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A puzzle platformer where you can only jump twice.

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WASD/arrow keys — movement and main menu navigation

space — jump/advance dialogue

R — restart

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Cool.

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What game engine was this made bro?

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It looks like Godot.

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Haven't yet downloaded this game/tried it out. Came across a YouTube video of someone playing it. Mainly commenting that this game looks fun and is a cool idea for a game and is definitely on my radar on the next game I want to try out. I hope you consider publishing this game on the Nintendo Switch (or at the very least make it available in the home-brew scene if you can't afford their dev kits. Though you'd still have to own some version of the console to develop this game on it. :P )

I'll wait a bit to see where this goes. I'm definitely willing to pay for this one. I imagine you aren't yet at the stage of deciding what platforms this game would end up beyond PC. I have a PC, but this feels like a game better played on a console I would think.

But I can say this game has great potential to do well on a system like the Switch where I've seen a lot of other indie games like this show up.

First thing I did when I saw that YouTube video was check if it was on the eShop..But sadly it isn't so googled to find this site where it's found. In it's current state, the game feels like something worth around $6 to $10. Maybe I'm not the export on valuations like this and this may change when I actually get around to playing it, but if it showed up as digital only game on the Switch around that price range I will definitely want to get it.

Another game "Enter The Gungeon" which I've been playing a lot lately is currently priced around 5 to 7. Though when it first came out it was closer to $15 so that's where I'm getting my price guesses from. :P

Not sure if you plan on expanding on the game mechanics more, but an idea that came to mind is perhaps in the later half of the game you can introduce mechanics that involve the arms.

But then again this game is called LegBreaker...not ArmBreaker. :P

Maybe an idea as DLC to the game later if you decide to publish it on Switch/Other consoles. Something like you get one or two uses of super punch/push. Could add destructible walls/heavy objects you must move and with the right mechanics you can add even more complexity to your puzzles that add some more physics to your game mechanics.

If this game doesn't end up on Switch/Consoles I'll still consider buying it. Just that I'd really like to see it on Switch. Definitely keeping an eye on this one. :D

Really cool idea, but got stuck because the collisions are so tight! The challenge is less about solving a level and more on executing it flawlessly.

One thing I would like to ask you, what is the font you used for the cutscenes? I'm looking for a small font like that!

Thanks for playing and thanks for the feedback! The font is actually custom-made, but if you'd like I can upload it on here. 

Oh, custom made, amazing! I was surprised how the "e" and "a" were only four pixels tall eheh. It's okay, I'll  try to make my one too! :) Thank you for your reply

I really enjoyed this game, I loved the concept, the levels and also all the music and effects and sounds are really engaging!

One thing I believe is to be done better is, like others said, the problems about the acceleration of the character and the way he moves and jumps. Too many times I knew how to solve a level and I couldn't just because I pressed a key a fraction of second too long or short. 

Also I believe the r key should restart the game faster. Maybe the animation doesn't need to be much faster but at least at the end of it I'd like to see the character immediately ready to move (now it takes a short little while, short but painful if it's the seventh time you're playing the level)

Thanks for this great game!

Hey, thanks for the detailed feedback! Based on what others have said and my own  playtesting I definitely agree with both suggestions and they'll definitely be part of the changes in the next build.

Es un juego muy bueno! Es divertido, aunque a veces tengas que haces un parkour medio raro aunque esta muy bueno porque le quita linealidad (tipo apretar derecha empujar caja apretar derecha otra vez y ya esta). Despues de eso esta muy bien. El final es el mejor final que vi en mi vida.

Good game. Reminds me of some older flashgames like timefcuk.Even got the true ending.

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Hu- ha oh hu ki hi ah oh

(Translation: Cool voices, cool game)

Subanlo para Android pls

Hi man! I liked a lot the idea of the game it's unique! I found great the sound the only thing that I found disturbing to the eyes view is the first type of transition end level --> next level (but I think it's a personal thing). Great Job!

I really enjoyed this game, the puzzles were interesting and mechanics fun. My only complaint is that sometimes the only reason it takes one level 20 tries is because I figured out the solution but the mechanics make me mess up eg overshooting on springs. More room for error would probably help. Still would recommend though :)

Really enjoyed the game! I got the ending bug but I looked up the ending. Thank you for your content! I did really like solving the puzzles, and their difficulty was satisfying to solve. I got stuck for soooo long on the double spring bounce one lol fun game! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceG2HOvJeQI&feature=youtu.be

Quite the challenge, really liked the difficulty curve. It is weird that the protagonist seems to go faster with a broken leg, then again he did break his legs multiple times. :) 

Definitely fun for me, even if the controls are a little janky. I think with some fine tuning it could be really excellent. I also encountered a bug where I could not see the ending, and had to force quit the application on the windows version. Overall I really like the concept and had a lot of fun playing it. A level editor would be an amazing addition.

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I really liked the concept of this game. If you watch the video please subscribe it really helps a lot.

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Finished it! Is the ending just a fade to black? Either way, I absolutely loved this. Took about 1 hour to get all the way through but really loved the whole experience.
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So far I love the game. And theirs always a way I noticed, like with that level with four buttons I figured out which ones were the right  ones by counting the number of jumps I would need to press two then get to the door. Also nice use of the Godot engines tile map, if your wondering how I knew it's because of what the files looked like when I unzipped them and because I ran it in the terminal so I could see Godot printing things like core/node.tscn which in my book makes it a hundred times better simply because it was made with Godot :). Also did I mention the games fun.

Except for one thing 2 hours later i'm still stuck on this level.


Yes..... I was stuck on that level for so long lol

did you find a way to beat it?

yes, I did! You can watch around the 31 minute mark if you are interested

https://youtu.be/ceG2HOvJeQI

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YAY!

Havent finished yet... tried to take a break so I can do something else. cant easily find a way to pause or save progress. is there a in game menu?? that would help a lot. I know if i had to play through once or lose all my progress, I probably would be less inclined to play again.

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This game started off strong before almost instantly going from fun trial and error to knowing exactly what needed to be done, but being unable to actually pull it off due to the strange way the character accelerates. The later levels require a number of precise jumps much better suited for a game with appropriately responsive controls.
Overall, I liked this game right up until around the level after the boxes were introduced, and I stopped having fun and started getting frustrated. The underwhelming ending (which I had to look up on YouTube due to just getting a black screen after completing the last level) didn't make it feel worth it either.
You've got a very interesting concept going, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.

I had the same problem with input lag. There is just too much time between when you press a key and when the character moves. It's frustrating tbh.

It didnt open :(

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I like your game, I had a lot of fun with it. Keep up the good work!

I don't have a long critique or review of the good vs bad, but if you have any questions about anything specific i'd love to give you some feedback. 

Cheers, i'll keep an eye out for your future stuff!


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This, in my eyes, is not a very good game. You start out with the idea that you are injected with something and once you jump, you break a leg. This is a seemingly interesting premise before. After 5 minutes of levels with little challenge and little new or interesting gimmicks, you come to a couple levels that require tight platforming. Two jumps that would be easy in any other game are made a chore because you have a slow start-up and landing animation, and the restart button which would generally be next to instant takes a few seconds which is a snail's speed if you  keep restarting to try again.

This game just annoyed me. i didn't find much enjoyment in it. Its a cool idea but ruined by horrendous controls.

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Hello! i really enjoyed playing your game it had very interesting concept along with decent difficulty to go along with it! i made a video on your game i did beat the game and i did catch a possible bug i have no clue :P i put it at the beginning of the video because i thought it was funny also one last thing will there be a possible leg breaker 2 because this was really good and fun to play! 

Ah you did catch a bug, thanks for letting me know! More importantly thanks for playing and I'm glad you enjoyed the game :) As for a Legbreaker 2 my only plans for the game right now are a small update with some tweaks and bug fixes, if Legbreaker 2 happens it'll be way down the line. Either way it's exciting that you and others have enjoyed the game enough to be interested in more!

Legbreaker looks amazing! Any chance that there'll be a Linux build in the future?

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Just uploaded one! Let me know if it works.

Thanks so much. Works perfectly! Just finished all the levels. Much appreciated. =)

I loved the game! It was amazing. The level design is so good and while it is hampered down by some imprecise controls, the rest of the game's qualities hold it up. As a 2D artist, I really appreciate the art style in this game along with its color palette. Keep up the great work! If you ever need an artist to collaborate with, don't hesitate to hit me up. 

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Awesome game! Just added it to my home arcade cabinet, the kids are having a blast too cracking up watch the poor guy struggle through the levels.

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I started playing the game, it's fantastic! the puzzles are fun, and the art/graphics are pretty good. got some pretty Hollow Knight Deepnest-y vibes from the art, and Celeste-y vibes from the game-play.  that aside, though, i do have one request. could you please make something like a little menu that you can use to get out of the level/game? It really is annoying having to use the windows button to get out. Thanks for the game!

Thanks for playing and I'm glad you liked the visuals/gameplay! I'm considering putting out a small update in the near future with some quality of life changes e.g. bug fixes, tweaks to movement, etc., so adding a more robust menu system will probably go in there as well.

Clever premise, I loved how many good puzzles you were able to create with such limited space to maneuvre and the numbers of jumps. The art looks great, those split second screens after you break your leg are a nice touch.

I'll abstain from mentioning the controls since other people already did :)

Overall amazing job and I wish you good luck on your next projects!

Hey, thanks for the kind words and thanks for playing!

I want to play it but the download fails on my PC :(

Oh no! sorry for that. Just so I can try to figure this out do you mean that the you couldn't open the file after you downloaded it or that you just can't download the game at all from here?

I couldn't open it up. I downloaded it and it says "removed" or deleted.

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Congrats on getting featured on Kotaku!

Whoa. I just found out about that from your comment, thanks for the heads up and for the congratulations!

No worries! Get much of a traffic spike?

I had been getting a pretty big traffic spike over the past few days, which I gather is from this video, so it's hard to tell. Though I imagine it's probably extended that spike a bit.

Good to know! Thanks!

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I had a lot of fun! I got the bugged ending though.


Great game though, stay in touch!

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Ah, sorry for the bugged ending! That aside, your video was fun to watch and I'm glad you enjoyed the game :)

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Super fun game! I fell onto the youtube video and after watching the first level I paused and went to go try it. The art style, unique puzzling, and atmosphere this game gave was awesome. Some of the puzzles actually had me stumped a few times haha. At first I was wondering how long this game was gonna be knowing the the options are quite slim, but this exceeded my expectations by a long shot. But one of the things that was kind of a pain sometimes the movement. Like other said it can be hard to do precise movements. The level (near the end of the game) where you had to press the switch at the right of the screen with the two 1-use springs on spikes, and two staggering poles was a huge pain. This level took me the longest, because you have to do very precise movements. It took a while to do midair counter direction inputs, and that's if you pressed jump at the right time. Because of the slight delay before movement when you press the key, and having to jump not too soon, or too late, in the tight space, was a hit or miss. So I would rather get the jump right, and then miss the midair counter direction input, or mess up the jump and die. Maybe I was making it too hard on myself haha, but that one level was a pain. Oh and I was also gonna say that the ending of the game seems to be bugged for the windows version but that has already been pointed out here. But other than that the game was actually awesome and I really enjoyed playing that fun short game. Also really liked the dialogue and story that was added into it, gave me some Celeste vibes, made you feel more connected with the game. I am excited to see what future projects you have planned! I am definitely going to stay tuned for those!

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Thanks so much for the feedback and thanks for playing! Of course the movement seems to be a pretty common issue that people have had, but  another thing that was challenging was coming up with difficult puzzles that didn't feel cheap. It sounds like I went too far with with the misdirection on that level (I think the fourth level, where you have to crawl under a platform might be another case). I was also a bit worried about how much depth I could get out of the premise so I'm glad to hear that it exceeded your expectations! The Celeste comparison is also really flattering.

Well you did an excellent job on making difficult puzzles that didn't feel cheap. The more I think about it I think the puzzle itself on that level was actually quite good, just executing the solution was the issue. A maybe solution could be just resizing some things. Like the roof above you at the bottom so you wouldn't hit it. Part of messing  up could be mental, like I would think too much about hitting my head that I would miss the spring. I am not a game designer by any means haha so I am not sure if that would work. I didn't really have an issue with movement other than that one level tbh. But faster or instant response on pressing left or right and air mobility could make +those challenging levels more viable, which could also mean you could make more of them. And the fourth level where you have to crawl under the space I didn't see any misdirection, maybe a little to just fool you over a quick glance and just jump to the bottom. I noticed the bottom being impossible on the first try and then I saw the top crawl space. Because you wouldn't think at first to trash your jumps haha. Feel liking talking so much about that level is devaluing the game, which it doesn't at all. Idk if I gave as much emphasis needed about how much fun the game actually was. And it did give me Celeste vibes haha (I love that game), do you have any plans on extending this game? I am not sure what other element you could add to further problem solving, but from the concepts you did present in this version you did an awesome job! (Maybe arms? Lol, arms could bust after doing something, throwing something maybe. Gotta watch out for all your limbs though, because then you can't move.)

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Okay, I just want to say first off the music and art style in this are a straight 10/10 really great atmosphere, but the controls really let this game down a bit, most of the time they were fine, but for certain jumps that required very precise movements I felt like a lot of the time my success was attributed mainly on luck and not skill with my main problem steming from the broken leg jump where you can't move very precisely. Other than that I really enjoyed my short but sweet time with this game and I am looking forward to future projects from you. Great job dude

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People who have played seem to be pretty much in agreement when it comes to the movement. I definitely experienced the awkwardness that you and others described during playtesting but decided to go ahead with the system I had. The reaction to it has been a pretty good lesson on avoiding prioritizing aesthetics/realism over the feel of the game, so I'm at least glad to have made that mistake early on. It helps a lot to hear what people think, so thanks for the feedback, positive and negative, and of course thanks for playing!

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Amazing artstyle, cool concept and a pretty good level design. BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD THE CONTROLS GAVE ME AN ANEURYSM. The fact that you can't move precisely (as in tapping a directional key and actually moving slightly) after doing your first jump (while it makes sense since the character literally broke a leg) got quite annoying. And that one stage with the 2 buttons, 3 jump pads and the spikes where there was a jump pad on the opposite side threw me off really bad. I kept thinking I had to use it. Limited number of jumps kind of makes you think you need to use it. But you can just crawl over the 1 block gap near the exit. Not to mention it felt quite weird that the character stopped moving for a split second after landing with both legs intact. Other than that, amazing game. Loved it. I also got the black screen ending, but the ending wasn't the point of the game. The gameplay was. And it was good. Amazing job.

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Hey, thanks for the constructive feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed the game overall.  Getting specific comments like yours is really helpful in letting me  figure out what I'll need to work on/playtest/think about more in future projects :)

Is the True ending just a black screen

Ah that's a bug, thanks for pointing it out. It seems to be a higher level Godot thing that happens in the export so I don't think I'll be able to figure out how to fix it right away. But if you finished the game and got a black screen here's the ending:

Anyways apologies and thanks for playing!

Amazing game dev had so much fun playing it :) i hope you enjoy my gameplay 

Thanks for playing! Your gameplay was fun to watch and I'm glad you enjoyed the game :)

Thank you i'm so glad you liked it :)