A downloadable Cranky Pants

For the GMTK Gamejam

A simple three button platformer with tight controls and a bit of a learning curve.

How our submission matches the theme
To match the theme of the GMTKjam we tried to do as much as possible with just three buttons. Our jump button also acts as a dash button if executed while airborne, both the dash and the jump can be used to eliminate the bugs. The dash can also be used in defence against the seeds the flower throws, turning the flower into a spring to reach higher areas if done correctly.

The game's executable package or binary
Windows executable file

Intended platform
PC Windows

Resources used
Aseprite, Pyxel Edit beta, Tiled
#SoftMilk32 palette by mnrart http://mnrart.tumblr.com/tagged/color-palette
Made by Joe and Daniel, Spacefish Games

Oh hey! Thank you for taking the time to look at our little game. This was our first gamejam, and our first "completed" project in game development (quotation marks used as we of course had more features and content in mind that time did not allow for). Needless to say we learned a bunch doing this, and would very much appreciate any and all constructive criticism and comments. We look forward to sharing more games with you in the future, and good luck to everyone who participated in the first (hopefully of many) GMTK Gamejam!

Cheers, Joe and Daniel
Spacefish Games

Install instructions

Step 1: Download

Step 2: Run (requires Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0+)

Step 3: Platform


crankyPants.exe 10 MB


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oh! it will work very good with the indiepad! Is it on indiexpo?

It is not, sorry. Just here as the jam was hosted here. Will keep that in mind for the future though :)

Lovely aesthetic, may lacks a little bit of a music :) 

Otherwise, I don't know if it's a bug or if it is intentional, but the variable jump height is really tricky to use, but overall the controls are really smooth :)

Good job !

Yep, music and sound is definitely something we wanted but didn't make time for in the jam unfortunately. Jumping and controls in general will be ironed out to work better in future projects. Thanks for the feedback!

It's nice to see someone who made his game also in Java. I really like the pixel art of this game, but there's a problem with scaling on 4k monitor. The game widnow is just really small...

Thanks for letting us know, we will make sure we take that into consideration in the future.  And thank you for the kind words!

I wasn't able to replicate after the first try, but I was able to jump out of the last level without triggering the win screen

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Hi, thanks for the feedback. Yea there are a few things to fix up with the map collisions, if your velocity is too high you can clip out. Also just tried level 4 and was able to jump out of level on the top platform by jumping backwards :p

Im in love with the art style used for this !

Well done !

Hey thanks for the kind words!