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Western Dash

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Feb 20, 2011 | 7:02 PM EST

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**UPDATE:** Player leaved more far in the background! Game is easier now!

UPDATE: Last store item effect fixed!

UPDATE: Eletric recharge fixed!

UPDATE: Game may take some minutes to load, just understand that the game is loading in the background when in white screen. :)

...: Western Dash :...
Game made for Newgrounds Online Game Jam #3
Challange to create a game in less than 72 hours

...: About :....
Team Electrodynamics
--- Cowboys Avoiding Shiny Spikes ---

Programmer: Spysociety
Artist: FlashStorm

~ Western Dash

...: Game & Controls :....
Guide your cowboy through the dangerous desert avoiding everything that may hurt you. Move the guy with the left and right arrow keys, use spacebar to jump through spikes and animals! Press P key to pause/unpause the game and check the store items, they will help you during the game. Press Q key to toggle graphics quality. Mute/unmute all sounds with M key during gameplay. Destroy bigger obstacles with C key.

...: Achievements :....
The medals are going to be approved soon. Here are them:
Note: Scoreboards still pending yet
Total medals: 7
Total points: 105

...: Comments :...
Making this game was really amazing, thanks AustinBreed for the GameJam, this competition is really entertaining and always brings us new and interesting stuff. In our dynamic duo, FlashStorm did a great artwork and animations in this game and EagleGuard's song gave the gameplay much more action! This game is challenging and require a bit of your patience. Excuse if there is any bugs, this game was made in just 3 days for the competition and don't think I forgot this game, I'll be looking to check every bug. Please don't vote it low just because it is a bit hard, the game is really possible! Feel free to PM to tell about bugs or just leave a comment. :)

Leave comments and enjoy!
~ Spy



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice game!

Well, I really like the game, the concept isn't very new but the implemention and everything was well made. Good job. Hope you get a good result as you deserve :)
Best Regards,

MCarsten responds:

Thanks MonoFlauta, thanks for like the implementation. Well maybe the concept isn't the best because was made to finish before the deadline but thanks for review. :)


Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

It wasn't very fun.

I moved for 10 minutes dodging things and picking stuff up. it got old fast. no music changes no level alterations, no change in scenery, it was like an endless mode on an isometric Pitfall level without pitfalls. The music was ok at first but after the first or second repeat it got old. The graphics although smooth (probably at a high frame rate) weren't that great (which many games have not so great GFX but they make up for it with gameplay). This seems more like a demo for a complete game rather than a complete game. If there was more to it than dodging stuff and picking up money and cards and diamonds for IDK what (like perhaps more story other than aliens randomly dropped spikes by a cowboys goldmine), It would be more likely to grab someones attention for more than 10 minutes.

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MCarsten responds:

Hey there, thanks for review. Yeah I know that is a constant gameplay but pay attention to what this game was made for, I had to do it for a competition in 72 hours, I didn't had time to keep doing hundreds of stuff. I know I could have added more but on the time we had to finish we really couldn't do it :(. Today some hours after finishing the game I had to set up the game achievements and scoreboards, then some bugs showed up there and here and I had to keep be going through them solving the puzzles. The dyamonds increase + 100 to your score/money. :) Thanks again for review!



Rated 2 / 5 stars

I'm kinda impressed...

.. of how the game sounded in your description and I was shocked about what it actually looked like. The controls are simply bad. Collecting stuff is almost impossible if you don't know where it is. Graphics can be way better. Music is all right (if you like western... )
Use a shadow to show the cowboys position, allow key switching. Going fast and slow with UP and DOWN keys would be nice, too.
Keep it up!

MCarsten responds:

Hey there, thanks for review. About the keys, I really agree that they aren't the best, for example I could have done that you can shoot with mouse but I use a notebook and I don't like using mouse. I made an engine to setting up hotkeys right after start this game, I know I could have added but wasn't too developed yet. Graphics sometimes were a bit weird because was made quickly for the competition. I don't enjoy at all western but our team was Cowboys Avoiding Shiny Spikes, so I took this song to match with this concept.

Thanks for review :)


Rated 3 / 5 stars

could use impovement

this game needs some what better quality. also there must be an improvement on the scrolling down the screen. i give this an 6/10 due to the music u selected and that the game is pritty straight forward.

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MCarsten responds:

Thanks for review. Glad you liked the music, go check out some stuff by EagleGuard, he is awesome ;D. Thanks again for review.