Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Someone Who Isn't Mario Teaches How Not to Type

by TCP786 - Compo Entry

A classic platformer with possibly the worlds most iconic soundtrack.

Use the prompted letter keys to jump (you don't have to be on the ground).

Additional controls:
-Escape to quit
-Backspace to restart the game
-"0" (zero) to restart the level

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krashja says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:36am

I laughed at the beginning with the music :o.

You should add a restart button, or a way to die at the beginning it took me 3 times to learn how this game really works, so i needed each time to quit the game and reopen it.

Its fun :P

TCP786 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:51am

Thanks krashja!
The zero key restarts the levels, and the backspace key returns you to the start screen. I'm glad you had fun!

RikkyPikki says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:58am

Haha that music! Also very nice use of the 2 button theme, it was fun.

Phil Strahl says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:10am

An interesting concept, a little bit like Typing of the Dead meets Mario. The graphics are functional, only the music was borderline between lulz and getting on my nerves really really fast.

NuclearCellar says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:13am

Thumbs up for the concept of teaching how to type.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:17am

Ha, I love it. That music was glorious, and you took the programmer art in stride. Despite all the silliness, this is actually a really cool concept. I don't think I've ever played a typing platformer before. If you ever revisit this concept, I'd love to check it out!

XtremePrime says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:39am

The game does strive in the comedy department a bit XD It's a very unique concept of a game!
The music, though funny, it can get a bit annoying! o:

prymidion says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:41am

The music for this game is so on point.

Gameplay is a good idea (it would be really nice if you could die and automatically go back!)

It's refreshing to play a game that doesn't infringe on any copyrights.

Warboys says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:07pm

Haha that music. Kind of wish there was a version with actual words to type, I like typing games :)

kaype says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:16am

5/5 the fuckin M is for MASTERPIECE

kaype says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:22am

for real though i think you were trying to copy this i think

TCP786 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:59am

@kaype "Supra Mayro Teechez Tieping."

Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:29pm

I learned a lot about typing! Thanks!

SayRafon says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 2:20pm

A typing game ! good work with the music to :p

pixzleone says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 3:36pm

That was funny and innovative! I like it!

Pixelaborate says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 3:37pm

Well I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said :P. Couple bugs I found though: backspace makes the glorious music disappear, and if you press the second key followed by the first you lose your jump (intended?)

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