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Gerald the Gummi Guy

by TheRulerOfOats - Compo Entry

Engine - GameMaker: Studio Standard
Genre - Puzzle
Audio, Coding, and Graphics - Self-Created (for seemingly obvious reasons)

Welcome to the game 'Gerald the Gummi Guy'. In this game, you play as Gerald running around collecting jellybeans which he can consume to transform into objects which will help him solve his current puzzle.

Arrow Keys to Move
Click the HUD icons to use the respective bean you clicked

Everything you see, do, and hear in this game was made possible through the work of Twitter's @Jack_Will_Tweet, or as I'm known elsewhere, TheRulerOfOats. I made all of the sounds through either onomatopoeia or banging my knuckle on a nearby object. I would've added more puzzles to the game than the few I did, but I ran out of time. No base code was used, and as such, development began the moment the theme was announced up until now. Special thanks to Midnight Synergy for inspiring this game, and @GoDieDutchbag for supporting me al the way through. Look out for my larger-scale freetime project 'Oltroy and Friends' on my YouTube channel 'TheRulerOfOats'. See you later!

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ORECROS says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:33pm

Not exactly an original idea, but the way it's executed is really cool. super fun to play and the levels are interesting.

The M says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:53pm

An interesting game, but to have to restart the entire level when you make a mistake is a bit harsh for my taste :P

brainstorm says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:21pm

Good work! I liked the sounds and the level design!

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 8:09pm

Nice fun game. Levels are good.

Catwheel says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 4:33am

The ideas is good, the level design is great. The only thing that really kills this is having to start wayy over a level when you die. A very good submission though!

Strike says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 10:40am

Sokoban mixed with A boy and his blob ;) Fun game. I especially like how all the audio is made by mouth XD

AnaGF says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 11:01am

Gameplay is funny, needs a bit polish but level design is cool. A issue you could improve, bean inventory UI covers part of the map, it would be nice if you found a way to not.
Nice entry

May 6, 2016 @ 11:24am

Fun little puzzle game. I like how it was obvious what each form was supposed to do when I saw the form and the puzzle lay-outs. That's actually tough to manage sometimes, but you nailed that aspect of it without holding the player's hand and giving specific instructions about what each shape can do.

Good job!

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