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

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Story Into Jungle

by Afendar - Compo Entry

You play a young panda who just lost her mother. You must do everything to find her. But becarefull of traps and falls ...

The little panda needs you :)

In this game no left and right controls. Mouse controls direction and movements.

Game was made in Java language;
Graphisms with photoshop CS5;
Sounds width Bfxr;
Font in OpenfontLibrary Website;
And for the entire game is my brain juice XD.

Controls :

SPACE - Jump
CONTROL - Walk slowly

Have fun with my game ! Please don't forget comments ! ;)

Downloads and Links




blackbird806 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:47am

Hey guy I went just to download your game and it doesn't work(when I double click on the jar file nothig happen).

Afendar says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:54am

What kind of OS you use ? You have Java runtime ? Thanks for your comment but for me on win7 it work !!! I don't understood.

ThaRemo says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:11am

Nice game! It worked for me after I unzipped it.
The graphics look quite nice and I like the theme.
Some improvements that I can think of would be to add checkpoints and some music. Also maybe that your score lowers over time, so that you want to finish as fast as possible.

Yamzho says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:23am

Very nice ! ;)

Afendar says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:42am

Yeah good ideas ThaRemo I think I add and fix littles bug post now and work on levels design thank for your comment.

Afendar says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:44am

Thanks Yamzho ! I have downloaded your game and I play now. I also leave you a little comment ;)

Pending Chaos says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:24pm

Nice, but a little difficult.

cicanci says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:37pm

Nice game! I liked the gameplay, great ideia. Worked fine on OSX.

Afendar says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:42pm

thank Pending Chaos and cicanci for your feedback !

blackbird806 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:43pm

Afendar I am on win 10, and I have java runtime.

gmatsura says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:18am

I like the art and it played pretty well. Good game!

Afendar says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:21am

blackbird806 I think it be a security concerns on files or at java because the new release have an control security and as the app is not signed does not want to run for fear that it is dangerous. Try to ask your config java to allow this program or run it with administrator settings. thank for reply.

Afendar says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:24am

Thanks gmatsura ! thank you for playing ;)

Ghen says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:05am

i think theres bug when the panda just stop completely for couple seconds and then running again
but overall i like the graphics, the jump sounds quite annoying since the pitch too high for me

Joror says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 9:13pm

The panda feels oddly fast for you know, a panda. :D

sorlok says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 4:04pm

Neat idea, but a bit hard to control. A fun platformer!

Dec 26, 2015 @ 4:14pm

I love panda! XD

PoQA Games says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 8:08pm

For those who can't run it, open a terminal/command prompt and type: java -jar <path-to-extracted-jar>.

Nice game! In the future I recommend combining the 'how to play' and the gameplay screen. This is a game jam, there's not shame in showing instructions in gameplay!

Dietrich Epp says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 8:49pm

Nice! Game was a bit hard. One thing I definitely think is backwards is the "walk slowly" button. It should be the opposite: a "run fast button". I had a bit of a hard time getting past the bridge, I think that part might have some bugs in it, and early on the panda stopped running and started waving its head left and right. Is that supposed to happen? It only happened the first time I played. Anyway, solid concept and fun art.

nihilaleph says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 11:40pm

+ Nice artwork
+ Good mechanics
- A bit hard to control
- When the bridge breaks it sort of gravitates the panda down. I used to jump and go fast on bridge but sometimes I would die trying
o Does it have only one level? At the end of the level the panda just commemorated and control was passed to the mouse

Good job!

Afendar says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 4:26pm

Thanks for your feedback and your analysis ( PoQA Games, Dietrich Epp, nihilaleph ). Thanks a lot for your advices ;)

Afendar says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 4:28pm

Thanks for your comments ( crafteverywhere, sorlok, Joror, Ghen ). I work to fix bugs and add new features and work on graphisms

ciaodavinci says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 5:46pm

Nice job! I was using a trackpad and I found the controls really difficult. The panda was moving really fast and it was hard to land on platforms. Cool looking sprites!

Benjamin says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 5:47pm

Cute game, my best score was 620. It tooks me time to pass the first bridge but then it was ok. I spent most of my time holding contorl and release it only to run so maybe you should have made a run button.

Gordy says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 6:16pm

Nice ;)

Gaspard_ says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 6:29pm

Nice little game. Releasing ctrl felt a little risky. Some parts seemed inaccessible (I may just be bad at it to).

gallerdude says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 6:30pm

Fun but very difficult. Couldn't clear the first stage. "Panda the Hedgehog."

Tanton-H2X says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 12:26pm

wooo~~great concept and graphic~~
love this experience so much~!
very fun!

Afendar says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 10:03am

Thanks a lot for your feedback and your opinions ciaodavinci, Benjamin, Gordy, Gaspard_, gallerdude, Tanton-H2X. After lots of opinions, i think my game is hard and I try to change game level ;).

Fadobo says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 6:04pm

Pretty cool, I like that it has a bit different take on two button controls except left / right. Had some problems with the "bridges", falling right through them. Also the sounds...not that nice to listen to.

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