Ludum Dare 41: Toodee and Topdee

“Toodee and Topdee” by dietzribi & Kajnoon.

“What happens when a platform game and a top down game are combined?”


At first glance, the two-dimensional and three-dimensional platformer games do not seem to be really compatible with each other, but thanks to the perspective switching mechanic of “Toodee and Topdee”, the mashup works fantastically! You play as two characters called Toodee and Topdee, who come from two different worlds. For Toodee, the world is flat: They can not only jump and run on blocks, but also stand on clouds. Everything is pretty stable for them. On the other hand, Topdee lives in a three-dimensional world, which is why they cannot stand on clouds, but it is possible for them to push the blocks wherever they want to.

Another interesting difference between them is the handling of gravity. What is represented as an altitude for Toodee, that is for Topdee just the ground to run on. The different perceptions of the same level leads to an exciting co-operative game design, as both characters can help each other out. They complement each other and that is exactly what makes “Toodee and Topdee” so special. >>PLAY

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