ok so I think there should be
A: a limited amount of lives. I mean It's not very fun if you can't challenge yourself
B: difficulty. for all the extremists out there you need a harder course or more levels and for the noobs peaceful with infinite lives
C: control. you walk forward the whole time and can't control yourself
D: lastly, story. needs story BADLY. I mean there isn't a guy who just decides to go to a lava bearing place just for fun
that's all I have to say I rate a 3 and 1/2 stars can be an improvement
So, these were what I was thinking when making the game.
A. What are lives? Most games I play, its like you have x number, either fixed or you have the ability to gain more. So I wanted to change it up and make lives more "continuous". Hardly a stop between them. The original plan of leaving up the tombs across every level play (and never removing them) was a bit unfeasible, however.
B. Hooray! I knew difficulty on this would be interesting with the whole lives setup. Just pressing jump whenever you get stuck should get you across the level, so I tried to build up difficulty through making the point not to die, but to balance achievements and death. The lack of levels also didn't help to much with lack of difficulty. Its called **mini**Passage for a reason :) I did leave the ability for a future version to have custom levels added real easily (or user shared levels), so it could be a possibility.
C: Yep! The original miniPassage 2 is actually a mobile game. I ported it to this web version in a few hours actually. The very first mobile prototype had too many controls (up, down, left, right, jump) and it just became a distraction. So I just removed everything except jump and made it a "on-rails" game. Continuing making forward. Check out miniPassage (1) for a similar style game with more control over the player.
D: Oh man. I've done short stories before games before but never anything massive. You are definitely right when no self-loving guy would choose to go into such a place as this to die a ton of times just for fun. :D If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
Thanks for the comments!
A great game, but the level design needs working and instead of only 3 levels there should be 7 worlds with 7 levels in each world. Anyways I love this game also keep up the great work.
It's pretty good but looks like this game need more stuffs to be .. soo im just gonna give four out of 5
Could be so much better, level design, race, online longer levels score system
If there's a point to this game I'm not sure I get it.
Also, there should be a better bonus for not dying. Only +20%? Avoiding lava on a level with no lava gives you +30%.
Haha, woops! I might have forgotten to not check for laval when there is no lava! I definitely had planned to do that, but the execution part slipped my mind.