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A jam submission

Punchette GMTK JamView game page

Precision Platforming while punching your way through the Robot Apocalypse
Submitted by SpeedRadarStudio — 8 hours, 45 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?
WASD - Move and Aim
Space - Jump
J - Jab
Hold K - Charge Smash
Let Go of K - Smash
Hit Enemies and Energyspheres to get another Jump

The jab serves multiple purposes: it increases combo, knocks back enemies, and gives the player an additional jump.
The smash deals significant damage and can allow the player to reach otherwise inaccessible heights.
Enemies can serve as a challenge to avoid or a chance at a combo.
There are green punch spheres that, when broken the first time, grant an additional jump and add to your combo, but do not award further combos beyond the first hit. This encourages the player to continue moving to continue the combo.
The combo mechanic also provides the player the opportunity to move quickly to escape the red death that slowly chases the player, preventing the player from simply standing there and lining up every jump.

Third-party resources
GameMaker Studio

Shawn Madigan - Nearly Everything
Lina - Background Art and Food and Drink for Shawn
OpenLight - Music for Menu and Game

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