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

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Stellar Ninja DX

by eruiz00 - Jam Entry


I wanted to make a classic platformer, so this is what I have.

4 mini stages + boss. Cursors+ZX. Made in 3 vacations days.

Typescript + Phaser. VSCode project and source included.

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fishbrain says ...
Dec 13, 2015 @ 3:33pm

Nicely done! It does indeed feel like a classic platformer, I'm afraid I didn't get too far though - I might have to come back and give it another shot :) I like the visuals.

chriiis88 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:14pm

Nice and fitting graphics and sound. What I don't like, however, is that on a qwertz keyboard I have to do finger acrobatics to play this game. "a" and "s" would be better choices.

Akhera says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:54pm

The art and music are awesome, but the controls are just horribly unintuitive. I have to think all the time to do what I want. I can't get very far because of that.

eruiz00 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:05pm

Have to think about... the truth is that is a simple platformer with one button to jump and other to shoot...

aamatniekss says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:43pm

Nice art and music, though the sound effects got a bit annoying. The controls are a bit unintuitive like it was told already, and that made the game very hard at points. But it's still a solid entry, good job!

JamesMowery says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:35am

Not loading for me for some reason. I'm on Safari on OS X. Wouldn't load on LD or via DropBox.

Fathom says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:53pm

Really cool style - I love the art and sound design. Fun game, good work!

thedashdude says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:52am

Maybe I wasn't good or far enough, but checkpoints would be nice. A solid entry none the less.

Codexus says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 2:07pm

Well implemented mini arcade game. Bu why make everything hard to see and dull by not using colors?

psychonull says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:52pm

Amazing graphics and sounds. Great work!

srakowski says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 12:02am

Fun little platformer, well done! And kudos for the intro two button control mini game :)

Dec 23, 2015 @ 6:52pm

Fun game, great music and sound. I like your interpretation of the theme. :)

adsilcott says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 6:57pm

It's funny the way you worked the theme into a mini game. The game itself is good. Kind of reminds me of the old ghouls and ghosts game, since you have to play over and over to memorize the enemy patterns.

Dec 23, 2015 @ 7:03pm


Have to say that controls aren't perfect, I am often pressing jump instead of fire and vice versa.

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 7:20pm

Nice I liked it, almost megaman style platforming. Very hard and very fun.

nihilaleph says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 4:42pm

+ Art style and audio is great
- One hit kill with no checkpoints (at least I didn't find one) is a bit cruel
- Collision box are a bit weird, specially on the big guy
o You can shoot even after death

Great work!

scorched says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 8:23pm

Good overall, but those guys that always catch me right after jumping over pit are frustrating!

alliel_a says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 9:08pm

nice game

eruiz00 says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 9:51pm

Actually I finish the game without lose lifes. It's a question of practice. Thank folks!

Xanjos says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 11:48pm

Pretty hard (like 8 bit era platformers hard) but solid platformer. Too bad there's no WASD option for movement as I personally find the Arrow+ZX method to be slightly awkward (being left-handed and all).

LeReveur says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 12:56am

I'm so bad I can't go further than just after the first shooter, but yet a good platformer for what I've seen. :)

Dec 27, 2015 @ 1:31am

Not so much a platformer as it is a game of memorization.

KaiseanGames says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 4:31pm

Cool. I almost thought the alternate clicking IS the game. Nice surprise. However, I would like to give you a hint for future development.

Never use Z or Y for controls. These are on different positions on different keyboard layouts (different languages), so on my keyboard, X is some 5 keys apart from Z. Either allow player to bind keys to whatever they want, or set controls to universal keys like space, enter, shift, control etc.

Well done, anyway!

Keep up the good work.

eruiz00 says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 9:54am

Have no time for more, although did not think about vonttols. Always liked to use z and x as does not intetfere with cursors (although this is my case) but in future compos i'll fix thos. Thanks!

KanedaXIII says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 5:32pm

Nicely done! But too hard for me :S

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