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Max Wheigt: A really heavy story

by Allorius - Jam Entry

In the city where everyone is trying to lose weight, and noone's asking questions, there is a man who tries to uncover unpleasant truth about who really makes the rules. Revenge is driving him and the supernatural ability to change his own weight is helping him achieve that goal.

Game info(if it will work):
Avoid enemies, or they will catch you.
Eat muffins to become fat.
Skip rope to become slim.
Eat three muffins to become ultra-fat.
If you are fat you can fall on enemies to kill them.
You can roll over enemies to kill them in ultra fat form.

Movement: w,a,s,d
Jump/fly: Space
Eat muffins: TAB
Skip rope: Shift
Collect muffins from special containers: E
Throw muffins to kill enimies with: K
You can stun enemies using your cream-gun: L

Downloads and Links




glaze_96 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:22pm

The story and the soundtrack really sets the mood. Great intro!

BUG: Every time I eat a muffin the game freezes so I can't score you on anything yet! Are you going to fix it? I'll bookmark and wait for a reply/ update =)

Also - For next time, delete the .pdb files as they're not needed. Makes download time much shorter.

Allorius says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:37pm

Yeah, we are going to fix bugs(there are alot of them), will update as soon as game will be beatable.

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:01pm

Leave a comment to let me know when you're finished =)

Pestel Crew says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:46pm

A good idea for a game and a good prototype. The music of the intro can be in the game to keep, it is suitable.

Dreschler says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:47am

So cute *-*

Allorius says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 4:12pm

Fixed bugs, you can now complete the level, play and enjoy.

El Cabaro says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 12:32am

The graphics were pretty good. Excellent animation The music got kinda repetitive though. I liked the concept. Good job.

Allorius says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 8:28pm

Also here is the archive of music from this game, listen to it, if you like:

fin_nolimit says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 9:29pm

The graphics were absolutely incredible!!! The intro rocked!! I've always wanted to include a separate comic book with a game (like as a PDF) but I just don't have those skills. lol.. Nice job!

cabezotta says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 3:20pm

Cool entry! I liked the introduction and the bizarre story, i didn't understand very well how to play it at first, but it was fun trying to get it.. it was a lot of trial and error for me.. but great game anyways!

Lullaby says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 5:44pm

Every entry should have enough vote to rank!
I saw your post and decided to give your game a shot! :)

+1star for your comic part! It really helps to get into the game. Also, Funny interpretation of the theme :)

Cheers guys !

3T3A says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 7:22pm

It's a pretty good game. I really like the originality of the graphism and of the story, but i never used tha "fat" version on max, throwing muffin is very overpowered like the propulsor. Nice entry

danielilett says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 7:35pm

I loved the intro! A very serious story to set the tone :p
I liked the graphics too - the style fits the game really well. However, there were a few bugs - as you know - which is unfortunate, but understandable given the time constraint. Good work nonetheless, I wish more Ludum Dare games had an intro as good as this one!

TheCain says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 7:36pm

Well, i hope to come back to this later. As it is it could use some polish; make the muffins disappear after taking them, give an objective, tutorial, that sort of thing.

MintArcade says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 7:53pm

Mmmm, muffins. Good idea, nicely executed. Story is - ridiculously awesome.

StrayCat says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:22pm

The story is nice, the graphics are good, but the game needs more polish in the mechanics part: I never got to use the fat forms, because flying to the other side was the easiest, and becoming fat required too much resources to be useful.

You could make it more balanced if each muffin could last more than one use, so constantly shifting back and forth was possible ad useful. Keep up the good work!

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