Volcano Explorer by Gabriel

made by Gabriel for LD28 (JAM)
RUN, RUN, RUN, god damn it! YOU ONLY GET ONE MINUTE to climb as fast as you can and escape the freaking erupting volcano! Seriously, dude, no freaking time to explain, JUST GO! :D

Left and Right Arrow - Walk
Space - Jump

So, we were really just having some fun testing Fusion 2.5's physics, not caring too much whether we would be able to meet the deadline for LD this time or not. Then today we decided to polish our test a little bit and actually submit it. This is probably our simplest jam game ever, but we had lots of fun playing with some fiery liquid dynamics! :D

We hope you enjoy! If you like what we're doing, say hello on Twitter! @pixel_cows


Coolness 32% 1435
Overall(Jam) 3.94 25
Audio(Jam) 3.72 52
Fun(Jam) 4.06 11
Graphics(Jam) 4.22 64
Humor(Jam) 3.20 96
Innovation(Jam) 3.06 196
Mood(Jam) 3.69 55
Theme(Jam) 3.28 118


17. Dec 2013 · 04:11 CET
download link isn't working for me.
17. Dec 2013 · 04:36 CET
DL 404...
17. Dec 2013 · 05:17 CET
Hey, game art looks cool and I would like to play but I get a dropbox 404 error when I click on the link. I tried to find a link on your blog but there wasn't one that I could see :( I will look back later, hopefully it will get re-linked.
17. Dec 2013 · 05:31 CET
Sorry, folks! I forgot to compress the music files and the original zip was HUGE, so I replaced them. Now it's down to 10Mb, but the dropbox synch took ages to finish. Anyway, it's up now. Thanks for your patience!
17. Dec 2013 · 18:45 CET
Wow Gabriel, I played this game BEFORE I noticed it was yours! The game is indeed simple, but the physics-based lava looks AWESOME *_*
17. Dec 2013 · 22:50 CET
Wow, that lava! And I love the smoke effect. Good music too. The collission were.. unforgivable. Sometimes I couldn't jump, pretty frustrating. The game itself wasn't very original, but still fun to play! Pretty cool entry. I just love that lava effect :P
18. Dec 2013 · 22:33 CET
I love this game!
Reached the salvation, lots of adrenaline.
The effects were cool and use of physics is great and creative.
As TobiasNL said, landing collision dection is quirky, but you can use it your advantage sometimes and walljump.
19. Dec 2013 · 02:39 CET
Impressive lava effects! It was fun overall but I couldn't reach the end. By mashing the spacebar sometimes I was able to double/triple jump! Great stuff guys!
19. Dec 2013 · 03:52 CET
But the salvation is rewarding!
The lava effects (border and spilling fire) are great.

Now I can rest in peace!
20. Dec 2013 · 00:38 CET
WOW! That lava is awesome!! *-*

Nice little game! (but I got stuck on "stairs" many times... =X)
24. Dec 2013 · 15:07 CET
Brilliant experience! Really fun entry, tightly put together and uber compelling. Love the graphical effects and the subtle way the avatar is lit from below (nice pecs!) Pretty unforgiving but rewarding nonetheless. I just wished for a hssssssss when you inevitably meet your fiery demise, hey ho!
04. Jan 2014 · 04:45 CET
Hey guys! Didn't know you guys participate this jam too! I'm sorry that I didn't rated before, allow me to correct my mistake.

As usual, the game looks and sounds wonderful. Jumping feels good and the challenges are very nice! Good use of the physics!

I had some bugs, like sometimes when touching a wall while falling stuck the character and when, don't know if was intentional, but when I did climb all the way on the top and saw the ice platform, I jumped on them and the game reseted, like I was touch by the lava. If was, would be good at least a congratulations, just to indicate that was suppose to happen. But they all minor things I think, expect of a jam game.

So, GREAT game guys! I had lots of fun of it!
My best wishes to the Pixel Cows! :)
06. Jan 2014 · 15:49 CET
Woo-hoo!! This game is awesome!
And a little too... Hard.. Hahahaha xD
06. Jan 2014 · 15:54 CET
Yeah! I like it! I didn't finish it yet :) Sometimes I got stuck with some of the walls. Anyway great job!
06. Jan 2014 · 16:56 CET
I like that you use many game mechanics. Physics are nice, but sometimes I droped blocks and blocked myself. :D