GGJ Archives 2009-2012


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Grow the Mystic Yaxkin tree of Mayan Myth, the world tree from which all life flows. With the help of a friend collect magical fruit to grow the tree and reach the highest height possible! Be careful, the strategy is constantly changing as the tree grows higher. You must work closely with your friend, if you're too greedy, not fast on your feet, or mindful of your position you could both fall off, and its a long way down...

This XNA game is playable on Windows Vista, & XP, as well as Xbox360 if you are a Microsoft XNA creator's club member.

For optimal play experience we recommend an Xbox360 controller, but keyboard controls are available for both players as well.

Keyboard Controls:

Player 1: A- Move Left, D- Move Right, W- Jump

Player2: Left Arrow- Move Left, Right Arrow- Move Right, Up Arrow- Jump

Team Information
Number of Members: 
Full Name / affiliation / email / role: 

Nicholas McClay/ Art Institute of Pittsburgh/ nmcclayatmechanimal [dot] com / Producer, 3D Production Artist (characters, pots), Branding and Packaging (Title Screen)

Matthew DeLucas/ Schell Games/ mattrifiedatyahoo [dot] com / Programmer, Designer

Daniel Dwire/ Art Institute of Pittsburgh Alumni/ doublemintmatgmail [dot] com / Environment Artist (Background), Audio Production

Sean Brice/ Art Institute of Pittsburgh/ sean_c_briceatyahoo [dot] com / 2D Production Artist (Balance Board, Inteface, Fruit)


nmcclayatmechanimal [dot] com

Game Submission
Installation Notes: 

To play you must have installed prior to running the game:

1.) .NET Compact Framework 3.5 (xnafx30_redist.msi)

2.) Microsoft XNA Framework 3.0 (NETCFSetupv35.msi)

The included files are in the release folder in the files noted in the above parenthesis.

Brief Play Description: 

With a friend, play as Texil and Quatel as they try to collect fruit to help feed the new Yaxkin. Finding the right balance between offensive collecting and defensive dodging will help you reach the greatest heights!

Game Files: 
Game Characteristics: 
Side Scroller
Xbox 360
Windows 98/2K/XP or DOS
Windows Vista
Other (Explain in the description)


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