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Latency: The Game

by BipolarMike - Mini LD 40 Entry

It's a stretch, but this is a game about a real world problem we experience for real world reasons: latency (or lag)!

It's Latency: The Game!

This game starts out as a fairly normal platformer, but quickly something happens to the connection between your input and the computer, and all your inputs lag by about 2 seconds! Good luck!!

There is one level so far, there's sound but no music, but I think it's neat for a little project I made in 12 hours :)

Download via my website here:

Or download via the direct link above :)

Downloads and Links




Feb 25, 2013 @ 12:21am

Neat Idea, but I can't get past some tall parts due to sticky keys maybe you should change it to Ctrl or some other key!

BipolarMike says ...
Feb 25, 2013 @ 12:22am

Oh yeah, stupid sticky keys... I'll change it to Space Bar :)

BipolarMike says ...
Feb 25, 2013 @ 12:26am

Done! Re-uploaded!

BipolarMike says ...
Feb 25, 2013 @ 2:06am

Aaannnddd sound added, a bug fixed, and a title screen added :)

Sheegoth says ...
Feb 25, 2013 @ 3:12am

Nice concept! I dislike latency, but this game it fun. Nice work!

Hayawi says ...
Feb 25, 2013 @ 3:36am

I HATE IT! Just kidding, its very very nice, except for the terrible lag (lol). but its a cool concept

dasrkrain says ...
Feb 27, 2013 @ 3:45am

I think there is a good concept here that might be worth exploring further.

BipolarMike says ...
Feb 27, 2013 @ 10:58am

Thanks dasrkrain, I plan on adding more levels and features later, I have a lot on my plate right now :) I'll update here when I get back to this project, as well as on my Twitter account @BipolarMike

Hayawi says ...
Feb 27, 2013 @ 9:50pm

It was a neat idea, and I enjoyed playing it, although I guess enjoyed might not be the word I would use. Something more like, loved hating it :P

Feb 28, 2013 @ 7:33pm

Oh boy, this is nasty... It's a great idea, but as a game, it's wrecking my nerves !!! :)

Jorjon says ...
Mar 2, 2013 @ 9:42pm

Nice idea! But is there a way to get the last cube? I got 2/3 but the last is impossible!

Sanguine says ...
Mar 3, 2013 @ 10:15am

I love the idea, it's a super awesome concept. I would however change some things in the level design, because as of now the difficulty doesn't ramp up at the beginning, but instead the first 'puzzle' is harder than the second one.

Spelchan says ...
Mar 6, 2013 @ 3:44am

A bit too much latency making the game a bit too frustrating. Still, neat concept.

BipolarMike says ...
Mar 6, 2013 @ 7:29pm

@jorjon: Yes! You have to get it before you get the key :)
@Sanguine: Agreed, when I eventually expand the game I'll work more with the balancing issues, etc
@Spelchan: I'm thinking of lowering it, or having multiple difficulties

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