cool art style but I couldn't see it through because either a) I sucked at the combat b) the combat just sucks. still I liked the art style. reminded me of tom scioli
The Meanderthal # 1
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
This is a cosmic platformer where you play The Meanderthal, a space barbarian.
Includes the following:
---- Gamepad is very recommended! ----
If you use keyboard, there are two (flawed) control schemes:
- WASD + SPACE to jump, E for attack (The one-handed scheme)
- Arrow Keys + Z to jump, X to attack (The unnatural "right hand to move" scheme)
PRESS F11 to toggle windowed mode.
There is a Mac version that has not been tested much!
Thank You & Enjoy!
(btw, this is "issue #1" of a continuing series. The Meanderthal will return!)
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Ah dang. Sorry the hard combat got you. My idea was to make it "deliberate" where each move mattered, and emulate a slow, powerful barbarian. It very well could suck!
I'm a huge fan of Scioli (and Kirby) so that's amazing to hear! Thanks for playing!
As always, your games have a specific aesthetic and set of play mechanics that hits some combination of nostalgia for me that I love every time. Nostalgia with a coat of weird goo on top maybe, but I love it!
This world is a bit unsettling, but somehow endearing. Like Hollow Knight without the scent of Tim Burton all over it.
The boss attack patterns are a good combination of esoteric and challenging that make me feel satisfied every time I finally take one down. I am looking forward to finishing this chapter, and chapter 2!
Oh, I found a potato guy!
P.S. Corn Person in the background was my favorite person.
"Nostalgia with a coat of weird goo on top" is a blurb I'll definitely take! I like that it's hitting that mark for you. Thanks so much for playing & your comment!
Oh and you found the hidden potato beast!
Are you stuck on a particular fight? If you are having trouble with one, there is a skip you can do. Let me know if you want this forbidden power! (This goes for other players too: I'll tell you, but only if you all want the temptation of knowing it!)
The comic book panels that are dismissed by pressing a relevant action is a great touch.
I love the style, and the use of color and sound you have going here.
This is a great first issue!