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A jam submission

The Run 20XXView game page

An Action game for 2 players, made for Giant Rom 5!
Submitted by Ellian (@ThisIsEllian) — 7 minutes, 38 seconds before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Giant Bombitude#54.3514.909

Ranked from 11 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Straight up excellent. The pixel art and music and music really stand out. Super impressive for a jam game.


I guess I shouldn't be so surprised by this entry after checking out your twitter and realising you're actually a professional pixel artist in the industry, but... even taking that into account, this is still pretty incredible, especially for a week.

It controls well, it plays well, it looks gorgeous, it's full of loving Giant Bomb references, and the soundtrack is great (and don't even get me started on that final battle!). I especially liked the slide invulnerability frames, which made the otherwise pretty hard single player much more accessible.

The whole thing is just a smart mix of Contra/Metal Slug and I would legitimately pay for a full-length version of a game built on this same framework. Well done!


I'm jealous of how good this is. Love the animations + mixing up persona/mgs/contra and making it work

Absolutely lovely! Well done, as always Ellian!


Fantastic pixel art and animations - tight controls - very impressive!


Thank you! :D


It's all the little things - the hit effects, the height variance of the bullets, the squashing and stretching of the sprites in the jump, even the animated static on the portraits in the text boxes - that make this feel like the most polished entry I've played so far. I know how much it takes to get the major features in (like, you know, JUMP and SHOOT) that to see all the little details that are in here just blows my mind. Also the art itself is so crisp and overall cohesive. And it didn't even (noticeably?) break on me. It's great. Fantastic job.


Thank you! I had a lot of fun making all these little things. :D I really enjoy adding plish to a game heheh


Dude are you kidding me? This was fantastic! I'm so impressed with the quality for something created during a game jam! Seriously... gameplay, visuals, sound... all really fantastic! Great work! 

My favorite thing overall though was the fact that Ben was too tall to fit into his character portrait. Such a great little touch!


Thank you so much! 
I tried my best to add as many of those little touches as I could. :D


This was fantastic! Great art and sound, can't believe how much you were able to accomplish


Frankly, I couldn't believe it either, I rushed through this and wasn't sure I'd finish in time ahah. Thanks a lot!