A downloadable Playdate Game

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(Also available on Catalog if you prefer!)

Meet Henry.

Henry is running late for school ... again.

YGMTB is an endless runner where you play as a kid trying to make it to the bus on time. Jump, double jump, and slide your way past delivery bots, tree branches, couches, cats, drones, bollards, garden gnomes (non-feral) and myriad other obstacles.

Features

  • Normal, One-Shot and Practice Modes.
  • 30 achievements to earn.
  • Four local player profiles, each with their own high scores and achievements.
  • Lifetime stats.
  • Cameos from the Playdate Cinematic Universe!
  • Innovative, industry leading support for both metric and imperial systems of measurement.

⚠️ Important!

If you're planning to play this game with Mirror, please be sure to go to Settings and enable Streaming for the best experience!

Controls

The A Button

Use the A Button to jump and double jump. You can also perform a Delayed Double Jump by tapping the A Button at any point while in mid-air.

The B Button

Use the B Button to slide underneath things. You can also slide while in mid-air to abort a jump!

The D-Pad

If you prefer, you can also use the Up Button on the D-Pad to jump, and the Down Button to slide. In One-Shot Mode you'll use the Right Button to use the Fast Forward option. In Practice Mode you can use the Left Button to go move to a previous obstacle pattern, and the Right Button to skip.

How to Play

You can use either the A Button or the Up Button on the D-Pad to jump over things.

The B Button or the Down Button on the D-Pad is used to slide under things.

You can double tap your preferred jump button to double-jump.

You can also perform a Delayed Double Jump by pressing the jump button at any point while in mid-air.

While in the air, you can press the slide button to drop back down to the ground. This is useful for tight spots, or when a jump is carrying you too far.

Modes

There are two game-play modes, as well as a practice mode. In Normal mode, you'll get a band aid each time you fall down. On the third band aid, it's game over!

There are Hearts hidden throughout the street that will remove a band aid when collected. There are also pages of Henry's lost homework to be found while playing in Normal mode.

Collecting a homework page adds a letter to the H.E.N.R.Y meter. When you've spelled "Henry", you'll get a speed boost and immunity for a few seconds.

Collecting a Heart when you don't need one counts towards the H.E.N.R.Y meter. If you fall down though, you'll lose your homework, and the H.E.N.R.Y meter resets.

In One-Shot mode, you have one chance to get as far down the street as possible. Fall down once, and the game will end. There's no homework to collect, but there are Playdates!

When you collect a Playdate, you'll get a fast-forward option. Press the Right Button on the D-Pad to skip ahead 30 feet when you see the fast-forward indicator!

Practice mode is just that - there are infinite lives, so you can fall over and over again without the game ending. You can skip and repeat obstacle patterns in Practice mode with the left and right buttons on the D-Pad.

Practice and Normal modes always start at the beginning of the street. One-Shot mode starts at a random position anywhere on the street.

Miscellaneous

If you prefer, you can change the distance measurement to metric in Settings. The game also has four local player profiles. You can switch profiles from the System Menu, and change your display name via the Settings screen.

There are 30 achievements to earn, and the game will track your lifetime play stats for each player profile. There are also local high scores for each mode.

Thanks

A huge thanks to the following folks for play testing the game and all of the valuable feedback they provided.

Clara, Emre, Kate, Mike, Sree, Mac, Ryan, Don, Matt, Nina, George, Dylan and Ollie.

How to Install the Game

Not sure how to sideload games onto your Playdate? Panic has you covered with easy to follow instructions. Or check out this great how-to video that @Ledbetter created.

Questions? Comments?

Leave a comment here, or contact us at scenicroutegames@gmail.com

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Many of our games are also available on Catalog, including this one!

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StatusReleased
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorScenic Route Software
GenreAction
TagsEndless Runner, Playdate, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few seconds
LanguagesEnglish, French

Purchase

Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this Playdate Game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

YGMTB v1.1.0 2 MB

Development log

Comments

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I like almost all your games. Could you please list them as a bundle or sale on March 7th?

I'm happy to hear that! I do bundles here every so often (the last one was in November), but all of my games are also on Catalog and they'll all be discounted for the anniversary sale.

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yep, March 7 - 14. 

Ah cool its finally out, been looking forward to this one! Really been enjoying it so far, nicely done!

Thanks for checking it out! Have fun!

Been playing it some more, I think this might be my new favourite one on playdate. Its really satisfying when you get into a good run. Thanks a lot for this one!

Hey, thats so nice to hear! Super happy you're enjoying it. If you could drop a rating on it when you have a chance I'd appreciate it!

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Bought it here and 2 hours later it was on catalog, I'm so mad 🙄 Here we go again, feed watch and manual updates...

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They came out at the same time, but I get it. Drop me an email at scenicroutegames@gmail.com and I'll help you out.

That's very kind of you 🙂