STAIRSTRUCK

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  • Thomas Sjerps
  • 2 years ago
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Description

Have you always wanted to fall down the stairs? Now is your chance!

In STAIRSTRUCK you play a 'Slinky', a toy with no other purpose than falling down the stairs.
Play in different settings, like outside, under water, or in space !
Collect coins and powerups, avoid pesky enemies, and try to get as low as you can go!

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  • Levi D. Smith
    Levi D. Smith Levi D. Smith 9
    1 year ago

    Neat concept. I've always wanted to play as a slinky. Sometimes I couldn't tell if hitting the objects (such as the Twitter birds) was good or bad. I would have made the score based on how far you've made it down the stairs.

    • Thomas Sjerps Thomas Sjerps
      Thomas Sjerps 15 Coder

      Ooh, that would've been better, yeah. Thanks!

  • Vojaz
    Vojaz Vojaz 5
    1 year ago

    Rainbow Slinky! Crazy physics, lovely game. Most fun to play game. Eggs of the birds are hard to see & overal buggy. Love the amount of content, not sure I've even seen it all. Sometimes buggy doesn't harm as long as its fun :)

  • Scott Richards
    Scott Richards Scott Richards 19
    1 year ago

    I really feel like you were thinking outside the box with this game. While the game play itself may not have panned out, you were creative and didn't stick to the norms of what a slinky is capable of. Good on ya.

  • Problematicar
    Problematicar Problematicar 31
    1 year ago

    This game is insanely polished in all the worst ways. I feel like you spent way too much time polishing and adding content and not nearly enough time testing things out to see if they broke the game.

    Because everything looks and feels really awesome and I can see it's really polished, but it all comes crumbling down the stairs when you see how many bugs and glitches are in this game, I ended every single run either by falling out of bounds or getting stuck inside hitboxes.

    A lot of stuff is also really counter-intuitive, like the fact that nothing shows the player how much health he has, or the movement itself, that feels really janky.

    Again, there's a ton of content in this game, and it looks and feels really good, but you have to make sure the game is actually playable, having too big of a scope just doesn't do justice to all the cool stuff you added in.

    • Thomas Sjerps Thomas Sjerps
      Thomas Sjerps 15 Coder

      Thanks! I was really excited to add stuff and play the game, and forgot things like stability and user-friendlyness.

  • Veralos
    Veralos Veralos 26
    1 year ago

    Guiding a slinky down stairs seems like an interesting idea, but I feel the game kind of diluted that concept by adding in a bunch of random stuff like jetpacks. The menu is good and having different levels/slinkies to choose is a nice touch. The graphics are cool, but the black at the screen edges can make it hard to see and the slinky looks a bit dodgy.

    • Thomas Sjerps Thomas Sjerps
      Thomas Sjerps 15 Coder

      Thanks for your feedback! I wanted to make the game a bit arcade-y and frantic, and I get that kind of dilutes the concept.

  • Kwisarts
    Kwisarts Kwisarts 39
    2 years ago

    The menu, its music and side effects are really good and charming! I really wish the game itself had the same feel though... In the end, the slinky looks... weird and the phsyics are odd as well.. At some point I even manage to go through the floor! I guess slinkies have their limits :p Cool effects but I would recommend to avoid shading the edges of the screen too much~

  • Steinzer
    Steinzer Steinzer 10
    2 years ago

    I find the controls a bit confusing at the start, but I soon I figured it out. Also, I think the vignette is too dark. Aside from these, the game is simple but creative. Nice work!

  • Morgan
    Morgan Morgan 4
    2 years ago

    The death menu is buggy, every option retarts the level :( The soundtrack is very chilly to listen to, me like dis! Controls and feedbacks are a bit obscure though. But the idea.. The idea.. Is simply amazing, there's no other words!

    • Thomas Sjerps Thomas Sjerps
      Thomas Sjerps 15 Coder

      Thanks! I added the death menu last and didn't really test it.

  • Liv Leach
    Liv Leach Liv Leach 2
    2 years ago

    I reached terminal slinky velocity and fell through the floor XD. The gameplay was lacking and the controls let you fly upward in an odd way. However, the art was truly phenomenal; your menu was impressive, and the level and character selection was a good touch. Next time though, I would spend more time on the game concept and less on things like cool menus.

    • Thomas Sjerps Thomas Sjerps
      Thomas Sjerps 15 Coder

      Thanks for the feedback! I think I 'playtested' a bit too much, instead of developing the game, which is a real shame.

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