Spectacular Stride Machine

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Back in 1876, England:
"It's alive! I was finnaly able to make it move! My SPECTACULAR STRIDE MACHINE! MWAHAHAHA! Time for a walk to the patent office! Let's see who has the last laugh then!" - Unknown inventor.

Today, Lithuania:
Team KAMAN has found some old blueprints of an unknown machine. It was a gadget invented by a scientist [UNREADABLE NAME], who lived in Victorian England and used steam as the main source of power for his inventions. Unfortunately, the mechanism seems to be nonfunctioning and impossible to make.

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I was getting into the lore and the story up until the moment when I had to laugh as I started floating in the air. I would expect the legs to extend to the ground and the machine would just walk over stuff.
So there are three different heights, but It looks like the middle height is useless because you get hit by everything. And the third height of obstacles isn't even reachable. I feel like you were supposed to be able to go in between these three heights of the building instead of ducking, floating, and standing in between floor 1, 1.5, and 2.
In addition, the obstacles are so big and get so close together that it makes it feel very cluttered, and too difficult to even try.
The aesthetic feel is very well done and I think it came across exactly as intended (except for the whole floating stance thing).
Also if you didn't make the songs it'd be nice if it was credited somewhere.

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Neat vibe, but the obstacles come far too quickly and spaced too close together to make any real progress. You can't duck and jump at the same time. Play value was good for a half-dozen tries only.

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i think you should change the controls a bit and add upgrades(and funny cutscenes)

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Nice and simple steampunk QWOP game! Would be nice to see this get further developed in the future with more levels, features, etc.

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3.11 / 5.00

Aug 29, 2016
12:49 PM EDT
Skill - Avoid