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Muu: Just Another Day

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rated 3.72 / 5 stars
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Action - Platformer - Other
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Uploaded
Jan 29, 2012 | 5:07 PM EST

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Author Comments

Now with Medals and a Scoreboard!

KEYS:

* Press Z to jump!
* Press K for Easy Mode! (Scoreboard disabled)
* Press M to toggle Mute!

I set out to make a short, slightly challenging, little low-fi platformer. It's very short (15 minutes at most), not all that challenging, and certainly low-fi.

If you do get stuck, you can press the K key on your keyboard to switch on Easy Mode. Once Easy Mode is turned on, it can't be turned off again.

INFO:

This is my first game. It's not all that great and has plenty of issues, which is what I expected. I spent a total of two weeks on it, a few hours a day. Most of that time was trying to learn how to use StencylWorks. Since I'm not a programmer by any stretch of the imagination, StencylWorks was my best bet for getting anything done.

Admittedly, 90% of what I love about Just Another Day is the music, provided by Peter Gresser.

IMPORTANT:

* If you find your framerate very slow, try clicking the 'pop-out' link above the game, to move it to its own window.

* If you still can't hit Z after clicking away the ad, just click the flash again.

FRONT PAGE:

Holy cow (or is that bull), front page! Thank you all for the positive reviews!

UPDATES:

11-02-12: Medals and a Scoreboard? I've sold out... At least I didn't make the game easier. Changed the graphic for the "helper" blocks, because some people were offended. Compressed the music to make the filesize smaller, please listen to the original quality on Peter Gresser's page.
30-01-12: Made the fadein/out on death a little faster, and added a few more helper blocks.

Reviews


zilver692zilver692

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

its a great game

you did an amazing job for your first game. the music is great, so thumbs up to peter. though, you could have been a slight bit more forgiving with the slopes. when you hit some of them, you can't jump off, you just slide right down. aside from that, its pretty hard to not wanna finish.


Miktar responds:

Thank you!

My idea for the ski-jump was a bit ambitious, considering my inexperience with Stencyl and how it handles physics. Sometimes Muu will 'bounce' down a slope, so when you jump it thinks you're not on the ground and so you slide into oblivion. In my next game I aim to avoid this kind of sillyness.


philthespillphilthespill

Rated 5 / 5 stars

excellent

if this is your first game,i cant wait to see what's to come!


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FastJimmyFastJimmy

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

WOW

Punishing difficulty sneaks up on you after the easy beginning. Didn't realize Chicken Mode couldn't be turned off once it had been activated.

This game made me late for work with its addictive "gotta get past this one spot" gameplay. Kudos!

Question: Did you use Stencylworks to make this game?


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Miktar responds:

Yup. Like I mentioned in the Author Comments above, I used StencylWorks since this is my first game, and I'm not a programmer in any way. Most of the two weeks spent making the game, was used learning how Stencyl works.


Funnyguy23Funnyguy23

Rated 5 / 5 stars

omg fnally won!

That was epic, I honestly feel like I have skill. Thanks to buzboprud, you have to jump to speed up and that really helped. Thank God for endless lives you put in (imagine if you had to restart after 3 deaths?) Just wondering, what inspired a game like this? I feel like it's Mario.


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Miktar responds:

I grew up with a lot of pretty hardcore platformers, like Super Mario Bros and all the Mega Man games. With the tricky-to-master platformers having come back in fashion lately, thanks to things like N+ and Super Meat Boy, I thought I'd try my hand at one. I'm glad you liked it!


ButzboButzbo

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great for a first, nice atmosphere!

BUT, what some have already said, it's really frustrating to get through. The jump may be the main problem, it kind of feels 'stiff', like it should have a longer reach. I managed to get the 'trick' of gaining speed by falling on cliffs, but it still demanded 100% accuracy(then I played chicken mode and it was quite a breeze)...
Other than that, great graphics and music. I look forward for a 'sequel'! (or something along the lines, it's an intesting game conceptwise)


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