Game: “I Dub Thee Able”

I Dub Thee Able

Released On: April 30, 2012

Development Time: About 3 days

Genre: Platform

Info: A difficult retro-platformer. You have been given the ability to spit tranquilizer! Put your enemies to sleep in each level as you make your way to the goal. Some foes must be avoided at all costs, and some can be surprisingly helpful… Made in a weekend for the GMC Jam #6.

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Game: “Boom Chk Chk Bang!”

Released On: May 2, 2011

Development Time: About 3 days

Genre: Puzzle/Platform

Info: Play as an insane yellow person who, in his insanity, decided to blow up everything he could! Features 14 levels and a whole bunch of explosive fun! Made over a weekend for the 2nd GMC Jam. Use <1> to toggle the music, <2> to toggle the sound effects, and <3> to toggle the shaking effect. If you want some extra challenge, try destroying every possible block in the level.

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Game: “Monica”

Released On: February 14, 2011

Development Time: About 15 hours (started work on the afternoon of Feb. 13th and stayed up all night to finish it)

Genre: Platform

Info: A casual gravity-flipping platformer – the goal is to paint all the blocks in each level by stepping on them. Doesn’t sound too hard, right? But when you add in spikes, trampolines, and disappearing blocks it becomes quite a challenge. Play as an imaginary friend invented by a little girl on a quest to color everything pink. Features 20 levels and an unlockable bonus mode. Sequel to “How”. Made for the Game Jolt “Invention” Contest.

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Contest Results: Monica placed 3rd in the contest and was featured on the front page of the Game Jolt website!

Game: “How”

Released On: December 11, 2010

Development Time: About four weeks

Genre: Platform

Info: A minimalistic platformer. The goal of the game is to paint all the blocks in the room by stepping on them. You can’t jump – instead, you have to flip gravity upside-down with the spacebar. Features a Level Editor and a Playlist system which allows you to compile a set of custom levels to send to friends.  Made for Jolt Kombat in competition against WITS. (I lost the match, in case anyone was wondering.) Music by Blok Studios.

Download Link: http://www.yoyogames.com/games/155432-how/download

YoYo Games Instant Play Link: http://www.yoyogames.com/games/155432-how

Feedback:
“Cool! A bit simple, still great. It kept me entertained for quite a long time.” – mindstormsgek (on YYG)

“A nifty little puzzle platformer. I love it!” – Shelby (on Game Jolt)

Featured on Jay Is Games Weekend Download: http://jayisgames.com/archives/2011/01/weekend_download_167.php

Game: “Circle Rider”

Released On: August 27, 2010

Development Time: About 5 months

Genre: Arcade/Maze

Info: Play as an alien inventor who must track down a space monster with the help of his “Grand New Discovery” – the Circle Rider device. Spin around and expand the circle to explore each level! It’s a concept that you have to see to really understand. Features an innovative new gameplay style and 18 levels (split across 5 unique worlds).

Download Link: http://www.yoyogames.com/games/142075-circle-rider/download

YoYo Games Instant Play Link: http://www.yoyogames.com/games/142075-circle-rider

Feedback:
“That was awesome! I love the concept! It’s really original (haven’t played anything like that). It’s rare that I give 5 stars but you deserve them.” – Kinta (on YYG)

“Ingenious concept with a nicely rising difficulty curve.” – Zack (on Game Jolt)

“Love the concept. The variation was good, it actually felt like part of the gameplay (lots of games these days just add variation for polish, rather than being an integral part). The music was great, never got old or annoying.” – Snail (on Game Jolt)

Competition Results: The game made it to the Top 15 in the competition (out of 275 games entered). It also was Featured and Spotlighted on the front page of the YoYo Games website as a competition runner-up.

Game: “Vertiglow”

 

 

Released In: August 2009

Development Time: Under a month

Genre: Platform

Info: A gravity-flipping platformer in which gravity flips direction every 5 seconds. Made for the Game Jolt “Axiom” Contest. It is also my best-looking game to date.

Download (8.1 MB): 

http://www.box.net/shared/4dv2q67ob2

Feedback:

“Really nice game, and it’s simple too! Lovely effects. Good work!” – coolist (on the GMC)

“Good attempt and an excellent contest game.” – Kayin (on Game Jolt, designer of the very popular game “I Wanna Be the Guy”)

In-Depth Review by angelofsilence: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2128257/vertiglow.html?cat=19