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On Greenlight: Cool Egg on the Run – Bristol-Based Devs

Want to help support local devs do their thing? Great! We’ve got a little task for all of you GeekOut South-West fans out there – Give this game a like over on Steam Greenlight and help it go live. Ah but hold on, I’ve not given you any information about the game yet, have I? Fear not, I’ve played it and here’s a full review of the upcoming action platformer from the University of the West of England, Cool Egg on the Run.

Overview

Developer Bird-Up UWE
Platforms PC (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Genre Action/Platformer
Planned Price Under a Fiver
Greenlight Page
Cool Egg on the Run

Review

Gameplay

CRT Filter in a single player game of Cool Egg on the Run

There’s no story to go by, unless you want to make one up for yourself. I mean, this is a game about one really cool egg who is on the run from having the camera catch up with him and get him stuck on the spikes at the bottom of the screen. As such, this is game where your whole goal is to climb up and up. There’s no ‘winning’ in this game, but it’s ultimately a high-score game, similar to games from the 70s and 80s.

Your ‘Cool Egg’ will run up plenty of stairs, collecting as many coins and sunglasses as he can. Since this game is a high-score based game, the more coins and sunglasses you collect, the better your score will be. The game plays either for one or two people at the same time on the same screen. Typically you use WASD for player 1 and IJKL for player 2. One feature I would personally love to see in the future is gamepad support.

You must escape the omelette factory, but there are finger guns, designed to… Well kinda kill you, y’know? To get around these pests, you can dig a block underneath Cool Egg and get the enemies to be stuck. You can also use this in a 2 player game, to try and get your friends killed off. After all, you want to get the highest score to be the coolest egg, now don’t you? I’m sure that is eggs-actly what you will want to do.

Graphics

As always, we still believe seeing is believing here on GeekOut, so if you’re interested in what this game looks like, then check out our mini-gallery. Before we get into this, it’s worth noting that you can have the game with a CRT filter, which you can turn off by pressing the + button on your keyboard. Furthermore, you can change the colour of the “monitor” by pressing a number corresponding with what you’d like the game to look like.

Audio

 

Starting with the sound effects, it reminds me of the sounds you’d have heard back in the arcade. They’re simple sounds, but they represent their actions rather well. From the little plinking noise of collecting coins, to the sound of going up ladders. Whenever Cool Egg dies, it makes an audible little noise, which I personally think sounds like it saying “ow”, but there we go. As such, the sound effects do help carry the game.

But the music is really good. It’s top notch stuff, for those of you who enjoyed old school games with a faster pace, the music is very akin to music from the NES era of gaming… But with that modern twist which makes it sound better. The music changes based upon the amount of lives you have remaining, of which you only typically have three lives anyway. Very good music indeed.

Overall

Two player game with a blue CRT screen.

If you’re local to Bristol and want to help support local developers, we’d very much appreciate it if you could give these guys your support over on Steam Greenlight. Even if you’re not from Bristol and you just really like the looks of this, go and give them your like! You’re not tied down to actually buying it if you give them a yes from Greenlight, so it’d be great if you could just give them a Yes anyway! It’s a good, fun little two-player game, which I can see as a fun little time-sink for friends who are naturally competitive.

So if you’re looking to be the coolest egg around, why not leave us a comment about what you think of Cool Egg on the Run? If nothing else, does that advert not look amazing? One of the devs is one of our GeekOut Bristol Meet attendees, so huge thanks to him for pointing it out to me. As always, leave us a comment below, or over on Facebook, Twitter or Reddit.

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2 responses

  1. It’s cool seeing Dizzy in the trailer, cos that is the first thing I thought when I saw the screenshots.

    Liked by 1 person

    March 20, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    • Haha others have commented on the similarities with Dizzy! Man I miss that lil’ Egg!

      Liked by 1 person

      March 20, 2017 at 5:36 pm

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