raft

making your way home

About

raft is an infinite runner about a penguin trying to get home. Stuck underground, he resorts to rafting across treacherous cave rivers, being sure to keep his mysterious cargo safe.

Collect notes to unlock songs. Play them all to win!

raft includes a global leaderboard! Compete against others!

Controls

  • WASD/Arrow Keys - Move Penguin (purely cosmetic)
  • AD/Arrow Keys - Steer Raft

Previews


Dodge incoming obstacles!


Compete against others!'


Unlock all the songs!

Voting results

Overall
3rd
14%
7.769
Graphics
2nd
7%
8.077
Audio
1st
8.769
Gameplay
3rd
14%
7.385
Originality
7th
43%
5.385
Theme
4th
21%
7.077

This game entered in the Solo competition (14 entries).

Comments (10)

Baconinvader
 • 3 months ago • 

Really enjoyed this one! Solid core gameplay and it was cool having the unlockable music and lore. My only complaint is that the game seems to get near impossible after about 500 points since you don't get enough time to move out of the way of the stalactite obstacle. Oh and also the death sound repeats if you wait long enough I guess. Still an awesome game though.

heyheyhey
 • 3 months ago • 

Games like this — simple and intuitive — are a lot of fun. Plus, the music is great — top score for Audio. The game froze a couple of times and I had to restart, but I believe that is my fault (low memory on my computer). One way to improve this game is to have something like power-ups. For example, you could have a power-up that gives temporary immunity to spikes. Just a suggestion — all in all, it's a solid entry.

euske
 • 3 months ago • 

The game is simple, but the music and overall cuteness make it totally engaging! The idea of unlocking songs with a cumulative number of notes is nice too! Of course, Chilly is my favorite.

Papaver
 • 3 months ago • 

Nice game! I like that you made different songs!
The game starts very slow, which annoyed me a bit on replaying.
Only later I discovered that you can click the songs for some text and a picture! Maybe it would be nice to notify the player when a new song is unlocked.
Well done!

Jcatie
 • 3 months ago • 

This game and the twist with the cargo gave me a good chuckle! Cute little penguin and I appreciated the little story along with the songs :)
The music was really nice! Some brought back familiar feels and the second one had cool atmosphere in the track, albeit just made me wish it was longer! The death sound effect always had me jump in my chair, it always managed to surprise me - maybe my headphones are on too loud!
Fun little game with cool graphics!

M2tias
 • 3 months ago • 

First time I saw the thumbnail of this game, I thought "that's what I want to do"! I really need to make something with a similar style. :)
Love the music too, feeling in each track is spot on. I think I have some of the soft synths you used in the "Wanderer". Sounds familiar :D
The penguin&crate thing is so ingenious in its simplicity and it adds so much juice to an already very juicy entry. That's another thing I have to try!

Kesslwovv
 • 3 months ago • 

Awesome! the gameplay is very fun and i really loved the music! graphics were great as well. a river in a cave is (in my opinion) not too much about the theme and an infintiy runner with obstacles isn't as original. Still a solid 8!

thomastc
 • 3 months ago • 

Wait, this is a solo entry? While playing I was sure it must have been a team effort, with four songs, polished graphics, smooth gameplay and an online leaderboard. Impressive!

The difficulty curve could use some tweaking though. In the beginning it's so slow that it's boring, around 350 points it gets interesting, but shortly after that moment, around 500 points, it's so fast that it's almost impossible to react on time. Although looking at the leaderboard, maybe that's just me!

I only saw the cargo crate on my third playthrough. Since it bounces in interesting ways, I don't think I would have overlooked it the first two times. Maybe a bug? Also there's sometimes a gap between the terrain chunks. But I'm just nitpicking here, great entry overall!

izzyd06
 • 3 months ago • 

I liked the game a lot and the cute storyline that came along with the songs. The music was definitely the game's star factor. Everytime I get hit by rock, the noise is terriffying especially when the background music is mellow. I thought the game's difficulty got especially hard to near impossible after 400. I can't seem to get any higher than 600 so kudos to those who have. Overall, raft was a cool game to play!

yozy
 • 3 months ago • 

What an achievemnt for 48hours! Very complete and impressive. I agree with above comments that the difficulty curve could be improved, I died around the 500 marker all the time.

At first I thought that the cube could fall off and was very deliberate with the turning. It got better once I realised it's just there for fun :D

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