Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

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On Fire

by dietzribi - Competition Entry

Discovery of fire gone wrong in this fast paced platformer.
Made in Game Maker Studio
Graphics in Game Maker as well
Sounds recorded in Audacity
Music with Maschine

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Ourson says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:06am

Great work! Good ideas and good execution.

The only thing that bothered me was the scrolling. 75% of the screen is behind your character so you don't see what's ahead and you must learn the layout of the level.

But other than that, it was a really enjoyable entry. A lot of fun =)

adiaden says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:11am

Loved it. I would greenlight it on Steam. It's that good.

JK5000 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:48am

A fun puzzle/platformer game. The idea/concept is simple, but that what makes the game great. Well done.

PorkyPine says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:23pm

Best game i played this jam!

Paximillian says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:29pm

Wow, that's actually a quality I wouldn't have guessed to be jam material.
Very well done.

Efmi_ says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:09pm

Awesome game! I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it!!!

tomer_cool says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:16pm

This game is so good, The story is so funny, great graphics, nice SFX and music, It's VERY! fun to play, and there are so many level I, reached level 6. Overall 10/10
Maybe my favorite game so far.

Ido_king says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:17pm

awesome i just love the concept and the story

jakatpemadi says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:09pm

Cool, a simple runner game wrapped in beautiful story. Welldone!!

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:11am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description.

Yngvarr says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:40pm

Playing with fire was never as fun as in this game! Also, great manner of storytelling!
Music, sounds and graphics are just fantastic!

kmitz says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:09pm

Great story, gameplay and level design.
Burning things is really funny x)
One of the few ones that i actually had real fun with :D

Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:38am

A fun and twisted game! The camera doesn't go far enough to see what's next, but the gameplay was fun, the music and sound effects work really well.
Good job!

MrErdalUral says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:44am

Best game evah! 10/10. I really loved the game design and the humor!
Good job!

monkeybit29 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:41pm

Really funny, clever design on the game mechanic, nice job!

Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:16am

Very cool and simple game, addictive. Like the art work. Well done!

Allthebees says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 4:12pm

Really good job! I agree that it was a bit annoying not being able to see to far in front of you but other than that a really great game!

Madsj says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 10:54am

The game had great gameplay and was engaging. There is a memory aspect to the game because of the camera and I think it's just a matter of taste what kind of camera would be best. The Dinosaur is a great idea: It can replenish your fire duration, you have to watch its behavior to pass it, and it unexpectedly turns into ash in seconds.
The game fits the theme well and it can be seen as a metaphor for the human struggle with nature through time. This game is to global warming what There Will Be Blood was to capitalism. We think we have the fire under control now, but soon the machines will take over the world.

Sep 4, 2016 @ 6:24pm

This game was super fun to play. Very original idea and really well executed. Great job!

runvs says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 8:10pm

Awesome humor, awesome intro, awesome fire. But why is the spacebar the fireball and not the jump button.

Sep 10, 2016 @ 1:04pm

Wow this is one crazy game... Really good idea and interesting mechanic. It was really fun to play! Also congratulations to being features on the Newgrounds frontpage :)

darthbox1 says ...
Sep 12, 2016 @ 8:46pm

Brilliant game! I loved everything: the challenge, the humour, the responsiveness of the controls, the art style, the sound. Well done!

Molpe says ...
Sep 17, 2016 @ 3:11pm

AMAZING! Loved every second of playing ^^ Just awesome!

I've made a short playthrough, if you want to check it out: x)

Apr 16, 2017 @ 9:50pm

Unfortunately, my computer is 32-bit, thus will not play this...

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