The Adventures of Bulb Boy

 

Help Bulb Boy exterminate the vermin from the area that is all dark and blue! Raise your electro-wand to attract the electricity from the nearest power coil and shock your enemies out of existence! Clear all the enemies in each stage to advance. 8 stages in all.

CONTROLS:
LEFT/RIGHT – Move
X – Jump
Z – Raise wand
C – Switch power coils on and off

S – Save
R – Restore
E – Retry level

Thanks to Dessgeega/Auntie Pixelante for the font, “Slanted.”

The game engine is modified from Caverns of Khron which had just begun development.

Made for Timezone Lottery Klik Jam #10.

Frank Sinatra in “River, Stay Away from My Door”

 

Why won’t the river stay away from Frank Sinatra’s door? Help Frank guide his beloved door to safety away from the river, up above, where the river can’t rise any higher (he’s so all alone!).

Press ‘X’ to jump and press ‘Z’ while standing next to the door to pick it up.

Made for Timezone Lottery Klik Jam #9.

About a Ball

A single-room game, About a Ball is a dense, difficult platformer in which a red ball must make its way through a hostile triangle-infested series of chambers.

My first released game in six years and my first in the Game Maker engine. It grew out of a series of tests I had done based on Derek Yu’s Game Maker tutorials. The platforming is relatively simple, with stiff, fixed-height jumps and large hitboxes, but the structure of the level is built to accommodate these limitations.

The version available in the above download link is version 1.2, which gives the player unlimited lives and adds sound effects. Version 1.2 was completed in 2012 but never officially released until April 2017. The initial release had a limit of five lives and no sound (the jump action was also remapped from the up button to the X key). Both games have complicated scoring systems related to how long it takes you to complete the stage. Version 1.01 is also available.

The Grand Mage

 

In the ancient and magical land of Nellad, the righteous Sacred Practice has ruled for many years. The Evil Brotherhood now threatens that order, and only you, The Grand Mage, can protect the world from evil.

My only completed Megazeux game (I was also working on a comedy game called Blow Up Stuff and a real-time strategy game), this fantasy platformer uses the Jumper engine by XR3. It’s short and it’s pretty simple.

This is set in the same world as my first 24 Hours of ZZT game Night Conjure.

Megazeux games require Megazeux to run. Download it from Digital MZX.

The Punctuation People

 

In this platformer, Paul Paragraph is on a quest to rescue the punctuation people (that is, people who are various punctuation marks) from the Evil Copy Editor.

Upon encountering a few “jumping” engines in ZZT demo files, I immediately became obsessed with creating a Super Mario Bros.-like game in ZZT. Most of the enemies are patterned after classic Mario enemies, and the player can collect coins.

This was the first ZZT game I released that received much positive feedback from the ZZT community. Most of my subsequent games would also be engine games.

ZZT games require ZZT to run. Download it from zzt.org.