Hi there! You've probably reached this page from the Freeplay website in search of the elusive 'Up Down Ready' which took Best Design in this year's awards.

UPDATE: Hello! If you've arrived here from StumbleUpon, why not go play the game now on Kongregate! With high scores and EVERYTHING.

The versions of the game that were on this page were hosted on Dropbox. Since the recent spike in traffic, Dropbox has cut off access to my public folder. I will hopefully be migrating this stuff across to an actual server, but the version on Kongregate is the official release.

I'm Delia, the Sword Lady half of Sword Lady and the Viking. You can find my teammate over here. We are third year students in the Games Design course at Griffith University, and Up Down Ready (previously known as Horse) is our first semester project from this year, made using Adam Atomic's free Flixel library.

We entered it in the Freeplay Awards for a lark, and were incredibly surprised and excited to make it to the finals and take away an award. We hope you enjoy playing the game as much as we enjoyed making it!

- Delia

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Who put this milestone here? I could have tripped!

Behold the milestone build for Horse. May take a while to load, it has music in it. Probably should start thinking about a preloader for it:

Arts are by Henrik and Kai. Music is either written and arranged, or just borrowed and arranged, by me. Also I scripted it. Controls are still only and ever up and down.

It has shiny! Also, more bugs. While I was busy trying to make it more milestoney, I uncovered and created a variety of weird behaviours that I need to fix in the next iteration. But it has pictures! And a new mode! And bad jokes!

Contains retarded Musagi renditions of part of the Amazing Horse theme from this video (NSFW), and also 'U Can't Touch This'.

Apologies to both Weebl and MC Hammer for butchering their music! I'm pretty sure since this is non-commercial and educational use that it falls under 'fair use', but if not I can just take it down.

1 comment:

  1. That's was awesome, I am very bad at playing Horse but I enjoyed the challenge of playing it and seeing what crazy goodness it would pass onto me. Can't wait to see the final product.