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Verticalland - zlash - Competition Entry

This game is about climbing the terrain until you reach the top. With your gun, you can shoot bombs
whose explosions affect the terrain to allow you to advance.

In two players mode, the players climb (or descend, depending frame of reference) to opposite
extremes, and the terrain is affected in the direction of the gravity from the player that made the
explosion, so the debris helps the shooter to climb, and detriments the other.

You can also use the guns to shoot down while you are in the air to help you to jump higher (The strong bomb gives you an stronger boost, and its important for reaching high places without a lot of effort)

When a player gets under too much debris it dies, so you have to be careful where you shoot!

The first player is controlled with the arrow keys (or WASD) and the mouse, with the left click to launch the normal
bombs, and the right button to launch the strong bombs.

The second players is controlled with a joystick, using the first two axes to move it, and what your
driver says that are the first and second buttons, to fire the normal and strong bombs respectively.

Update: Fixed a bug that messed with the physics after a couple of seconds if you played with WASD.

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Comments

Kite says ...
May 30, 2011 @ 2:51am

Love the idea. If i had windows id try it out. Its like... Worms but exploring and trying to access the above world right?

May 30, 2011 @ 5:39am

Worms comes indeed to mind :-)

Cool idea.

vintersphrost says ...
May 30, 2011 @ 9:52am

THIS.IS.AWESOME.
reminds me of lemmings, and cave story (jumping with the machine gun, ya know)
nice nice nice!

VoooDooo says ...
May 30, 2011 @ 7:58pm

Very nice game, I love the explosion physics.

zlash says ...
May 30, 2011 @ 8:23pm

Thank you for playing it!

I found that I left an horrible bug that made the game to work bad after a few seconds if you used the WASD keys. I uploaded a fix, so its correct now :)

elbowroom says ...
May 31, 2011 @ 8:21am

hmm.. I can't seem to jump higher when I fire a bomb down?
But it looks awesome

stigrv says ...
May 31, 2011 @ 4:22pm

Really cool game mechanic. You should consider putting in checkpoints though. When i died after clearing some large areas, it was quite hard to get back up, as the bottom of the level was now filled with sand.

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