This was pretty fun. Short, but enjoyable, and well executed. The art style reminds me a bit of the early NES days and the comic panels for story telling are nice as well - not all chatty like some games. I also liked the pirate twist for the mummy as it added more character to him. Plus, the game has double-jumping, and that's always a plus with me. Good job on this. I could easily see it as a full game or at least having a sequel.
The Red Mummy
A downloadable game for Windows
"DECLARUS MUMMICATE ROSEBARBAROUS!!"
A cinematic platformer experience, become The Red Mummy in a quest to reclaim your stolen hands and feet!
Watch the story unfold through comic book panels as you glide, fight, and snake through hidden caves.
It's like Castlevania wrapped inside a 70's horror comic!
Arrow Keys or WASD to move
Z to jump
X to attack (if you have your hooks!)
Generic controllers should work.
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I had a play of The Red Mummy and got as far as the boss but decided to stop there becuase I didn't want to ruin it for the gamers.
I played this on a 36 inch tv and at first it was ubber pixeleated but I got used to it and really enjoyed the game. I loved the little cartoon style images that appeared during the game and the controls were easy to get on with. Top Notch.
Thanks for the vid! Glad you ended up liking it!
Did it seem *more* pixelated than other pixelated games? I'm curious.
I just love the "MY HANDS!" frame.
Thanks! Your playthrough was fantastic! I'm not sure what happened when it locked up at the cowboy at the end. Sorry about that!
It happened two more times when I was trying to record alternative endings so I gave up ^^ I think it might be because I was 1. jumping, 2. pressing left too quick, 3. pressing left too late. But no idea.
Really neat stuff, awesome visuals. Nicely done!
Hey, I've found that this is another one of those gams that doesn't work on XPs, citing it's "not a valid win 32 application". Is there any way to fix that and actually, you know, be able to do more than just look at the thumbnail ? : /
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I'll try to figure it out and get back to you.
Also, it was made in Game Maker 8 in case you need that info.
I love how bizzare and, quirky this game is. Enjoyed the nostalgic feel of when i was a kid with Castlevaina!
Good job man! Loved the art style of the pictures and the general atmosphere of the game, a bit weird but tons of fun nonetheless :D Though you should re-program the mummy to hold up a lil' bit more booze!
I made a video playing your game:
if you want to check, best of luck for the full release, cheers!
Thanks! The mummy will be able to handle maybe a six pack in the next game! Really cool video!
I loved the mechanics and platforming in this game! The story was a bit confusing but I thought it was really cool!
This is a very strange game, but I love that about it. the characters have so much personality despite the limited amount of dialogue. The comic book style of telling the story is terrific. I absolutely love the spider apes haha. Especially the face the first one makes, lot of character. The actual game play is fairly simple, but I enjoyed this short little adventure, and look forward to seeing more games from you. Thanks :)
Thank you PseudoGrimm! I'm glad people are liking these odd characters. A few have gotten the exact response out of the sad ape that I was hoping for. They are so misunderstood!
My next game is in progress as we speak!
hi my friend :) big thx for your help. i made a second part of this great game. i had so much fun. this game is so fantastic. i hope you like it ;) greetings from germany
Hello again! I'm very glad you are enjoying it so much!
Looks so weird, I love it!
What a weird little game you've made here! I really liked the hand drawn comic-book style but not sure I got the meaning of the game xD
Haha, weirded you out, did I? I've been known to do that. Probably best not to read into the meaning too much...but thanks for sticking with it!
And you successfully Identified the credits track! If you listen closely you can spot riffs from that song throughout the game's other tracks.
hi, big thanks for your great game. the graphic and animations are so brilliant nice. it makes so much fun to play this game. can you help me, what to do after i found my hands ? greetings from germany
Hey Rostiger! Wow, your expressions are great and really translate! I could tell you are into it and that made my day!
You had the right idea for a second there! You have to hit the hoops with your attack! You will start swinging.
Thanks so much for playing. I'm glad to have players from Germany!
Excellent game. Reminded me of a few games my sister and I used to have for our NES. Really liked the comic-style panels and how they'd change based on a few of your actions. Only criticism would be that trying to grab the rings could be a pain sometimes, but otherwise it was great. Also, surprised at how different the ending could be.
Oh, sweet! My first let's play! You are the man!
You can definitely kill the captive and see him(!) in the ghost room instead of the warlock. You actually did the less violent choice in both the beginning and the end.
Looks like Bankenstein and some of the controls gave you a hard time. Sorry about that! Also, x-box controllers should work!
This was fantastic! A great mix of really stiff-feeling NES-era controls, mixed with some modern day forgiveness in the level design. Love the comic panels and the story. It's another surreal mixture of good gameplay and story from z_bill. Love it.
That was wild, great job!
Nice work! I enjoyed the comic book panels helping to tell the story, it made it exciting to enter a room with them because you never know what will happen next. The hooks were also a pretty neat attack and I like how right when you see the rings you know what you need to do.
I enjoyed the game!