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Feb 21, 2011 | 12:11 AM EST

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DEMON RUNNER. A game made for the 3rd Newgrounds Game Jam and completed in less than 72 hours.

Team Dildo: Josilver, Aigis, and Fungasm
Game theme: Demons Eating Transparent Towers

Controls: Up, Down, Left, and Right arrow keys or W, A, S, and D. Spacebar to pause and to proceed when prompted.

Vibe-Newgrounds - "[8bit] dirty work" /audio/listen/220290
Mahamajama - "Square Wave Rocksteady" majama/Square+Wave+Rockst eady/
DjRockAlot - "**Happy Ducks Snes 8bit Song**" /audio/listen/258233
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J.Arthur Keenes - "The Battle of Spaghettysburg" rthur+Keenes/The+Battle+o f+Spaghettysburg/
RetroManOMG - "|Happy Times|" /audio/listen/396157



Rated 3 / 5 stars

Neat. But--

What you guys were artistically able to shuffle out is very impressive. Great interpetation of your sentence, and the art style (wazzup fungasm? how's it hangin'?) is oh so nice. Here's what I think the game suffers most from, for future reference and conceptual improvements (if you're ever planning on it).

Your choice of shapes to represent the arrow keys was a bit confusing on a very basic level. A common game mechanic we all know of is Up symbol means up, right symbol means right, so on and so forth. The up and down buttons in this game were well placed as 'up' and 'down' shaped symbols-- but as soon as I got to level 3, which symbols represented left and right became a bit fuzzy in my mind. (Uuuh which one's left again? Oh shit I meant right..FUUCK) I'll admit this obviously adds some challenge-- but it's a bit punishing to have two symbols that are very clear, and two others that are not so clear. If anything, make ALL the symbols something you have to remember.

Second, the up down left right mechanic makes less sense if it is not represented to me on screen. The fact that the character jumps over all obstacles, no matter what button you press-- kinda pains me a bit to see my life decrease even though I'm clearly jumping over them every time. If anything, just relate the symbols to a straight line of keys on the keyboard-- When you see $ =click, Q, &=W, %=E, *=R. That way, I won't be so dumbfounded when my character trips/falls. It's not because I didn't jump over the obstacle, but it's because I didn't click the correct key.

Correct me if I'm wrong-- was there abit of inspiration from Vib-Ribbon? I feel like that game is a great example of how your character animations have to relate to the obstacles you're jumping/running through, etc. Maybe if you were to ever work on this again, make obstacles that make a bit more sense (IE, a tree branch you have to duck over with the down button, a rock you have to jump over with up, 2 trees you have to dodge with either left or right). Makes the gameplay all the more satisfying.

Again, great jorb guys-- a fine and dandyly solid game you've made.

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

needs work

input to action isnt fluid at times i can clearly jump over the small obstacles and then a sec later he reacts as if hit


Rated 2 / 5 stars


kinda dumb. you dont jump high or far enough to matter. so your literally jumping straight up for half a second. i can see how it could be good. i know its supposed to be hard. other then that art is awesome


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Pretty Great

Seems a bit to hard, maybe he should jump higher or further? I don't know but the concepts awesome as well as the art, good job. :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Doesnt need a point

a demon jsut gnna eatyou just run into volcano and demon dies
Game is Fun Doesnt need No Point in game
since its to good
This game gets a10/10
And voted 5 and added to fave Kay now if youll excuse me im going to play the game again.