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The Only Platform

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This was my submission for the GMTK Game Jam 2019. The theme was "only one". Any feedback would be amazing!

There is only one platform! Once it disappears, it will move to a new location. Jump just before it fades away and react quickly!

CONTROLS:

Move: WASD or Arrow Keys (press down to fall faster)

Jump: W, UP, or SPACE (You can triple jump and jump under platforms)

Retry/Play: Enter

Back/Pause: Escape

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Not sure what causes the occasional score doublings (I see the "2x" indicator pop up sometimes, and I got 125 on my second run, but I don't actually know why). Does it just happen every 20 jumps or something?

Aside from that, this is a simple concept but reasonably well implemented. Platform disappearance is not very clearly indicated, though. The final flashing is an obvious signal, but the platform seems to disappear entirely before that flash, which is really misleading. Maybe have the flashing occur before the platform goes fully transparent?

BobGames121504 responds:

The score doubling is caused by a powerup that spawns occasionally. I just implemented that in recently so I haven't updated the How To Play section yet. Sorry about that not being clear, I'll try to fix it as soon as possible.

It's fun, but att times could be impossible to jump to the platform, but really cool idea

BobGames121504 responds:

You can jump under the platforms and go over them. Sorry, I probably should've been more clear about that. I'll update the description. That should eliminate any impossible jumps, otherwise, you might be jumping after the platform disappears instead of slightly before.

This is fun

Score: 22
I love how this concept works, it's addicting and fun!
Good luck with your games, pal!

a pretty novel idea, and a good challenge to boot. that's a good game to me.

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Aug 17, 2019
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Action - Platformer - Other
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