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A jam submission

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go up and don't stop
Submitted by pancelor (@pancelor) — 2 days, 12 hours before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Gameplay#1323.2863.286
Authenticity (Use of resolution restriction)#1734.2144.214
Overall#1813.3213.321
Graphics#1843.2143.214
Audio#2452.5712.571

Ranked from 14 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Did you work in a team?
Just me!

Was the resolution a challenge?
Not really? Originally you could never go down, so I felt like I needed to make each world chunk at most 1/4 of the screen (so the player isn't forced into any decisions without knowing which way is the right way to go), but 8x8 chunks felt entirely too small. Once I decided to allow backtracking downwards that problem went away, so I was able to change the chunk size to a more breathable 10x10.

What did you learn?
This was my first time implementing "good game feel" in a platformer (mainly coyote time and automatic x-adjustment under overhangs) and my first time doing procedural level generation, so I learned a lot about all of this.

I also have gotten much better working with different coordinate systems--this game has world space (which is infinte), map space (which is like world space but wrapped into a finite storage array), and screen space (which is y-inverted).

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Comments

Submitted

Got 100m! Really nice generation going on, I enjoyed my time playing it.

The dead-ends feel a bit too anticlimatic if there is no way to escape, but it's impressive that you managed to add enemies and powerups too. Awesome Pico8 entry!

Submitted

Because of the length of a game, it's not too frustrating to go into a dead end. I kinda just end up laughing until the lava catches up to me.

The little character is pretty impressive for such a small scale!

Submitted

Procgen platformers fascinate me.. and this one works pretty well! Nice job!

The speed of the character made it a little hard to control.. but that kind of added to the difficulty, which might be intended.

Had fun playing it!

Submitted

The colours and cute animations made this one really fun. Nicely executed. :) Please check ours out too: https://itch.io/jam/lowrezjam-2020/rate/732044

Submitted

I like the colors you used. Also liked how you were able to get a "jump" animation into such a tiny character. Very nicely done! 

Submitted (1 edit)

The procedural level design makes this game really challenging! I like the simple controls!

Submitted

I like the characters jump animation!