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A short game made in about 10 hours for xkcd game jam in November 2017.

You jump'n'run on the roof of a train, which moves (through?) the world in a game about reference frames (and trains). Collect the coins and avoid the 8-balls, while you pass landmarks on your way. Or stop the course of the world by stopping the train...

The game jam: itch.io/jam/xkcdgamejam

The Comic: xkcd.com/1366/ and explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/1366:_Train

This is a game jam result, so some Things are rough and unfinished by full awareness.  And it has no sound. Maybe I'll further work on this.

Tribute to Randall Munroe's work.


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trains_xkcdgamejam.zip 2 MB


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Probably not the best place for it, but I didn't manage to find other way to contact you. Just wanted to report that I checked your latest game, Rogue of 5 - seems nice, especially use of BLT layers for *attack animation*... But I can't use stairs :( also, game crashes on exit.

Best regards,


Hi Vedor, thanks for feedback, really helpful. I opened the comment section at Rogue of 5 now.

The stairs are a bit weird regarding the keys plus I am operating from a German keyboard, maybe try backslash and shift+backslash. I'll fix it in a second to make it clearer and use a non-symbol key (like "a").

Does the game crash upon exiting from the main menu or from the dungeon to the main menu?

THX and best regards, Jan