Jimmy’s Lost His Marbles

First game I wrote, within the 7-days deadline. Jimmy’s Lost His Marbles was more of an experiment of the development model. I just wanted to see if I could put together a game within a week. I managed to do it in 3 days. When I started developing the game, I wasn’t sure if the idea was experimental or fun enough. Almost gave up, thinking that it will probably be all crappy. Luckily I realized that the hole point of creating the prototype was to test, if the game was going to be any fun. And also to test myself if I could create a game from scratch within 7 days.

Well here’s the bugger.

Jimmy’s Lost His Marbles

Jimmy's Lost His Marbles screenshot Screenshot of the game Screenshot of Jimmy's Lost His Marbles

Marbles.zip (1,2Mb) (Release 1)

Your goal is to destroy all marbles in a level. To destroy marbles click three marbles that are next to each other to remove them.
R – Will reset the level.
Esc – Will quit the game.

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

Physics model is based on Markus Ilmola’s tutorials.
Inspiration source: Experimental Gameplay Project.
Jimmy’s Lost His Marbles uses: SDL, SDL_Image and SDL_Mixer

10 Responses to “Jimmy’s Lost His Marbles”

  1. petri.purho Says:

    Here are some reviews of Jimmy’s Lost His Marbles. Unfortunately there mostly in Czechish. Which is a language I dont read, but I managed to get something out of them through the magic of babelfish.

    http://www.freegame.cz/game.php?id=4865 (they gave a wooping 81%)
    http://freehry.doupe.cz/hry/jimmys-lost-his-marbles-mramorove-koule (they gave a splendid 85%)
    http://www.hernisvet.cz/index.php?page=hry_free&page2=zobrazit&id_hry=0000001964 (I don’t did they give a review score or was it something google-bots vote on, but the only % I found was 66 %)

    http://www.suomipelit.com/index.php?c=peliarvostelu&id=246 (This is Finnish site, which I can understand, but they didn’t have a score.)

    Here’s the experimental gameplay page of Jimmy’s Lost His Marbles. Marbles got a nice 3.74 / 5 rating, which isn’t bad at all.

    For those of you who understand Finnish, here’s a lenghty postmortem about Jimmy’s Lost His Marbles in Finnish. Enjoy

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  3. Juuso - Game Producer Says:

    Hi, I tried emailing you about the experimental game project – let me know if you got the mail in your inbox. Laters.

  4. petri.purho Says:

    Yes I got it and was just replying to it 😀

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  7. Frank Says:

    Hi there!

    Plases send me an e-mail in order to make contact for I’m writing a book on game history – independent-scene included 🙂

    so long

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