Rude Bear RPG

Rude Bear RPGRude Bear RPG is the seventh game in the Rude Bear series, the fifth in the core timeline, and the prequel to Rude Bear Rising.

It has a realtime puppet battle system, based on classic JRPGs. It’s all controlled with the mouse, but you can defend in realtime a bit like Paper Mario but with a Chrono Trigger style battle system. It was made in one weekend for Ludum Dare 30 while I was at Insomnia52 for the theme “Connected Worlds”. The title screen music is by the very talented Deeco, a Grime producer who’s been in the UK charts several times and writes music for JME, Wiley and Tempa T. The puppet drawings are by my housemate, Antony Dewar, who also did the art for the original Rude Bear.

It gives nods to Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Pokémon Red/Blue, Pokémon Gold/Silver, Super Mario RPG, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Earthbound, Mother etc.

It’s playable here:

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Rude Bear Revengeance

Rude Bear Revengeance BossRude Bear Revengeance is the sixth Rude Bear game. You’re an ursine cyberpunk cyborg who can wallrun, do flips, infinitely jump, do flaming kicks, armed with a grapple laser sword that can hookshot you to things, which you can use to destroy hoardes of robotic enemies. It was made in one weekend for Ludum Dare 29, under the theme “Beneath the Surface”. It takes place underground, but past that it wasn’t really inspired by the theme, it was just a game I’ve wanted to make for a while. It’s just pure gratuitous flippy combat; I just wanted to give the player the feeling of godmode. Although the whip control isn’t great because of the time restriction.

This is the first game I worked on with my artist, the very talented Mr. Dan Burrows, as well as two musicians I met on Reddit: Rekkitt and Anchore-State.

It’s playable here:

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Midas Gold

midasMidas was made at the EGX Creative Assembly Game Jam along in 8 hours under the theme, “Touch”. We made a game about the Midas Touch; when you touch objects they turn into coins which you can push around and interact with, fill up bodies of water, jump on and whatnot.

I wrote a full Postmortem with my thoughts on the experience. I worked with 3 strangers – we were the wildcard team. I did the coding of the physics, game state, core mechanic, level design, music, lighting and particles. We then delivered a presentation on it.

I’m probably going to put Midas in Super Rude Bear Resurrection to make it part of the extended Rude Bear universe, but that’s mainly because I don’t have to add a new section to the site.

I also put some work into a postrelease version with two extra levels showing off a bit more of what could be done with the game mechanic.

It’s playable here:

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Rude Bear X

rbxRude Bear X is the fifth Rude Bear game. It was made in 2 days for Flappy Jam. It’s actually a lot more in depth than you might expect from a jam game, featuring 4 bosses, 5 characters and a whole bunch of worlds. It had to fit three criteria, “Retro inspired, really hard, endless runner”, but I find endless runners a bit dull so you have full horizontal control, you can surf on enemies, a bunch of different weapons, a health bar instead of dying in 1 hit, et cetera.

It was inspired by Mega Man 2. I never sent it to press because I was lazy, so barely anyone’s played it, but it’s my favourite Rude Bear game at least thanks to the surfing.

It’s playable here:

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Claire’s Voyage

Claire's VoyageFor Global Game Jam 2014, there were no jam sites around Manchester, so Antony and I made a game from home under the same time limit. The theme was “We don’t see things as we are – we see them as we are”. Claire’s Voyage uses the Rude Bear Resurrection engine with a different game mechanic.

You have to throw away preconceptions of what certain visual/audial cues mean and analyse the game world programmatically by looking at its pseudocode with the help of your companion. It was featured on Indie Games – The Weblog, Indie Statik and Indie Game Mag.

It’s part of the extended Rude Bear universe via Dethkube. All hail Dethkube.

It’s playable here:

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Rude Bear Resurrection

Rude Bear Resurrection DeathFor Ludum Dare 28, Rude Bear Resurrection, the sequel to Rude Bear, was created for the theme “You Only Get One”. It won first place for innovation in the jam. There’s one world you must beat together. You can see and use each other’s corpses and dying messages to get ahead, and activate switches to advance your progress.

Your annoying Navi-like fairy companion will guide you through the world and help you burn corpses to get ahead. Whoever wins becomes the endboss of the game.

It’s playable here:

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Rude Bear Radio

Rude Bear RadioFor Ludum Dare 27 I made Rude Bear Radio. It got picked on IndieGames. The theme was “10 Seconds”.

It’s a Wario Ware style game with 10 second homages to Super Mario Bros, VVVVVV, Monkey Island, Pokémon, The Helicopter Game, Zero Wing, Space Invaders and Angry Birds of increasing difficulty. Try to get a great score, or play Practice Mode to experienced all the content!

It’s playable here:

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Rude Bear Rising

Rude Bear RisingFor Ludum Dare 26, I created Rude Bear Rising, the prequel to Rude Bear for the theme “Minimalism”. It features a major bug when you get a game over screen, so you have to refresh the page. I’ve left it exactly as it was when I submitted it to the jam, though.

In Rude Bear Rising you take control of the confused Rude Bear, swimming around an underwater labyrinth to defeat an evil wizard and save the world.

Although the wizard can potentially be fought by Rude Bear immediately, it’s possible to search for items to make the battle more survivable. The items are found in chests, which are guarded by fierce enemies.

It started out like Limbo and turned into a Mega Man homage.

It’s playable here:

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Rude Bear

Rude BearFor Ludum Dare 25, I coded Rude Bear with the theme “You Are The Villain”. It’s left exactly in the state it was submitted for the jam. You are Rude Bear. Your aim is to.. smash.. things and.. wreak.. general havoc. Take that, society.
You’re a British Gangsta youth yob whose only aim is to misrepresent bears amongst the animal kingdom.
It takes place in some deranged puppet form. It’s vaguely like a running game, except you have full control of your character’s direction, attacks, dodges, equipped weapon, etc.

Destroy beehives, benches, traps (all of which you’ll need to acquire weapons to achieve), goats and flamingos to gain SWAG. Once you have a full SWAGGER bar, you move faster and strike harder. Don’t SWAG out though, or you’ll lose.

It’s playable here:

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