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The Bat Sweeper
Author: 3kliksphilip Submitted: 5th November, 2009 Favourites:4
Genre: Platformer Downloads: 3578
71st Place     (4.42 / 5)

Edited By 3kliksphilip on 11/21/2009

Help the lonely accountant battle his way through 8 action packed levels, on a quest to save his Mum from the evil talons of the Bat King! This game includes...

*An all star cast of British voices actors!
*Lots of Monty-Python / South-park references and jokes!
*A special hoover that can suck stuff into it, or blow you across the level!
*(Simple) puzzles!
*Lots of music!
*A save feature!
*Best speedrun scores!
*Bat collecting counter! ...can YOU hoover up every single bat in the world?

I tried to make this game have a homely, children's program style theme. Sit back with a glass of apple cider, set your computer's resolution to 640 x 480 and spend half an hour playing this game from start to finish. Enjoy the delights of the voice acting and video clips, and the unexpected ending. This game has an unconventional and different style of story telling from most games.


ARROW KEYS to move around (Up to jump)
RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON to suck enemies in
LEFT MOUSE BUTTON to blow yourself around
RIGHT + LEFT BUTTON to fire out projectiles

Please take some time to get used to the controls, I know it's a different way of doing things but I'm sure that you'll appreciate the different control system after a while. It really, really helps if you have a mouse.

This game was made in the space of 3 days for the Game Builder 2009 Halloween Competition, then I spent about 4 hours today adding the video clips and various other little features. You can't see the video clips if you switch to full screen mode, so if you do that it'll just switch to the audio for them.

Thanks to JosiahCT for the concept of sucking bats into hoovers and firing projectiles by pressing both mouse buttons.

Thanks to the voice actors...

Tom Randall (Narrator)
Ben Goodger (Bat)
Richard Hale (Main character's Mum)

Review This Download (15mb )

Posted by erghhhhx 5th November, 2009

Seems pretty funny, but I gave up after tha first screenshot...

The jumps are way too hard and weird... When aim down and use the "hover"(?) I fly to the LEFT no matter where I aim. That's not right, is it?
Posted by Mr_Tom 5th November, 2009
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no that isn't right.. its left HAHAHAHOHOHOH!
Posted by erghhhhx 5th November, 2009

English... Stupid language!
Posted by 3kliksphilip 5th November, 2009

I think that your problem is to do with you minimising and maximising the game again, which deletes the crosshair. I'm uploading a version now where that doesn't happen. Until then, just don't alt tab the game!
Posted by SortaCore 5th November, 2009

Hands off my avatar pic Mr.Tom >

You can check Change Resolution Size in the second tab of the app properties and it will change the resolution to 640x480 and back for you.

Posted by Jess Bowers 5th November, 2009
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Hysterical. Wonderfully campy interludes.
Posted by UrbanMonk 5th November, 2009
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I like the little videos. The game is pretty fun too.

The voice overs reminded me of Little Big Adventure. Loved that game!
Posted by Del Duio 6th November, 2009

Dude, Eric Idle in screenshot #3! Weeeeee!
Comment edited by Del Duio on 11/6/2009
Posted by James Luke 6th November, 2009
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Hello children, it's story time...
Posted by 3kliksphilip 6th November, 2009
Posted by Va1entine 6th November, 2009
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What a great experience, this is a great little title, took me about an hour to complete it, i won't spoil the ending for anyone but it made me laugh what happened to the bat sweepers mother lol!

The way you told the story was very unique & entertaining, I can't believe no one else has thought of this idea before its genius!

I really enjoyed the game music it fitted TBS very well i i never got tired of it!

The Game engine was 5 star couldn't fault it at all, it seemed very advanced too me i can see your no noob as the americans put it!

I was very impressed with the level design i'm sure you've spent a great deal of time play testing it so thumbs up there too. Two little points i would like to make though is that took me ages to figure out i could fire a dust ball by pressing the two mouse keys so naturally i was stuck tearing my hair out trying to figure out how to press the red wall buttons on level 2 i think maybe a little tutorial or sign on that bit would have helped. The second point was when i died i had to go back and watch the videos again & again, i know you can skip them but it was abit annoying.<br />

Graphically it could have been better this is where the game fells abit short but i can't really give you less than 5 stars this is a great little peace of entertainment!!!

I think we have a game of the month right here!!!!

Posted by Va1entine 7th November, 2009
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Looking at your avatar picture Phil i thought you was Dutch! I would never have guessed you was british hahah!
Posted by Rikus 7th November, 2009
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Reviewed the game, I loved it, Well done!
Posted by 3kliksphilip 7th November, 2009

Thanks for the feedback! The game's a little short, but it does open up the chance of 'the missing chapters' or something like that for an expansion

Va1entine, I am indeed British, but it wasn't my voice in the video. I only did the voice of the main character. I was just mouthing the words in the videos. Mr_Tom is the lyrical genius!
Posted by erghhhhx 7th November, 2009

Gahh, who's making these "Daily Spotlight"-links? 2 out of 3 are somehow wrong.
(Sorry for this, 3kliksphilip).
Posted by Rikus 7th November, 2009
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Fixed, somehow the code was messing up today.
Posted by erghhhhx 7th November, 2009

kk. It's almost fixed.
Still one wrong link.
Posted by kode 15th November, 2009
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Good gameplay and good story!
Posted by UrbanMonk 17th November, 2009
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Wow 800 downloads!
Posted by Gokotti 20th November, 2009
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Good fresh way of storytelling, music and sounds.
Horrible level design. Gameplay relies on pure luck and random jumps. Yeah, jumps are your worst enemy, not the bats. This is overrated!
Posted by 3kliksphilip 20th November, 2009

Ironically you have 'Blob's Adventure 2' as one of your favourite downloads, which consists of pure luck and random jumps. And unfair deaths.
Posted by Mr_Tom 20th November, 2009
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Mikko Kobotti, i think i know what you mean but trust me its just because you havent quite figured out the way the jumping works, once you understand how to do it its not luck at all and the level design then starts to make sense and is actually quite good.
Posted by Gokotti 20th November, 2009
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Yeah, you get used to that jumping and stuff. But levels look pretty deserted. Blob's adventure is unfair, I admit it, but it doesn't get as frustrating as this got. That's my opinion
Posted by 3kliksphilip 20th November, 2009

Take your time, I tried something new and original with this game, it takes longer to adjust to than a bland, samey platformer Don't be scared of new things.
Posted by canavaro99 9th December, 2009
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Posted by James Luke 10th December, 2009
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yes i liked it because the voices were funny and its hard but i completed it. make another but have guns and more types of bats and more levels
Posted by UrbanMonk 10th December, 2009
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Posted by Raverider 11th December, 2009
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Fun game! Really fresh idea.
Posted by canavaro99 12th December, 2009
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how did u get the icon?
Posted by atlantis 1st January, 2010
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Very well presented and a nice idea...
i miss alitte diversity...
Posted by Muz 9th January, 2010

The video looked cool and fun. But it seems like the kind of game I'd find frustrating (because I don't have the motor skills to land between two spikes).

But the video was fun
Posted by 3kliksphilip 9th January, 2010

So you're not even going to give it a chance?
Posted by Ricky 12th January, 2010

I think he was referring to his own comment
Posted by Piano 17th April, 2018
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I got this game on your site it is amazing I love the element of flying with the gun. The game is pretty balanced. But I would fix a few glitches and add some easter eggs as the map has some really good areas that could be used.
Posted by Piano 17th April, 2018
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I got this game on your site it is amazing I love the element of flying with the gun. The game is pretty balanced. But I would fix a few glitches and add some easter eggs as the map has some really good areas that could be used.
Posted by Piano 17th April, 2018
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I got this game on your site it is amazing I love the element of flying with the gun. The game is pretty balanced. But I would fix a few glitches and add some easter eggs as the map has some really good areas that could be used.






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