Ludum Dare 40: Fox Flares

“Fox Flares” by Dan Lin.

“You are a fox that is spontaneously combusting. Try to find some water to alleviate the pains of this life. A platformer with some timing elements.”

The premise of “Fox Flares” is awesome, because it gives the player a motivation to finish each level as soon as possible. When one stage cannot be solved in a certain time, then the spontaneously combusting fox will actually explode. Also, this concept allowed the game’s developer to include some inflammable environment, resulting into a great puzzle design with a focus on the right timing. And as you can see for yourself, the pixel art in this sweet, short platformer is really lovely to look at, too. >>PLAY