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

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Runty Raptor's Rock Roller

by ryte2byte - Competition Entry

Runty Raptor's Rock Roller is a level-based runner game that challenges you to balance greed with speed to beat the pack to the juiciest prey. Pointless skateboard tricks and bad physics included AT NO CHARGE!

Runty was always the smallest of his pack; Always late to the hunt; Always stuck with the unappetizing leftovers (Feet and tails! Yuck!).

Runty dejectedly kicked a large stone down the hill and sighed. His eyes widened as the little dino gears in his mind began to turn. The stone picked up speed as it bounced and rolled across the terrain!

Runty worked tirelessly throughout the night, leveraging tooth and claw to craft a wondrous example of ancient technology: The Skateboard (Or, as Runty dubbed it, The Rock Roller)!

With this, Runty would be able to beat the pack to the Hunt and, finally, have his pick of the juiciest prey!

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Comments

svyatozar says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:14pm

Very fun game, but the controls are kind of awkward, hard to get used to. Too many buttons, in my opinion. I would reduce it to just "Jump" and "boost". Overall - very playable, and a very funny character.

edve98 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:39pm

I have to agree with svyatozar that controlls are a bit akward. Also I found that just mashing D is a viable strategy (and sometimes stopping to geta bird or two). This game could do with some balancing.

Oh right, Runty has some sick tricks! ;)

ryte2byte says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:21pm

Yeah, I guess controls got a little bloated. The 'Lean' was one of those 3AM "I need this because Control Freak!" moments. The game works fine without touching 'em. I also had Boost on LShift for a while which worked very well, but I didn't want anyone bumping into Windows Sticky Keys issues.

Jonpul says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:10pm

Agree on the controls issue that has been noted, but this is a really good game with a high "charm" factor.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:10pm

Very strange. The sound effects are funny but the tilting is so slow it's unnoticeable.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:47pm

I like what you have going on here. I had one of those woohoo! moments when I hit a hill just right and took off flying through the air. :)

Agreed that the controls were awkward, but I didn't think they were bloated or too complicated. Just too many all in one spot. Involve my other hand on the other side of the keyboard and I feel like I would have done better.

Good job!

AWOL says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:53am

I liked this. Unlike some of the crazy platformer games that some people have made. That have nothing to do with Ancient technology. I actually just play a game were all you do is jump and the you have to type words??? What the heck does that have to do with Ancient Technology.. Anyway good job.

fenwick says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:55am

The sound effects were unbelievable cute, lol.

This was a cute game, but as some other people have said you really just have to keep hitting D and you'll beat the level, lol. It was amusing, though, those were some sick tricks.

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