Help a pair of Emperor penguins hatch their egg by controlling them asynchronously though three levels of mini games. You can either try to be two penguins at the same time or share part of  your keyboard with a roommate and play this as a co-op game .  Penguins sing to each other each time they move and so does their egg. Enjoy their music and sound as clues on which mini game to pay attention to when your eyeballs can't be two places at the same time.

Controls: WASD for the the penguin on the left and arrow keys for the penguin on the right. Controller (twin-stick) is also supported. 

Carol of the Penguins is an entry to Godot Wild Jam #28. Theme is Egg and we tried to utilize the wild card "bamboozled" with a fairy mechanic that saves player from game overs  and "two heads" with two controllable character on screen at the same time.  

*html version sometimes freeze up after level 3 and not playing our ending correctly.  Try download the game if you run into this issue*

* Papa Penguin's level 3 is tough for some people . Try to press the keys slowly and don't hold them down and it should work better (this is related to "N-Key Rolloverr" settings for keyboards and something we've now learned to design for in future games*


Credits:

Art/Concept/Design: Sophia Hsu

Programming: Paul Hsu

Music/Integration: John Boyle

Level Testing/ Maze layout: Jerry Boyle 

Beta Testers: Vivian and Vincent

This game was inspired by the documentary "March of the Penguins", where both Emperor mom and dad take turns keeping their egg warm and finding food to survive the harsh environment.  "Carol of the bells" is the melody used for the penguin song and this arrangement was created from scratch for this jam using BeepBox (https://tinyurl.com/y8gjemx9).

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carol_of_the_penguins_v1.5_win.zip 19 MB
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carol_of_the_penguins_v1.5_mac.zip 21 MB

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This is a little game but very well done ! It is very cute and have a good mood. Thank you deeply for it, I needed this right now.

Thanks for playing! Glad you enjoyed it :)

Very adorable and nice art! Enjoyed playing this game.

Amazing musical and technical experience, I couldn't stop telling myself "every one of those penguins is trying their best and it's beautiful :c". Thank you for this game!

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The art is soooooo good! Thanks for sharing this wholesome and pleasant game. :D