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Funny Little Man (first look)

12-09-2009, 08:55 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 32
Funny Little Man (first look)

Hi all,

In my spare time I've knocked up a little ascii-based platformer with tilt controls ala doodle jump.

I'm hoping to draw inspiration from the BBS\ANSI ART scene from the 1990's for my final art (which will hopefully look a little better than the current WIP).

Youtube link | Pop Up

Since I'm working on other apps for a living, this is a bit of a labor of love. If there's any interest for something like this though, I might step things up.

Let me know what you think.


12-09-2009, 09:04 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 175
Have you tested this out on a device yet? It looks like it may be a little too small to control. It does look fun though.

12-09-2009, 09:06 PM
Joined: May 2009
Location: The Golden State
Posts: 5,809
Looks fun, but it DOES look too small

Add me on Steam for TF2: eggzbacon
12-09-2009, 09:23 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 32
Thanks for the feedback.

The ascii tiles actually look very crisp on the iphone.

The player is quite small at 8x12 pixels, though you can make his details out, and since he's just a ball anyway it doesn't affect gameplay.

That said though, I'm not married to the small tiles... they're easy enough to change. I might do some experiments in tile size.


12-09-2009, 10:05 PM
Joined: May 2009
Location: The Underworld
Posts: 9,230
looks like it has potential especially with the retro graphics

Originally Posted by sizzlakalonji View Post
I don't want to alarm anyone, but I just played this, felt a tingle, rushed to the bathroom, and urinated rainbows and glitter.
Originally Posted by sammysin View Post
Yesss, I'm off for a leak to see if the same happens for me.
12-09-2009, 10:35 PM
Ha! is that Mr. T?
Anyway, looks very interesting, i like how the things dissapear when you touch em
12-09-2009, 10:37 PM
haha, i laughed at the mr T head.

and is that blood around the heads mouth?
12-09-2009, 10:38 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 32
Haha yeah, punched in the mouth blood.

12-09-2009, 10:49 PM
what? who would punch him in the mouth? and he's still smiling....

I personally thought he just fed upon fresh human being, feasting atop the still warm stomach of his victim.

He just seems like that sort of guy ya know?
12-09-2009, 11:46 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,739
If I had my way, this would be more successful than Doodle Jump. I think the size will be alright as long as the graphics are displayed 1:1. I'm not really digging the death animation with all the blood, I think just having the "character" flash would be more faithful and retro, but the modern crowd probably wouldn't like it.

Have you played "Roland In The Caves"? Your game is giving me a really similar vibe, I absolutely loved that game although I was only about 5 and probably never passed the first level... it's known for being pretty damn difficult. Video:


Anyway, this stuff is what keeps me alive, so please don't stop! If you need any help with testing/level design/ideas/etc please don't hesitate to send a PM my way, cause I'd love to see this thing get off the ground (pun kind of intended)

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