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Run, Gamer, Run!

by devilqube - Jam Entry

Reggie was a runner he loved to run, well running games, he loved running games ( Track and Field, Daly Thompson) Then he turned 40 and the doctor said he had to actually start running.

For real.

But how could he do that when everywhere he looked was one of his favourite Burger or Hotdog stands?

Help Reggie make his way through a world of food he really shouldn’t eat.

As Reggie runs, he loses weight and gets faster; the longer he spends at a low weight, the longer he lives (so can get a higher score)


Left Ctrl , Space, Fire - Jump


Most of the graphics used where originally created as a temporary measure and intended to be replaced. Unfortunately that didn't happen meaning the end game is not quite as polished as we intended and is missing some of the ideas we hoped to include.

Tools:
Unity 3D
Gimp
Krita
Audacity
Spriter Pro

Edit: We've added a post-jam version that has the missing death anim.
Edit 2: Post-jam version updated with sounds and the jump animation we'd originally intended :)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#165Humor(Jam)3.37
#748Theme(Jam)3.05
#932Graphics(Jam)2.58
#956Innovation(Jam)2.47
#976Mood(Jam)2.32
#1002Fun(Jam)2.47
#1162Overall(Jam)2.33
#1808Coolness32%

Comments

JOK says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:25pm

Amusing visuals and a fun twist on the theme. Had some frame rate problems but might have been my machine so I'm not taking that into account

DRGY says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:27pm

What? I actually don't get the idea of this game... It's just a really really bad endless runner or what?

PinkIndian says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:32pm

Fun game. Nice job. Maybe there should be some vegetarian/vegan foods which would make you slimmer. Also for some reason later in the game the jumping lagged for me...

bobismijnnaam says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:28pm

Game looked pretty nice and the story is funny. Game mechnanic is quite easy though (just hold ctrl to win). I also couldn't get space or fire to work. Next time keep the same spirit in story and gaphics, but try to focus a bit more on concrete gameplay :)

ployer says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:01pm

interesting concept. needs some work, but overall a good try

jk5000 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:51pm

Really funny idea, that fits the theme well.

SeaDads says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:47am

Fun concept, loved the bouncing gut!

Xanjos says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 12:32am

The original version had a couple of issues (Frame rate issues and buggy physics where hilariously when you get to a fast enough speed you can sort of walk in the air by repeatedly jumping) but I do like the running animations plus I love how the player visually changes depending on whether he's eating junk food or not (Also the voice acting on the post-jam version was pretty funny).

Yumeito says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 9:10pm

Nice game :)

axoona says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 9:10pm

funny idea and the belly animation is really cool

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