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.
The History of Timberbob
Timberbob is a video game which was initially created in less then 48
hours during Global Game Jam 2017. (The original version including
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
(Thank you so much, everyone!
And congratulations to the teams behind Sonar
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
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 139 players of Timberbob from all over the world.
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
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. For our German users, we provide more
information about Information Privacy in our Datenschutzerklärung
That's it, folks. Let's get back to the top!