Submission for the Vimjam 2020, hosted by Vimlark and 8 Bits To Infinity.
The focus of the jam was on 'collectables', with a theme of 'there and back', so please enjoy this rotational, cyclical Arcade score-chaser that takes a very faint inspiration from NiGHTS: Into Dreams
Collect the little shiny things, activate the bigger shiny things, and try and survive as long as you can. Your life is always draining away, and the collectables will give it back, but they don't last forever.
Luckily, you can respawn them by hitting the three rotating 'portals' on each level.
The game lasts as long as you do. Go for the high score!
Here's a video devlog exploring the key goals of the game within the jam:
XInput (Xbox controllers) should be supported, but please note, I test with a DualShock 4 and a program called DS4Windows to convert into Xinput mode, so this may be inaccurate.
You can also only use the d-pad for movement (because analogue sticks shouldn't be used for 2D platformers, and this is the hill I'll die on...).
No need to activate it, just start using your gamepad and it should just work. You can switch back to keyboard controls at any time by pressing 'Shift'.
Music graciously provided by my good friend chp.dmg who you should check out on Bandcamp for other awesome tracks. All other assets made by me.
Just download and run the .exe.
Your firewall/Windows Defender may very well flag it as a virus, but I promise, it's very much not. Obviously.