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    August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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    Action Monkey - YMM - 48 Hour Competition Entry

    My first XNA game. There's an installer version at http://mattmakesgames.com/games/ActionMonkeyInstall.zip if this doesn't work for you.

    Gameplay Video: http://vimeo.com/28020677

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    PLEASE use a gamepad!!! XBox 360 controllers will work natively, but I included JoyToKey for other gamepads.

    Press F4 at the title screen to toggle screen mode!

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    TIPS:
    -You can cling to walls AND ceilings!

    -While clinging, move to a corner, you'll climb around it!

    -Try jumping from a wall cling!

    -Try ducking then jumping!

    -Stay above the pink line or collect coins to fill your multiplier bar!

    -Every time your multiplier bar fills up, you get more points for the time you survive!

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    Ratings

    #24Fun3.64
    #44Overall3.64
    #85Audio3.14
    #108Humor2.56
    #113Graphics3.36
    #230Theme3.00
    #279Innovation2.64
    #311Coolness1%
    #432Community1.67

    Comments

    Surrealix says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 6:41pm

    Neat entry that feels complete. I never found out if there was an ending to the game, because I was terrible at it! (I use the dvorak keyboard layout, so the jump and climb buttons were in very inconvenient places). However I did manage to survive for a few minutes.

    I was far too preoccupied running away from the lava to even consider collecting things or staying above the pink line. Perhaps if the points/bonus also slowed down the rising tide? (Or, if it did this, perhaps it needed to be a little more obvious!).

    Overall, well done!

    Spaceoff says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 9:50pm

    Very addicting, but of course also difficult. My current top score is 1508 but I will certainly try for better than that.
    Good graphical style, but the music gets pretty irritating after a while

    Shigor says ...
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 12:24pm

    A bit too difficult for my taste, but it feels finished, polished and playable. Good music.

    Jhelle says ...
    Sep 1, 2011 @ 8:49pm

    Liked the game ( like all the others you made ;) ) Good music and polished gameplay. Got a little Icy Towers vibe from it too. Good job~!

    Sep 2, 2011 @ 9:38am

    Nice work on the clinging-mechanic.

    tcstyle says ...
    Sep 4, 2011 @ 8:11am

    I don't have an XBox controller but with keyboard the game seems to be quite difficult. Especially the cling and jump mechanism requires some planning. Nevertheless a fun game. The soundtrack is great.

    Benjamin says ...
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 2:32pm

    it tooks me8 8-10 tries to feel at ease with th control, but after the game was prett addictive.

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