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Polynesian swimming couriers

by goerp - Mini LD 41 Entry

I'm in a hurry, so here the minimum instructions:

You're a Polynesian Swimming courier. You have to deliver stuff to islands, swimming.

Unfortunately you have cut yourself while shaving and the water is full of sharks! The sharks will follow the blood to you, but on an island you are safe.

The island you have to deliver to has a man waving.
After delivering the stuff you have to get back to the swimming couriers head office (center island) to get a new delivery.

You have to deliver within the time limit or else delivery is free (the company doesn't like that, if it happens too often you're fired).

The music is streamed audio, so don't try to play it while on a mobile network.
The music is live improvisation by-the-way (yes all live!, that is why it is a bit rubbish).

Hope to do some update to give instructions ingame and make an android version.

I have to give some credit to a certain "skyboy" whose routine for collision detection was lying around somewhere om the internet and I used.

updated on 1 april (bug fixes) music now works

EDIT(2 april):
- added an Android build (it has AIR and the music embedded so its 15MB).
- added an post compo version where you can control the swimmer with mouse

Downloads and Links


goerp says ...
Mar 31, 2013 @ 3:16pm

Edit: no music I hear. Hopefully will fix that today. Else tomorrow.

Keast says ...
Mar 31, 2013 @ 9:29pm

Nice game, but controls are awkward. Would be better if you needn't push the buttons repeatedly for steering. Other than that: great :)

goerp says ...
Mar 31, 2013 @ 11:04pm

Thank you.
Yes, I agree with the controls. I intend to change the controls, where you just have to press where you want to go. better for android as well.

Ryxuma says ...
Mar 31, 2013 @ 11:09pm

cool concept and i like the shark animations :)

timtipgames says ...
Apr 1, 2013 @ 2:52am

Despite the controls issue (which Keast already pointed out and you commented on) the game is nice. I think the gameplay would profit from a little more depth.

ludvichzme says ...
Apr 1, 2013 @ 2:20pm

As above, the game is great, but hard due to the controls :)

Apr 1, 2013 @ 9:16pm

I liked the game, and the music, nice variation on the Jaws theme... :) Apart from that, all it takes to make this game really great is a more intuitive control scheme! :)

Keast says ...
Apr 2, 2013 @ 9:09am

Either I'm stupid or the game doesn't start since the update. I hear the music and see the title screen, but nothing happens...
Oh, and do those drums come from a Zoom G1? :)

goerp says ...
Apr 2, 2013 @ 11:46am

@Keast You heard it right. The drums and everything else is done on a zoom G3X.
The game not working? I've tried it on two computers on two browsers.
But maybe it's a Flash version thing or there is still some kind of bug that only sometimes happens when you press Play (there was one, but I thought I fixed it).

Ryxuma says ...
Apr 2, 2013 @ 8:01pm

By the way it says Mini ludum dare 43 not 41 :)

timtipgames says ...
Apr 5, 2013 @ 9:51am

That's because goerp has a huge battery of games for the upcoming LDs already done and just mixed up some folders :)
just kidding.

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