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This is a cosmic platformer where you play The Meanderthal, a space barbarian. 

Includes the following:

  • A bunch of interactive comic book cutscenes.
  • Flying through space a lot.
  • 8 crazy fights including 2 bosses.
  • 30 minutes of playtime....? (fights may be challenging)
  • Epic cosmic story inspired by 70's space comics.
  • Veggie village and NPCs.
  • Cool creatures by cartoonist William Cardini.
  • An exclusive comic book cover:
  • ---- 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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    Meanderthal_01_1.zip 96 MB
    Meanderthal_Mac.zip 96 MB


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    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

    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!

    yea, i got a lot of godland vibes from this. I hope in the future you do a easy mode for us ppl who suck at combat but want to still kick ass

    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!)

    I'm not stuck yet! Had some troubles with a couple, but just got to the double... asparagus heads (?) and decided to continue later. Good to know if I need it, though!

    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!

    Thank you! My current plan is 4 issues. Stay tuned (though I'll have some other games come out in between issues!)