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May 21, 2013

leaf me alone

Leaf me alone, a platformer by Mark Foster and David Fenn, winner of the minimalism themed Ludum Dare 26 game jam.

80 comments:

Anonymous said...

FIIIIIIRRSSSSSSTTTTTT!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's as if the game was directly inspired by the Hayao Miyazaki's movies!
I like this kind of universe.

Anonymous said...

I cannot reach to squril

-k said...

I can get into the tree on the right, but cannot get high enough to progress further. I cannot seem to clear the gap on the left either. Not sure what I am doing wrong. I liked this quite a bit until then, LOL!

Anonymous said...

Me neither ! Need some help ..

Anonymous said...

Stuck at the same spot as -k. Help!

Anonymous said...

I reached the squirrel!! You have to ride the three flowers up very quickly by timing when you switch to them....It took me a few tries but it works!!

Anonymous said...

Got it! You need to hold the "z" key and flowed...

Anonymous said...

stuck in the clouds at far right with the tree on the edge. Need to go left but the flower is not blowing me up high enough

Anonymous said...

Never mind!! Zoom in the screen to reveal more!!

Anonymous said...

Finished the game!!! Well done

Bart said...

Sorry about the zooming problem, I have now changed the game size to the correct size, cheers!

Anonymous said...

On that tower on the way left, there is something red, but I couldn't click on it. I finished the game, but I'm curious if that was actually useful for anything.

Anonymous said...

Hello ! stuck in this place with green butons i click some of them but i cant reach some others.the one thing like fun in the top dont let me reach the man in the top .i cant do anything more to continue the game :(

Anonymous said...

With the 3 flowers leading up to the squirrel I found that you can actually just jump in the space between them and hit all 3 without moving. You'll still want to move towards the last one so you can get over to the squirrel, though. Hope this helps someone.

Anonymous said...

umm i found a stop sign in the middle of the tree what do i do with it?

Anonymous said...

I'm stuck after reaching the squirrel and going trough the white door. What do I have to do outside? I'm just making circles with those clouds.

Ps What I figured out: when pressing X while jumping you can creating lifting flowers yourself.

Anonymous said...

My poor English did not help to understand tips for 3 flowers to reach at the top

Jane F said...

Aaarrrggghhh! Fell to the left inside the tree and now I'm standing on a piece of framework above a door (that's still behind locks I see...) but with no way out and no save I would have to start all over again! I don't know what to do with the acorn (apple?) anyway! Enjoying it all the same Bart - another good share. :D

Jane F said...

Okay - guess the acorn makes the x button work - don't know what to do now though? In the green above the squirrel there doesn't seem anything to do - except fall off... lol

Anonymous said...

Still no way to reach the top after the 3 flowers

ekieramzen said...

@Jane F:
You have to go back into the tower and create a flower under the last remaining botton, so you can enter the next door.

Anonymous said...

It won't load for me. I just get a white screen. :(

Yufei Ge said...

Uh... did I finish the game?

Yufei Ge said...

Uh... did I finish the game?

Anonymous said...

Where and how do you find the acorn? I am stuck at the three flowers - cant get up to the squirrel - and I guess you have to have the acorn to make another flower......?

Lara said...

OK, so I unlocked the other door in the tree and got the green pellet. What does it do?

Gamergrrl said...

To actually 'finsh' the game, you have to go into the last door and then exit back through it.

Great game Bart!

Gamergrrl said...

Once you get all three pellets, go back to the gray door where you started.

Anonymous said...

"Now I Can Be Alone"? Hardly with all the birds and the squirrel

Cyn said...

Can't get the hang of the gliding thing. Will have to try again some other time.

Belal Masood said...

NOW I CAN BE ALONE.

Anonymous said...

I have the same problem as this comment 22 May 2013 01:20 Where and how do you find the acorn? I am stuck at the three flowers - cant get up to the squirrel - and I guess you have to have the acorn to make another flower......? any help ??? please ..

Anonymous said...

I wonder if is nesesary to go in the door left in the first scene ?

Jane F said...

Thanks ekieramzen - I've opened that door and been through it. Found a second light to put in the grey door but don't know what to do next... I'll go and have another look. Thanks again. x

Jane F said...

To those struggling with the three flower lift and reaching the squirrel - Anonymous 21 May 2013 18:37 explains how to get onto level with squirrel. Then use flower to left of squirrel to jump and glide onto top of its chair. Enter door there. Good luck.

Jane F said...

Done! Is that really the end? Getting to sit on the highest shelf! Weird... but strangely enjoyable. lol

Anonymous said...

Yes, but that one section is too high to reach and I can't make another flower unless I have the acorn, correct?

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess I finished it... ? Was I supposed to be able to get the acorn?

Anonymous said...

How do you get all three squares?

Anonymous said...

or two actually

Luna said...

you only get 2 squares?!?!?! I found an owl. what does he do?

Luna said...

How do you find the 3rd square?

PyroLuna said...

I seem to be in outer space, i can't figure out what to do from there

Anonymous said...

I'M STUCK!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Where do you find the second square??????

Anonymous said...

AAAAH!!!! FINALLY GOT TO THE SQUIRREL!!!!!!!! The comment that helped me the most was 21 May 2013 14:40. You just have to keep going to the bottom and timing the switching from flower to flower until you get it. If anyone is still stuck here, I hope this helps...

Anonymous said...

YAAAAAY!!!! I FINISHED!!!!!!!

Margaret said...

I totally agree with anon @ 22 May 2013 03:04; what, that's alone? with all of those animals?

Also, yay for finishing! and my thanks to anon @ 21 May 2013 19:06 for the x key help.

Anonymous said...

There's still a zooming issue with mine...

Dimpl said...

So pretty & calm! I LOVE IT :D

The Gordo said...

A calm and gentle game. I liked it much.

A subtle ending, for sure, but very appropriate.

Thanks, Bart!

Anonymous said...

Was stuck till I rode the mid of 3.
Found red, blue, green dots for door.
Went back outside my tiny house to try to figure out the owl that appeared to the left of acorn. Exit home restarts the game. So I can only guess that I have saved the squirrel king from the big bad owl? He has moved in with me & we made made baby birds in our love nest lol.

Anonymous said...

Only for me its impossible to reach the top after 3 fun....what a pitty :( try and try but i cant

Anonymous said...

ok finally finished !!!

tam said...

Really lovely and challenging!
Thank you all for the help :)

Anonymous said...

Nice game. To reach the squirrel king, you need to press Z twice just beside the bottommost flower. Then you will shoot up. To restart the game, just come out of the room with the animals.

Anonymous said...

Those having trouble with the three flowers: hit the air currents as close to the flowers as possible without actually touching the flower. That is where the air currents are the most powerful, so they push you up higher. KEEP TRYING!!!

Anonymous said...

FYI, it still works if you touch the flowers, it makes it easier and they don't stop you as I assume you were thinking...

Anonymous said...

I'm stuck. How can I go out?
http://i.imgur.com/LwAGYfa.png

PK said...

HOW TO GET TO THE SQUIRREL:

1. From the bottom flower, jump up, then wait until you're about the land and press Z again.

2. Move to the right so that you're floating up the gap BETWEEN the three flowers. That's right, you don't want to "move back and forth" to catch the air currents -- you should be able to shoot right up the wind column in the MIDDLE.

3. As soon as you're past the top flower, push LEFT so you float over to the squirrel.

It may take a few tries.

PK said...

With that out of the way, let me say that I loved this game. It was tricky and challenging enough to hold my interest, without being so hard that I never knew what to do next. And I loved how the two upgrades (leaf, then acorn) change the gameplay.

My only complaint is that I didn't find it at all obvious what the little glowing pellets were until the very end. It would've been nice to know that I needed to find three. That's a minor complaint, though. The game was great.

(BTW, the game didn't load for me the first few times. Finally, I just loaded up a window and walked away. When I came back, it was there. I guess it takes a long time for the opening screen to show up.)

Anonymous said...

I am never tired of playing this.

Anonymous said...

Me either. I love this game!

pokemonlover said...

I LOVE THIS SOUNDTRACK OMG

pokemonlover said...

Uh whats the glowing square do?

pokemonlover said...

BTW does the squirrel do anything?

pokemonlover said...

gee i guess im stuck the glowing squares do something right? i found three. are there more?

pokemonlover said...

WHOA! um, whats the huge owl for?

pokemonlover said...

luna, how did you only find 2?

pokemonlover said...

I found all three squares. what do i do now????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????/

pokemonlover said...

HEELLLLPP

pokemonlover said...

thanks gamergrrl!!

pokemonlover said...

what do you do... is that the end when you get to the place that says now i can be alone???????????????

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS GAME!!!! I LOVE THIS GAME!!!! I LOVE THIS GAME!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

Anonymous said...

So I finished the game and while I was playing I found out you can use space to jump. How cool.

Anonymous said...

I don't get what to do after the two huge trees.I can't figure out how to jump on the branches

Anonymous said...

I don't get what to do after the two huge trees.I can't figure out how to jump on the branches

Anonymous said...

I don't get what to do after the two huge trees.I can't figure out how to jump on the branches

Anonymous said...

I don't get what to do after the two huge trees.I can't figure out how to jump on the branches

 

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