A platforming experience about the truth of freedom and the forces that have bound us all. Control the protagonist in a unique way to escape what constrains us and discover the truth! Thanks to newgrounds.com and its users for the soundtrack, as well as Eternogames on yoyogames.com for editing and many others for testing.

Gameplay tips:

  1. The arrow keys can be held in mid-air to prepare for the next jump.
  2. The arrow keys do not have to be released in between jumps.
  3. Remember that there are nine different jumps, all of which are useful.
  4. Don't break the keyboard.

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Bounded, a platforming experience created with Game Maker, has found its way to IndieDB.com!

I began working on Bounded during the winter of 2011, with the goal of actually completing a full game instead of getting half-way through and dropping the project. I wanted to create a game with a new twist on a recognizable pattern. The recognizable pattern is the ever-present style of independent games: the beloved platformer! My new twist was the a unique movement and control scheme: the protagonist bounds across the landscape, and it is the player's job to control the trajectory of each jump, using the arrow keys. This style of control gives the game a relentless and exciting pace.

The atmosphere is equally important as the controls, and I went for a feeling of desperation and slight horror. The colors and graphics were chosen to fit this goal. And anyway, who doesn't love the graphical combination of red, black, white, and a touch of gray?

I finished the game in early January of 2012, and posted it on YoYoGames.com. However, I have been disappointed with the lack of traffic the game has received, and I feel that YoYoGames has lost a portion of its support from the masses. Thus, I uploaded the full game here on IndieDB.com, with the hopes of a larger scope of recognition. I do this not only for my own sake, but also in the interests of the music artists on newgrounds.com whose soundtracks I included in Bounded.

So, please download and play Bounded! Any comments and feedback are appreciated, and I will answer any questions to the best of my ability.

A word to the wary: Bounded is not an easy game by any stretch of the imagination. It requires a dedicated player to fully complete the game, and such a player will find the experience rewarding.

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vivec
vivec

I like this game, but i'm stuck! theres a jump i cant make.

i tried this : up+right, up+down, up, right, even left+up+right.
but none of them get me to the ledge the gap is really long, is there any other buttons i have to use instead of the arrow keys? like spacebar?

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superphreak327 Creator
superphreak327

You might need to use some smaller jumps to position yourself correctly. Tried down and left?

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BNeutral
BNeutral

That last moon stage before the chase was really hard.

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dom_dot
dom_dot

Looks pretty cool! Wish there was a mac version thou...

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superphreak327 Creator
superphreak327

If I could find a good way to port it, I would! However, I made this with Game Maker on Windows, and a Mac port would require both a Mac computer and a Mac version of Game Maker, neither of which I have. Sorry!

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