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Myth Runner

rated 3.58 / 5 stars
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Jun 18, 2011 | 11:34 PM EDT

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    NG Game Jam 5 Teams had to make games based on literary classics.

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50m 5 Points run 50m length
250m 10 Points run 250m length
harry potter 10 Points transform to harry potter
jacob 10 Points transform to Jacob the werewolf
jaws 10 Points transform to Jaws
500m 25 Points run 500m length
1km 50 Points run 1km length
long streak 50 Points perform 30x book streaks
annoying death pose Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
book collector Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
transform master Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!

Author Comments

a game made for gamejam competition, a combination of harry potter, twilight and jaws

finish in 2 days without sleep!!!

Harry potter based on JK Rowling's novel

Jaws is a 1975 American horror/thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel
Twilight is a series of four vampire-themed fantasy romance novels by American author Stephenie Meyer

This game is a part of game jam competition, made in 2 days rush, so please be mild about your rating, we are the first team submitted the game, I dont know why other team havent submitted their game on the deadline! thanks for your great help

PS: oh, Im too quick uploaded the game, actually the deadline is 19/6 23:59, but im submit in 18/6, how stupid we re :D, but thanks for the great help audience

please note several issue with chrome browser happened, please use firefox,thanks

bux fixed:
lag on falling building fixed, btw need several hour to get admin approve, because this one already on frontpage



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

pritty good

i have 2 secret meadals 1 is be werewolf and die number 2 max all the book things out


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

A bit easy

The game got kind of monotonous after a bit because it never picked up. The speed never increased, the obstacles never really got in the way, etc. The most dangerous thing was using the abilities, because they had a tendency of launching you prone into the air when they ran out, making it a crapshoot as to whether or not you land on a building. This was a particular issue with Harry. It would have been nice if the player had a grace period where they could manually deactivate the abilities so they could land where they wanted to.
The idea was interesting, but the powers didn't feel varied beyond aesthetics. Jaws and Harry played the same way, Jacob played the same way as the normal character. I understand the time constraints, but I still feel the game needed more substance to be really fun. If, for example, turning into Harry turned the game into a bullet-dodging sort of deal where you could defeat enemies and collect pickups to prolong the duration of the ability or it was shortened by colliding with things, it would extend gameplay value for me. Again, I understand that there were time constraints, but from my (admittedly limited) experience with Flash, that doesn't take too long to do.
Overall, it wasn't a bad game, but it just lacked content and difficulty for me.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


This is obviously a Canabalt clone which doesn't have to be a bad thing necessarily, but it is here. First of all, you almost can't control your jump distance. Secondly, jump doesn't always work, and the game usually has a bad response time. Thirdly, I don't know is it only me, but game start to lag badly when I'm on those falling buildings (I see you fixed it, but it still isn't working and it can get very frustrating). Moreover, I don't get it... It has the characters, but I don't see any references to those books and movies except the characters. But I really like the music and the ability to transform. So... I understand you had to make it in two days and it still (although it's not very good) has to offer more than some other game jam, and even regular, games, so here's a 7.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It's an ok game.

It's a different game with a pretty original idea, but the game itself isn't amazing. The gameplay is no different than many games and without the medals this game would be just that, just another regular game. It does get boring after you get the medals and people just stop playing after that. It's only been made in 2 days, but still, I have to rank it among other games so I'll give it a 7.

The secret medals (with their description):
1. TRANSFORM MASTER: perform 9x transform (100 points)
2. ANNOYING DEATH POSE: seeing how Jacob the werewolf death pose! Very annoying (5 points)
3. BOOK COLLECTOR: maxed all the books meter (100 points)

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Fair gimmick

Not that Im a particular fan of any of the book series used for inspiration here, but the mechanics work out fairly. One thing I'd say would have been nice would have been a way to control jump height. Precision jumping is key on any platformer and to lack at least the ability to control how high I jumped is a functionality that's been present in gaming for 30 years, so lacking it here is rather awkward.

Everything else worked fine, though, so I'll give a 7 for effort.

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