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Muu: Just Another Day

rated 3.72 / 5 stars
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Jan 29, 2012 | 5:07 PM EST

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Beautiful Day 5 Points You've got a good feeling about today...
The Caves 5 Points This is a scary place...
The Grasslands 5 Points Don't fall in the water!
The Ruins 5 Points That felt familiar...
The Wastes 5 Points I can do this!
The Facility 10 Points I can't believe I made it...
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Author Comments

Now with Medals and a Scoreboard!


* 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.


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.


* 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.


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


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.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I thought that this was a very fun game. Although it was a little difficult at some times, I thought it was worth it to play this game. I finished the whole game in about 10 minutes. For the ski jump thing in the wastelands, I figured this out by jumping all over the place because I was starting to get a little irritated and that is when I jumped on the slopes and was instantly lunged forward at high speeds. Also, I loved the peaceful and lovely music. Hint for the last secret medal: Deal with the difficulty.
All in all, this was a great platformer and was a fun experience.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Awesome game Miktar! You captured the old-school platformer feel superbly. Short and sweet, which I have often felt platformers should be. I just would have liked a bit more control when on the slope jumps. Other than that, a very cool and well-rounded experience.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

I didn't manage to finish it, but what I saw of it was very nice - the style, the music, everything fit together very well. It reminded me of a mixture of Knytt and Super Mario Bros. (a good thing, BTW).

But as I said, I didn't manage to finish it. The last jump in the Ruins kept me trying for a while already; the first one in the Wastes was outright impossible. I tried for several minutes, then switched to easy mode, tried some more, found I still couldn't do it, and ultimately gave up in frustration.

Looking at the previous reviews, I think I'm not the only one who had problems, either. I'm aware of the ski jump mechanic, but I couldn't pull it off well enough to, well, pull it off. (Maybe I'm just getting slow.)

Fix that, though, and you'll have a real winner on your hands.

Miktar responds:

It's a tough call. If I fix that "problem", then I'd be fixing what all the people who told me they loved the game for its difficulty, thought was perfectly fine. Were you having a low framerate though? I found that framerate can make all the difference between success and failure in Muu, which is something I don't have much control over.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really good game! Not this easy at all, but I liked it! --and I need some hint for the last secret medal. (PM me, plz)

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I don't mean to be mean but the game sucks a little only one reason:
the jumping sucks i can't even pass the wasteland stage cause of the jumping
but the music it if AWESOME
i would give it 5 stars but the problem with jumping - .5
keep it up man

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Miktar responds:

There is an element to the jumping that I realized not many people get, is that if you 'jump in' on a downward slope and then jump once you hit it, it 'flings' you forward - the ski-jump. If you did not know about that, it might explain why some jumps seemed impossible.