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Coal Demo
Author: Codemonkey Submitted: 31st July, 2008 Favourites:1
Genre: Platformer Downloads: 316
140th Place     (4 / 5)

Edited By -Codemonkey- on 8/1/2008


Coal was accused of a crime that he didn't commit, and was thrown into the prison tower, 50 floors high. A few nights after his capture, the managed to free himself from his chains, starting his long dangerous dash down the tower. Coal must avoid patrols, bombs, guns, and spikes while getting coins for his life after prision and cyber keys to open to doors to the next level! Be fast, be swift, and above all remember: Losing is fun! (you'll be doing it a lot )

Also this game is not easy! Don't take stars off because it's too hard for the likes of you. Please ignore the menu it's still in construction. Oh yeah, every 10 levels is a boss so you get the first one in this demo! And yes they will be better designed in the future bosses.

Music by Johan Hargne:

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Posted by OMC 31st July, 2008
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Fun! I never got very far, but I liked the music and the engine a bunch. The engine uniquely large-scale, but it does it right.
Posted by Perfeks 31st July, 2008
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Excellent music and engine!
Posted by CraigT 31st July, 2008
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Like the engine and the graphical style alot. I went mental at it the first few goes, I kept dying but it got alot easier. Look forward to the full game!
Posted by Ski 31st July, 2008
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Great addictive little platformer
Posted by Codemonkey 31st July, 2008

Thanks for all the good comments!

Craig one of the things I tried to do was make it easy to learn, but much harder to master. It seems like its working!
Posted by AndyUK 31st July, 2008
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yeah pretty good,
the only thing i can criticize would be that it looks a little scruffy. Because of the way the bombs bob about randomly maybe.
Posted by Codemonkey 31st July, 2008

I did that becuase when they have the same animation speed it looks... weird. :/
Posted by OMC 31st July, 2008
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It's annoying that you can be killed while reading the first sign.
Posted by Codemonkey 31st July, 2008

Lol, whooops. thanks for pointing that out.
Posted by Mr_Tom 1st August, 2008
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much better than coiny toiny. It seems that coiny toiny was sort of a mock up for this game.
Posted by Codemonkey 1st August, 2008

Posted by -MacAdaM- 1st August, 2008

Heh.. about that graphic stlye..
Theres something you should say Codemonkey???
*hint hint*
Posted by Codemonkey 1st August, 2008

Oh yes... Macadam wanted me to say his platform engine graphics were inspired by Coal.
Posted by Ricky 1st August, 2008
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Posted by Mr_Tom 2nd August, 2008
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"Thanks...? "

lol.. what do you want from me!? a fourth star?
Posted by Otter 2nd August, 2008
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It'd probably be nice, lol.
yeah, the sign thing got annoying.
Definitely really fun and awesome game!
Posted by Otter 2nd August, 2008
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Oh and yeah and there's not much funnier than when you get by far, coal runs around screaming!
Posted by Ricky 2nd August, 2008
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I'll give you 5 stars if you reaname it Tolly Coaly
Comment edited by -Ricky- on 8/2/2008
Posted by Zezard 2nd August, 2008

The game is too hard for my taste. I want this kind of games (simplistic platformers with pumpish music) to be fast paced, but at this difficulty it's hard to finish levels without waiting and stopping and observing and stuff... Although, as most people don't seem to have a problem with how hard it is, I can't really complain.

I don't say that levels like these should not be included in the final game, but I think there should be considerably easier ones before the ones in this demo.

Your graphics and graphical effects are top notch. The controls and movment feels pretty good too, excpet I think that Coal should accelerate slower, to allow more precise moves (which are needed).
Posted by Codemonkey 2nd August, 2008

Thanks Zezard! I'll take your points into consideration, maybe it will be better!
Posted by Codemonkey 3rd August, 2008

cool front pageness.
Posted by Zezard 3rd August, 2008

Yeah, you know, Marvel is probably right.
Codemonkey, why don't you just take out your harddrive. Scratch off the partition that contains the files for this game. Go to the nearest Power Plant and dump the little pieces of plastic you got there, just before starting a melt-down process.

These comments were actually a little too bad, even for my taste. Even if you are just joking around, Marvel, it wasn't very impressive this time...
Posted by -Dark Martin- 3rd August, 2008
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The gameplay was frustrating but it was fun to try i think of ways around it.

Graphics were simple but cool, and nice alpha channel effects by the way.

The screaming noises made it fun to keep getting killed.

So overall i rate it 4 1/2 stars.

But i can only rate it either 4 or 5, so i'm gonna rate it 4 for now.
Posted by Attan 3rd August, 2008
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Is it possible to disable voting for someone? Marvel. If i knew you personally, i would beat the crap out of you. But since i don't, i'll just laugh at you. I understand trolling can be fun, especially on this forum where you can critisize peoples personal creations and because of that you get so much more attention for your trolling then in other forums. But what do you say about this deal? I find you an other medium sized forum with personal creations where you can continue what you do, and you leave this forum forever? Deal?
Posted by Mr_Tom 3rd August, 2008
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what did he do... he jut said 'i dont like this game' in various ways and rated it low. Thats the whole point of comments. He didnt make any horrible comments about its creator, just the game.

"I expected it to be to hard for people who can't read all the long words on the signs."

.. is that cos the game kills you while you're reading them?
Comment edited by Mr_Tom on 8/3/2008
Posted by Codemonkey 3rd August, 2008

He rated it as low as possible, like there was absolutely nothing even remotely good about the game. And he didn't even say why! At least offer some idea's on how ot improve it. That is why people are having a problem with this matt person.
Posted by Mr_Tom 3rd August, 2008
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yeah i agree on the graphics thing, i can see how one might say the effects are good but the graphics themselves are just simple shapes with 1 colour. I know its a 'style' but with that style you can't get any better or worse than it is since the style is so simple.

sorry i think i keep defending marvel just cos his avatar is the same as mine .
Posted by Codemonkey 3rd August, 2008

If you want to get picky the sprites are 3 colors.
Posted by -Dark Martin- 3rd August, 2008
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Um... Matt don't you think you rated in too harshly.

Because you are aware you rated Gameplay, Graphics, Music and sounds all 0 Stars!
Posted by The Chris Street 3rd August, 2008

Enough of the nit-picking guys. Constructive critisism is good. Saying "I don't like it" with 0 stars is obviously going to provoke a bit of a backlash - at least explain why - like you just did in your last paragraph, you could have avoided all this confrontation!
Posted by Attan 4th August, 2008
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Its not just this game marvel does this. It's all games. I could post a perfect world of warcraft clone and he would say "this game sucks. i've seen this concep before" and give it one star since the 3d graphics where ok.
Posted by Codemonkey 4th August, 2008

Um, we are not lemmings. Everyone liked it and rated it at least 3 stars because it was a well made game, unlike anything I've seen out of you.
Posted by falkon 4th August, 2008
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Anyway very nice game codemonkey, 4 stars because the sentrys are to fast.
Comment edited by falkon on 8/5/2008
Posted by Marko 5th August, 2008
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Rating: hard-core! This game is super-hard but still fun to play, plenty of depth and great graphics. Love the special effects and the jumping mechanics are just sublime. A standard of platformer that others must surely aspire to!

Posted by Codemonkey 5th August, 2008

Many thanks, Mark Radon.
Posted by JMT 6th August, 2008
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I go to alllll the hassle of defeating the demo and what do I get for my efforts? Credits? Even a marginally satisfying message that I have in fact completed the demo? NO! A blank black screen slowly draining my hard-earned points. Hmph.

All told, pretty good. Doesn't let up.
Posted by Codemonkey 6th August, 2008

Wow, thanks for taking the time to beat the demo, glad you enjoyed it!
Posted by Carnivorous id 8th August, 2008
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I like the contrast of the black and white and the explosions. I see the explosions alot though. The gameplay is a little unforgiving. All in all I like
it and look forward to the complete game. I'll save a few stars for then.
Posted by club stoic. 27th September, 2008
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Um wow this annoyingly hard. But I like the style. So extra points for that.
Posted by -J- 10th October, 2008

It took me so long to finish the first level. And then the next one was even harder so I gave up Awesome game though. Love the graphics and the platform movement is nice and smooth.
Posted by Codemonkey 11th October, 2008

Thanks! I'll be working on easier levels.






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