PurrfectPoland, Poznań, Poland, Poznan, Poland

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Purrfect

By Vanilla Eaters

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Quick Intro

Purrfect is a real-time action-race game. Race other players to the top to win the prize for the best cat on the Internet.

Description

Purrfect!

When we decided to participate in NKO we wanted to creates something that was: 1. Real-time (node ftw!) 2. Visually appealing 3. Playable 4. Super awesome 5. With cats!

That's how Purrfect was born - a real-time, cat-filled, user-engaging and eye-popping arcade race game.

Can I play now?

When you join a game you're given control of a cat avatar - now race that kitty to the top of the level before other players do - for cat glory!

P.s. Watch out for those Nyan catnips - they can get your really high! :)

P.s.2. Enable CC in video for english!

Judging Instructions
  1. Supported browsers: Chrome latest, Firefox latest

  2. Launch the game

  3. Join a room (2,3,4 or 5 player cat-fun!)
  4. Wait for other players to join
  5. Go, go, go! Press "space" to jump and <- -> to move
  6. Catch Nyan catnip for an extra high jump!

P.s. If you don't want to wait for other players - just join the 0/2 room from two browser windows :)

P.s If you wan't to play with real players drop us a tweet on @lukaszwojciak - we'll play with you :)

What they Used
  1. NodeJS
  2. Express
  3. Socket.io
  4. LithiumJS
  5. SCSS
  6. jQuery
  7. PixiJS
  8. Handlebars
  9. Spine2D PixiJS connector
  10. jQUery jRumble
  11. Voteko.js for the voting :)
Who

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  • (103)
  • judge

    Icon Venture Partners

    After a few jumps the app went haywire and everything was on autopilot - was actually really amusing to watch the randomness, but clearly not working too great. NKO participants should think twice about things that only work with multiplayer given the risk of no one else being around. Obviously could handle by running two sessions but harder to understand the point of multi-player this way.

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Hi - but then why use node for single-player? :) P.s. you've probably hit a server reboot - if you have time, please play again - it's really fun once you get the hang of it :)

    • Calanthe
      contestant

      Thank you for your valuable opinion!

  • judge

    Enclave Games

    Very fun and addictive, though the physics feel quite unnatural when you fall. The overall experience is great, especially thanks to the funky cats.

  • judge

    This was a fun multiplayer app. Good controls and fluidity.

    • Calanthe
      contestant

      Thank you for voting :)

  • contestant

    Bank of Canada

    It's fun, but I had a lot of trouble getting into rooms. It's also simple which is nice, but I didn't find it addictive like I tend to want from a simple game. More power ups and a better physics engine could do this game wonders. Keep up the good work

    • Calanthe
      contestant

      You can always open the game in few tabs/browsers to start playing :).

      Thank you for your opinion. We want to make a single mode only game soon with more powerups and maybe polished physics :).

  • contestant

    CARFAX

    Looks like it would be fun, it would be nice to have a single player mode.

    • Calanthe
      contestant

      We have plans to make single mode only game.

      Thanks for voting :)

  • contestant

    Hiiir Inc.

    HaHa... I like cats too.

  • contestant

    BrandExtract

    The game can get repeating after a while, but I suppose competing with others can be fun, even with just jumping up.

    The graphic is very good. I like the fact that the platform's color change after certain height.

    For me, this is considered pretty complete, according to your description. I would expect more, such as obstacles, moving platform, coins, etc.., but it's playable, and it's my expectation of completeness, not yours.

    There are cases when the upper platform is too high for me to jump (see screenshots) so I'm stuck there.

    http://d.pr/i/jp0g

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Hi,

      Thanks for your vote! The difficult areas are reachable by accelerating into a wall and then jumping off of it - it takes some practice to master that move :)

  • contestant

    Voxer

    • wojciak
      contestant

      HI, Why such low score? Maybe I can guide you so that you will enjoy the game better? :)

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Hello again Mitchell could you elaborate on your score? We'd like to know in which areas we can improve! :)

  • judge

    sequoia

    Fun game, I think this is the one that we spent the most time playing while judging last night.

    Once I figured out the video had English subtitles I could actually try to understand the instructions of the game, though I'm still not sure I fully understand the purpose at 100%. Nevertheless, it was entertaining, and what I really liked about it is that it went fast unlike some of the other games on NKO

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Thanks for your vote! :)

  • contestant

    Extremely fun game. I've seen a lot of height-jumping games before, but this one is much more addicting. The bouncing wall momentum is very fun to play with too.

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Thanks! :) We'll let you know when we release future versions :)

  • contestant
    • wojciak
      contestant

      Thanks for voting! :)

  • judge

    Love the pitch video! That was rockin. The gameplay was fun, but I didn't fully understand how to jump higher. Liked the inclusion of power-ups.

    It was a bit difficult to figure out how to start playing, I don't think you need rooms. It's kinda fun even as a single player mode. I'd suggest one infinite world, where new players join and old players can lap one-another.

    • Calanthe
      contestant

      Thank you for your kind comment and fresh ideas!

      To jump higher you just need to bounce off the walls :)

    • wojciak
      contestant

      We want to create a single player mode for ios and android :) Stay tuned :)

  • judge

    Couldn't seem to get to the little platforms on the edges which made things difficult. Was keen for a bit of difficulty increase as it went up but I didn't seem to hit any so it got kind of boring after a while; multiplayer is fun though!

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Did you manage to go to the top? :) there are 300 rows up to jump and each 100 rows the ledges are wider apart + to jump high you need to gain momentum by bouncing off of walls :)

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Hi! Did you tried playing using bouncing off of walls? It makes the game sooo much more exciting :)

  • contestant

    USP

    Loved the nyan.cat power! ;-)

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Thanks! :) We also think that butt rainbows are awesome :)

  • contestant

    It would be better if there's a mode for only one person and if you had added more features like moving platforms.

    • wojciak
      contestant

      We had moving platforms for higher levels but though that the game would seem to hard for other users :)

  • judge

    NinjaBlocks

    Good fun game, awesome effort for 2 days work.

  • contestant

    It works as described - and it's quite good fun

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Thanks! :) I actually played with you ;] - quite a hard start (the levels are random) - jumping against walls will give you extra speed :)

    • mattyw
      contestant

      That was actually my second go - I ended up going back to have another game whilst writing my review!

  • contestant

    I was unable to play it... but I like the first page

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Hi - what was the problem? I will be waiting for you in the 0/2 room so that we can play (p.s. Chrome or Firefox browser required) - You can also play with yourself by opening the game in to tabs :)

    • wojciak
      contestant

      P.s. please come play - you're missing out! :)

  • judge

    Scoutzie

    I was able to play this game. I won 322300 points!

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Server issues - please try again :) thanks!

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Hi,

      Did you tried to play the game again? The server now works stable - come give it a try! :)

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Whoa! :D That's a lot of points! :)

  • judge

    The idea is simple and fun. The character designs are nice and charming. What I really did not like was around the 395000 mark I got to a point in the game where the next jump seemed pretty impossible. My opponent and I attempted to pass this section for around 10 minutes of jumping and falling. In the end I gave up :( It was nice to see power up in the game, but I didnt really see any explanations of what they did.

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Hi,

      Thanks for the review! :) The powerup is described above: "Catch Nyan catnip for an extra high jump!" :)

      The power-up multiplies your velocity so remember to jamp at it as fast as you can!

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Hi - did you try to play again with the "pro-tip" of bouncing off walls? It really makes the game addictive :)

  • judge

    GREE International, Inc.

    pretty fun game with real-time multiplayer. Need some polish and more power-ups placements to add fun and excitement!. Add some monetization features to market

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Yeah - we have some pretty neat ideas for powerups in the future like getting other players drunk (jazz jackrabbit 2 dizzy alike ;])

  • judge

    A single player experience would have been a good addition, but the overall concept was fairly engaging.

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Thanks for the review! :)

      We actually though of the single player mode 2 mins before the end of hacking (facepalm :P) - was to risky to commit and push then :)

  • judge

    Applied Geographics

    The art direction was good, the game was fairly basic and could use some more fleshing out.

    • wojciak
      contestant

      We actually had prepared 5 cats based on popular internet memes but due to multiple issues we've only managed to export one of them from spine into pixijs.

  • contestant

    iZotope

    A decent remake of Icy Tower, although I don't see any credit given to them anywhere. I love Icy Tower, but I didn't think this was that fun for more than a few seconds, because it was just endlessly going upwards. Maybe it would have been better to leave in the rising water.

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Nodeknockout had server issues - the little voting badge screwed things up - try now :)

    • wojciak
      contestant

      You can also join the 0/2 game in two browser windows.

    • ZECTBynmo
      contestant

      Okay I got it working now

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Glad to hear that :)

  • contestant

    The gameplay was frustrating at times, but overall pretty fun. Other players' scores and positions didn't update at all for me :(

    • wojciak
      contestant

      There is a high chance you hit a server reboot - sorry 4 that.

    • wojciak
      contestant

      You can try again now :)

      P.s. bouncing off walls gives you speed! :)

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Have you tried playing the game again? Come and try - it really is fun! :)

  • contestant

    Microsoft

    I can't see my competitors moving on Chrome on OSX and I reach a point in the green section where I cannot jump high enough to get to the next ledge!

    • wojciak
      contestant

      NKO has some server issue :) - you can jump higher though by accelerating and jumping against the wall ;]

    • wojciak
      contestant

      P.s. You can try again now :)

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Have you tried playing the game again? Come and try - it really is fun! :)

  • contestant

    Would be so fun if I could play with the game without so much waiting. It's really hard to have the four player at the same time, remember that we're not in the same timezone. Anyway, I've managed to play with the game once during the 48 hour and it was quite fun. I'm so sorry I can't play with it currently. We've faced the same issue in our memory game and our solution was to create robots. They are smart and always ready to play with a human :)

    • wojciak
      contestant

      You can always join a 0/2 room in two browser windows ;) or just drop me a tweet @lukaszwojciak and we'll play :)

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Have you tried playing the game again? Come and try - it really is fun! :)

    • leventehollo
      contestant

      I'm trying

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Yeah I connected to you with Hi and Test - but you weren't quite "jumpy" ;]

      Please note that If you're on a week internet connection (>2mb/s) this could get slow

    • leventehollo
      contestant

      Yes, it seems to i can't jump high enought...I'm behind a proxy. Are you using websocket? Accourding to my experiences websocket has a really bad performance from behind a proxy. I'm gonna try it at home without proxy.

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Yeah - socket.io implementation, often proxies block websockets so the fallback is slow xhr pooling.

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Did you managed to play without the proxy? :)

    • leventehollo
      contestant

      Now I'm trying, but the room is full :( Why don't you implement the rooming dynamically?

    • wojciak
      contestant

      HI - I've restared the server for you to clean up the rooms (a lot of friends are playing) - have a go now :)

    • wojciak
      contestant

      How was it? :)

    • leventehollo
      contestant

      I felt like in supermario :). Has a good attitude with an interesting physics ;) Just one comment from my side: you should place a "mini map" somewhere to show how far is the top :) I felt like it's a neverending game ;) Congrats! (I've modified my vote)

    • Calanthe
      contestant

      Mini map is indeed a nice idea, but I am afraid, that people will be discouraged when they will notice how far to the end they are ;)

      Thanks for your votes!

  • contestant

    BandPage

    Nobody joined my games :( - would have been nice to have some simple AI players to sub in if a game took a while to start. I was actually unable to play at all b/c of that, so I couldn't get in to see that the design was really nice, or it was really fun, etc.

    • wojciak
      contestant

      I'm in room 1/2 waiting - come and join :)

    • wojciak
      contestant

      You can also join the 0/2 game in two browser windows.

    • diurnalist
      contestant

      FACEPALM. Of course you can do it in two browsers. My bad. Got in and got to play now, I like it! Updated stars :)

    • wojciak
      contestant

      Thanks! :)

  • contestant
    • wojciak
      contestant

      Thank you for voting! :)

  • contestant

    Fagbokforlaget V&B AS

    Nice fun game, loved the fun part of this game. It would be cool to add some evil elements in game, it seems too simple to space space space. You guys tried hard, keep it up. :)

    • Calanthe
      contestant

      It's impossible to finish this game with only 'space space space' ;). On further levels, player has to bounce off walls to reach some platforms.

      Thank you for your comment and ratings :)

    • iapain
      contestant

      Good to know :) Keep doing great work :)

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