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Dev Log #5 – A Case For High Skill Ceilings In Games

When it comes to designing real-time games, one of the most important aspects is the feel of the controls.  Another important factor is the degree to which those controls can be mastered.  This skill range is how far apart the skill floor and ceilings are in a game.

Generally it’s best to have the skill floor as low as possible for maximum accessibility but also have a high skill ceiling to allow players to continually get better at the game and still enjoy it for years to come. Continue reading

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Super Lumi Live – New Seasons and Release Date!

season-screenSeasons in Super Lumi Live are traditionally called worlds in other games.  Each Season is generally focused on teaching the player about different aspects of Lumi’s movement, for example the first Season “Grassy Hills”, is essentially a tutorial world ending in a long level to test you on what you’ve learned so far.  Grassy Hills will let the player become familiar with the movement while learning the basics of Lumi’s navigational abilities and then by Season 2 they will hopefully be prepared for the “proper ‘ard” levels. Continue reading


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Super Lumi Live (You can Double JUMP Reloaded)

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It’s been far too long since my last post so here’s a quick-ish one to show you the latest changes.  As you can see from the new title logo above, the game has had some radical changes.  Two of these changes are a new title and story.  You now play as Lumi Live, the stuntman who performs incredible jumps in dangerous arenas for his hit TV show, Super Lumi Live.  While the story is mostly unimportant to a pure platformer, I feel the new storyline ties into the new visual theme a lot better than the old story and theme did but I also like it because it’s not the usual “Save the [insert important person here]” trope. Continue reading


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You can Double JUMP – Spit and polish

Since releasing the v0.4 demo I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback. I’ve recently been busy adding in as many nice little touches as I can and creating a few more levels for your precision platforming pleasure.  So, what’s new: Continue reading


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You can Double JUMP v0.4.1 demo out now!

The preview demo is a fairly feature complete version of what the final game will be like. It contains 7 normal levels, 2 bonus ones and 1 world map from which the levels are accessed.

Download the v0.4.1 demo here:You can Double JUMP (0.4.1) Continue reading


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The unorthodox shmup, Heterodoxxed is OUT NOW!

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Heterodoxxed is a simple shoot-em-up where half-truths, slander and bad words must be destroyed before you’re crushed by the outlandish lies.  There are only three rules to follow in Heterodoxxed.  Shoot, dodge and collect.

The last rule refers to every letter you destroy leaving behind Truth bits.  Once you have collected enough bits, you are granted with a bomb, increased weapon power and more space to again, shoot, dodge and collect.

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I hope you all have fun with this simple but satisfying shooter and don’t forget to let us know what you think!

Cheers,
Marios.


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You can Double JUMP (v0.3.6) – Gameplay teaser trailer

So, roughly 6 months after I first proposed making one of these, I finally produced a new gameplay video!  I kept it short and sweet so it’s a bit more action packed and I should point out that nothing shown in the video is in it’s final state.  Actually, two of the levels shown are so bombastically hard that they may not even make it into the final game. See if you can guess which two.

The background music was created by Tim N (timnaudio.com) and is used within the game as the overworld track for world 2.  I hope you enjoy the gameplay teaser trailer and I would love to hear what you think!

Cheers.