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A jam submission

Minecart DashView game page

Switch tracks to go fast! Don't stop!
Submitted by VariusEtland — 9 hours, 58 minutes before the deadline

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Ranked from 1 rating. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

How does your submission match the theme?
My submission matches the theme of "Dual Purpose Design" as follows:

Changing tracks changes your speed and helps you avoid obstacles

Movement keys (Up and Down, W and S) change placement, increase speed when changing tracks, and reduce speed when pressing against a wall
Speed is both movement speed and a measure of health
Death penalizes you by making you restart the level, but benefits you by increasing your initial speed

Third-party resources
Code: Python and Pygame libraries

Art: GIMP image editor

Music: "Furious Freak" Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Sound: (Both were trimmed using, with no further alterations.)

Minecart Clack: "passing train,trains paris #9" arnaud coutancier

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Minecart Grind: "Metal Scraping" Doctor_Jekyll

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Code: Built using Python, Pygame, and a personal GUI library. All game code is my own.

Art: All art made by me using GIMP

Thanks to Turncoda for playtesting!

Source Code (Excluding Pygame)

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Interesting game! I included it in my Game Maker Toolkit’s Game Jam compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :)


Thanks for letting me know! It was my first game jam. :)