I call it Bugz, and it's an all-original 2D platformer, written specifically for the Uzebox.
It has 21 levels, and the object is to collect all the cookies in each level without your player dying. If you can finish the level before the time bonus reaches zero, you'll get a higher score. Killing the bugs will also increase your score.
The versus mode additionally allows each player to stomp on the other player (killing them like a bug), while the two player non-versus mode isn't as cut-throat competitive, and does not allow the players to interact with each other (but you still compete for the same cookies).
In single player mode, you may restart the current level at any time by pressing START.
In either of the two player modes, both players must agree to restart the current level by pressing and holding START at the same time, but each gains the ability to respawn after death by pressing any button other than START. If you choose to respawn, you'll forgo the points you earned for that level, but you'll be back in the game sooner, and if you're lucky you may still be able to earn more points than the other player (or stomp on them if you're playing the versus mode).
Speed runs are certainly possible, and the versus mode is actually way more fun and competitive than I ever expected it to be. Seasoned players will find that it adds an entirely new dynamic to the game, but it also takes away your ability to restart the level any time you want, so you just have to roll with whatever happens (and seek revenge when the other player mercilessly stomps on your head).
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LEFT/RIGHT - move left or right UP/DOWN - join a ladder DOWN - fall through one-way platforms A - variable jump (the longer you hold it, the higher you'll jump) B - move faster (necessary to jump further horizontally) START - restart the current level (for 2p modes, both players need to press and hold START at the same time) (any) - 2p modes only, respawn after death by pressing any button except START SELECT+START - return to title screen
I do have a small bit of flash space free, but lately I've started to feel that the game is complete. Please let me know what you think!
Edit: Added a wiki entry for the game.
Edit 2: Launch the web-based Uzebox emulator and play Bugz right now!