FORAGER

Take a gentle stroll in the woods and hunt for mushrooms.

Find giant mushrooms to gain special abilities like jumping, running and smashing rocks, while hunting for all ten of the small (and tasty!) red ones...

{ Controls }

Mouse/Keyboard

  • Mouse (or Q/E) - Look (turn left/right)
  • Left-click - Pick-up mushroom (and smash once you've found the smashshroom)
  • W/A/S/D - Move forward/left/backwards/right
  • Space - Jump (once you've found a jumpshroom)
  • Hold shift - Run (once you've fund a speedshroom)
  • Esc - Toggle control-view
  • 1 - Toggle quality high/low
  • +/- - In/decrease mouse sensitivity

Gamepad Mapping

  • Right-stick - Look
  • [RT] - "{ click }" / pick-up mushroom (and smash once you've found the smashshroom)
  • Left-stick - Walk
  • [A - XBox] / [X - PS4] - Jump (once you've found a jumpshroom)
  • Hold [X - XBox] / [▢ - PS4] - Run (once you've fund a speedshroom)
  • [Start] - Toggle control-view
  • [Select] - Toggle quality high/low

{ About }

FORAGER was made as part of the A Game By Its Cover 2020 jam, based on the 2020 entries for the My Famicase Exhibition.

The entry that I chose was FORAGER - by Austin Breed. Except for creating the original cartridge image, however, Austin did not commission and wasn't involved with the creation of this game. Although I hope they do enjoy it, if they ever play it! (Post-mortem here).

v1.1 fixes getting stuck in areas pre-speedshroom and adds mouse sensitivity options.

The following assets are used in this game:

Anyone interested is welcome to checkout the code (although the paid assets have been removed so as not to infringe on other' licences) here: https://github.com/thomasmichaelwallace/famicase-forager

Download

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forager_windows_v1.1.zip 30 MB
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forager_mac_v1.1.zip 32 MB

Comments

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Atmosphere is great. Ambient music really worked for me. I wasn't able to get past the controls, unfortunately. Platforming with the mouse/keyboard combo was too much for me.

Hey :) Thanks for the kind words!

I added as many control schemes as I thought would help, but I’m glad you got something out of it anyway!

I love this atmosphere, but I'm having a really hard time with the mouse sensitivity being so low. Could you make it adjustable somehow?

I also wasn't super sure what to do or that I could do anything in the game until I looked down at the controls :P but I eventually figured it out. I'm really glad you picked this cart :3 Again, the atmosphere really gives it justice

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Also, I ended up getting stuck here, unable to jump out by the bonus mushroom ^  ^;

Thanks for the kind words!

I’ll take a look at the mouse sensitivity - shouldn’t be too hard. You can also use Q and E to ‘look’ left/right, which might help in the interim.

Also: sorry you got stuck! I can see exactly what happened, I’ll make a ramp out of there!