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Offline Apo
« Posted 2011-07-14 17:52:40 »


after the programming challenge ApoMario was over, I thought I have to appreciate the cheaterbot Icarus.
So I made ApoIcarus. The game was inspired by DoodleJump.
Your goal is to jump on the clouds, reach the sun and avoid the enemies.
Can you beat the online highscore and get all achievements?
I'd appreciate any feedback. =)

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Offline ra4king

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-07-14 20:06:56 »

Quite enjoyable! I love the sprites, did you make them yourself or where did you get them from?

By the way, I also made a Doodle Jump clone: JDoodleJump!

Offline Mike

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-07-14 20:10:03 »

Maybe it started a bit quickly, it would be nice to add a countdown from 3 or a cloud underneath you so you know which direction to steer towards in the start Smiley

Other than that, nice game Smiley

Off-topic: The name reminded me of an old NES game called Icarus, ended up watching youtube movies of old NES classics for an hour :-D


My current game, Minecraft meets Farmville and goes online Smiley
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« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-07-15 13:59:49 »

The feel of the game is really nice, but I think the setting got a little bit blown away when there suddenly was 18 monsters from Halo in my clouds.
Maybe more different power-ups instead of the same effect with varying boosts?

Offline Apo
« Reply #4 - Posted 2011-07-15 14:33:52 »

Thanks for the feedback!

A new version with a new nice looking sprite for icarus is online.

How do I found the sprites for the enemies or icarus? I search with google "icarus sprite" then I found some nice sites and paintings. After that I use photoshop to edit the pics (change size, change color, change legposition, add wings, add gloweffect etc).
The spring sprite is from SuperMario.

The idea with the countdown will I implement in the next version.

But monsters from Halo? I didn't play halo but like i say all my images I found with "icarus sprite". Ok perhaps I will remove some enemy sprites.

More power-ups? What boots would you prefer?
my ideas:
- invulnerable for a short time?
- automatic arrow shooter for a short time?
- add more points?
- ...?
Offline Apo
« Reply #5 - Posted 2011-07-18 13:24:33 »

New version is online


- 2 seconds countdown added
- changed the points balance (now more points for shooting an enemy etc)
- automatic aiming arrow goodie added (4 arrows which will be shoot automatically)
- removed some bugs
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