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Gravity Speedrun
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Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
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Oct 18, 2012 @ 12:47am
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Description
I'm aiming at developing a puzzle&gravity bending platformer. Two ball-like robots are lost in decayed world, full of broken machines and malfunctioning objects. They try to find their way out and escape, navigating through mazes of puzzles, avoiding dangerous falls, manipulating with environment and also gravity but mainly aiding each other. Each robot is equipped with differing set of skills and abilities (switching gravity, moving objects, jumping, etc.) and thus the cooperation is many times the only option how to solve the level and move further! Will you help them find their way to freedom?

Two playable characters make it ideal for a fun co-op play (and of course single player - switching between characters, is also possible for all the lone wolfs out there ;) ). Leaderboards and competition with friends, replayability with aim to achieve better time, less steps is planned as well.

Built using UDK, world is going to be 2,5D (sidescroller) with some 3D twist (camera moving around corners), making it necessary to scan through whole level (what if switch activating this door is behind the corner?).

More can be found at: http://gravityspeedrun.blogspot.com

I've put up a small demo with distinctive visual style and (hopefully) interesting gameplay. Currently game demo contains 3 playable levels (with only one playable ball) with different approaches to camera and gameplay. Basically the goal is to collect all coins placed in level, overcoming obstacles, locked doors, puzzles while experimenting with gravity. It can be played on keyboard or using X360 gamepad. All controls are shown on HUD.

Graphics (nor gameplay) is not final as I'm currently seeking an artist to give the world and vision some shape.
Nevertheless, if you'd like to give it a try, you can download the installer from http://♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.com/9kppbn4

Any ideas, suggestions or thought are greatly appreciated!

Links:
Project blog - http://gravityspeedrun.blogspot.com
IndieDB site - http://www.indiedb.com/games/gravity-speedrun (mirror for installer download)

Demo installer - http://♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.com/9kppbn4 (mirror: http://♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.com/9pkgq8t)
19 Comments
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Borisss  [author] Oct 30, 2012 @ 8:32am 
#{Drago}LaMeR: если люди будут русский язык требовать, все возможно :). В UDK сделать это довольно просто. Спасибо за проявленный интерес!
_ELEMENTO_ Oct 30, 2012 @ 5:58am 
Класс а сможещь добавить русский язык в игру?
Zerum Whooves Oct 28, 2012 @ 10:21am 
when i saw the video for this my money magicly started floating from my pants and shot at the screen
Ryder17z \ Hexile Oct 23, 2012 @ 11:35am 
Great
Borisss  [author] Oct 23, 2012 @ 7:41am 
#Ryder17z: thank you for the info! I know about a couple of issues (physics, camera, etc.) as it is very rough and unpolished prealpha version, just to show some ideas and current gameplay. I'm going to look into camera tilt issues and incorporate some improvements with upcoming co-op update :)
Ryder17z \ Hexile Oct 23, 2012 @ 5:18am 
Good demo, but i had issues because the camera tilt became bad so i couldn't see much at all. Consider adding a tilt control for the camera
Borisss  [author] Oct 21, 2012 @ 10:42pm 
#Martijnie, #Ryder17z: thanks, I'm glad you find it cool&interesting :), feel free to try the demo!
Ryder17z \ Hexile Oct 21, 2012 @ 2:44pm 
this is quite interesting...
Martyn Oct 20, 2012 @ 12:45pm 
Looks cool :D
Borisss  [author] Oct 19, 2012 @ 8:47am 
#HardcoreWoody: thank you!