December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone

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Forever Alone

by oldtopman - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This game was manufactured for the contest. My history of struggles can be found on my twitter account. Fixed the college bug, and so this is the final build!
If you want to see some of the older builds, go to (where x is the version from changelog.txt). Changelog is here
If you want to edit the game, you'll need to download love2d from here:
I hope you enjoy the game!

P.S. A big shout-out to FineCraft (on AfterNet) for help with debugging, #love (on freenode) for their expertise with the engine, and anyone else who I forgot to thank.

Downloads and Links




oldtopman says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 2:25am

I'll be adding builds for other systems when I get the time.

marudziik says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 9:03pm

My score was 3790000 (bscgdxps every day, besides saturday) but my girlfriend left me forever alone. The bitch! I wasted three hours a day dating her! This time could've been spent programming games! ;) (yeah, I went on for the source, I know why she left me... sadly, that's a realistic condition) Very simple game, but it was okay - it would be much better with any kind of GUI, but I did play a lot of text games in my life, so it doesn't matter that much.
P.S. Thanks for encouraging me to finish my own game.

summaky says ...
Dec 27, 2011 @ 6:13pm

A bit too simplistic maybe. I got caught two times spying "my girlfriend"… I gave you high community points for being one of the few Löve2D developers that understand that I have no desire whatsoever to download the frigging engine!

jfroco says ...
Jan 2, 2012 @ 2:41am

Hi.. couldn't download it.. please upload it to dropbox instead of using your own machine :)

caranha says ...
Jan 2, 2012 @ 5:11pm

Life management games will always have a warm place in my heart. Thanks for this game!

A few pointers though:
- Make your mind about the PoV of the game "I study for one hour" x "you take a shower"
- There is no feedback about the effectiveness (or lack of) each action (other than the instant game overs). How efficient was my study? What did I program? Am I tired?
- I spent the entire week without sleeping once :-P

Canyon says ...
Jan 4, 2012 @ 3:58pm

Yeah I'm in the same boat as jfroco, I can't download the files, it just times out. I'll keep trying though.

Kyrmaal says ...
Jan 4, 2012 @ 4:14pm

Can't download the game either ... Too bad, it looked interesting !

ratking says ...
Jan 4, 2012 @ 5:16pm

Can't download either. Please send me a message when you fix this, so I can change my rating for your game.

Tritax says ...
Jan 4, 2012 @ 5:24pm

Also unable to download game

oldtopman says ...
Jan 6, 2012 @ 3:00pm

I want to apologize to all of you. The dynamic DNS service stopped working for some reason, and I've since changed passwords and reconfigured it. It should remain working throughout the rest of the competition.

dr_soda says ...
Jan 7, 2012 @ 3:30pm

Thanks for pointing me over here. I have to agree with marudziik. Very believable.

As to the game itself I feel like it could have used a bit more detail in what your actions are for / what you're doing. (What was I studying? Was I getting tired? How was I doing in my classes?) Just some randomized flavor text for each of the options would be nice, and maybe an ascii representation of a wall clock or something would have helped keep straight what time it was.

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