This is a game for the 45th  Ludum Dare Game Jam:

https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/45/nothing-2

Theme: You start with nothing.


NOTE HTML5 is POST JAM - DO NOT VOTE BASED ON THIS VERSION!

This game takes the theme quite literally, starting with no controls, no music, no sounds, and slowly progressing with new and eventually useless upgrades.

Average play time is about 10 - 15 minutes.

Controls: WASD / ARROWS / SPACE / Z / X / C / SHIFT

Install instructions

Post jam versions are now available - they currently don't add much, they fix a few glaring bugs and make some things more obvious

Easy mode has only one real difference - the big pounding machines at the beginning no longer hurt you if you walk into the side of them. Making the first section much easier to time 

Personally I think it comes off a little too easy so I recommend normal mode

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Nothing - Ludum Dare 45 (Jam version) 29 MB
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Nothing - post jam - Easy Mode.zip 29 MB
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Nothing - post jam.zip 29 MB

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XD RUN NOTHING

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Loved it, there is a bug that let you stay blue

put f11 on the window verson becouse it dont fit my screen

i wanted to play this but the html 5 version shows a black screen after the title, except for the "upgrade unlocked" popups and a number in the top corner???

that's odd :/ maybe try the version on Newgrounds 

That or try refreshing the page? It's possible the game just didnt load properly 

i went to play this game after seeing a video because i found it funny and wanted to check out the other dumb options (fairy, broken radar, hungry meter) and i found a glich that stoped my run. In the Elevator, if you are pressing right and duck at some point you will slide to the right. I thought i could use it to keep the blue upgrade, but after sliding a bit too lithe the first time i saw this i tryed 2 times and after it i slided way too much and ended up out of bounds inside a wall where i could not  kill my self; nice lithe game! 

You can press R to restart, though

I feel like this was all a ploy to do be able to say 'download nothing' and 'run nothing'

nice

Hey! Dumb question so I don't torture myself; is there any special thing that happens if you unlock everything? Curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back n all.

There was going to be, but I just didn't have the time to code anything in. There is a little place that you can go to the right of the "squeaky shoes" upgrade if I remember correctly - but it's been so long since I made this I can't remember haha

No worries!

amazing!!!

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Short Video:

So I must say, what a funny game LOL. I loved this idea of being able to unlock everything from the bare basic controls to the music, a good game developer can take this game in so many ways where the player would for example, not have the ability to move, but he can still jump so he would be on this moving platform where he have to collect the the unlock controls and properly play.  

The idea of unlocking things aside from Controls was also a good extra touch, ( no spoiler, but I got a very annoying fairy ;) ) its very funny when your characters get dressed up with blocks you choose, what a fun idea.

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this is amazing

love the art style!

u should make a yt

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I fucking love this game! GREAT JOB!

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somente coment谩rios em ingl锚s kk, mas o jogo 茅 bem bacana, parab茅ns

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so cute! Also sorry but I broke it. Multiple times.

Kind of glitchy at some parts (got stuck in walls and had to reload the game) , but it was pretty great :)

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A fun and creative little game. Love how it loops in on itself.

Nice game ! :)

This game was awesome and hilarious.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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I love this game so much! You've done such a good job taking a simple concept and turning it into something that gives you a real reason to play through multiple times! Good job!

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I also played it and I challenged him to beat my score of 2 deaths. Spoiler - He got 3.

Here's my video - 

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I have played your game and enjoyed it immensely! Such a simple concept that proved effective.

I posted this on r/indiegames and a lot of people loved it and commented on how awesome it is!

I finfished the game with blue mode on


I just jumped and pressed right and down afterwards to make me glide right.

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backtracking makes it so you can't get the "final stretch" checkpoint again, this feels like a major oversight and makes the final bit very frustrating to play. the game shouldn't punish you for exploring like that!!

(the worst part is having to ride the elevator again EVERY TIME)

i seem to have fallen down the right side of the elevator shaft by crouching in the elevator?

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Maybe it's a feature to keep super secret blue mode on :)

it wont let me play on browser, why?

makes me nostalgic for newgrounds, which is a nice feeling

noice

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I really enjoyed this game a lot!! It was super cute and fun and everything ran smoothly!! Great job!


Really well done :D
Great mechanics, good amount of humor. And that elevator music XD

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I really enjoy only being able to move in the left direction here, it puts this unique constraint would otherwise make a traditional platform game unique. Also the humor killed me , good job Joel!

Finished the game beeing blue, hungry, with a hat, a fairy, a radar, and an elevator music. LOVED IT !

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I really REALLY like this game. It's funny, looks great and is hella fun. Good job!

Thanks Mr Kitkat - glad you enjoyed it

Made a video

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Outstanding style and feel. Got stuck on the "Careful Now" platforms, was never able to time the jump correctly.

ah I just saw your message on the LD page - You can move the camera up and down using the W/S or the up and down arrow keys, that should help with timing the platforms a bit better, I never explained this in game though so you not knowing it is entirely my fault. I'm working on a fix for this now

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Loved the game!!! Felt amazing to play. The game feel effects are very well executed.

One thing - I did not realized that I can look down (did not unlock it explicitly or I missed it?). Therefore, in the part in the beginning when you need to look down to see the elevator It was hard to figure out what to do at first.

Did not realize how much challenge you can have by only walking to the left! :)

(PS: the elevator was super long and I encountered a bug there that from the left of the screen I got slingshot-ed behind the right wall :P)

Thanks sheeproid - Ah that bug is a known issue, I thought I had fixed it before submitting to the Jam but is managed to find its way back in. Yeah sadly the up and down camera view is never explicitly told to the player, however it is unlocked from the start - I need to think of a natural method of giving it to player - or maybe just another upgrade at the platforming segment would fix that

hey man whats the ludum dare link i want to rate it

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https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/45/nothing-2

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