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In this game you are the creator of a platformer! To make the platformer, you have to play through it, first as an artist, then a programmer, then a playtester. You must get to the flags to get a checkpoint, or beat that level, by jumping from platform to platform and avoiding red spikes!

Once you get to the final flag for the Artist, you will then become the programmer, and then the playtester.
Each level is the same, but with a different challenge for whomever you're playing as!

Artist
You haven't completed the art yet, so all of the platforms are a mere dot! 
Jump to the white dots, and you will reveal the art for that platform!
Once you jump on them, they will be revealed for the rest of the game (unless you don't make the due date!).

Programmer
You haven't fixed all of the bugs, so when the platforms turn bright red you must be careful to avoid them, or they'll shock and kill you!

Playtester
You must complete the game within a time limit to prove you're good enough!


Video! Since it is too difficult, here is a video so everyone can see the whole game!



You must also do all of this within the due date! Your game needs to be released and can't be late!

Controls:

  • Left and Right Arrow keys Or A and D - Left and Right
  • Up Arrow key Or Space - Jump
  • Escape - Quit
  • M - Mute

Sounds from https://www.bfxr.net/ and http://sfbgames.com/chiptone

Music from https://pernyblom.github.io/abundant-music/index.html

Install instructions

Recommended to Download!!! Web version may be buggy and have messed up UI

Download

Download
macBuild02.zip 24 MB
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makingAPlatformerWindowsBuild01.zip 21 MB

Comments

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I probably would've enjoyed this game more,if it wasn't for the part where you have to avoid really slow moving platforms covered with spikes on a moving platform, where you have little control to move, apart from that. Good job!

Thanks so much! The last part is extremely challenging, I suppose I will make it easier once the jam ends.

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Yeah I had the same experience. I think it also has alot to do with the overly floaty jump and the big hitboxes. There are a couple of videos on youtube explaining how to make a 'good jump', you should take a look. I think blackthorn himself made a really good one. But the idea of the game is pretty good

Thanks for playing! I definitely did not realize how difficult the final part was, since I don't really have a playtester. Interestingly enough, my player movement is mostly derived from a BTP tutorial. Next jam, I'll make sure to make the movement feel more solid.

Thanks!

Thanks for playing! I definitely did not realize how difficult the final part was, since I don't really have a playtester. Interestingly enough, my player movement is mostly derived from a BTP tutorial. Next jam, I'll make sure to make the movement feel more solid.

Thanks!

I've posted a video so you can see the whole game, and with explanation to make it a bit easier.

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Very fun. Very hard.

Thanks so much! Were you able to complete it and what was your time?

Escape wasn't working to pause it

Escape is to quit the game. I'll look into it later today.