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

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Zap Runagain

by PaperboxStudios - Jam Entry

Zap Runagain

Save your little alien friends as you try to weave through this insane crazy space age runner. How long will Zap last? How many of his alien friends will Zap be able to save?


Up / Down arrow: Jump and fall through platforms.

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guigrillo13 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:35pm

Awesome game!!! Really good mechanics

DesignerNap says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:43pm

hah! This is great fun! :D Love the laser effects and audio. nice work.

dvdfu says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:27am

Mechanics were really good and well designed! Great fun game overall.

chabuduo says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:07pm

Great work really impressive visuals and sound!

huminaboz says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:58am

Grabbing aliens made me smile big time. Great use of two button mechanics. Reminds me of that NES game where you're a cool dude in a sports car avoiding cops and picking up babes. (name escapes me)

SpareWizard says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:39am

I like the mechanic of more aliens is worth more, but more difficult to score.

TomenLuca says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:02am

Even though I'm terrible at this game, I enjoyed it a lot. It really helps that you are able to restart your game so quickly, there is very little downtime.

Astro Cat says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:40pm

cute runner. have a great fun to play it

Studiosaurus says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 8:26pm

The changing between levels is frustrating since there is an ease in and out, it should be instant, so that you can dodge things at the last minute. The flying blocks could maybe be a different colour that's more visible against the purpleish background. I couldn't find a way to escape the laser apart from to just run along the top, but then if you happen to get a red block fly out of nowhere while the laser's still going, you're screwed. I liked the city art. Music was very stressful to listen to.

Rocketship says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 9:35am

Fun to play, the aliens have funny voices and the art is also pretty nice. I would suggest changing the projectile color into something much more visible, especially when it flies so fast. Also the screen shake during the laser, even though very cool, hides the projectiles completely and they become impossible to dodge.

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 4:58pm

Really well put together!
A simple lane-switching game made interesting with the alien rescuing, I played this much longer than I usually play LD games for, well done!
I loved the little alien sounds, too!

shadow64 says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:28am

Nice parallaxing! I felt the gameplay was solid, though there were times that I couldn't prepare for being attacked and was kind of trapped into dying. So I guess my only note would be on balancing that a little better, so that it only gets that hard the longer you've played.

Overall I think this is a fun experience taking from some known mechanics and adding a fun twist to it. The music and sound effects were fun as well. Nice work and congrats on finishing!

domo_demo says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 9:07pm

really like the idea! simple and fun to play :) music is a little bit .. repetitive?=p

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