A downloadable game for Windows

Splinter Zone is a 2D Arcade Platformer about escaping eternal punishment.

You run, jump, and shoot through an endless, random sequence of short levels with a simple goal: Get as many points as possible before your inevitable demise.

Why? Because that's what you're supposed to do.

And who are you anyway? You don't know. You have no recollection of your past, and all you are ever going to know is what you're going to experience once you've stepped out of your cell.

It's up to you what to do with this existence. Be content with its ramifications and try to perform as best as you can, or try to break the cycle of eternal punishment and find out the reason behind your imprisonment.

Whatever you decide, your actions will have consequences and the game will change accordingly over time.


The game currently consists of 20 levels and two bossfights. The sequence in which the levels appear is random, however after every 5 levels, you'll encounter a boss.

You can follow the game's development via twitter(@splinter_zone), or on its own website (splinter-zone.net)

If you have any questions, or run into problems don't hesitate to get in touch with me via email (mokkograd[at]gmail.com)

If you really want, you can also follow me personally via twitter (@ernstmokka)


Splinter Zone is currently on Steam Greenlight. Please consider voting for it!


Controls:

Gamepad (recommended, only Xinput controllers are currently supported though)

left stick/dpad to move

A - jump

X - Shoot

B - Shield Powerup (if unlocked)

Y - Heal Powerup (if unlocked)

in case you want to interact with the text or terminal in the lobby, you can do so by pressing "start".

While you're reading your generated poems, you can cycle through pages via the left and right trigger buttons.

Cancel both displays with B


Keyboard:

arrow keys to move

S - Jump

D - Shoot

F - Shield Powerup (if unlocked)

A - Heal Powerup (if unlocked)

in case you want to interact with the text or terminal in the lobby, you can do so by pressing "enter".

While you're reading your generated poems, you can cycle through pages via "Q" and "E".

Cancel both displays with esc.


Thanks for giving this game a shot, I really appreciate it!


Install instructions

Just unzip the folder and double click the icon to play. Please check the readme file for control instructions.

The game currently only supports xinput controllers, so you need a workaround, if you want to play it with a different type of controller.

Download

Download
Splinter Zone prototype.zip (41 MB)

Comments

Log in with your itch.io account to leave a comment.

I'm Terrible at Mega Man like games! I did enjoy playing though and will vote for you on Steam Greenlight. Here is my un-skilled Let's Play:

Thank you!

(+1)

really nice
could've used some action in the background tho

and maybe some less aggressive-surprising-superstrong enemies... at least at the start

thanks for your feedback, I really appreciate it!

I do want to smoothe the difficulty curve at the start a bit, but haven't got around to actually doing it. Right now the only thing the game does, is gradually increasing the pool of levels it draws from.