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

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by blackoptics8 - Jam Entry

jump your way through spikes and such

mouse ~ yoyo
wasd ~ player movement
e ~ interact
f ~ toggle fullscreen
r ~ restart game
esc ~ exit gaem

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Strike says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 11:58am

Wow, this is such a difficult game. At first I had no idea of what to do. Hopefully there is a gif on so at least I could try to understand what I was supposed to do. I spent lots of time in the room where I can pick the yoyo just to train and It's really really hard. By the time I move to the next room, I know I'm already dead XD

So if I understand well, I am supposed to move the mouse in the direction of spikes to send my yoyo there, and when it touches the wall press jump ? It seems like there is an audio indication of when it's possible to jump if I'm correct.
Here is a gif of one of my tries. I almost manage to reach the first platform. I could only do that once, but I almost had no more life, and what comes next is even harder.

I really feel like that this is actually a super cool game. I like the idea, the art and mostly the music (the way it builds up, wow). I'm just frustrated by my poor reflexes.

I'm wondering if it would be easier to just keep holding the jump button while waving the yoyo around.

This game definitively deserves more attention and comments from the LD community. It's actually a pretty good entry. I still fell like trying to get better at it. I'll message you again if I manage to ;)

blackoptics8 says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 2:01am

thanks for the great feedback! Your ability to double/triple etc.. jump is based on if the yoyo is below the player. I tried to make it apparent by the picture where you first pick up the yoyo but a lot of people seem to miss it.. You could either try to keep pulling the mouse down whenever you're about to jump or move the mouse around in circles (which I find easiest) timing the speed of the circle when you're about to jump next.
hopefully this helps

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