Going Down by GarethIW

made by GarethIW for LD28 (JAM)
Going Down (or: We Only Get One Parachute)

By Gareth Williams (@garethiw) and Paul Yendley (@gredgie)

Our Totally Serious entry about surviving a plane crash.


Live stream archive:

Gameplay video:


If you encounter a problem, please leave a bug report with as much info as possible, and check back for a fix! We will rate the games of everyone that leaves a message!

Should run on XP SP3+. Requires .NET 4. Might possibly need OpenAL installed if it fails to run. I've included the OpenAL redist installer.

Run GoingDown.sh

This has been tested on Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon), you may need to install libSDL-mixer (sudo apt install libsdl-mixer1.2). Requires mono. If no joy, run from a terminal (mono GoingDown.exe) and copy/paste the output into a comment.

Hopefully we'll have a Mac version for you soon, if I can persuade one of my mac-owning friends to do a build for me.

Tools used:
Sound effects from Freesound



Coolness 100% 1
Overall(Jam) 4.13 10
Audio(Jam) 3.34 131
Fun(Jam) 4.13 6
Graphics(Jam) 3.28 249
Humor(Jam) 4.11 8
Innovation(Jam) 3.71 36
Mood(Jam) 3.39 116
Theme(Jam) 4.22 7


17. Dec 2013 · 01:00 CET
Very difficult and still cannot complete it in time! I love that you just attack everyone just to get that sodding parachute!
17. Dec 2013 · 01:11 CET
epic game.
it was funny and excited
17. Dec 2013 · 01:13 CET
wow, this game is really well crafted. The physics involved in the controls are really spot on and put you in the scene. (basically the immersion is amazing). maybe the screams help in that? haha idk, but either way Good Job!
17. Dec 2013 · 02:00 CET
I watched the gameplay video (I'm on a Mac, without my VMs handy at the moment) and it looks ridiculously amusing. +1 for the mac build!
17. Dec 2013 · 13:40 CET
Amusing, I don't usually like downloading the games but it was worth it.
17. Dec 2013 · 20:39 CET
Nice! We had a similar idea for our game, but it looks like you guys implemented it a lot better. Good job xD
17. Dec 2013 · 21:16 CET
OMG Nice idea!!
You Are a Genius! xD
17. Dec 2013 · 22:31 CET
Great stuff :D
17. Dec 2013 · 22:36 CET
4 stars only... because that game definitely needs a multiplayer game. God that game is so fun!
17. Dec 2013 · 22:49 CET
Oh man, a multiplayer version would be fantastic. Perhaps we should add a couple of cabin crew to make it 4 player? :)
17. Dec 2013 · 23:14 CET
I never laughed that much. You totally made my day. Make a multiplayer version of that! But then, it needs a bit more diversity in the gameplay: The different items should effect the others on different ways, for example.
18. Dec 2013 · 04:18 CET
Really fun idea, well done. :)
18. Dec 2013 · 10:49 CET
GarethIW> that would be great! I finish the game every sessions now, I want to play it with the Hbomb team :)
18. Dec 2013 · 14:47 CET
Amazing game! One of the best interpretation of theme.
18. Dec 2013 · 21:20 CET
That was awesome!
18. Dec 2013 · 22:58 CET
Oh, nice interpretation! I liked the game. Finished for the first try tho. We definitely need multiplayer! Oh, and the "parachute" remains me to a bread :D
18. Dec 2013 · 23:25 CET
This was amazing and kinda disturbing at the same time :D
19. Dec 2013 · 12:39 CET
Like I read in another comment of the game, a bit disturbing. But it's a good interpretation of the theme.
I liked that you implemented a weapons system, a must in every beat'em up, so, good work :)
19. Dec 2013 · 14:53 CET
Haha, that was hillarious. Loads of fun, if only a bit simple, but hey, it's a great short game!
19. Dec 2013 · 16:43 CET
Amazing game.
Well done :D
19. Dec 2013 · 16:50 CET
This was fun while it lasted. Gets chaotic near the end and turns into button mashing, but it's pretty amusing nonetheless.
19. Dec 2013 · 16:50 CET
Really cool game, kinda short unless im missing something.. anyhow good job there! ;)
19. Dec 2013 · 23:12 CET
Incredibly well done entry. The mechanics are very simple and yet they play out very well. I actually had to defend of the parachute to see all the endings.
20. Dec 2013 · 01:26 CET
Admittedly the screaming noises without anyone actually having a mouth was a little disturbing... excellent take on the theme though. (Wish I'd thought of something like this ;) )
20. Dec 2013 · 14:52 CET
This is amazing, Art needs improving but the concept and execution was brilliant. I did get a security warning before playing though.
20. Dec 2013 · 14:53 CET
Great game! The whole premise made me laugh a fair bit. Managed to beat it on my first go! :)
20. Dec 2013 · 14:58 CET
Like the idea, the implementation is pretty good. Would be nice with some change in the gameplay at some point.
21. Dec 2013 · 00:50 CET
Fun game to play. I was never able to escape with the parachute but it was very entertaining :)
21. Dec 2013 · 22:15 CET
Amazing game! Really enjoyed playing this. The sounds are very good and pretty 'horror bringing' Haha. Very scary game in a way, really made me sort of uncomfortable, the thought of being in a airplane crash is horrible. Anyway, very solid game, cute and polished graphics, GREAT take on the theme! Keep up the good work!
Shaun Lebron
22. Dec 2013 · 00:35 CET
This is my favorite. Absolutely hilarious.
22. Dec 2013 · 04:26 CET
Hilarious. Loved the knocked out people sliding up and down the plane, and the various improvised weapons. Bonus points for the random outfits / characters so it's a different pilot each time. :D
22. Dec 2013 · 05:19 CET
I just find this game silly in all the right ways. Thanks for making it, man!
22. Dec 2013 · 14:18 CET
Well that just happened! :D So much fun, I can't believe how enjoyable it is to beat everyone down to escape an inevitable death. Just crazy! One of the few games I've played more than once. :) Really great job.
Alex Higgins
22. Dec 2013 · 23:41 CET
23. Dec 2013 · 11:06 CET
This is great, guys! I don't like saying like this, but it's the best game I found so far. All games are about the same thing (thematically), but in this one, it kinda makes sense. hehe Beautiful art. Very fun game that I think it could make it to mobile (adding more content, of course). It's kinda hard, but it's possible. I loved it!
26. Dec 2013 · 05:28 CET
Brilliant. I have nothing else to add.
29. Dec 2013 · 08:04 CET
I was making my way to the end over half the length of the plane just punching people until someone stabbed me. I'm never getting out of there alive.
local minimum
02. Jan 2014 · 16:12 CET
Nice but quite difficult to make it to the far end. At least I got to see it but never survived the mayhem. It would have been interesting to have some different types of weapons maybe or a dash or something to give more flexibility to the fighting.
03. Jan 2014 · 13:54 CET
Such a good experience to play! Didn't like too much the sounds but the global sensation is great
04. Jan 2014 · 09:27 CET
Wouldn't open or anything, Win7 x64.
05. Jan 2014 · 03:00 CET
EPIC! I really enjoyed being an a**ho**. Nice concept.
05. Jan 2014 · 12:27 CET
One of the best uses of the theme I've seen - really entertaining. Made it out twice - once without the 'chute (must have lost it right before the door opened?), and the second time got safely to the ground :)
05. Jan 2014 · 17:12 CET
Oh my god, this was awesome! I can't find the words how this game is awesome! Punching crowd is awesome, especially at the end is so brilliant! This should be multiplayer!
14. Jan 2014 · 13:42 CET
I made a vid of the game here:

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