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

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Cave Adventure

by Yvanor - Jam Entry

//!! If you have an QWERTY keyboard, read the instructions in the description on Gamejolt !!\\

Hi! This is my second jam submission, Cave Adventure ! (original name yeah)

It's not a complex game, but if found it quite fun and I've made everything planned, so I'm happy ^^

In this game, you play as an young treasure seeker who explore an dangerous cave with an mine cart with two buttons: "slow" and "fast"..

Let any feedback, while it's useful for me it's okay, I'm here to learn ^^

But enough talked about me, thanks for playing, and good luck ! ;p


Neo Western:
Robo Western:

Additionnal graphics (main screen background, buttons sprites and font):
Pixelboy, Prehistoric Pack

Game made with Superpowers, an awesome and intuitive HTML5 2D+3D Game Engine !

Twitter: @YvanorDev

Downloads and Links




Red_Fan games says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:02pm

How do i find out the controls, I mashed some buttons and figured out 3 buttons.

Yvanor says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:27pm

Sorry, there supposed an control screen when you start the game. I fix it and I reupload the game ^^

Yvanor says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:40pm

Ok, there was an issue with the saves. I fixed it and I reuploaded the game, so it should be fine ^^ (and for the buttons, you should understand now :3)

local306 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:28pm

The controls weren't very intuitive I found. Graphics were nice though. Reminded me of the old Pitfall game :)

Simplest says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:48pm

This game is really hard haha. But the graphics and design are really good. Good job!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:20pm

Retro graphics are cool

punkto says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:20pm

Nice game. Weird controls :P

exhidor says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:24pm

i like your game !

Yvanor says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:28pm

Oh man, I just understand why you found the controls so weird; the game is mean for AZERTY keyboard, and your is QWERTY keyboard. Sorry about it, I didn't think about it.

TheSnide says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:11pm

Cannot run the game, got an error like
"MissingKeyMissing Key-Pair-Id query parameter or cookie value"

Yvanor says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:25pm

Wow, that's strange. I've tried something, but I don't know if it will solve this issue. :/

Yvanor says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:42pm

Oh, and one other bug; there is only one level before the temple, and there is supposed to be 6 of them ! Now I've fixed it, you can play with a FULL SUPER AWESOME USER EXPERIENCE :3

Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:44pm

Really cool game. Simple but addicting.

Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:53pm

Cool, but controls are tough :)

lurils says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:54pm

Besides the controls, that you already explained, the only problem I had was... I didn't figure out how to pass the wall obstacle heh
But that may be my own fault, either way pretty fun game.

simon.parzer says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:00pm

The control were a bit confusing, and a lot of the times my cart went into a weird state where it was shaking and would not react to any button presses (maybe a physics glitch)?
Anyway the game is nice and works for the most part, I also like the low res graphics.

Yvanor says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:08pm

For the wall obstacle, you have to stand to press the button :3

And the shaking is not a bug, if you don't slow down on the gravels you will lose the control of your cart for a while, so be careful ! ^^

Volatile Dove says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:29pm

Nice! I like the low res graphics. Don't see that much the link with the theme though.

Big Cow says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:31pm

Aww game stopped loading right near the end of the progress bar! It looks really fun tho sorry I tried :(

Yvanor says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:39pm

The cart has two buttons, "quick" and "slow", that's the link with the theme :3

And yes, the loading freeze some time near the end, but the game launch after some time.

redmassacre says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 7:01pm

nice game, has flow and randomness and flow
but in qwerty there are very hard controls :(
you could duplicate on arrow controls - i believe in AZERTY the cursor is the same)
anyway - good job)

Dec 17, 2015 @ 7:06pm

Great game, a little bit too repetitive but I like it ;)

trozen says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 7:14pm

Cool game, nice retro graphics. I don't think this really follows the theme too well. The minecart has 2 buttons but overall there are 4 buttons. It also took me a while to realize the button to press was "Z" and not "2". Beyond that it's a nice game.

anv says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 10:50pm

Wild ride. Challenging, and controls layout is not making things any easier. Cool graphic style and music, with shop to spend your heavily earned money. Could use some more SFX.

JustASHadow says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 10:59pm

That control scheme though...

Nicolas Gass says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:01pm

Did not liked the controls buttons, maybe configurable keys are nice.

Trasevol_Dog says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:01pm

Simple yet efficient concept! Fat pixels fit the game well too!

PieChronicles says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:11pm

i couldn't get into the controls and they were a bit unresponsive so i kept dying.
but i liked the graphics!

HolyBlackCat says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 10:08pm

Nice! But why controls are so weird?

Dec 20, 2015 @ 10:47am

The concept was really good, but the controls made it almost unplayable for me, they were mapped to Q S D Z, im not sure why these were chosen or if i missed something.
Maybe if you made the controls S to slow, D to accelerate, W to reach up and S to crouch it would be a amazing game.

Yvanor says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 6:20pm

Ok, I've found out how to make the controls easiers for QWERTY keyboards. Just press ALT and SHIFT together and use these controls:

A: press the "slow" button
D: press the "fast" button
W: grab high items
S: crouch
Escape: pause

That's should work ! ^^

Zyow says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 6:06pm

Nice game with cool graphics! Good job!

jstan says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 3:54am

I really like the gameplay. Keep good work.

kmakai says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 3:28pm

Good job! It might help if some of the obstacles were a little clearer -- it took me a while to realize I had to slow down over gravel, and that I would hit some of the "overhead" things. Overall this was fun and cute.

XenosNS says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 4:59pm

Looks great. Controls were a bit confusing.

Chickenattack says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 8:30pm

This game was very hard but still fun. The challenge made me want to keep playing. The game was great

Jan 1, 2016 @ 9:51pm

Nice game: very good graphics, great audio, polished gameplay. Enough complexity to make it challenging, but it's very well balanced: I never felt that you were throwing difficulty at the player just for the sake of it.

Unfortunately, my keyboard configuration meant that using the controls was a pain, making the game a lot more difficult than it would have been otherwise. But I'm not going to hold it against you, since you didn't code with it in mind.

In short, a pretty simple but good game. The ending was short, but still gave a nice sense of closure.

alhvi says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 11:59pm

Pressing alt shift does not work for me to change keyboard configuration :S. Maybe an option in settings will be easier.

jigalx says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 9:25pm

The buttons you chose for the controls were incredibly strange, otherwise really good!

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