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Pulse Runner

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rated 3.24 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Action - Platformer - Hop and Bop
Tags:
run
jump
heart
challenge

Credits & Info

Uploaded
Aug 4, 2016 | 5:40 PM EDT

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A Brisk Walk 5 Points Beat all Easy Levels
What Do We Have Here? 10 Points Find a Collectable
1000 Beats Per Minute 25 Points Collect all Hearts in the Medium Levels
A Swift Jog 25 Points Beat all Medium Levels
A Vigorous Sprint 50 Points Beat all Hard Levels
Eyes Opened 50 Points Find 5 Collectables
My Heart is Racing 50 Points Collect all Hearts in the Easy Levels
Bright and Curious 100 Points Find all 10 Collectables
King of Hearts 100 Points Collect all Hearts in the Hard Levels

Author Comments

[Update 4] Easing it up:
- The falling velocity of spikes has been slightly reduced.
- The off time for lasers has been significantly increased making it much easier to get through them.
- The number of hearts in the levels has been significantly decreased and each one now counts +1000 to score (All Easy levels have 5 hearts each, all Mediums have 7 each, and all Hards have 9 each).
- IF YOU HAVE PARTICULAR TROUBLE WITH A LEVEL, PLEASE TELL ME WHAT LEVEL IT WAS (e.g. Hard 2) SO I CAN LOOK INTO IT. Thanks!

[Update 3] Load time improvement and new aesthetic: Turns out that those backgrounds were making the game REALLY big, and therefore slow to load. I have redone all the backgrounds and added in a cool new border. The game is now ~16mb and should load a lot faster.

[Update 2] Load time improvement: The game file was ~70mb. I removed a large unused asset and it is now ~25mb. This should result in much swifter load times.

[Update 1] Republished: I have made numerous changes to the way lasers and other systems work in order to hopefully improve performance and reduce lag. Let me know if it works!

Overview:
Run, jump, and collect through 30 levels of increasing difficulty. Make sure to avoid pits, falling spikes, and pesky laser beams. Have fun!

Score:
Try to collects as many hearts as your can (within a single run of a level) and complete the levels as quickly as possible to get a higher score for each of the three difficulties. Once you have a positive score, you can submit it to the scoreboard and compare it to everybody else. (Scores less than 0 will show as 0, and you will not be able to submit them.) Each heart is worth +100 score, and each second you take is worth -10 score.

Controls:
- Move right: right arrow / D
- Move left: left arrow / A
- Jump: up / W
- Pause: P (To understand someone, you may, at times, need to pause and think...)
(down arrow / S does nothing... no need to press it...)

Collectable Hints:
- There are 10 total: 3 in the Easy levels, 3 in the Medium levels, and 4 in the Hard levels.
- They appear in-game as dark, shadowy versions of themselves.

Support:
I will update this game on a basis of necessity. If there is a serious bug/glitch, I will do my best to fix it and update the game asap. Also, if there is a level/levels which end up have as issue (i.e. being way too hard for most people to complete), than I am willing to go back and make minor changes to certain levels to improve their playablity. This may be an issue with the hard levels. They can all be beaten consistently, I want them to be hard, and I have tested the heck out of them and tried to make them fair... but you can only test so much. So let me know (be specific). Thanks!

Reviews


OptimosOptimos

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I'm not lying when I say that I've spent at least 5 hours playing this game just to f*cking beat it.
The last levels in hard mode were almost insane but I managed to beat them. Someone please kill me lol.
The game was really entertaining, maybe the character slided too much but overall it was pretty good.


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CoryBrydeCoryBryde

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I really like this game, n+ was a cool thing when i was young. But y arent the songs longer? Its much wasted potential, that they have to loop so often and interrupt the musical flow :(



DreamNDDreamND

Rated 3 / 5 stars

You're in a cave, there are cave sounds in the background, even collecting staff cound like creature shrieks... let's add some cool/energetic music on top of that.
I mean... the music is nice but it doesn't really fit... especially with echoing sounds in the background.
Other than that- it's pretty nice.


BodoFragins responds:

I enjoy the music, but it's not for everyone. There is an option under Settings in the main menu to mute it, if you like.


PapakrowPapakrow

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I did get all the hearts and beat medium but i didn't get the 2 medals from medium :/ btw the collectables,i don't know what i need to do to get them,i did find some faces but it doesnt show nothing on the extra ._.


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AtemAndrewAtemAndrew

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Unfortunately, I felt the controls were a bit janky. As for the jumping itself, it just felt..wrong, though I'm not sure in what way. Mostly I had difficulty with the slopes, due to the unnatural sliding, as well as the fact that I was constantly unable to properly jump from them upon landing. Through in some light lag, and well...