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Sep 3, 2012 | 1:45 PM EDT

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First Blood 10 Points Hit yourself with the javelin
Sharpshooting 25 Points Get hit on each of the five throws
What a flight 25 Points Get over 250 meters on a single attempt
Master thrower 50 Points Throw javelin to over 100 meters.
Pushing the limits 50 Points Get over 350 meters on a single attempt
Suicide Javeler! 100 Points Get an overall distance of over 1000 meters on 5 successive attempts!

Author Comments

Welcome to one of the less well-known summer games events: the Suicide Javelin. In this event you can increase your overall distance by getting hit by your own javelin!

Use 'J' for all the gameplay controls:
-1. Set the angle by pressing 'J' (and keep holding it to run).
-2. Throw the javelin by releasing 'J'
-3. Accelerate the rocket by pressing 'J'. Release 'J' to break.

- 'ESC' to get back to menu (eg. for restarting game).
- 'R' for quick restart during game.
- 'M' to toggle mute.
- 'H' to show hiscores in title or demo screen.

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6.9.2012 UPDATE:

I think I found out what was causing the humongous lag for some people. This has hopefully now been fixed. Please tell me if you're still experiencing lag! Also if you find bugs, please describe what kind of a bug you encountered!

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24.9. UPDATE

Added medals to the title screen.

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25.10. UPDATE
Added possibility to control with mouse clicks. Also added 'R' as a quick restart key.

Reviews


immor7alimmor7al

Rated 4 / 5 stars

OK, what's the deal behind the Master Thrower medal? No matter what i try the closest i get is 99.07 with is ridiculous... Spend like a hour and still can't get it! :P

It's a good game tho!


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JeffersonTD responds:

Thanks for the review, and glad you like the game. Yes, the master thrower is the toughest medal to get, but it's still possible. Getting over 101 meters might already be impossible though. :)


sarcasquatchsarcasquatch

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Wow, this was a challenging game for sure. The last medal took me about 2 hours to get into the groove of things. I only have a few complaints with this game and the main ones are with the art/animation. The art for the runner was sub-par and his running looked very sloppy. The last thing is the camera view. I know it makes it more challenging the way it currently is, but if the camera zoomed all the way out after you threw the javelin I think it would improve the overall play of the game.

Interesting twist on the toss-type games though. Keep up the good work!


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JeffersonTD responds:

Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you liked it in general.

Both your criticisms are also well founded. The dude was very quickly scribbled and I never did a rehaul on him. A better camera view would probably also make the game more pleasant to play.


KingAzaKingAza

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Fairly good, really difficult as well. The 2 main problems are the 'demo' thing that pops up after resetting, which is kinda annoying, and really shoddy instructions. It took me a while to figure out exactly what to do and I didn't realise that you could press R to quick reset. I guess also, it is insanely difficult to tell where I actually am, some other sort of guidance would have been good.

otherwise a decent piece of fun.


JeffersonTD responds:

Thanks for the comment!

I suppose the demo screen can appear a bit quickly. I just wanted it so that people would directly get to see the demo to get the idea of the game.

And the guidance thing. There is the combination of seeing the javelin height and seeing the distance the player has to the javelin, but admittedly this is not as easy to interpret as actually seeing both the javelin and the player at the same time. This is the kind of feedback I will take into consideration if I am to make a sequel at some point!


rogice44rogice44

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It is not a particularly good game, easy controls, it is the type of game to waste time with


JeffersonTD responds:

Yes, that's pretty much what I was aiming for: nothing particularly special but a somewhat entertaining short time waster. :)


drunken-step-daddrunken-step-dad

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

it works but i can only hit myself 10% of the time cuz the controls are god awful and the bullet bill rip off doesn't go fast enough. fix it.


JeffersonTD responds:

Controls god awful? How? There's not much to control there.

You can't reach the javelin when you throw at low angles, but the rocket speed was set to what it is on purpose. I feel that if you could ride the rocket at a higher speed being able to hit the javelin at that ultra speed would be too crucial for a successfull score, and then it would be too much of a "just put the pedal to the metal" kind of thing instead of striking the right balance between accelerating and breaking with the rocket.