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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.

Music:
Vibe-Newgrounds - "[8bit] dirty work" http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/220290
Mahamajama - "Square Wave Rocksteady" http://8bc.org/music/Maha majama/Square+Wave+Rockst eady/
DjRockAlot - "**Happy Ducks Snes 8bit Song**"
http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/258233
Vibe-Newgrounds - "[8bit] because she said no" http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/221114
J.Arthur Keenes - "The Battle of Spaghettysburg" http://8bc.org/music/J.+A rthur+Keenes/The+Battle+o f+Spaghettysburg/
RetroManOMG - "|Happy Times|" http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/396157

Reviews


aWsHANZaWsaWsHANZaWs

Rated 1 / 5 stars March 3, 2011

ummmm...

the object of the game is to jump over the obstacles to get away from the demon right? well....why cant you jump over any of the obstacles? thats ridiculous....


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MSLynkMSLynk

Rated 3 / 5 stars March 3, 2011

Interesting concept, sub-par execution.

The game itself in this case is nice and simple, with a good pretext, and the music is good. The animation is smooth and there's a certain flow to the gameplay.

But there's a few major issues with it that I can't ignore, thus why it gets a 6. The first major one is there is no intuitive difference between the different arrow keys; they all use the exact same animation, and as such when you trip over an obstacle because you hit the wrong key it doesn't make a lot of sense.

Related to that issue is another major problem with the game, similarly a problem with a lack of intuition. The obstacles are all too similar; there's not really anything obviously suggesting one obstacle requires one arrow key and another obstacle requires another. Therefore when you reach an obstacle it effectively becomes trial and error.

Long story short, while I enjoy the game the way that the obstacles is presented isn't intuitive, and it kills the flow. Even prompting you with one of the arrow keys when you reach a new obstacle would improve this game slightly; giving the obstacles and your dodging animations some more variety would help as well.



resvenresven

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars March 2, 2011

its cool but it could be better

i had problems jumping but i learned how to do it right anyway entertaining



xxmantisxxxxmantisxx

Rated 4 / 5 stars March 2, 2011

Amazing...

I absolutely love the animation and the quickness of the starting, although i see that most people don't know, you say the timing is off, but try jumping, not OVER the obstacles, but On them, that worked out for me fine. I'll say this and be done: keep it up, Fungasm.



jodecker16jodecker16

Rated 3 / 5 stars March 2, 2011

meh

it was kind of gay but also in a way kinda bitchin, i liked it but i think you could make it better a lot better, better music, better graphics, and most important of all better gameplay and jump. (i did get how to jump by the way)
6/10 and 3/5