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[platypus] Lightning Runners

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Todd and I (aka Gopherwood Studios) had a blast working on Heartbeat - Lightning Runners; check it out! Developed in collaboration with Digital Eskimo for the University of Western Sydney, this puzzle-platformer is aimed at addressing health and culture with aboriginal children in Sydney, Australia.

 

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It's built in HTML5, using Platypus and CreateJS for the game engine and rendering and Tiled for the level layout and design.

 

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Let us know what you think!

 

(from our blog)

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Brilliant game, I love seeing polished HTML5 games. 

 

A few things I would like to see is;

  • A WASD option for controls.
  • The jumping / platforming is ok, but some platforms I felt were too small and when I jump I felt like I wasn't in full control.
  • The brambles that hurt you really need to be better shown, I had a few frustrating deaths because I couldn't make them out.

Apart from that it is a great game and hopefully it helps teach kids about aboriginal culture

 

PS I love the boomerang mechanics.

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Glad you enjoyed it! I'm not sure how much if any post-release work the client intends to do on the game, but if it comes up we could potentially revisit some of these.

 

Yes, playing with the boomerang became a working distraction more than once. Todd and I had informal competitions seeing how long we could go without catching it...

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