Kloonigames https://www.kloonigames.com/blog Experimental Games Wed, 22 May 2024 22:30:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.5.3 Jesus vs. Dinosaurs https://www.kloonigames.com/blog/games/jesus-vs-dinosaurs Wed, 22 May 2024 22:25:07 +0000 https://www.kloonigames.com/blog/?p=558
Jesus vs. Dinosaurs

Back in 2011, me and my good friend from Sweden Martin Jonasson, ended up making a two player party game called: Jesus vs. Dinosaurs. Somehow we got Danny Baranowsky to do the music and Evan Balster to do the voice acting.

Over the next few years the game was featured at a quite a few events. It worked really well at these events. But somehow we never officially released the game. Reasons were a mix of laziness, busyness and indecisiveness about what to do with the game. Now 10+ years later we decided to just put the game out there. It’s a fun two player party game, that requires controllers to play proper.

Jesus vs. Dinosaurs – Super Turbo Edition2

Jesus vs. Dinosaurs - a party game about building cars from jesus and dinosaur parts Jesus vs. Dinosaurs - a party game about building cars from jesus and dinosaur parts Jesus vs. Dinosaurs - a party game about building cars from jesus and dinosaur parts
Jesus vs. Dinosaurs is a 2 player versus game.
2 x Xbox 360 controllers are highly recommended

Trailer

Download

Windows: jesus-vs-dinosaurs-windows.zip (24 Mb) (download from itch.io)

Instructions

God travels back in time to kill all the dinosaurs, because they’re not in the bible. Darwin gets wind of this and travels back in time to stop god. They both build cars a have the ultimate chicken race in history.

Player who gets a car across the screen will score a point. First player to reach 10 points wins the game. There are also power ups (which are usually bombs or mines). To get a power up you have to get a car to touch one of the crates that falls from the sky.

There 2 phases in the game.
In building phase both players build cars from tetris blocks. In simulation phase you can’t do anything except drop bombs (if you have any) with a button.

Playing with Xbox 360 controllers

  • [Left Stick] – Move the blocks around.
  • [A] – Place a block (or drop a bomb).
  • [Left Shoulder] – Rotate a block counter-clock wise.
  • [Right Shoulder] – Rotate a block clock wise.

Keyboard Controls

Player 1:

  • [WASD] – Move the blocks around..
  • [c] – Place a block (or drop a bomb).
  • [x] – Rotate a block counter-clock wise.
  • [v] – Rotate a block clock wise.

Player 2:

  • [ARROW KEYS] – Move the blocks around..
  • [k] – Place a block (or drop a bomb).
  • [j] – Rotate a block counter-clock wise.
  • [l] – Rotate a block clock wise.

(Note you can modify keycontrols by modifying the file in data/keybinds.xml)

Sound

  • [m] – Mute audio
  • [+] – Increase volume
  • [-] – Lower volume

Screen Resolution

You can change the screen resolution by modifying the resolution.xml file. You can also set the game to run in fullscreen mode by modifying this file.

Credits

Game by Martin Jonasson and Petri Purho

Music by Danny Baranowsky
Voices by Evan Balster

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Conveyor Worm https://www.kloonigames.com/blog/games/conveyorworm Wed, 05 Jul 2023 01:24:26 +0000 https://www.kloonigames.com/blog/?p=545
Conveyor Worm - Puzzle game about a worm pushing and pulling.

Back at the end of April I participated in the Ludum Dare 53 Jam. I figured I’d just do a quick game over the weekend. And I did just that and the game turned out okay. Unfortunately on the last day I started feeling like I’m about to get the flu. So I did the adult thing and went to bed instead of pushing through. I did finish the game, but I never got around to making the web version and putting a real release together. It’s here now. Better late than never I guess.

Conveyor Worm- Release 1

Conveyor Worm - worm game for pushing and pulling blocks Conveyor Worm - worm game for pushing and pulling blocks Conveyor Worm - worm game for pushing and pulling blocks

Download

Windows: ConveyorWorm.zip (0.16 MB) (Release 1)
Play in browser: At itch.io!

Instructions
Push and pull the blocks, complete the levels!

  • Arrow keys: move
  • Z: Undo
  • Space: Restart level

Credits
Game Design & Code: Petri Purho ( petri.purho (at) gmail.com )

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Word Solitaire https://www.kloonigames.com/blog/games/wordsolitaire Sat, 01 Apr 2023 16:25:35 +0000 https://www.kloonigames.com/blog/?p=528
Word Solitaire - Word game + Solitaire.

I made more solitaire games!

My spouse enjoys Spider Solitaire, Wordle and Dark Souls. So I made the Dark Souls of solitaire word games. It’s been a big hit in our household.

Play the game in browser!

Word Solitaire – Release 1

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Download

Windows: WordSolitaire.zip (0.1 Mb) (Release 1)

Instructions
Word game + Solitaire. You need to clear the board by doing 5 letter words.

  • A-Z = To form words
  • CTRL+Z = UNDO
  • CTRL+Y = REDO
  • RETURN = Input word
  • BACKSPACE = Erase letter

Credits
Game Design & Code: Petri Purho ( petri.purho (at) gmail.com )
Playtesting: Anna Zajączkowska

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Solitaire Sweeper https://www.kloonigames.com/blog/games/solitaire-sweeper Sun, 26 Feb 2023 19:13:51 +0000 https://www.kloonigames.com/blog/?p=519
Solitaire Sweeper - Minesweeper with cards

The pleasures of growing old: one gets to make minesweeper games without shame.

I made a small (and unpolished) Minesweeper variant. The game could be polished to make it more user friendly, but also I don’t know if I want to put too much more time into it. I was inspired by some of the Minesweepers Hempuli did.

Original idea was to make it work with a full deck of cards. Unfortunately 4 suits seemed like too much, so I dropped one. It was also an interesting experience to play around with the “single wrong click and you die” -mechanic. It seems somewhat under utilized way of designing puzzle games, cause usually as a designer you want the game to be forgiving.

 

Play the game in browser on Itch.Io!

 

Solitaire Sweeper – Release 1

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Download

Windows: SolitaireSweeper.zip (0.1 Mb) (Release 1)

Instructions
Minesweeper meets solitaire.

Your goal is to reveal all the cards without hitting any of the mines.

  • Click on space to reveal it
  • Right click to mark a mine

If you hit a mine, it’s game over.

If the card flashes, it means there’s a mine next to it in one of 8 neighboring spaces.

The number under the card tells you how many cards of the same suit are around that card. Max 8, min 0.

There are 3 suits (hearts, diamonds, clubs) and 13 cards each.

The orthogonal spaces next to a mine are always safe. I.e. Mines may NOT be next to each other horizontally nor vertically.

Credits
Game Design & Code: Petri Purho ( petri.purho (at) gmail.com )

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Hide No Seek https://www.kloonigames.com/blog/games/hide-no-seek Tue, 10 Jan 2023 11:45:20 +0000 https://www.kloonigames.com/blog/?p=511
Hide No Seek - Single card social board game

I made a simple – maybe the simplest – board game! Its called Hide No Seek and it is available at the a print and play service The Game Crafter. Although if you want to play it you can also just print it out, or write the rules on a card with a sharpie.

The Game Crafter had a single card game design competition. You had to design a whole game with rules and everything on a single poker size playing card. I liked the challenge and ended up making a design I thought was rather obvious. As illustrated by this image of the card:

Hello! You found me! This is a GAME. And it is your turn. Hide this for someone else to find.

Download

You can download the print and play files from here.
PDF: boardgame_hide_no_seek.pdf (0.3 Mb)

The game is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License.

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