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Rocket Core
 
 
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Description
Release date: Summer 2017


** PUBLIC BETA NOW AVAILABLE: https://mastodons.itch.io/rocket-core **

Rocket Core is an action platformer set in the future. It is inspired by old-school classics such as Jetpack!, Lode Runner, Jumpman, and Bubble Bobble, and modern classics like Super Meat Boy and Spelunky. Action takes place in a diverse world over the course of 100 levels.

You are on an epic quest to find the lost riches left scattered across a distant planet. However, those riches were intended to be left alone. Don your trusty jetpack, draw your pistol, and dodge endless traps of death strewn across this terrible place!




With 100 levels of traps, the only thing separating you from endless wealth and instant death is your jetpack. Built to withstand the harshest environments, your jetpack will propel you across a sea of spikes and towers of saw blades. But, it only has so much energy before it needs to recharge: timing and conservation is key to survival the further you go.




- 100 levels, progressively harder with new enemies, traps, & hazards introduced along the way
- Chiptune soundtrack
- Level editor - create and release your own levels and packs for others to play
- Unlockables that modify the game to give it a new playing experience
- Hilariously exaggerated deaths resulting from sawblades, spikes, lasers, fireballs, guns, aliens, monsters, lava, flamethrowers, and more!




We're a two man operation based out of the Seattle area. We love retro gaming and cool pixel art, and hope to bring that into what we create here.




Website[www.midnightmastodons.com]
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40 Comments
Naps Team May 29 @ 5:13am 
yes !
nicolas.dt May 14 @ 8:06am 
It reminds me of "I wanna be the guy". Upvoted.
Midnight Mastodons  [author] May 13 @ 1:08pm 
ac3raven - appreciate the feedback! Respawn is something we've definitely received feedback on, we'll speed that up a bit. I'll take a look at the Z,X,C suggestion too. For the gun, what would help? Maybe a gun shell particle and small flash, and a beefier gunshot sound?
ac3raven May 13 @ 8:31am 
2 things: I changed the default controls, because I thought they were clunky. I changed them to Z,X,C for boost, jump, shoot, respectively. Also, in my opinion it takes too long to respawn after dying. And maybe make the gun a little more 'juicy'.

Lovely game!
psyinx May 12 @ 10:22am 
Looks challenging. :)
dreamssoftgames May 6 @ 4:44am 
nice! voted!
Del_Duio May 5 @ 12:23pm 
This looks good though I wish the guy was bigger. As it is everything looks too zoomed out.
recompile May 5 @ 7:47am 
Retro very nice, voted yes.
Alekv May 4 @ 11:42pm 
Upvoted, very cool, i like this style. ;)
Chase of Bass May 4 @ 4:19pm 
Looks awesome! can't wait to play this! :D