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

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Jumper Duck

by Coherence - Compo Entry

This is my first game ever. I am not a software engineer and have little knowledge of this type of programming. I also did not spend as much time as I intended on this over the weekend. I understand it is very very basic and barely even a game. Mostly I just wanted to submit SOMETHING.

Controls are Up button to move up and Down button to move down.

You will lose points for hitting spikes and gain points over time. Eventually there seems to be a bug where spikes stop spawning.

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bentglasstube says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:29am

Never give up.

Never surrender.

Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:33am

Hey, congrats on finishing your first game and entering it. Everybody had to start somewhere. One suggestion I might have though, would be to let the user know the rules of the game or the controls, maybe even on this page in the games description.

Coherence says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 12:30am

This is a great comment Jimmothy. Thanks!

CheesyRamen says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 5:55pm

For a first game, not bad!
Don't give up, and keep on making games!
Remember, all great game developers started from somewhere!

Ace says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 6:29pm

Congratulations on submitting your first game, easily beats some of the games I've played on here so far.
I would suggest throwing in some more effects on the game if you plan on improving it, make it more clear when you're doing something bad - like say touching a spike. Either throw some particles or put a slight red tone on the screen, doesn't have to be very in-your-face.
Another suggestion would be to always drop the spikes on the furthest right of the screen, don't know if that was a bug or intended but it felt a bit weird to have obstacles appear behind you were they couldn't do anything at all.
I would suggest a simple improvement of moving the chandeliers as well, just have them scrolling at the same rate as the spikes and drop them back in when they disappear off screen, helps the illusion of movement.

Overall a great example of a first game, certainly better than the first ones I made.

Coherence says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 9:52pm

Thanks Ramen!

Coherence says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 9:54pm

Ace - thanks for the support! These are all great suggestions and I will implement them!

alliel_a says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 11:41am

nice game

Trasevol_Dog says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 3:23pm

Congrats on making your first game, it may be the hardest step to game development!
Your game needs a game over, otherwise it's cool enough for a firsty.

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