Mark Brown’s Platformer Toolkit, a playable trial in platform game design, hits 100,000 downloads

Mark Brown, creator of the Game Maker’s Toolkit blog, has announced that his latest project Platform Toolbox has taken a new step. This is an interactive video trial where the player has to fix a bad platform game.

Brown shared the news on Twittersay that Platform Toolbox has generated over 100,000 downloads/browser listens so far. It took the project just over two months to reach such a milestone.

Platformer Toolkit is an experimental platformer game design video essay, which was built with Unity and published on (available for free). The player controls a character named Kit and must modify his speed, jump height, and other parameters using an interactive toolbox.

The goal is to fix the wrong move and see how different options might affect the platforming gameplay and overall feel. Platformer Toolkit also contains Brown’s explanations of the various mechanics and settings, so the project not only serves as a fun mini-game, but also a great interactive lecture on basic platform game design principles.

Mark Brown is a video game journalist, best known for his Game Maker’s Toolkit blog on YouTube. At the moment he is also working on his first game, a 2D platformer about a robot solving puzzles with a magnet.