The Mysterious Adventures Of Timberbob

Android

Get it on Google Play (Or download the Android Application Package (APK) of the game directly from here.)
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About Timberbob

A picture of Timberbob
This is the story of Timberbob, a little tree who was living in a forest, quite peacefully. Until one day a mad lumberjack appeared in his forest and chopped down all the trees around. When Timberbob was slain, he managed to escape by rolling down a hill, right into a nearby river. Carefully, Timberbob protected his last living leaf, a green piece of hope which may help him found a new forest if he ever escapes the lumberjack's madness. And this is where YOU come in: By carefully controlling the waves of the river, YOU may be Timberbobs only chance of taking his precious little leaf to safety...

How to Play

Basically, all you have to do is put your finger on the screen and swipe up and down to raise and lower the water. Depending on your speed, the water rises faster or slower, resulting in different wave behaviour. Sounds easy, right? Well, it is not. Here, have a video to illustrate:

Screenshots

Screenshot of the Timberbob Main Menu
Screenshot of an in-game scene

The History of Timberbob

Timbob Poster
Timberbob is a video game which was initially created in less then 48 hours during Global Game Jam 2017. (The original version including source code can be obtained here.) When the word "waves" was announced to be the theme of the jam, we explored a number of ideas reaching from soundwaves to weird political jokes. Pretty early on, we grew fond of the idea to use a wave as the player character. The raw concept of Timberbob was developed within the last 15 minutes of our brainstorming session, after discussing a very different idea in much detail for about an hour. And that's it. We scribbled a sketch, put it on the wall and got to work. At the end of the jam, Timberbob reached third place during a best-game-of-the-jam-on-site voting.

Picture of the 3rd place price
(Thank you so much, everyone! And congratulations to the teams behind Sonar and WildSea who made it to first and second place!!! The bat noises are incredibly cute!!!) However, we took the liberty of making some minor adjustments (mostly bugfixing, though) and release the above Android and PC versions of the game subsequently.

Please make sure to have a look at all the other lovely games which have been created at our jam site at the University of Bremen, Germany. You may find a list of all the games here and some information about the jam site here. And, of course, make sure to participate next year! There might be a jam site nearby!

Builds for other Devices

Loosely based on the ratio of your interest to our motivation, there might be builds for other devices coming sooner or later. If you want to receive the latest news or get in contact with us to beg for a build for your respective device, please meet us on Facebook.

High Scores - Top 100 Players

Timberbob is a single player game. However, your scores and your chosen player names are submitted to our high score list. Below, you can see the best of all 109 players of Timberbob from all over the world.

Rank Player Name Score
1KaiBob3367
2chrizzobob3156
3MarcoBob3070
4KabalisiBob2977
5kevlaBob2672
6luciaBob2473
7Matbob1854
8KptnRotbartBob1740
9pippoBob1705
10GabiBob1698
11FaceBob1488
12luciaBob1432
13SpongeBob1346
14Marvbob1337
15PiratenPrinzessiBob1226
16Timbob1223
17OleBob1204
181337Leet0815Bob1183
19TestbeateBob998
20MoeBob990
21IlkaBob988
22TshewangBob973
23WoelkchenBob910
24MichaBob889
25Juergen244Bob850
26doleBob794
27chrizzobob747
28NamdosBob742
29AndiBob690
30InikaBob649
31DarkMatterBob647
32NoraBob546
33phreeakBob544
34RootsMRBob532
35macbob510
36MaggieBob507
37dyeah1338Bob506
38WoelkchenBob505
39FluetkeBob504
40TifBob487
41chrizzobob487
42Lolli386Bob452
43jkBob448
44HaraldBob427
45Timbob410
46Bob410
47MiezBob409
48OzdabozzBob405
49NikpecBob396
50Timbob393
51Timbob370
52ElabBob369
53ForcksBob363
54PASCALBob349
55rBob347
56IvanBob346
57Timbob346
58WoelkchenBob344
59FloooBob343
60SoAdBob327
61LolBob315
62AndiBob309
63POIKOPBob308
64webglbob308
65Bob302
66ABob302
67Sbrigo8Bob295
68DddoBob295
69Timbob289
70FeedBob284
71Timberbob283
72Testbob276
73albalitzBob271
74Timbob269
75DkkdkdBob264
76PandaPandaBob258
77MariusBob254
78NilsBob249
79IchBob245
80Bob243
81dhjedbjddBob231
82Timbob216
83perezzdbBob208
84XyBob207
85MarkusBob203
86JanBob201
87ElHefeBob200
88LisaBob198
89GhzBob197
90xvdzxBob196
91DiniBob196
92ArtlessBob196
93MangoBob184
94Bob182
95TobiasBob159
96AnnaBob151
97Bob145
98linuxbob138
99BobTheGoon131
100GumbamBob119

Information Privacy

Our game does not reval any of your personal data to us - except, of course, for your chosen player name and your scores. The 10 highest scores you achieved are stored on your device. The highest score is sent to our server after each round you played. Your MAC address (basically, a unique identifier for your device) is encrypted by applying a hash function. The result is used to update your score on our high score table. However, we cannot decrypt the address and therefore not link your player name to your device.

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