On The Tracks

March 2015
Image showing On The Tracks

Project Type

Game Jam

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Primary Role(s)

Gameplay Design/Coding


On The Tracks is a local multiplayer game of chicken: two rectangles make their way along a set of railroad tracks, towards the center of the screen. Their only obstacle is a relentless train that arrives out of nowhere, crushing those who stand in its path. Jumping allows them to hang in the air until the train passes underneath them, but stops their motion towards the center of the screen until the train has passed and they fall back down to the tracks.

This game was developed during Train Jam 2015, on the 3-day train ride from Chicago, IL to San Francisco, CA. Some bugs have been fixed, and audio added since then. It requires the players to share a keyboard and use the left and right control keys.