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Micro Thief

rated 3.30 / 5 stars
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May 21, 2012 | 7:27 PM EDT

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Author Comments

Created as part of the Mini LD #34 competion over a few hours last weekend, the aim of which was to create a game confined to certain bizarre aspect ratios. In this case, 18x64. However, to get it accepted on Newgrounds I upscaled it 8x. You can play the original at lminild.html

Collect all the gold in the shortest time possible (personal best is 133 seconds)
Up/left/right to move and jump
K to restart the level
SPACE show the map and gold remaining
Press any key to start

UPDATE: made a few changes based on the great feedback so far...
-Added medals! I think...Someone please let me know if it works
-Added WASD controls
-Tweaked the level design a little to prevent the player getting stuck in a few areas
-Hold down the spacebar to see how much gold you have left to collect
-Working on a map...Stay tuned!

-Map is now done, just hold down the space bar to see where you are and where the gold is
-Added high scores!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I really quite liked this game, and i think the screen restrictions makes this even more unique. I like the thin rooms and the memory challenge that goes with trying to remember where to jump and how the paths connect. Everything together makes this a very well built game, even if the "theme" is somewhat meh. Nobody can say no to coin collection games right?

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casinojack responds:

Glad you liked it. Theme was definitely lowest on my list of priorities, probably because story is by far my weak point. If you've got any ideas for a fitting theme, please let me know!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very nice platformer, simple and relaxing.
You should add a medal or two; medals want to make you actually play to the finish.
I love these 8 bit games (this seems like 1 bit though XD)

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casinojack responds:

It did occur after I submitted that medals and high scores would be a good idea. Time to delve into the Newgrounds Medals API methinks...


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

This is good for what it is. The level was well-designed and the screen transitions were smooth. Obviously this isn't breaking any new ground (ha) in terms of gameplay or depth, but it is a nice little game to kill a few minutes.

casinojack responds:

Thanks! It is pretty damn simplistic, but if I decide to carry on working on it I've got a list a mile long to hopefully make it stand out from the crowd.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I enjoyed this game. But I am just the kind of guy to like these 8-bit-ish types of platform games. I was not very sure of the objective of the game even after playing it. Though, it was plain fun collecting coins.. and collecting.. more coins...

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casinojack responds:

I'll be the first to admit that the theme is *very* tacked on! I should have focused a little more in this area, but I guess in this game I was really trying to work on my level design and ability to work with a very low resolution. At any rate, who doesn't like collecting coins :) ?


Rated 5 / 5 stars

really difficult and fun but once you find out where the gold is the time is not a big factor anymore but i wouldn't say there isn't any replay value because there really is

casinojack responds:

Usually when I've finished making a game I want to throw it down a pit and never see it again, but surprisingy I find myself coming back to this one on my lunch break at work and seeing if I can beat my best time. Maybe it means I should carry on developing it, or more likely I'm just a bit of a competitive masochist.