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App description: The lumberjack endless runner and beard simulator!

Only the beardliest lumberjacks will have what it takes to bound over bouncing boulders, smash through fallen trees, and dive between eagles as you run to the top of Buff Mountain. Unlock dozens of outfits, hats, axes, and beards and show the world that you are the buffest lumberjack!

-Style your beard and protect it from damage
-Master the obstacles timing and patterns
-Compete against yourself and your friends
-Customize your lumberjack with balloon axes, squirrel beards, and more!

OrnithopTyler's comments:
Calling all aspiring lumberjacks! The lumberjack endless runner and beard simulator you've all been waiting for is finally here.



You can hit the slopes for free right now on iOS and Android phones and tablets.

Features
  • Master the obstacle patterns with timing and precision.
  • Choose your path to success: play it safe or go for coins.
  • Style your beard and protect it from damage.
  • Beard is health. Beard is life. Everything is beard.
  • Compete against yourself and your friends.
  • Customize your lumberjack with balloon axes, squirrel beards, and more.
  • 307,328 unique lumberjacks possible.
  • 4,802 unique beards.

Check out buffmt.com for even more tantalizing info. Presskit available here.

And follow up on social media so you don't miss any updates and behind-the-scenes info (Twitter, Facebook).

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This is Tyler, dev of Buff Mountain and founder of Ornithopter Games. I'm excited to bring to you my first commercial game. Buff Mountain looks gorgeous, and I'm proud of the unique mix of challenge and strategy it brings to the endless runner genre. I have a ton of ideas to build on and deepen the game's features, but I'm a lone dev and I need to pick where to focus first. So! To that point, I would love to hear from you. What do you look for most in an endless runner? What would make your experience of Buff Mountain more enjoyable? Let me know right here. I'd love to hear from you!

08-21-2017, 05:45 PM
#2
Downloading now
08-23-2017, 04:26 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2017
Location: Arizona, US
Posts: 3
Upcoming Features

Hey folks, Tyler again. First a hearty welcome and thanks to all the new lumberjacks! The next update to Buff Mountain is already in the works, and I wanted to provide an exclusive sneak preview of the new features.

Score Board: Let's face it. You've got a competitive streak. One of my favorite things I've seen players do is tilt their screen towards their buddy and say "beat that!" An in-game score board is going to help you display the heights of your buffness, and the distance of your dedication. And don't worry, the game is already tracking this info behind the scenes: so you are making progress right now (even though you can't see it yet).

Daily Challenge: Each run up Buff Mountain is randomly generated, like shuffling a deck of cards while maintaining an increasing difficulty curve. If no two runs up the hill are the same, though, how can you compare scores? Well, in further service of the competitive spirit, I'll provide a Daily Challenge that, besides offering special rewards, will present the same challenge to all lumberjacks. That's a score you can be proud of!

Share That Lumberjack: You spend all this time earning those coins, trying out axes, and styling your beard. And who gets to see it? Only the people within viewing distance of your phone? Not after this update! You'll be able to send your lumberjack to social media, through the magic of the internet, so you can put that beardliness on display at last! (Oh yeah, and you'll be able to brag about them scores, too.)

Account Management: Woo! Accounts! Everyone... loves... *sigh* okay this one's kinda boring. But you don't want to lose all your progress do you? Link up a social media account and you can take your lumberjack with you across devices. No muss, no fuss.

Hm, there was one more... what was it?

Oh yeah, GRIZZLY WOLVES.
08-24-2017, 12:09 PM
#4
Quote:
Originally Posted by OrnithopTyler View Post
Hey folks, Tyler again. First a hearty welcome and thanks to all the new lumberjacks! The next update to Buff Mountain is already in the works, and I wanted to provide an exclusive sneak preview of the new features.

Score Board: Let's face it. You've got a competitive streak. One of my favorite things I've seen players do is tilt their screen towards their buddy and say "beat that!" An in-game score board is going to help you display the heights of your buffness, and the distance of your dedication. And don't worry, the game is already tracking this info behind the scenes: so you are making progress right now (even though you can't see it yet).

Daily Challenge: Each run up Buff Mountain is randomly generated, like shuffling a deck of cards while maintaining an increasing difficulty curve. If no two runs up the hill are the same, though, how can you compare scores? Well, in further service of the competitive spirit, I'll provide a Daily Challenge that, besides offering special rewards, will present the same challenge to all lumberjacks. That's a score you can be proud of!

Share That Lumberjack: You spend all this time earning those coins, trying out axes, and styling your beard. And who gets to see it? Only the people within viewing distance of your phone? Not after this update! You'll be able to send your lumberjack to social media, through the magic of the internet, so you can put that beardliness on display at last! (Oh yeah, and you'll be able to brag about them scores, too.)

Account Management: Woo! Accounts! Everyone... loves... *sigh* okay this one's kinda boring. But you don't want to lose all your progress do you? Link up a social media account and you can take your lumberjack with you across devices. No muss, no fuss.

Hm, there was one more... what was it?

Oh yeah, GRIZZLY WOLVES.
Looks great, and I’m going to download it now.

Question though, I know there was a very similar game released for the Commodore 64 a good 30 years ago, and now it’s driving me crazy trying to remember what it was called! Any ideas?

EDIT : I figured it out! It’s the third stage in the old game “Jungle Hunt”!

Last edited by batmessiah; 08-24-2017 at 12:23 PM.
08-24-2017, 01:32 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2017
Location: Arizona, US
Posts: 3
Wow! Coming back with the old school gaming knowledge! I think I only ever got my hands on a Commodore 64, like, once, and I'd never seen Jungle Hunt. Watched a let's play. So cool, almost like Buff Mountain was inspired by a collective memory out of our gamer DNA, or something.

Thanks for sharing and thanks for playing!