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A jam submission

Adventures of Garth RopodView game page

The life of a bug, in stunning detail
Submitted by DangerKeith — 2 hours, 54 minutes before the deadline
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Ranked from 11 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Team Members
Steve Melanson - code & graphics
Chris Sweeney - music & sound fx

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Quite a lot of good art, animation, and detail for 72 hours (the control screen looked rushed however). Music and sound was also pretty good. I think the gameplay actually did a pretty good job depicting how competitive and brutal the life of a bug can be. Though, in my play through, a lot of the mate-able bugs were clustered off on the left side of the screen, away from the competition, which made it kind of easy. I really enjoyed the humor of dedicated "headbutt" and "mate" buttons. Good work :)


I did spend the entire first day in the art work. A lot of what you see in the game is just the same image repeated but colored differently with minor touch ups. A lot of the game was rushed for sure. The bugs all spawn at random so you probably got lucky, but the randomize in game maker doesnt always feel very random, that is something I would definitely fix. Thanks for checking it out.


Well played, sex theme within PG-13.


Well I hope it qualifies, either way I'm pretty happy with it. Thanks for playing. 


Really interesting take on the theme. I like how no expense was spared on making an environment fit for a bug, spiders will eat you, ants will eat you. Everything looks real nice too. I feel like I can make a haiku out of this insect sex simulator. I think I will actually.

Playing as beetle

I'm easily distracted

By giant penis

Developer (2 edits)

I actually tried to make the penis as inconspicuous as possible, while still present, out of respect for the game jam rules, and an attempt to avoid the inference that this is a game about sex more so than a overall picture of a bugs life(after its larval stage), as it was meant to be perceived. 

Thank you for your comment!


Right from the title screen, I was into this. A strange little game about the life of bugs, set to some nice dreamy music. It looks and sounds great.


Thanks! Very pleased you enjoyed it and I'm happy you mentioned the music too. 


The visuals are very nice! Great game!


Thank you!


Great job with the pixel art! I love how the bugs go spinning away when you hit them. And the soft music ads a nice touch.


Thank you for checking it out and commenting. Glad you enjoyed the experience.


This is fantastic. The concept is great, the art is amazing. I love the layering effect you've done for the forest. The various ways you can die is also amusing. Great work! 


Thank you, that seriously made my day. The background effect is called parallax scrolling and its incredibly easy to do. Lots of youtube videos on it.


Awesome, thanks for letting me know! I'll have to do a tutorial on it sometime. :)


It's a little wierd for my taste but I defenety liked the art style.


Thanks for the feedback and taking the time to try my game out. I'm glad you noticed the weird element.