Rocket Jumper

The game is not completely finished, but feel free to rate & review it!

Hop from rocket to rocket and stay on screen as long as you can :)

Progress

The game is not as finished as I intended, so I'll try to keep on impriving it until the deadline. Missing stuff that may or may not be completed in the final version:

  • In-game oxygen explanations (= tap mid-air to air jump & consume some)
  • Oxygen should deplete with time once above the atmosphere (and be refilled through pick ups)
  • Sound needed
  • Nicer rockets needed
  • Better difficulty curve
  • More background art

Changelog

27.01: Kajam release

  • Art pass
  • Refined controls & physics
  • AI-based level generation
  • Oxygen resource, can be used to jump mid-air
  • Tutorial through signs

05.01: 1HGJ Version

The initial prototype was made on January 5th for the 193th 1HGJ. It features no art, only one rocket and a handful of bugs ;)

Voting results

Addictiveness
1st
8.500

This game entered in the Ranked competition (9 entries).

Comments (7)

voxel
22 days ago

This is excellent! I know this because even though I'm terrible it at I'm still having fun, which is what hypercasual games are all about right? I thought the O2 meter was some kind of timer I had to try and survive but it's for double jumping?

It's a little difficult for me, but that's better than it being too easy. Good example of 'easy to learn, difficult to master'. I look forward to seeing what kind of ridiculous high scores people get.

Also great job with the backgrounds, feels like I'm getting somewhere

Ztuu
22 days ago

Really good hyper casal game :) Starts tough which I think is important in a hyper-casual. The more I played the higher scores I started getting. I definitely see a solid skill curve and it's good!
Would definitely be nice to get some sound, it's a bit empty at the moment.

I didn't work out the oxygen mechanic until I read the patch notes but it's cool, I like it. The idea of having pickups to replenish it which would force the player to move around chasing them is good.
You should enable high scores on the site, I got 2139 :)

Wan
21 days ago

Thanks for the nice feedback!

@Ztuu I hope to finetune the contents & difficulty before to open the high scores! Hopefully I'll give it enough replayability to submit it for the upcoming tournament

Ztuu
20 days ago

@wan Sounds good, seems like a perfect tournament game!

Thrainsa
17 days ago

Nice casual game Wan ;)
I like the concept, it's easy to understand but still hard at the beginning.
I didn't understand the O2 mechanic before reading the previous command.
It feel easier on the web version than on mobile but it's possible that I'm just becomming better ;)
I just score 5856 (I think it was between 2000 and 2200 my max on android)

I like the idea from @Ztuu of having pickups to replenish oxygen. You could also have other pickups like a jetpack for exemple ;)
The only thing I feel frustrating are the top of the rocket with your character that bounce on it ><

SnowFox
17 days ago

I think this game was soundly addictive, and while I wasn't particularly good at it I still enjoyed playing it! The changing backgrounds gave off a feeling of progression that made me want to get higher and higher. Not sure if there was anything else other than earth, then space because I kept leaping off to my doom, haha. I think you have a very entertaining game!

thomastc
14 days ago

Parts of this game felt slightly unrealistic. I mean, in real life it's not much harder to breathe at 2 km altitude than at sea level, and stars during daytime normally won't appear until you're well into the the top of the atmosphere, like 50 km or so? I guess what I'm saying is you could do the distance x10 and please some of the KSP players out there ;) But the part where you are jumping off rockets is entirely believable, of course.

For beginning players, maybe the arrow is a bit too subtle and you could draw part of the parabola instead (Angry Birds style). Not sure if that would make it too easy.

I never felt that the level generation was unfair or impossible, so I guess your AI is doing its job. Awesome idea! Maybe around the 1000 mark it got a bit too hard too quickly, but maybe I was just unlucky.

Tiny detail: on the web, please let me press space bar to restart. It breaks the flow if I have to reach for the mouse each time.

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Hop from rocket to rocket!

Links

Web Android (.apk) Web (1HGJ version)

Author

wan

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