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Is there a name for this 'Genre' yet?

11-11-2009, 10:22 PM
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Is there a name for this 'Genre' yet?

we have so many mini genre's these days like Castle / Tower Defense, Casual Match 3, etc.

Is there a name for the category that these games fall under?

'Doodle Jump'
'Air Bear'
'Papi Jump'
'Guttu Jump'
'Leaf Bound'

I'm sure there are more I am leaving out.

It's a genre I am actually growing to like a lot (I thought it was boring when it was just 'Papi Jump', but 'SpringFling' and 'Doodlejump' really bring it to life.
11-12-2009, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by colorsound View Post
Is there a name for the category that these games fall under?
I'd guess they all fall vaguely under platformer and then drill down from there. In SpringFling's case it probably goes:

--> Vertical Platformer
------> Physics based vertical platformer

'SpringFling' and 'Doodlejump' really bring it to life
11-16-2009, 02:27 PM
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I call the sub-genre "Sky Jump" games, but that's just me.

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11-16-2009, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by gtjuggler View Post
--> Vertical Platformer
That's what I'd go with.

You can add Rock Climber to that list.

Earliest game I can think of that plays like this was Climber Game & Watch:

I like this one better than Ice Climber (NES) because it's just jumping up and up and up...

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
11-16-2009, 05:21 PM
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