Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls I am proud to announce the release of ‘Lunar Lemurs’! A new super cute game designed by me and my girlfriend (now fiancé!) Fiona. Help Mada and Saha rejoin their family as they travel across a moonlit jungle in search of the land of the Tsingy.
The game was inspired by our trip to Madagascar a couple of years ago. Lemurs are endemic to the country and are really quite amazing creatures. We saw a number of them and Fiona had been working on a children’s book starring them. For one reason another she had less and less time to work on her idea until I suggested we work on a game together. It was fun coming up with ideas and it was certainly her influence that led to a ‘cuter’ vibe for the game then I usually have.
This game is a lot like Fire boy and water girl, in that you control both characters at the same time – so for best results play with a friend! It definitely makes it a lot more fun, and creates plenty of chances to mess with your partner!
For those interested in the technical side of it, it uses the platforming engine I am using for Super Adventure Pals 2 and the particle system I created for Epic Time Pirates.
The particles work by drawing a series of vector animations in to bitmaps and then pushing them to an array. There is one ‘canvas’ for all the particles, it updates each frame and draws the appropriate bitmap image in the appropriate position, which allows for loads of effects at pretty fast speeds (for flash at least!).
Any questions please do drop me a comment. I’d love to know how people feel about the game.
Play it here.