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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(We'd be very happy if you'd download the game though, just to minimize our traffic, you know?)

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 104 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
21TshewangBob973
22WoelkchenBob910
23MichaBob889
24Juergen244Bob850
25doleBob794
26chrizzobob747
27NamdosBob742
28AndiBob690
29InikaBob649
30DarkMatterBob647
31NoraBob546
32phreeakBob544
33RootsMRBob532
34macbob510
35MaggieBob507
36dyeah1338Bob506
37WoelkchenBob505
38FluetkeBob504
39chrizzobob487
40TifBob487
41Lolli386Bob452
42jkBob448
43HaraldBob427
44Bob410
45Timbob410
46MiezBob409
47OzdabozzBob405
48NikpecBob396
49Timbob393
50Timbob370
51ElabBob369
52ForcksBob363
53rBob347
54Timbob346
55WoelkchenBob344
56FloooBob343
57SoAdBob327
58LolBob315
59AndiBob309
60POIKOPBob308
61webglbob308
62ABob302
63Bob302
64Sbrigo8Bob295
65DddoBob295
66Timbob289
67FeedBob284
68Timberbob283
69Testbob276
70albalitzBob271
71Timbob269
72DkkdkdBob264
73PandaPandaBob258
74MariusBob254
75NilsBob249
76IchBob245
77Bob243
78dhjedbjddBob231
79Timbob216
80perezzdbBob208
81XyBob207
82MarkusBob203
83JanBob201
84ElHefeBob200
85LisaBob198
86GhzBob197
87xvdzxBob196
88DiniBob196
89ArtlessBob196
90MangoBob184
91Bob182
92TobiasBob159
93AnnaBob151
94Bob145
95linuxbob138
96BobTheGoon131
97GumbamBob119
98PeersBob112
99Timbob107
100elaBob102

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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