Roo Run - A Kangaroo Escape Story

Roo Run - v 1

The zoo had to close and now all the animals are trying to escape! Help the kangaroo run away from the animal control who’s trying to catch him. Push A and B back and forth as fast as you can to run faster. This game was created for the first Arduboy Game Jam. ! Your high score will be recorded and saved. If you think you get a really high score, Tweet me a pic!


A/B: Run faster


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1.0: May 22nd, 2017

  • Initial Release

What did you use to make the title screen?
It is so good!

I just used Photoshop… :stuck_out_tongue:

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Factual inaccuracy, Your kangaroo is not wearing an Akubra, nor is he drinking xxxx gold, likewise there were no drop bears to dodge.

Source: Australian

  • Testing in the sound() function is redundant. By passing to the ArduboyPlaytune tunes object, the tunes.tone() call will handle muting for you.

  • You’re using EEPROM.update() to save the high score but it will only save one byte of the unsigned int highscore. I think you want to use EEPROM.put().

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Thanks, MLXXXp! Totes forgot! O_O

Think I just killed A and B buttons playing this ;-X


I get a lil dizzy when playing this because I end up shaking the Arduboy so much when playing. :dizzy_face: The scrolling background looks great. I would love to know what you initially had in mind for this game since I saw somewhere that you changed plans to make the deadline.

Initially, there would be trash cans and other obstacles that spawn in your path, meaning you would have to jump over them or be knocked back.


That is interesting because I expected obstacles when I played it. I also thought you might have been going for a side scrolling fighting game like Double Dragon. Lot of potential. :slight_smile:

Roo Run is hereby awarded:

A Tie for 5th and 6th Place

Innagural Arduboy Game Jam: Roo Run

@crait is awarded:
:running_man: :goal_net: :koala: Running Man, Goal Net, and a Koala! (There is no Kangaroo emoji)
And a free Arduboy!

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Woot, woot!! <3 <3 <3