A downloadable game for Windows

Update 13 Nov 2016: first post-jam release!

  • There is now a save slot (just one though). Game will auto-save when checkpoints are triggered.
  • In-game map to track your exploration progress. Press pause to access map after you enter the caves.
  • Added ability to change window size (F1).
  • Added more color palettes in case you'd like something other than the original green (F2).
  • Added ability to mute audio (M).
  • Replaced "Jump+" upgrade (which wasn't even accessible due to glitch).
  • Minor adjusts to world design.
  • Major adjustments to HUD displays.
  • Remaining To-do list:
    • replace/fix sound engine
    • add more music, update sound effects
    • complete intro
    • fix "dasher" enemy glitch
    • some world decoration and finalize tile set
    • any new bugs found in this release!



Unknown Planet is a Metroid-vania, jumping platformer. You don't shot anything. The world is designed to kill you, so expect a high death curve. Unknown Planet was originally created in 8 days for GBJAM 5.

A great big thank you to Mark Sparling for the amazing soundtrack (check him out: https://soundcloud.com/marksparling).


Controls (gamepad)

  • D-pad = move
  • A = jump
  • B = dash
  • Start = pause

Controls (keyboard)

  • WASD or Arrow Keys = move
  • K or Z = A button (jump)
  • L or X = B button (dash)
  • ENTER = Start (pause)

Options

  • M = mute/unmute audio
  • F1 = rotate through window sizes (1x, 2x, 4x, Full Screen)
  • F2 = rotate through 10 unique color palettes

Known Bugs/Issues:

  • the "dasher" enemy types will break from time-to-time.
  • the "beast" at the beginning is not finished, he just sits there until I have time to finish coding him.
  • fixed a lot of issues with the sound, but I plan to replace the sound engine to optimize performance and hopefully resolve the remaining issues



More information

Published59 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(1)
Authoranarbitrarymustache
GenrePlatformer
Tagsgameboy, GBJam, jumping, Puzzle-Platformer
Player countSingleplayer

Install instructions

The game is a single-executable, so no installation required. The game does require the Microsoft DirectX Runtime Libraries. Most systems should already have them installed, but if you receive a crash error when trying to run the game, try downloading the runtime libraries here:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.a...


Download

Download
UnknownPlanet-1.1.0.0.exe (4 MB)

Comments

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Cool game, I played it to 94% completion this morning.
So let's get in again and find the remaining stuff...

What?

Nothing saved at all?
No save feature anywhere?

Well then, fuck it! >:-(

I'm impressed by the 94%. It's the highest (reported) percentage so far. I know it doesn't bring back your previous progress, but I am working on a save/continue feature in my post jam version. Along with audio fixes, a map, better progress tracking, intro exposition, in-game instructions and a few tweaks to the handling/physics. I've been busier with work/life than usual so it isn't progressing as fast as I'd like. I'm hoping to have an update here soon.


Some sort of map would be nice :-)

I really love this game, so so so much, but I think it would be way more user-friendly if you could view the controls in-game. Also, what are the controls for the 360 pad?

I have no words for how much I loved this! It reminds me a lot of Super Mario.