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- Introduction -

Drill Guy is a short 2D Platform game made with RPG Maker VX Ace and a slightly modified version of the Arc Engine. It was made for a "private game jam" me and some friends decided to do. The game was supposed to be completed in two days, but it took us two/three weeks in the end.

It's a simple, experimental game with a very light-hearted and Steampunk themed story. Everything you see in it it's almost 100% original, made by us, except for some third-party scripts and some sound effects.

I eventually decided to translate it and... here you go, Drill Guy in glorious English language.

- Plot -

In an Underground World, where most of its citizens are skilled miners...

The evil Maxar, genius inventor, has began digging deeper and deeper, driven by greed and his desire to get his hands on the precious and rare "Crystals of the Deep". His excavations woke up the Shadows, creatures that feed on humans, who are now haunting the Underground World.

Only one miner with his drill can save everyone and prevent Maxar from bringing his plans to fruition.

Will he be able to restore peace?

- Gameplay -

Drill Guy is a classic 2D Platform game. The player has the ability to move the Miner around, make him run and make him jump.
The player dies if he touches lava or gets hit by enemies such as the Shadows. Enemies can be killed using the Miner's Drill. The drill can also be used to unlock new areas within the game.

Both the drill and the various energy generators scattered throughout the Underground World require Crystals in order to be charged. Crystals are items scattered throughout the game.

The game also features an underwater level, a "run for your life" level, an "alone in the dark" level and one boss battle.
All of the game's levels are accessible through a central hub. Activating new energy generators will also unlock new levels.

Drill Guy also supports the Xbox360(c)'s Controller, along with vibration support and a setting menu that will allow the player to rebind the controller's keys.

The game auto saves everytime the player enters another stage.

- Features -

  • Two hours of light-hearted Platforming fun
  • 8 stages that will put your skills to the test
  • A cute and original art style
  • Xbox360(c) Controller supported
  • Drill, drill, drill!

- Credits -

Concept by:

Game Design by:

Level Design by:

Graphics by:

Soundtrack by:

Programmed by:

Betatested by:
Dragnfly (Who also checked on the English translation of the game)

Other scripts by:
Holy87 (xinput)
Khas Arcthunder (Arc Engine)
Quack (Yami's Pop Message Addon)
Theo (Anywhere Text)
Yami (Yami Engine)

Thank you all in advance!^^

Drill Guy is far from a big game or an extremely uber super duper polished one, but I hope you will have fun with it and that you'll like it. We know we had fun making it.

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I wanna marry ALL the boys!! And Donna is a meanc
I’m gonna play this. I better not see any 1x1 pixels, Pat.
OrudoPatto, kisama!
I better not see any 1x1 pixels, Pat.

Future Ruler of Gam Mak
This is a pretty cool little game. I recommend anyone that sees this messages to give it a try. It's hard to believe it was made in RPG Maker VX Ace.
2 hours of gameplay! Maybe I overestimated myself.
jk, I said I'd review it and I'm going to!

There's that one other game I should finish reviewing first, but that's at least another 5 hours and I need to make a proper good review for it. Here smashing Cowboy Bepop jokes together should be enough
OrudoPatto, kisama!
Thank you, guys^^
It's a very small and experimental game, don't expect much. But I hope you will find it entertaining nonetheless.

Perhaps one day I will extend it, who knows.
Karma Flow 2 has the priority for now.

(Cowboy Bebop jokes are always welcome)
OrudoPatto, kisama!
-- whops, double post --
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