Game: Pulse of Nature

Dynamic platformer where the level that moves at the pace decided by a second player via an Android device.
 
 

Diversifiers

Two Are Better Than One: The game requires two or more different mobile devices to play.

Executable or Installer

 

Extract zip file, read the readme, install apk file onto Android device, run pulse.jar.

 

Platforms

Windows
Mac OS X+
Android device
Linux / Unix
 
Slick2D
 

Jam Site

 

Updated

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 19:15
 
Repository name: 
Pulseman
 
 

Team

 
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Aaron Jacobs
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Christopher Wallis
Mike Sunson Wang
Eric Cramer
 

Credits

Eli Backer (music)

Comments

Samusaaron3's picture
Submitted by Samusaaron3 on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 23:16

/*****************************/
/*********** Story ***********/
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In Pulse of Nature, you play as Na, a monk who is training to control his heart rate through meditation. In order to prove his abilities, Na must complete a series of challenges in his own mind, wherein the rate of movement of certain objects is directly controlled by his heart rate.

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/******** Installation *******/
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Pulse of Nature requires Java to be installed (available at http://java.com/download) to be played. If Java is installed, simply run the "pulse.jar" file to play. On Windows and OSX this can be done by simply double clicking the file - on Linux you may have to start the game from a terminal (with the command java -jar <path to pulse.jar>).

/*****************************/
/********** Controls *********/
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While Pulse of Nature was created with the intention of it being a two player game, it is possible to be played by one person.

Player 1 controls Na
A / Left Arrow: Move left
D / Right Arrow: Move right
Space: Jump

Player 2 controls Na's heart rate
Enter / Android tap: Heart beat

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/********** Android **********/
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Pulse of Nature contains support for player 2 to control Na's heart beats from an Android device instead of the keyboard. In order to connect an Android device, copy / install the "Pulseman.apk" file to an Android device and run the app. Enter the associated computer's IP address, click the "Connect Android Device" button in the (computer) game's menu, and click the "Connect" button on the app. If a connection is successfully made, the text in the game will change to "Connected to Device".

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/********** Credits **********/
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Pulse of Nature was created over a 48 hour period (as part of Global Game Jam 2013) by:

Aaron Jacobs
Christopher Wallis
Eric Cramer
Mike Sunson Wang

In addition, music was graciously composed by Eli Backer.

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