Joan Mad Run - bloody indie scroll shooter for pixel lovers

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  1. Happymagenta, Aug 23, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013

    Happymagenta macrumors newbie

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    Hello, everyone!:)

    We, Happymagenta team, are really excited to share with you the new game we are working on right now - Joan Mad Run!

    Imagine that you wake up in a jail cell... you don't know how you got here, you can't tell who you are...no memories, no stuff...no nothing. The only thing you know for sure is that to find out the truth you have to get out...even if the only way to do that is to destroy everything on your way.

    Your life is at stake. So will you just give up or take the challenge and fight until your very last breath?

    Meet Joan and see how far lust for truth can lead you.

    Click the pic to see real pixels:
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    The game is still in its early stage of development and everyday we create something new to make it even more enjoyable for you.
    We thought of many ways of showing Joan's current health condition and decided to use an avatar that shows how Joan feels and whether she uses some power up or ability. It also displays ammo levels and cool down times for both the primary and the secondary weapon shots.

    Have a look at the animated picture below and trace Joan's condition from absolutely healthy to then getting Bloodlust power up, receiving damages and finally dying.

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    Prepare for seas of blood since your escape would be far from easy.
    And for now we just hope that you will enjoy the screenshots of some of the locations and of course bosses.

    And here comes the first boss - Jonny Boy zombie-mummy:

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    And the brain tank:

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    And here are some great power-ups!

    Ultra boost lets you fly fast through the level:

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    And here are some cool utilities - Resurrection and Last Word. Picking the former you get an extra life. While choosing the latter you become the death ghost and gets a chance to fly a bit more through the level, sucking blood and souls out of your enemies:

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    Here you can see the Bloodlust power-up in action:

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    Now you can see the mission accomplished notice (you killed 10 enemies in one run)+double kill combo (that gives you extra coins). And you can also see the laser flare in action:

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    This was only a small amount of what we want to share. New locations, new bosses, new guns and new challenge are waiting for you! So stay with us and we will surprise you.

    Your opinion is crucial for us, so if you have any thoughts, ideas or wishes about the game (even the craziest ones), feel free to let them out! They are heartly welcome!
    Please share your ideas about who Joan is or just anything you have to say in the comments below.

    Find more info about Joan on our blog:
    http://happymagenta.livejournal.com/

    and Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/Happymagenta
     
  2. Happymagenta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dear Friends,

    We made a full avatar map, that shows all Joan's health levels and power-ups. Hope you'll enjoy it :eek:

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    And here's the first Joan poster:

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    and our first beta gameplay video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JKIJm4-Ul7Y

    What do you think? Please let us know!

    P.S.: our 2nd beta is coming soon, so please stay with us! :)
     
  3. Happymagenta, Sep 9, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013

    Happymagenta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey, everyone! ;)

    Just want to let you know that we are working on weapons right now, so your opinion on the matter is heartly welcome.

    We try to take into account every little detail. That's why we concentrate special attention on weapon effects. At the screenshots below you will see that each Joan's weapon kills bosses in a different way, unlike in other games of the kind.

    Conservative Knife for elegant killing.

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    Golden Pistol. Kills tough enemies faster thanks to more rapid fire.

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    AK-47. And no more words are needed.

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    Laser. Kills everyone in your way with its fatal ray.

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    Extremely evil laser flare passes through all levels and slices enemies in 2 parts:

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    Freezegun. Watch your enemies freeze and fall apart like glass.

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    Freezegun Pump. Freezes not only enemies, but the whole environment, including traps:

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    Circular saw. For brutal killing. When upgraded - strikes with flying discs:

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    Mono-molecular wire. Lashes out and slices up your enemies:

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    When upgraded - creates a laser net that passes through all levels and turns your enemies into minced meat:
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    Find more weapons at: http://happymagenta.livejournal.com/

    and: https://www.facebook.com/Happymagenta

    Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below. They are really important!
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Much respect for the pixel look and the knife that is 3x the size of the little warrior girl. May have to download just to try it out.
     
  5. Happymagenta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you do much for your opinion!

    We are having much fun creating the game. And we'd love to share that with everyone, find out your ideas and create something greater together! :)
     
  6. Happymagenta, Sep 23, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013

    Happymagenta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey there!

    I'd love to share with you a new portion of weapons for Joan. Hope you'll like them.

    Imp Gun. Creates black holes that pull blood and souls out of your enemies and take them straight to hell:

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    Satanic. An upgraded version of Imp Gun:

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    Reducer. With its help Joan makes bosses tiny and crushes them with her foot:

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    Resizer. Inflates and explodes enemies:

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    Lightning Cannon. Strikes enemies with a lightning, chaining them together and turning into ashes. When upgraded - creates an impressive ball lightning:

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    Microwave gun. Ignites and incinerates enemies:

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    Acid gun. Strikes with acid that melts enemies:

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    Plasma sword. Deflects bullets and cuts enemies into pieces. After upgrade you can throw it into your enemies, watch their flesh being cut and see the sword come back right into your hand just like a boomerang. Collect crystals and upgrade the sword's color and stats:

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    Find more info about Joan at: http://happymagenta.livejournal.com/

    What do you think? Please share your ideas in the comments below!
     
  7. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    This game looks pretty good. I really like that Joan poster.
     
  8. Happymagenta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot! :)
     

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