The Mysterious Adventures Of Timberbob

Android

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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 134 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
15chrizzobob1232
16PiratenPrinzessiBob1226
17Timbob1223
18OleBob1204
191337Leet0815Bob1183
20TestbeateBob998
21MoeBob990
22IlkaBob988
23TshewangBob973
24WoelkchenBob910
25MichaBob889
26Juergen244Bob850
27doleBob794
28HippiBob751
29chrizzobob747
30NamdosBob742
31AndiBob690
32Timbob660
33InikaBob649
34DarkMatterBob647
35FrequenzBob619
36FuckBob608
37Glcn4499Bob581
38NoraBob546
39phreeakBob544
40RootsMRBob532
41macbob510
42MaggieBob507
43dyeah1338Bob506
44WoelkchenBob505
45FluetkeBob504
46chrizzobob487
47TifBob487
48Lolli386Bob452
49jkBob448
50Timbob430
51HaraldBob427
52Bob410
53Timbob410
54MiezBob409
55OzdabozzBob405
56NikpecBob396
57Timbob393
58Timbob370
59ElabBob369
60ForcksBob363
61PASCALBob349
62rBob347
63Timbob346
64IvanBob346
65WoelkchenBob344
66FloooBob343
67NonrBob339
68SoAdBob327
69LolBob315
70AndiBob309
71webglbob308
72POIKOPBob308
73Bob302
74ABob302
75DddoBob295
76Sbrigo8Bob295
77Timbob289
78FeedBob284
79Timberbob283
80Testbob276
81Testbob276
82albalitzBob271
83Bob270
84Timbob269
85DkkdkdBob264
86RobbBob259
87PandaPandaBob258
88AzranurBob258
89GeraldBob254
90MariusBob254
91NilsBob249
92IchBob245
93Bob243
94dhjedbjddBob231
95Bob219
96Timbob216
97perezzdbBob208
98XyBob207
99LucyJeiBob207
100OleBob203

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. For our German users, we provide more information about Information Privacy in our Datenschutzerklärung

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