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Kill the Plumber - play as the plumber's enemies in this reverse Mario type game

03-27-2015, 10:33 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
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Kill the Plumber - play as the enemies instead of the hero in this puzzle platformer

In collaboration with Izzy, I had fun making and playing this. I think we have found a formula that makes playing as enemy work. I followed Koichi Hayashida's formula for the game design. That is, introduce, develop, twist and conclude an idea.

In this game, there will be 4 levels per enemy. Don't worry if you crave for more, we have bonus levels called Lost Levels.
So far we have 8 playable enemies such as normal goomba, spiky, axe thrower, ghost, thwomp, and final boss in the castle!
Also the little game manual is something I put in just for fun.

Here are some videos and screenshots

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We also have 2 boss fights, Bighost (he's straight, he's just a big ghost) and White King.
Remember: YOU ARE THE ENEMY! So you are playing as big ghost against a fireball throwing invincible plumber.
Here's a preview

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Stay tuned for updates!

Last edited by keybol; 04-21-2015 at 09:05 PM.
03-27-2015, 02:40 PM
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,937
Cute premise.

03-27-2015, 08:01 PM
Nice idea and graphics, but I'm a bit worried about how the implementation will work.
03-27-2015, 09:57 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 352
Originally Posted by TheGreatEscaper View Post
Nice idea and graphics, but I'm a bit worried about how the implementation will work.
I did consider how controlling the enemy will work as a game. It took me weeks to finalize with the idea. I had to consider that the plumber as the enemy is not dumb and will jump when you get near them. So you have to work around that. If the plumber gets past you then it's a level failed. What I thought of doing is similar to NES Remix or Wario Ware, simple puzzle, or timing based levels that challenge you right at the start. We have 48 levels so far and each one feels great to play over again to beat your highscore. The achievements will also challenge you like beating a level with no jump, hitting the plumber when it looks impossible, hitting the plumber before timer runs out and more.

Last edited by keybol; 03-27-2015 at 10:16 PM.
03-29-2015, 06:34 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 352
Have you ever been in a Boss Fight where you are the boss?
Here's a sample:

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03-30-2015, 12:13 AM
Wow, looks great. Really good looking gameplay.
03-30-2015, 04:09 AM
After seeing these videos my concerns have been laid to rest Eagerly awaiting release
03-30-2015, 04:50 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,644
Nice graphics. Look at the screenshots at first time, I thought that it's a Mario game. Did anyone have same feeling with me?

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03-30-2015, 09:59 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 352
Thanks guys!

I saw the game previewed on another site which boosts our morale more and of course your encouragements.
As a thank you I made more new levels! Big Ghost chase! a boss chase level where you are the one chasing. There are also some minigames inspired levels like shuffling and also, here's a preview on how to play as Bullette! It also shows that sometimes in a level you will control more than one simultaneous enemies!

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03-30-2015, 10:36 AM
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
The single, most enticing factor a game can have to get me excited is originality. This looks as unique as they come so I'm very much looking forward to this! Good luck guys.