1.1 Update


The final version is polished and finished! Cave Explorer is now known as "The Cave-In At Erk'Lak" and has received several updates.

Gameplay-related:

  • Rebalanced gravity and jump strength to make play more dynamic.
  • Decreased collision size on the bottom of the UFO; it now feels better and is more lenient.
  • Slightly reduced the foreground parallax's intrusion over the midground to decrease the chances of having "blind" jumps or sequences.

Quality of Life:

  • Added a border to the screen area.
  • Added a flickering color to the score text every 1,000 points to mark progress.
  • Added lighting effects at the edges of the screen: darker in the deeper cave, lighter towards the exit.
  • Added a dedicated title screen with new title and other info.
  • Minor revamp to the game over screen.
  • Updated music. It's still the same elements but in a slightly less obnoxious loop.
  • Updated the desktop icon for the downloadable executables.
  • Separated the Windows/Mac/Linux downloads for user convenience.

While there are still a couple of refinements I could add I think I'm pretty happy with the game in this state and will only come back to working on it more if a very specific need arises. Thank you to the awesome PICO-8 community for all of the support and work they put out there!

Files

Erk'Lak - Windows.zip 867 kB
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Erk'Lak - Mac.zip 1 MB
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Erk'Lak - Linux.zip 479 kB
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Browser.zip 360 kB
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