to make a fast pace stealth game.

Yamzho says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:45am

Simple gameplay, nice concept. Good job.

johanw123 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:21pm

Simple and fun gameplay! good work.

PyroSneak says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:30pm

FInished with a score of 4950, pretty fun game :)

siryakko says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:22pm

Nice score @PyroSneak :)

ajopart says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:00pm

Nice entry !

Junber says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:25pm

Nice game, cool mechanic and fitting graphics (i dont know why but i really like that your character is reversed when heading left) but was lacking a bit of challenge.

ermrk says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:28pm

Controls on gamepad was quite inaccurate so I switched to keyboard. I like graphic style and sounds.

siryakko says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 9:30am

thanks @ermrk, i've included the gamepad quite late in the making and didn't know if i had to remove it or not. @Junber i'm working on the concept right now to make the fruit throwable and stuff. Thanks for the comment :)

psychonull says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:06pm

Nice game! Really adictive. It was a little bit frustrating to start all over again each time I loose.

Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:30am

I enjoyed the level design.

gruhn says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:55pm

Good concept and an interesting mechanic. Nice game.

siryakko says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 3:44pm

@OrangeSpikyGames and @gruhn thanks for playing and your comment. Do not hesitate to follow the game on Gamejolt, i'll try to keep it up to date in the following weeks :)

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