Factsheet

Developer:
Hot Box Games
Based in Northampton, United Kingdom

Release date:
08 December 2014

Platforms:
Web
Windows
View on ludumdare.com

Website:
ld31.hotboxgames.co.uk

Regular Price:

FREE

Description

Join Jez on a quest to retrieve his stolen pipe in this precision platformer. During his pursuit of the stolen pipe, Jez uses his amazing fire punching skills in an attempt to stop the pipe thief in his tracks - but accidentally blasts through a computer monitor and is forced to make his way through the deadly video game world that awaits. What on earth was Jez smoking in that pipe?

History

Pipe Quest was our entry for Ludum Dare 31 - our second LD entry and third ever release! This was also our first attempt at creating a platformer style 2D game. Our aim for this Ludum Dare was to submit a complete game, with an intro, multiple levels & an ending. We originally wanted 12 levels in total, but due to time restrictions had to limit this to 10. Partial controller support is added for in-game - however keyboard is recommended for best experience.

Features

  • 10 challenging levels.
  • Avoid deadly spike traps to stay alive!
  • Use fire punch to blast through wooden blocks in your way!
  • Collect keys to unlock doors blocking your path.
  • Wall jump to help you reach high ledges & other areas.
  • Combine jump, double jump & fire punch for max jump distance.
  • Personal highscore tracker (time, attempts, global rank).
  • Online leaderboards (top 10 best times/attempts per level).
  • Storyboard intro and ending! (if only we had time to animate)
  • Original ~5 minute soundtrack.

Videos

Gameplay Video YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (13MB)
iceTunnel.gif
Ludum_Dare_Logo.png
LD31_SS6.png
LD31_SS1.png
keyGrab.gif
iceBlocks.gif
introJump.gif
boxTunnel.gif
LD31_SS5.png
LD31_SS4.png

download logo files as .zip (29KB)
logo
logo

Original Soundtrack
Available for free at soundcloud.com.

Blog Posts
All Ludum Dare related blog posts available at hotboxgames.co.uk.


About Hot Box Games

Boilerplate
Hot Box Games is a small independent game development company based in the UK. We're just three guys with regular day jobs, assembling in the Hot Box Cave at night to create awesome games.

More information
More information on Hot Box Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Pipe Quest Credits

Sean Billington
Business & Development, Programming, Web

Jess Thomason
Code Design, Programming, Art

Sam Curley
Music & Sound, Art


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks