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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1 comment by IMakeGames on Dec 6th, 2012

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 levelsĀ  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!

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madeba Nov 11 2012, 6:00pm says:

Hi, here (Debian Sid 64), the launcher complains about libgdx-freetype64.so, requiring GLIBC_2.14 whereas Sid is now using Glibc 2.13-36. Is it possible to include an older version of libgdx-freetype ?

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IMakeGames Nov 16 2012, 6:14pm replied:

Sorry for replying so late...
I'm not on Linux, so it's hard to find out which version of libgdx-freetype requires which glibc version. And switching back might break a whole lot of other stuff... :( Would you be very mad if I say I can't do that and you need to wait until your Linux distro updates?

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REDGEAR Nov 4 2012, 1:18pm says:

Nice game !

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SquidJerky Nov 2 2012, 1:18pm says:

Does this game support gamepads?

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IMakeGames Nov 3 2012, 3:59pm replied:

It *should*...
I haven't had the chance yet to test out gamepad support properly.
The easiest way is to just download the free demo and see if it works with your gamepad! :)

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SquidJerky Nov 3 2012, 7:29pm replied:

I would but Desura doesn't support Mac at the moment, Thanks anyway

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IMakeGames Nov 4 2012, 3:00pm replied:

There is also the standalone version which is just a DMG file you download and install!
Choose "view standalone downloads" after clicking the demo link above... :)

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SquidJerky Nov 5 2012, 12:55pm replied:

Thanks, I couldn't get my controller to work with this game but I still found it easy to control. This is a pretty cool game, thanks again :)

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headjump Nov 7 2012, 5:16am replied:

I used joytokey (a free tool) to play with joypad (it just maps joypad buttons to key-presses), it worked just fine :)

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ssokolow Oct 27 2012, 1:41am replied:

Here's the simplest solution I found:

1. Add "#!/bin/sh" as the first line in Rico.sh so, if it were run in the right folder, Desura would launch it rather than opening it as a text file.

2. Create a file named Rico.sh where Desura is looking that contains these three lines:

cd rico-a-tale-of-two-brothers/
exec ./Rico.sh

...then mark it executable.

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