Generic Lava Platformer 5000

April 20, 2010

Generic Lava Platformer 5000 is a simple platforming game I worked on with Jonathan Séguin and Winnie Kwan. It carries a retro 8-bit aesthetic and is based on the childhood game “the floor is lava.” The player must avoid the rising lava by jumping from platform to platform. As time progresses, the lava rises faster and the platforms become smaller. The game’s single goal is incredibly simple: last as long as you can.

My primary role in this project was developing the art direction (drawing the pixel art) and game mechanics.

You can play the game online here (it’s a Java applet). Use the arrow keys to maneuver the character side to side and hit the space bar to jump. You can also pull off a double jump by hitting space bar twice.