Bungee Miner

Bungee Miner

  • Liam Nobel
  • 11 months ago
  • 5th

Description

Hey there. You must be the new hire for this old dig site. The mines are touch understaffed. You will have to handle the collection of gold yourself. Not only that but there is a bit of a catch. We only have this one cart and this bungee cord. I guess you'll have to use the track loop to get close enough to the gold to pick it up. I don't care how you do it. Just get it done. Oh and you only have about a minute for each job. Good luck.

If you happen to pick up a spider, just let them loose at the drop off site. That will keep upper management away.

Left and right arrow key movement. Enter to select or continue. M to turn down volume. N to silence music. R to restart.

Game by Liam Nobel.

Music by kbjwes77.

Update: Apologies for the end game screen on HTML5. Apparently my font in HTML5 is missing a character and GameMaker really doesn't like it. The screen should be okay for the Windows application.

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  • 89o
    89o 89o Level 18

    I really liked this entry! The mechanic was really nice and creative, and I really liked the sounds and music, I like the overall style. In my opinion the movement was a bit counterintuitive when I was at the bottom, since holding down left would move you to the right. I have no idea how to fix this, though.

    That's a lot of really's. Whoops.

  • Daniel
    Daniel Daniel Level 1

    That's a really innovative mechanic, I like it a lot! The only issue I found was that I felt a bit out of control sometimes and just kept pressing into one direction and hoping to catch the gold.

    • Protocol Protocol
      Level 7
      Coder

      Thank you. Glad you like the mechanic. I know it can feel a bit wonky at times. I had trouble balancing control and overall springyness for the sake of fun. Maybe I can improve on it in the future.

  • WangleLine 🌸

    I think the first level should definitely require less gold for a success. It's, in my opinion, way too hard for the very first level!

    • Protocol Protocol
      Level 7
      Coder

      You are right that I could have had an easier tutorial-esque level at the start although I did manage to nearly beat that first level by holding down the left arrow key for the level's duration. For that reason, I figured another level may not be worth it. Thank you for playing!

  • CheekyChap
    CheekyChap CheekyChap Level 3

    Unique the game suits the theme well.

    It's fun to play and the way you have to think when moving around so you can get some of the more out of reach bits of gold was great.

    The sounds and music are well done.

    • Protocol Protocol
      Level 7
      Coder

      Thank you. I appreciate it. Yeah I had initially had a few easier variants for the tracks on each level but I liked the weird movement patterns. I'm glad you noticed.

  • Gojirana
    Gojirana Gojirana Level 2

    Very nice interpretation of the theme and fun to play! Kind of addictive really. Oddly satisfying also! Well done!

  • Narxii
    Narxii Narxii Level 3

    pretty cool game!, good though about the theme, enjoyable game that would get a few people hooked

    • Protocol Protocol
      Level 7
      Coder

      Thanks. I had a coworker of mine trying to beat the last level for his whole break so you are absolutely right.

  • Aviox
    Aviox Aviox Level 2

    This was a refreshing take on "loop" pretty fun game. I thought it was clever having to switch out for the pick after the first level.

    Well done!

    • Protocol Protocol
      Level 7
      Coder

      Glad you liked it. I have to admit that my music guy, kbjwes77, is the one who recommended the pickaxe idea. It really is the thing that made the second and third levels possible.

  • JiriOne
    JiriOne JiriOne Level 3

    Very original idea, It was polished and played well, the mechanics were also nice and the art and sound were also good! Well done

    • Protocol Protocol
      Level 7
      Coder

      Thank you. I know it can be a bit jarring with the mechanics but I hope you had fun!

  • Allison James
    Allison James Allison James Level 11

    Extremely fun unique concept that forces you to think in a weird and slightly unique way for every stack of gold given your controls are essentially different for each one.

    I could not pass Level 3 - I had no issue collecting the lowest three stacks of gold but every time I went for the upper left one I ended up re-picking up the pickaxe.

    Great entry!

    • Protocol Protocol
      Level 7
      Coder

      That upper left stack on level 3 is absolutely the hardest to get. There is a bit of a trick to it but it is not easy. Glad you had fun with the rest of the game hah.

  • Kylazaur
    Kylazaur Kylazaur Level 4

    Great entry, even though i couldn't beat the game, i really enjoyed what i played of it ^-^

    • Protocol Protocol
      Level 7
      Coder

      Glad to hear. I know the difficulty really ramps up but I only had time to create three levels. I figured I'd have to make them last. Thanks for playing.

  • Yosi
    Yosi Yosi Level 16

    I really like this interpretation of the theme!

    • Protocol Protocol
      Level 7
      Coder

      Thank you! I thought it was a bit odd at first but I ended up enjoying it for how it turned out.

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