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This is a devlog post, containing what I did with the game in the last week.

Posted by dekdev on Aug 21st, 2012

Hello there, IndieDB.

Last week a lot of work went into expanding the engine so I can have unlimited layers of tiles infront and behind the player. This allows me to create some crazy environments. Up to this point, the game was made of 3 visible layers. Right now I am playing around with five or six layers.

Next up I implemented controls. Since I am on the iphone now, I had to figure out a way how to port horizontal movement + jumping. You can run by touching the screen with your left thumb and then holding it into the desired direction. I also implemented that the further you pull, the faster you go. This does not mean that you can run very fast by swiping stuff all over the screen (the max speed is still capped to the same speed) but instead you can do very precise and slow movements by only moving your thumb a bit. Jumping is then done with the right thumb. So it is a bit like the gameboy, but you can change your running speeds.

I also made some new tiles :).

Thanks for reading. Feedback is very welcome.

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Tastyrice Aug 21 2012, 10:30pm says:

LOVE the art style :) Keep up the good work!

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dekdev Aug 22 2012, 5:26am replied:

Thank you :)

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BaronVengeous Aug 21 2012, 11:24pm says:

Looks cool, What's it about? I'm quite interested to see how it turns out.

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Jerikಠh Aug 21 2012, 11:37pm says:

Oh, beautiful pixel art, like Superbrothers ^^
tracking :D

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AhNinniah Aug 22 2012, 7:32am says:

It looks really great and inspiring!

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Theon Aug 22 2012, 1:27pm says:

This art style you've invented is absolutely beautiful.
I saw some screens on Tigsource last year and instantly recognized the style when I saw this.

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dekdev Aug 24 2012, 7:32pm replied:

Wow, you remember the screens from over a year ago... incredible! Whats your name on tig?

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Absolute_8 Aug 22 2012, 6:12pm says:

Groovy graphics :)
Can't wait to see how the gameplay adds up.

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