What game is this?
Tequila Platformer it's a side-scrolling platform game. It's supposed to be easy, simple and pleasant.
The main character of the game is a farmer named Marcello, who's trying to find his lost goat - Matilda. When Matilda disappeared, Marcello, disregarding the dangers, decides to find his pet and bring her back home.
Goals of the game
The main goal of the game is to complete all 11 levels and bring Matilda back home.
The second goal of the game is to gain points by collecting coins, drinking Tequilas, eating Tacos and collecting Power Gems. Sometimes, you loose your point when hit by Spikes, Bees, Thumbleweeds and by spikes throwed by Angry Cactus. Marcello begins his journey with 5 points of Health. When his Health reach 0 - Marcello dies and the player has to restart the current level. At the end of each level the player has to write down his name. His name and score are stored in the Hall of Fame (on external server). .
How to play? It's simple, just run, jump, drink Tequilas and eat Tacos. Watch out for dangerous spikes, Angry Cactuses and other dangerous things. But, don't let Marcello eat too much Tacos. It's makes him overweighted for a while, so he can't jump high when he's overweighted.
There are 2 powerups in the game:
- Tequila - makes Marcello jump higher temporary.
- Taco - recovers 1 point of Health & makes Marcello overweighted for a while.
Power Gems are special collectibles (they are spawned in random areas on current level). They allow Marcello to use some of special "powers" like regenerate his health etc. To activate each of abilities you need to collect 5 (or more) Power Gems of each power you want to use. The use of current power costs 5 Power Gems.
Power Gems types and powers:
- red - regenerates 1 point of health
- green - increase 1 point of maximum health
- celadon - regenerates full health
- blue - temporary invulnerability
- yellow - removes all bees on current level
- violet - removes all cactuses on current level
- pink - removes all enemies (bees, cactuses, tumbleweends) on current level
- water - unfortunately, Marcello can't swim
- Bees - can sting
- Angry Cactuses - can shot needles
- Tumbleweeds - can spin around and harm Marcello
- 100% Java
- 100% free
- Mexican vibe
- 11 levels
- nice music
- Power Gems
- unlockable levels
- achievements system
- global best scores (Hall of Fame)
- english & polish language
- JLayer (1.0.1) - support for .mp3 files
JInput (2.0.5) - gamepad support- gamepad support is not fully available MySQL Connector (ver. 5.1.39) - JDBC driver for MySQL databaseSince 1.01 version the game connects with database by PHP script , not client-server app based by sockets connection.
A several free assets are used in this game:
- graphics & music from opengameart.org and gameart2d.com.
- some of the graphics was made (eg Power Gems, birds in main menu, floating letters, tumbleweeds) or modified (eg moving platforms, airplane, cactuses) by me.
- Cowboy Hippie Pro and Smokun fonts are from www.fontsquirrel.com
Programs & Tools
- Eclipse Neon JEE
- Git (Bitbucket)