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

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[JJJ] - Jolly Jail Jumper

by AwesomeAlliterationAlliance - Jam Entry


We decided to just use the 2-Button theme.
Such Plattformer, much Runnergame
Very 2-Button
Take control of Piotr "Sixfinger" Peter, an innocent inmate who tries
to flee punishment by continuosly changing clothes during prison riot.
Buttons in use:
Jump -> Spacebar (A or left trigger on Gamepad)
Switch -> Tabulator (B or right trigger on Gamepad)
Also full Gamepad support
Marian eF. - Code
Rage, LaLottey & LeDuz - Graphics+Animation
PopePAFF - LevelDesign
Bongo Mongo & Dark D - Sound
Have Fun!
Soundtrack -

Post-Mortem (Post-Jam):

Based on your (very much appreciated) feedback,
we decided to change a few things and
give the game a little bit more finetuning.

We made the first levels a bit more easy to play
but the Game is still very hard for some people.
We really like the difficulty, all levels are doable
if you put some time in them and we think they are worth the effort.

PS: Currently we think about making a playthrough on Youtube.
let us know your thoughts about this idea if you are interested.

Good luck and have fun. :)

-the movespeed is now 10% slower

-We added a settings menu where you can
adjust the screensize.

-A few levels now are a bit more easy
to play and we slightly adjusted the learning curve.
But for the hardcore players we added some bonus levels.
(You have to look closely after you reached the last level
To unlock those extra levels.)

-Inmates and wardens now cant walk thru doors
-you nomore can glitch out of the map
-You can play the game in different screensizes

Downloads and Links




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

Good looking, well designed and incredibly polished game for a LD entry (even for jam). I'm really impressed, gonna play some more ;-)

The one thing that you might look into is the rather steep learning curve. Maybe have some extra levels in between the introduction of new mechanics. But that's just a suggestion, no complaint ;-)

Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:26pm

Amazing game, some of the best art and animation I seen so far on the jam, I really liked the gameplay too. And like tedling said it's a pretty steep rise in difficulty, having a single mistake kill you in levels that big makes it too hard for me sadly.

Gipzo says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:27pm

Awesome game. Great art, interesting concept :)
I even played it on 1280x800 monitor with other hand on touchpad to scroll )

Headmade says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:28pm

Wow those cut scenes and animations are really impressive for a Ludud Dare game. I also lied the tutorial.
But the game was too hard for me. Also I didn't like that the orange dude didn't fight the blue dudes when they met (I guess it's guard and inmate?), even though they both attacked me when I was opposite colors.
Still a very good entry.

SpringCabal says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:55pm

I wish this was slower, it's too hard for me.
But otherwise a good entry

luke says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:28pm

it's a great game, but the speed need to be slower

Dec 18, 2015 @ 6:47pm

Solid game! The difficulty might be a bit too high as one mistake can set you all the way back. I still had a lot of fun and the mechanics are awesome.

I love the music, the animations, and it comes so naturally on a game pad. Good job!

ChaosCult says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 6:48pm

Very interesting gameplay!

wilbefast says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 3:50pm

Oh wow, nice job! Very pretty, polished and well balanced, with a nicely-tuned difficulty curve. Particular kudos for the tutorial: it does just about everything right in my opinion :)

Dec 19, 2015 @ 9:18pm

My favorite game yet. The animation, music, sound, and mechanics are all perfect. The level design is also great. It throws you right into the hard stuff, which I love.

Also, the detail in the backgrounds is awesome! The hanging spiders, the dejected guards... I think I saw a unicorn in a cloud somewhere, but I was too zoned in to the gameplay to be sure. It all really added to the feel.

I also love the fact that the main character has different running animation for both outfits.

6 stars out of 5, 11 points out of 10, awesome work.

Dovyski says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 6:27pm

Awesome work! The game is really funny and well polished. My favorite so far! :)

Dejvo says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 3:42pm

really well made.

ZpeedTube says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 3:43pm

Overall good and nice graphics and sound. :)
But way too hard, could almost not get true the tutorial levels. :P

scorched says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 3:59pm

Awesome start, but then it's very hard. The graphics and humour are outstanding!

PlasmaErnst says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 4:35pm

Top game! Very well executed. (played the post-version)

Calciumtrice says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 5:48pm

This is fantastically well put together Ludum Dare entry. The presentation from the animation to the music are really smooth and effective.

The game play idea of switching between outfits is cute and the hazards' colour coding is a simple and clear way to tell you when you need to be doing. Movement works really well too.

My only real criticism would be that the difficulty ramped up too quickly and the game might be benefited from checkpoints or maybe a slower speed difficulty (which it looks like you implemented in the post mortem version).

An excellent entry with a lot of character, you should be proud of yourselves. Well done!

Tapehead says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 5:53pm

this game is hard as hell but also AWESOME! great work! keep it up!

Dec 28, 2015 @ 12:14am

Best game I've played so far! The graphics were really nice, the feel was good, and the game flowed quickly, even on the event of failure.

Levels were really hard; level 1 felt harder than level 2, and the off colored corners on the last level made it practically impossible. I would absolutely love to see more of this.

bwatanabe says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 1:12am

Great graphics!!

GhostBomb says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 2:15am

Really fun! Managed to beat it. It would have been really easy to just give this an abstract art style and backdrop but I like the jail setting how the color switching mechanic is justified with costume swapping.

It would have been nice if you could change costumes while going through a door/gate.

Dreyan says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 7:09am

So, so impressed by this! Probably the most fun I've had with an LD game so far, and will definitely come back to this one later :D (have not yet finished playing all the levels - but I certainly plan to)

I adore the art, great job to everyone!

SaintHeiser says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 9:00am


SaintHeiser says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 9:02am

Pretty atmosferic and fuuny game. Like the characters and animations. Game maechanic is simple but leveldesign isn't bad. game well drawn itself. Good job, man =)

Japes says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 10:43am

Perfect. What more could you ask for in a gamejam entry? Maybe more levels? This is a finished, polished game. Well done sirs. Loved the difficulty, it made me determined to stick it through to the end.

Warboys says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 4:54pm

Well this is wonderful, phenomenal job on animation and the level design is fiendish. I found the final tutorial stage to be really tough so on Level 1 I got completely destroyed (I kept dying when I got past the first part of the level, I don't know why I was dying).

Only gripes I have are the crazy difficulty curve, which probably could have been made less severe, and also the way that you often have to die a few times before you can complete a level because it's impossible to know when obstacles will appear without having been killed by them first. Also tab + space are strange controls in my opinion, I often got my head mixed up in particularly fast areas

Great stuff though, seriously. This is one of the best games I've played in any LD.

torcado194 says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 8:18am

wow this is really awesome! the art and animations are amazing for a ludum dare game or otherwise. there were some weird technical issues i had such as sound taking forever to play and lag, but otherwise very nice!

hyperscope says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 3:26am

Art, animation, sound all on point! Actually everything was on point! My only issue was I wasn't able to change colors after passing through a gate a fast as I would have liked. Which to me felt like it caused my death on occasion. All around good work team!

Mar 29, 2016 @ 12:55am

Nice graphics, well made game. I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

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