"[...] legends
in the evening
of monstrous battles, and secret
betrayals in the forest..."
— margaret atwood, the circle game


made in 14 days for My First Game Jam: Summer Edition, ever / After is a short, simple platformer based on the fable of The Fox and The Cat. i've never tried to make a platformer before and i've never worked with construct 2, so it's really floaty and rough around the edges, but at least i learned a lot and kept it simple!

the game is ultra-short, spanning only a handful of screens. in the future (read: in the very distant future, when i have the money for a license), i'd like to expand on it and polish it a bit more; future additions i want to add include more animations (sadly the pc has no jump animation atm) and more events and interactivity; i was just on the cusp of the 100 events that construct's demo allows, so i couldn't add any more npc interactions.

(((edit: i've (very belatedly) realized that the custom font i'm using for this game doesn't show up for anyone else!!! this is totally my bad for not knowing that would be the case but oh man, i'm sorry! it looks so janky!!! i'll sort this out soon.)))

controls:
movement » arrow keys
restart level » R

if you run into any bugs or issues of any kind, let me know and i'll do my best to sort them out. thanks (and sorry about the floaty controls)!

credits:
sound effects by freesound.org users: alienxxx, cuddlenucks, exuberate, goodlistener, naturenutt, newagesoup, nigelcoop, & vixuxx

featuring "Willow and the Light" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

More information

Published133 days ago
StatusOn hold
PlatformsHTML5
Authorkatana
GenrePlatformer
Tags2D, Atmospheric, construct-2, my-first-game-jam
Player countSingleplayer

Comments

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This was really nice! I really liked the atmosphere and the art style was very pretty, especially in the last area. I look forward to seeing it if you get around to a fuller version of it!

Nice job! Nice artwork too :) I've used Construct 2 before, it can get a bit wonky sometimes haha.

For some reason when I tried to replay the fox doesn't appear?

whoops! that didn't happen during any of my in-engine tests, so i hadn't thought to check for it on itch. for now i've eliminated the replay option, since it wasn't super necessary anyway when refreshing the page would accomplish the same thing. thanks for letting me know!

i'm so glad you enjoyed the game & its artwork! thank you so much! c: