GGJ Archives 2009-2012

The Illusory Persistence of LOVE

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The Illusory Persistence of LOVE

a game by Fling!Monkey

Mint and Periwinkle, bound by a rigid link of love, are destined to forever spin and bounce around each other. Mint is a stickler - doesn't like moving and clings to anything he touches, but Periwinkle's rather more excitable and can't stand still. With just a single button press (SPACE), players can swap Mint and Periwinkle's position: what was bouncy now clutches the nearest surface, while a sudden burst of energy pushes the pair away from its last position.

With a primarily physics based mechanic, the possible combinations are almost limitless. Climb walls, walk across platforms, fling the couple across the world with a well-timed switch...

There's more to come: grasp onto swinging pendulums, moving platforms, and even other balls in the environment with special abilities. Repeatedly bash into solid obstructions to reach higher ground and of course, as is paramount to the couple, search out the love that's constantly holding them together.

Team Information
Number of Members: 
Full Name / affiliation / email / role: 

Michael "Z" Goddard / RPI '10 / goddard(at)zofgames.com / Programming,Levels

Chelsea Howe / Cornell '09 / howe.chelsea(at)gmail.com / Design,Audio,Models

Richard Hough / Cornell Grad Student / richard.r.hough(at)gmail.com / Programming,Design

Matthew Olivo / SUNY Albany '10 / matthewolivocs(at)gmail.com / Programming,Design

Franklin Pride / RPI '11 / franklineartgreat(at)yahoo.com / Programming,Models


howe [dot] chelseaatgmail [dot] com

Game Submission
Installation Notes: 

Stand alone application found in the release folder.

Brief Play Description: 

By swapping the properties of two linked balls between sticky and bouncy, navigate a series of abstract levels to find the heart that binds the characters together. (((LEVELS UPDATED 2/2)))

Game Characteristics: 
Side Scroller
Windows 98/2K/XP or DOS
Windows Vista
Mac OS - PPC
Mac OS - Intel


Great single-button 2D

Great single-button 2D platform game. A pitty it crashes when you fall in a gap, otherwise I coul play a game like this for a few hours... (tested on Mac OS X 10.4)

Just noticed there's an updated version. I played a little more, until the vertical level with the heart in the top. I tried it for about five times, and then the game froze (one of the two balls got stuck on a corner of a rectangle).


TIPOL Updates

For the latest version of the game, visit The TIPOL site :)

Many of the bugs in the various versions uploaded here are now fixed.


TIPOL Updates

see above

The Kranzky Bros.

Nice concept!

Nice concept!


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