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 113 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
32FrequenzBob619
33NoraBob546
34phreeakBob544
35RootsMRBob532
36macbob510
37MaggieBob507
38dyeah1338Bob506
39WoelkchenBob505
40FluetkeBob504
41TifBob487
42chrizzobob487
43Lolli386Bob452
44jkBob448
45HaraldBob427
46Bob410
47Timbob410
48MiezBob409
49OzdabozzBob405
50NikpecBob396
51Timbob393
52Timbob370
53ElabBob369
54ForcksBob363
55PASCALBob349
56rBob347
57Timbob346
58IvanBob346
59WoelkchenBob344
60FloooBob343
61NonrBob339
62SoAdBob327
63LolBob315
64AndiBob309
65POIKOPBob308
66webglbob308
67ABob302
68Bob302
69DddoBob295
70Sbrigo8Bob295
71Timbob289
72FeedBob284
73Timberbob283
74Testbob276
75albalitzBob271
76Timbob269
77DkkdkdBob264
78PandaPandaBob258
79MariusBob254
80NilsBob249
81IchBob245
82Bob243
83dhjedbjddBob231
84Timbob216
85perezzdbBob208
86XyBob207
87MarkusBob203
88FrankBob202
89JanBob201
90ElHefeBob200
91LisaBob198
92GhzBob197
93DiniBob196
94xvdzxBob196
95ArtlessBob196
96MangoBob184
97Bob182
98TobiasBob159
99AnnaBob151
100chrizzobob150

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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