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#1 NAL

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 02:43 AM

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madnessMADNESSmadness is a game created for Game Jolt's third contest, with the theme "Minimal". I went for minimalist graphics.

In the game, you're a small silhouette man attempting to run away from a big red moving wall, which increases in speed as you play. You have to run and jump your way through a spikey looping level, while avoiding being crushed by said wall.

One problem though. It looked crap. So now the level is a bit weird. Instead of walls moving normally, from left to right, they rotate clockwise around a circle, both appearing and disappearing at the bottom while you're at the top. It adds a teensy bit extra challenge while keeping the graphics both minimalist and, well, not crap.

Also includes online highscores by the friendly Canadianhood UnknownGamer. Highscore site

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As usual, open to any/all feedback, negative or positive. :)


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#2 TheBlackLamb

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 03:18 AM

Wow. That had a very nice polish. And the whole thing was really nice, it would be interesting to learn how you did something like this. Hope u win :)
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 01:01 PM

I need this UnknownGamer guy. He makes cool highscore lists.
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 03:28 PM

By looking at your post, it looks like you added the circular feature thing at the end. Well, it's a great concept. Nice job.

Hope to beat you in the contest, but that's one cool little game you got there :)
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#5 AlexAR

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:08 PM

Hmm, I must say, having played your previous games, this one really didn't wow me like your others. Its pretty darn simplistic and not too much fun. I hate to sound harsh, but you are capable of so much more polish and quality gameplay. And does the level actually repeat itself over and over? Good job nonetheless.
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#6 davidp

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:50 PM

Its pretty darn simplistic and not too much fun.


he was probably going for the "minimal", seeing he entered contest with "minimal" as theme.
awesome game. i'm pretty sure you'll get the 1st place from what i've seen in the compo so far :)

very good game.
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#7 NAL

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 12:16 AM

i'm pretty sure you'll get the 1st place from what i've seen in the compo so far

Doubt it from what I've seen now. :)

Still, was fun to make. Thanks for the feedback, everyone :) I plan on adding to the idea ironing out the faults it has at the moment, and without the need to keep the experience "minimal".
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 12:23 AM

It's so addicting, but like you said, it may be that the circle platforms hypnotizes the player. :)
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#9 grimrecka

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 12:45 AM

Brilliant, beutifully done. The rotating world deffinently works well with the game. It adds something funky to a generally simple concept (keep running away)
I like the verses at the beginning and when you die, it reminded me somewhat of portal. I would have laughed out loud if i wasn't at school!

10/10 for me. Great game.
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#10 lol23

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 12:18 AM

Very nicely done! A creative twist on platformers. I like it a lot.
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#11 NAL

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:12 PM

Thanks for all your replies! :)

mMm was featured on YYG yesterday, which has resulted in (at the time of posting) about 13 hours' worth of playtime in submitted scores. There's a counter on the site displaying the total.
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:09 PM

Woah. Epic. I guess it could have had more effects but it didn't need them. Nice game, it's just VERY well made. Nice banner in your sig too.
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:14 AM

Your game kicks ass, sir.
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 01:14 PM

Your game kicks ass, sir.

You seem to think a lot of things 'kick ass'.
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Posted 22 November 2009 - 12:23 AM

Excellent, I love it, I love everything about it except for the jumping sound whcih is way too high pitched an obnoxious and ultimately the only reason I stopped playing. Some may call it shallow, though I submit that I mearly needed an excuse to just STOP PLAYING. Great job
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Posted 22 November 2009 - 12:36 AM

Your game kicks ass, sir.

You seem to think a lot of things 'kick ass'.

I guess hes just a kick ass kind-of guy. B)
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Posted 22 November 2009 - 12:38 AM

This game is the perfect time waster :whistle:

I found it over at Yoyogames and I loved it. It is pretty difficult but that's what makes it so fun. I'd suggest adding local highscores, it's fun competing against myself and it was disappointing after submitting my score and losing it from the menu. Anyways great game. I downloaded it and will be playing it much more.

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EDIT: Good luck in the contest!

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#18 Charny

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 05:16 AM

This game is simply AMAZING! I love it so much.

I hope you will win the contest :D
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:21 AM

Didn't like the game to much. For me, it's to simple. Though i have been known to play Arcade like games. I don't usually prefer them unless it's extremely fun.
This however isn't. I played it once and that was about it. The looping level i think is what killed it for me. Just boring to run through the same things, no variety at all. Only thing that gets challenging is the wall that starts to move a little to fast.
In most arcade games, things start to change a bit. Like even old space shooters, sometimes the colors change representing that your gaining progress, or they throw in new enemies or obstacles.
But this really is minimal isn't it? I'm sorry to say i like my games full-length. I'm into more complete games, the have a defined start and finish. So this just isn't my style.

However i'd rate it a 3/5 for being pretty professional at the least.
haven't seen the other games at the contest yet, maybe i'll check those out too.
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 03:42 AM

...I hate you. Your game has brought me hours of anger. And what is worse is that I'm sure it will bring me many more - I can't stop playing :) . And every single time I get my name on that highscore board, it only lasts for half an hour at most until 30 better highscores push it off.

Seriously. You are cruel. Go hang out with that dude who made the "punishment" games.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 04:31 PM

SWEET, I got 37th on the scoreboard!!

This game is AMAZING. perfect GM game; small, addictive, pick-up-and-play. Definitely staying on my desktop.
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:49 PM

Fun little minigame. I could see it being used as a small side game in a big RPG kinda game.

I'm just trying to figure out how you made the platforms disappear and reappear xD

9.5/10
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:12 PM

It's a nice game... I liked it.

Btw, it is not yyg featured... why do you say it is in the title?
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:17 PM

It's a nice game... I liked it.

Btw, it is not yyg featured... why do you say it is in the title?

I'm guessing it was before it was placed in the YYG spotlight.
Games get un-featured after spotlighting.

EDIT Right, the game. It really tensed me up, which is only achieved in a select few of run away from death games.
Good job, but I'm rubbish at the game anyway.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 03:20 PM

Simple. Addictive. Amazing. :whistle:

5/5


Just one quick question:
Does it ever end?

EDIT: Nevermind the question. I found out the answer the hard way. :P
I bagged me a 75! ^_^

EDIT EDIT: 123.628! :(

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:31 PM

Love it! It's simple and fun! My only complaint is the font, which keeps trembling and hurts my eyes terribly to read.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:34 PM

Oh yeah... I love this game
Spoiler about the end: It just starts at the beginning again when you get all the way around!

Boohoo... No highscores anymore :(

Edit: I can see clones of this right now in my mind. (Only the clones will not be circular, they will be normal :blink: )

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:07 PM

A stellar game, I've never made it very far though.
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Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:42 PM

A stellar game, I've never made it very far though.


You have to practice a little and then it gets easier.
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:08 PM

A cool original game! A bit too fast for me though. I did get better with practise but not as much as I'd like... I guess more practise is the answer!
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:08 PM

This is addictive! I love it! Its got great gameplay, is fun, addictive, original, and is just plain cool. :D I got 31.40 or something like that for my highscore(heaven knows I probobly suck and there is people far better than me), but I cant see it because the highscore site isnt working(it just brings me to some ad page).

Anyway, great game, its the best!
10/10 Great work!

Edit: Also, I forgot, great music!

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 04:57 PM

My attempt at this game:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Iqy_KJ3RTUk

Nice game and really addictive on the long run. Skill-Platforming at its best!

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#33 Holy Fruit

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 07:07 PM

my score is 230 seconds or something,and i am sure i was able to go even more.i kinda became pro playing for 15 mins each day
you could really improve the game by maybe adding map editor or anything.maybe AI that jumps a little slower trying to kill you (having a sword and some range weapon)
and you are running in woods,lol a good idea to make a game
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 06:34 PM

Does anyone know, what's the highest score in this game? I had 1488,93 best, but I believe that it's possible to reach any higher score, because in my last try I had 560sec and 74m to wall left (71m in my previous cycle)... the wall is just too slow, so without any mistake done you can be faster than it..
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