Death is not the end in this fast-paced action platformer. Race your way to the top of a tower before time runs out. Death isn't enough to stop you, keep pushing forward in Ghost form until you reach the end. Can you shave enough seconds off to battle the final boss and save your home?

Tips:

You need to save 30 second of time cumulatively across all levels to face the final boss.

Controls?

R to quick restart level

WASD and Arrow keys to move

Click to attack (Mouse to aim)

Up / W / Space to jump

What is Project 2021?

Over the course of this year, I am trying to tell a story between all of my games. While you do not need to play any prior or following games to enjoy this, the lore does build. Can you piece together the story that is being told?

Other Cannon Games This Year:

  1. Out Of Time
  2. Armor Of God
  3. Death Percent
  4. Rouge Royale
  5. A Name Is Earned
  6. Last Man Standing
  7. Joining Forces
  8. Second Son
  9. Death Percent 2
  10. Journey to Hell
  11. A Drunk Thief Returns
  12. From the Ashes

Post Jam Version Fixed (9/29/21)

  • Made end of level menu more clearly point to level select screen.
  • Final boss can no longer shoot player while moving.
  • Can no longer click 'next' to go to the boss battle if not enough time has been earned.
  • Can no longer jump out of map during boss fight.
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rating
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorIanGoGo
GenrePlatformer, Puzzle, Racing
Made withDefold
Tags8-Bit, one-hit-kill, Speedrun

Download

Download
Death_Percent_2_Windows_Post_01.zip 157 MB

Install instructions

1. Download the zip file

2. Click into the Death_Percent_2 file

3. Double click the .exe file to start the game

4. Enjoy

Comments

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The core gameplay conceit of the early levels—dying to turn into a ghost, and solving puzzles by swapping between ghost and corporeal forms—is pretty neat. I like those levels. Having the time you "save" be added together to determine your time limit for the last level is a great idea! It turns the level timer into more than just a high score.

But there wasn't really an indication of what "time saved" meant. I kept getting 0's in the early levels, so I assumed it just meant "how much time you shaved off your personal best" or something...until I started getting positive Time Saved scores. (Obviously I figured it out once I reached the final level.)

Speaking of the final level...it feels like it came from a different game? I guess that's almost inevitable when most of the game is a puzzle-platformer and it ends in a boss fight, but I had barely even used the spell shooty thing after the tutorial where it was introduced—dying and possessing(?) soldiers just felt more natural. I'm not sure I have a solution, but it felt odd.

Also, I decided to walk left through that door thing in the boss fight, and wound up spending all my saved time falling through nothingness. It's my own fault, really, but it's still an odd bug I decided to report.

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Hey! Thanks for the amazing feedback! I'll fix the door problem in the post-jam version. 

I can try to change the wording for time saved to make it more clear, I may just rework it somehow so it feels better explained.

The boss fight was very much shoe-horned in, I couldn't think of a solid puzzle for it so I tried to do a more classic boss fight, it does feel really disjoint, I'm not sure exactly how to fix that but I will look into it. 

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The obvious answer is "Make it a puzzle boss fight," but that's not really an answer so much as a goal, is it?

For sure, I'll probably rework it to have more of a puzzle aspect to it. Thanks again for the great feedback