MiniLD #72 : elympics — hosted by dollarone — February 2017

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Towergirl (Web)

by bedstuck - Mini LD Entry

A deviously hard platformer, with the aim of getting to the top of the tower as fast as possible.

S to jump, press S again to double jump, Left/right to move.
M to mute music. R to quick-restart the level.

-- End of MiniLD #72 --
So, this is my first Ludum Dare, and the first time I've actually shared a game with others, and I am very happy with the result. Thank you all for commenting and playing, I kinda messed up the level design, making difficulty an issue, putting people off. I guess it was me and a few friends being huge fans of games with high difficulty, which I guess made sense with the competitive feel of the LD topic, but I should have made it much more arcade-like.

This LD has motivated me to take part in many more in future, so hopefully, I'll learn from this experience and make something much better for you guys in future.
No matter the score, I'm very grateful that you played my game, thank you for all your feedback and thank you for playing~!

(If you want to see what I make in future, or see the creation process of these games, or just chat, swing by my Twitter. I'm always active. @Bedstuck)

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dollarone says ...
Feb 23, 2017 @ 3:31am

Man this game is BRUTAL :D

very nice game for a first one! Jumps are a bit quick for my taste but you've added checkpoints, which is great.

I'll try again to climb a bit higher...

tGiant says ...
Feb 23, 2017 @ 6:19pm

Nice game but very difficult. I like the art style.

Bloodsand says ...
Feb 23, 2017 @ 7:29pm

The game looks really good, but feels a bit punishing right from the start.

Softizo says ...
Feb 24, 2017 @ 8:40pm

Love the artwork

Javabot says ...
Feb 25, 2017 @ 12:45am

I like the super meat boy vibe. Hope you work on this game more!

bedstuck says ...
Feb 26, 2017 @ 11:47am

Hey guys, thanks a ton for all the feedback! I've made a few bug fixes, but I'm gonna try and refine this game as much as possible before the deadline. Thanks for playing!

anothercuppa says ...
Feb 26, 2017 @ 4:17pm

Somewhat punishing, but still amazing! Love the art and hope to see this developed further :D

boxerbomb says ...
Feb 27, 2017 @ 10:05am

It was really hard. It reminds me of a game made from the user ulixava a few years ago. I got a 410 seconds and I thought I was doing good.

Feb 27, 2017 @ 9:19pm

Really like this, too hard for me though.

wareification says ...
Feb 28, 2017 @ 11:50pm

Man you guys on the highscore are insane! 20 seconds being the current 10th slot makes my score of 180 seconds look impossibly far away from ranking :P

Thanks for including the checkpoints though. I found the first area the most difficult. After clearing that the rest seemed easier to me. Just glad at the moment to have been able to see the end.

automatonvx says ...
Mar 1, 2017 @ 12:32am

wow that was indeed pretty brutal, can't believe my 60s didn't even make the top 10. Anyway fun game, the hardest bit does seem to be right at the beginning though and almost put me off. Liked the art, and the music adds a bit of ambience. All good

Berbecarul says ...
Mar 2, 2017 @ 12:59am

Just wow. I would really want to see someone mastering this game. Excellent work!

yzwijsen says ...
Mar 2, 2017 @ 1:08am

awesome! I love the pixel art, really has a great atmosphere and the music works perfectly.
difficulty is brutal though, as dollarone said. but nothing wrong with that :)

Timm638 says ...
Mar 4, 2017 @ 10:04am

This is a little, but polished platformer game with pretty responsive controls, so I like it. It is really intentional that the timer is starting on the first orb?

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Mar 4, 2017 @ 10:45am

It is a tried and true formula and so much fun! Learning the limits of the controls (super fast double jump is key) and mastering each checkpoint individually to finally put it all together feels amazing.

Simple, well made fun. Good job!

Erokaution says ...
Mar 8, 2017 @ 2:12am

Great game. Though, I have a bug to report;
If you are able to make it to the top without hitting the first checkpoint, you will get '0' on your time.

bedstuck says ...
Mar 8, 2017 @ 9:22am

Hey Erokaution! Thanks for the report, yeah there's a lotta people that have abused that lmao, it's been on my to-fix list for a while now, but only just got around to it.

The collision box for the orbs is now taller, and there should be no way to skip the first orb.

Thanks to everyone else for the feedback, i love you mwah x

animanegra says ...
Mar 10, 2017 @ 9:53pm

nice game, great graphics and great music. This kind of platform games are really cool to get some plays and try to beat the scores. But I am far from the top 10 ^^ 30 seconds :D toooooo slow man.

g12345 says ...
Mar 15, 2017 @ 12:49am

This game was fun even if it was a bit unfair... anyway my first try i finished it in around 60 seconds... not a bad game at all.

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