Currently developping 8 Bits Runner for online platforms.
I will see what I can do. Personally, I think it is weird to press the slide button before landing on a platform. I will do some tests to see if allowing the player to press the down arrow key before touching the ground makes the controls smoother.
We already planned to add hats and costumes (and we already have a player color customisation), and multiple characters (well, if we have time).
But unfortunately, we won't have a level editor nor a multiplayer mode (well, at least we have online leaderboards), simply because it is our first serious indie project (but not our first game). But who know, maybe for the next game :p
And don't worry, each world will have unique elements of level design, no zip-line ropes, but many other things.
Thank you !
I will see what I can do about this broken link, thanks for reporting it.
And yes, we are planning to add animated elements in the background/in the level.
It's an HTML5 game, so basically, you don't need to download the game, you can play it in your web browser (as long as it supports HTML5 properly). So there will never be any required downloads.
When I said "release", I was talking about the demo version. I upload demo versions regularly to get feedbacks. Of course the game is far from being finished yet.