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

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by monstersauce - Jam Entry

ShroomMan discovers abandoned mechanism...
Play on full screen for optimised graphics!


Basic MVP, would like to add more game mechanics in the future, currently it's very linear and relies on RNG.

Thanks for playing/feedback! :)

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SamuelSousa says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:51pm

Easy to understand. SImple. Fun. Beautiful.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:16pm

Very beautiful game. The shroom man is a little bit blurry thoug ) I like the feel of controlling this flying thing, it's smooth and satisfying.

Haven't you thought about not resetting the position after hitting "replay" button? ShroomMan can just hop onto this thingie and continue flying )

tomer_cool says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:38pm

Great game. I really love the graphics, the music is great and the controls are good. But adding enemies would make it way better. I got 1000 and then I stopped trying because there was nothing to do but grabbing fuel.

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:43am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! the background of the forrest is amazing ! Great pixel art ! Simple mechanics that still offered a decent amount of challenge.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.

kyyninen says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:43am

Looks and sounds good. Variable jump height would have been nice. I also think there should be some kind of enemies or hazards.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:10am

Fun and fantastic. Well done

KitiJenGames says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:12am

I really love the sprites and background because they are really attractive and the colour scheme and music are relaxing. The controls would be more comfortable if they used two hands, so left and right controlled by say A/S and the jump controlled by J. Its a fun game to play.

slam_nine says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:13am

Awesome job on the visuals! The colour palette looks great and the parallaxing effect scrolls smoothly. :)

TheMightySice says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:42am

Solid Game with awesome graphics and sound.

Hjalte500 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:45am

The visuals are so nice and the music is very calming. Super chill. Very simple and easy to pick up and play like all jams should be! Awesome.

quentinus60 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:01pm

Really good game ! I like everything : the sound, the graphics , the concept. Good job ! :D

PeYMaN says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:19pm

I love this game, the art is amazing!! Made with Construct2!! (L)

Kramchay Dig says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:34pm

I get addicted somehow

Ghen says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:41pm

the game very simple and straigh forward
control feels really good, and the animation very smooth and complement the control very well
graphics also very nice, kinda remind me off mushroom people in Dark Souls lol
the only thing i dont reallyu like in this game is the music, i never really a disco/techno kind of guy, so this just a nitpicking really,
awesome game!

BossHunters says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:50pm

First of all I like your game. All elements fit well together - gameplay and especially art and sound. I miss the ancient tech theme, but that's ok. I think you can spend some more time continue build the game. My idea: Add some pickable objects that slows down the speed.

ValiaP says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:49pm

Really attractive graphic.You got me at the thumbnail. The aesthetic reminds me of Titan Souls. The gameplay is a little bit simple compare to other parkour game.Maybe add some boosts?

blinry says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:52pm

Well-rounded game, nice design, cute character, everything fits together nicely. We thought the energy bar disappearing was a bug. Not that much to discover in-game :)

Sabina Lis says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:33am

Nice cute game, i liked the color palette, the music fits great, i agree with the comment about jumping on the thing again when you loose instead of restart, congrats!

Darenn says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:04am

The game is nice, the controls are simple and easy, the graphics and the music are beautiful,
the character is friendly, the concept is very good, maybe you could add traps/enemies or other ways to get fuel ?
My best score is 775, this game is awesome. ?
Keep creating games !

monstersauce says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:50am

@facelesstheone That's a really cool idea! Definitely makes it more streamlined, will add it in the next update :)

monstersauce says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:51am

@tomer_cool Yeah once you get going you have to really lose on purpose.. will need to add some obstacles etc.

monstersauce says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:54am

@Ghen I don't know why I just really wanted to draw mushroom people! XD The entire time during development I actually had Ragnarok online in mind.. the little adorable mushroom monsters <3

monstersauce says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:56am

@BossHunters The idea is a little mushroom dude finds an ancient abandoned flying mechanism in his forest. Not the best use of theme and bit of a stretch, but I was very uninspired :(

monstersauce says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:57am

@blinry Yeah that's definitely a bug, forgot to show the energy bar from player goes from low>normal. Will definitely fix :D

monstersauce says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:00pm

@Darenn Yep definitely want to add some enemies and gameplay mechanics down the road. My personal high score is ~1500, have a friend who hit over 3k. Once you get going you almost can't lose... really need to work on making it more interesting. Thanks for playing! :D

justinooncx says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:26am

Interesting game with cute graphics. First time, I didn't know how to stay alive, since the pickups were blending in with the background rather well and looked like part of the scenery. Once I got the hang of it, though, it became rather hard to lose... Still, a nice effort with good polish!

runvs says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 8:24pm

unfortunately the link is broken :(

Chaoslab says ...
Sep 8, 2016 @ 9:02am

Fun, easy, nice graphics! Thanks for that.

Deive_Ex says ...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 4:59pm

Wow, excelent graphics! Very pretty! The ambient music is pretty nice too!

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