Rico is an old school jump'n'run game! Run across the levels, jump over obstacles, climb mountains, explore caves, swim through water Collect crystals throughout each level Avoid mines, acid pits and various deadly enemies along the way Find upgrades to get abilities like double jump Reach magic stones to activate checkpoints Find and use weapons to combat enemies Fly with a jetpack Face off against enemies in epic boss battles 4 difficulty levels to keep you challenged 4 different worlds 32 levels full of retro awesomeness If you like platformers, you'll love Rico!

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Hi Desura community! :)

I'm proud to announce that the full version of my game "Rico - A Tale Of Two Brothers" is finally released! It's available for Windows, Mac and Linux. And if you like to play on a mobile device, there's an Android version too!

Rico - A Tale Of Two Brothers is a retro inspired platformer that mixes elements from many great classics like Pitfall, Super Mario, Castlevania and Knytt with my own humble ideas. A game with a nostalgic feeling while still staying fresh. I wanted to create something I would have loved to play as a child and still love to play now!


Rico features 32 levels, boss battles, collectible crystals, numerous different enemies and traps, 4 difficulty levels and a catchy chiptune soundtrack by Bunnymajs!

If you're interested, head over to the Desura page to get it! There's also a demo version that lets you play the first 8 levels including the first boss fight for free, so why not try it out? :)

Thanks for your time!

Rico - A Tale Of Two Brothers - alpha version with 25 finished levels

Rico - A Tale Of Two Brothers - alpha version with 25 finished levels

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A new update to Rico - A Tale Of Two Brothers has been released! An alpha version is now available which features 25 finished levels!

Rico - A Tale Of Two Brothers Released on Desura

Rico - A Tale Of Two Brothers Released on Desura

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A jump'n'run game! Run across the levels, jump over obstacles, climb mountains, explore caves, swim through water.

"Rico - A Tale Of Two Brothers" with new art style

"Rico - A Tale Of Two Brothers" with new art style

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"Rico - A Tale Of Two Brothers" received a long-needed overhaul of its graphics! While keeping it's retro charm, the new art is much more vibrant and...

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OTM_SAN
OTM_SAN

Where is the windows standalone installer? I don't see it...
It say's it's also available for Windows!?

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IMakeGames Creator
IMakeGames

There is no standalone Windows installer. You'll need to use the Desura client, unfortunately. I provide a Mac standalone installer because there is no Desura client there.

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emtilt
emtilt

Out of curiosity, why? Frankly, that's just a reason for me to not get this game, as I don't want to use the client, and hardly any other games on desura require it.

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IMakeGames Creator
IMakeGames

The reason is I can push out updates easier and players will receive bugfixes (almost) automatically.
But... if you're not a fan of the Desura client, just download the standalone Mac version. It contains a runnable JAR file that can be run on Windows (and Linux) as well. Double clicking it should be enough. Just make sure you have Java installed. :)

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emtilt
emtilt

Thanks for the tip! Never would have thought to try that!

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OTM_SAN
OTM_SAN

Thanks for the quick response. I've already found a way to solve this. I just downloaded the Game through the Desura client and then removed the files from it.

Und im ├╝brigen, ein wirklich genialer Platformer!
Ich mag diese einfache und doch sehr charmante Oldschool Grafik. Inspiriert mich vielleicht selber mal ein Platformer zu entwickeln ^__^

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shadow1w2
shadow1w2

Nice update! My xbox 360 pad works great now amd I can walk left!
Been playing the Android version on my Xperia play and swapping the data back and fourth between that and the PC version while I work on finishing the game.
Wroks wonderfully on my phone with no fuss (not something I can say often about games on the Xperia Play lemme tell ya :P )

Was pleasently surprised by this game once I sat down with it.
I do suggest this game and theres plenty of content for the price too.
Not like many other games priced the same but have barely any content.

Music might get old after awhile though its used a lot, but its not bad and a tad catchy at times.

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IMakeGames Creator
IMakeGames

Thanks! :)
It's nice knowing that it works on the XPeria Play as well, considering I never had the opportunity to test it on that device.
And you found out that you can move savegames between devices!! Not something I ever expected players to do. :D

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shadow1w2
shadow1w2

Well thankfully the Android OS doesn't block anyone from accessing files and things.
Just had to grab the save file and copy it over the PC version.
Thanks for making it easy enough to copy them over and tell which file is wich.
Lots of games have confusing save file conventions bleh.

Oh I forgot to mention something semi important about playing on Xperia Play.
If the screen is slid up to access the gamepad while the game runs it'll restart and the graphics become badly garbled. White screen at the menu even.
To avoid it its best to slide up the screen before running the game and properly save and quit before switching.
The game also stays in memory when it messes up (as its impossible to quit the game with a white menu screen) so using a task manager to close it and run the game again it'll work fine again.
Some android games that aren't "optimized" for the Xperia Play will close when sliding the screen up so its kinda common practice to avoid switching mid game anyway so its not a big problem.
It doesn't stop me much but its worth mentioning.

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IMakeGames Creator
IMakeGames

Hmmm... that's the "beauty" of Android fragmentation. Devices that are not the norm like the Xperia Play (due to its sliding cover) sometimes behave weirdly whereas all other devices work just fine... I'll look into it!

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shadow1w2
shadow1w2

Oh one more thing, I just realized that the Sqaure button works for attacking.
X and O work as enter and back keys but the Sqaure button and others use unique key codes. Kinda odd if that works without it being done on purpose but perhaps there are other devices with the same key codes? Just curious if that is by mistake or you had programed that in? Never seen the buttons work without being specially coded in first.

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IMakeGames Creator
IMakeGames

Yeah, I *tried* to make it work as best as I can! I looked at the specifications for the Xperia Play and implemented the proper keycodes. Then I prayed it would work, given I had no device to test it on. :)

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shadow1w2
shadow1w2

Thanks for thinking of us Xperia Play users, button setup works xD
If you make an update, think about binding that start button too, its just handy, the corner onscreen button works well as is too.

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SavgStorm
SavgStorm

Hey I'm on Mac 10.8 (mountain lion) with the most recent version of java installed. but it seems the game opens but closes immediately after a small window shows up. Did anyone else have this issue?

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IMakeGames Creator
IMakeGames

Hi!
Could you run it from a terminal with the command "java -jar runRIco.jar" from the directory it is installed in? That should give you an error message on what's going wrong.

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SavgStorm
SavgStorm

i get this error

JavaVM WARNING: JAWT_GetAWT must be called after loading a JVM
_NSJVMLoadLibrary: NSAddLibrary failed for /libjawt.dylib
JavaVM FATAL: lookup of function JAWT_GetAWT failed. Exit

i feel like it's something with my computer since it's been doing some odd things lately. I have repaired permissions and rebooted and the basic stuff.

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IMakeGames Creator
IMakeGames

Yeah, that looks like the fault is your Java installation. Can't help you with that, sorry! :(

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SavgStorm
SavgStorm

so apparently there is a compatibility issue with lwjgl and java 7 for OSX. I'm not sure exactly the best fix for this right now since I have to have java 7 for my intro to java class. I will let you know when I get things working properly.

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SavgStorm
SavgStorm

np, I'll figure it out i just wasn't 100% sure if it was me yet and figured i'd ask if anyone else had the issue in case it was an easy fix. thanks for the quick response! I'm looking forward to playing the game! it looks amazing keep up the good work!

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