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I made this in a day and half as a challenge and design exercise for myself. I basically wanted to take metroidvanias and distill them to their purest form.
I'm posting it here just to see what others think, so please let me know!
You can find more of my quickly-made games at damiansommer.tumblr.com
WASD or Arrows - Move & Jump
M - Mute/Unmute
The songs I used can be found here (In order of appearance):
We Look So Pretty Today by SkyLabrynth: http://bit.ly/o6drTt
Kraid (Metroid) by Random: http://bit.ly/n5jOmj
The Gears Go (Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin) by greatspaceadventure: http://bit.ly/pNScVs
Geothermal (Cave Story) by ZeroPass: http://bit.ly/oo1tPA
liczhaus wpizdu by mellow-yellow: http://bit.ly/oLgbIl
All songs used under Creative Commons licenses.
Wonderful game! It gets pretty ruthless when the timers start, but with a blood-red background like that what else should you expect? Top-notch platform-y puzzle-y game!
You win! Super fun victory rave dance party time!
Simple and fun!
Even though this has been done more times than I can remember, it still works and is fun.
- Gameplay is top-notch, I noticed no problems with controls or anything
- Artwork, well, basic but it works
- Story nonexistent but eh, doesn't matter here
- Music is great, good choices with that
- Difficulty curve is quite nice, though I only had trouble with the last level. Took me about 10 minutes probably.
- Kind of lazy ending, but well, it fit my mood after I completed the last level
Overall I shouldn't really give this a rate this high, because of it's simplicity but, damn, it does what some games with lots more artwork and planning do not.
Improvements: I myself think this game is to demonstrate how good game mechanisms are made, so thinking that way, it's perfect.
However, could always improve artwork and perhaps put in a story.
But like I said, those don't matter here.
The Music choice was great and the gameplay was interesting. With People having trouble with the Red backround levels, On "crosscrosscross" Hug the left wall and you will be allowed to fall. Grab every powerup and manipulate every platform.
i'm giving you a 9 because...
because it has the word "literacy" in the title. I HATE LITERACY!
A game about people and their reflections
Pure minimalist puzzle game about solving spatial issues
Short visual novel about a mysterious girl hiding a dark secret
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