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Strongerman

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rated 3.31 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Action - Shooter - Run 'n Gun
Tags:
shooter
arcade
retro
gameboy

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Aug 20, 2015 | 3:44 PM EDT

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Gameboy style run n' gunner made in 10 days for #GBJam 2015. Run right n' shoot stuff! This is a work in progress, so I'll be updating it until it's juuuuust right!

UPDATE 1.0.0

Been chipping away at Strongerman a bit here n’ there since the jam. Think I’m finally happy with it now. Sorted out a few problems n’ added/redesigned some stuff. here are the biggest changes/additions.

Now in widescreen
Switched to widescreen to for more room to see enemies up ahead.

Roll!
Strongerman can now roll to avoid bullets! But be careful, his roll is a fixed distance, so make sure you know what’s up ahead first.

Improved camera
The camera movement doesn’t zip around as drastically when facing left.

Healthpacks
Finding things too hard? Pick up a healthpack to restore your health. Got mad skills n’ have no need for a healthpack? Pick it up anyway, for bonus points.

Lives
Since I’ve combined both levels into one, asking people to play through the whole thing in one life would be cruel (unless you have mad skills!). So if you die, you’ll restart the current area instead of getting the boot back to the title screen.
Achievements
Or ‘Awards’ as I call them ‘cause ‘achievements is a massive word n’ it made my title screen look bad.

There’s other stuff too, but I can’t be bothered to list them all. Go kill some giant bird men!

UPDATE 0.4.1 You can press Y on keyboards to shoot now. Makes things a bit easier for QWERTZ players. Have at it!

Check out the original Strongman made for #GBJam 2014 right here: http://gamejolt.com/games/pocket-strongman/31916

Controls:
WASD/arrows/dpad/analogue sticks = movement
Z/K/Y(controller/keyboard) - shoot
X/L/A(controller) - jump
Return/Start(controller) pause
Escape/back (controller) quit

Art/game design by @Gypopothomas, tasty low-fi sounds by @Awesemz and dope beats by @Risen_LP.

Reviews


juanchoamanjuanchoaman

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wo epico.



MichaelCallahanMichaelCallahan

Rated 3 / 5 stars

how do you start the game?


Gypopothomas responds:

Just select 'start' n' hit X or L on the keyboard, or A on a 360 pad.


seothenseothen

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good stuff; easy to pick up and have fun with.

I think I may have just set myself up for a mom joke...


Gypopothomas responds:

Haha! Yes you have, but I won't say anything...


S1r10NS1r10N

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I Like it!
good old retro feel


Gypopothomas responds:

Thanks a lot!


TwinBlazarTwinBlazar

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Well, well, well, when the explosion of the mine goes off, the music is cut off. Is this intentional? That's nostalgic stuff. :P

This is a good little short game boy jam you got here. While those shots are pain to dodge, this is similar to back in the days a bit, but those games back in the days are a lot harder. Each level here is rather short, so backtracking if you die isn't so painful. (Try die in Dark Souls... oh god......)

Do you want to give it even more game boy feel? Reduce the number of bullets the player and enemy can shoot, and you will feel more like those games back then with limited hardware capabilities. ;)

So far, good job for the jam. ^_^


Gypopothomas responds:

Thanks a lot!
I'd like to say the sound cutting the music off was intentional, but it was a total accident. Haha! It gave my nostalgia button a good pressin'.
Aye, I kept the levels short to encourage replaying for scores. I think wee quick blasts keep people coming back for one more go.
Dark Souls is brilliant! It's punishing, but rewarding. No one appreciates things that come too easy.