MiniLD #60

Theme: Any Past Theme – hosted by Tim Bumpus – June 2015

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Inept Island

by xWarZonex - Mini LD 60 Entry

I chose the theme Island, from LD 17.

About me
Hello guys. My name is Tanner Daniels, 16, and Dubstep Producer. I've tinkered with game development the past 4 years of my life, and its actually where I found my love for music. I originally only made music for my games, but the priorities switched. I've participated in five Ludum Dares before, but have only participated in one other Mini-LD.

About the game
INEPT ISLAND is a fast paced reflex based game where you are required to jump from faulty grounds to more faulty ground. In this game, you play as a vacationer on a inept island. You must use lightning fast reflexes to avoid falling into the sinking parts of the island. Do not fall beneath the water line! Collect coconuts to buy items, hats, and upgrades!
This game features a multi-itemed shop, which you buy stuff with from the coconuts you collect. I worked hard to make this operational shop and monetary system in less than 48 hours. I feel pride in the way the islands terrain works, I find it very unique and innovative.
Since I am a dubstep producer, I would like to capitalize on the two songs I created for this game. They are both addictive complex songs that I love, and I hope you do too.

What this game features
-A fully functional shop and monetary system
-Amazing audio
-unique and innovative gameplay
-Awesome perks and power ups!!!
-A guy in a bathing suit
These are just some of the many awesome features of this game

I had fun making this game, and I hope you have fun playing it. (Note, I'm pretty bad at art, but I hope my audio makes up for it (:. )

Downloads and Links


BinaryFlow12 says ...
Jun 30, 2015 @ 7:59am

I really liked the game it was challenging but also seemed very fair.

MintArcade says ...
Jun 30, 2015 @ 9:02pm

I was drowning a lot ;D This game teached me never go to the beach, unless you need a coconuts and not afraid to die. Music are cool though.

jk5000 says ...
Jul 1, 2015 @ 1:25pm

The game is okay. But i love the music

Jul 1, 2015 @ 3:43pm

Challenging game indeed! Good work for 48 hours.
Some suggestions/thoughts:
* Because the island parts fall faster than the player, I couldn't manage to jump of it when it fell (or at least not at this Linux-computer?). Maybe this was intended? My only working strategy was random jumping around or trying to stay near a bought item.
* I did not like that I had to go to the shop every new try to get things, which does not encourage to 'quickly try another time'.
* You could consider to make things like 'shop'/'retry'/'start' more visible clickable by changing the cursor to a pointer on hovering and/or other visual feedback.

Other than that, good entry with very solid music. :)

Mantlair says ...
Jul 2, 2015 @ 5:11pm

Music rocks. I think collisions were a bit problematic. I had that problen on somewhere before. You should make the characters feet part circular or triangular at least. Or it can stuck on same leveled platforms some times. Besides this nice shop and items to discover!

xWarZonex says ...
Jul 2, 2015 @ 5:51pm

Thankyou guys for your support and complements!!!

Jul 4, 2015 @ 4:29am

Really interesting and fun game. Great for the time frame (and nice job with the shop!) I included your game in part 1 of my MiniLD #60 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :)

digiman572 says ...
Jul 4, 2015 @ 4:27pm

The game was pretty cool. And I really liked the music. I think my favorite part was with the Jetpack as I was able to really counter those sudden drop offs with five blocks disappearing at once. Definitely felt awesome when that happend! Lasted for 109 seconds before I drowned.

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