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The Complex

by Mr_Raa - Competition Entry

This is an Adventure game.

You play as Pine, a rabbit on a long journey. A little while ago it started to rain and you decided to seek shelter in a small cave. Pine comes from a world very different than ours, just how different you and Pine will soon discover...

The controls are arrows/WASD and space.

This was developed with C# and SFML 1.6. The runtime for C# 4.0 must be installed. Due to the version of SFML I use, you may get an error from vshost32 - this is a known problem but doesn't appear to be dangerous.

This game is way way unfinished. There are only three dialogs and a map with about a dozen different tiles, still, you might find it interesting for a few minutes.

I'm disappointed that I completed very little actual game, on the other hand, not only did I actually attempt it, I completed several thousand lines of engine code. There are actually only around 6 lines of code in the engine that are specific to The Complex. This was also my first LD so hopefully I'll be able to use the code from this entry in creating solid basecode for next time.

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Ratings

#51Theme3.55
#150Coolness2%
#156Humor1.86
#182Graphics2.36
#194Overall2.27
#194Community1.80
#200Fun2.00
#211Innovation1.91

Comments

Furyhunter says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 4:15am

The story seemed like it was off to a good start, but it ends abruptly as noted. Game-wise it's obviously incomplete, but engine-wise it seems pretty solid other than some noticeable slowdowns in certain areas.

zdanielz says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 8:35pm

Couldn't get it running, windows 7 x64.

ranklar says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 12:19am

Was not able to get it working, Windos 7 64 bit.

Mr_Raa says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 8:45am

Thanks for the comments! I'm not sure what the issue with running it could be. I've run it on 64-bit installs of Windows 7 on both ATI (only with VS installed) and NVIDIA cards (with and without VS installed).

Devenger says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 12:42pm

Game works for me (though when I played it all the tiles had red outlines; they don't in your screenshot, so I presume this is a bug?). The dialogue and description in the game is suitably enticing, making it somewhat disappointing that the Complex is completely empty. It would be a shame if you never end up finishing this game.

k_wright says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 8:28pm

Can't get it running.

Benjamin says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 8:36pm

It seems to be very difficult to finish an adventure game like this in 48h. What you achevied is already great, and the beginning of your story is attracting

KoryWazHere says ...
Dec 23, 2010 @ 11:11am

Runs fine for me on - Win 7 64 bit... I cut my pew... cute =)

joekinley says ...
Dec 28, 2010 @ 12:24pm

Well for me the game also is ugly. Red outlines and bad graphics. But it told me that it was not able to load the OpenGL stuff, so maybe that is the case.
When the complex started for a second there I had the feeling being in one of the dungeons of Might and Magic, so nice point on that. This could be a nice game with more animation, a plot and more stuff to do. Just wading through the dungeon with this slow scrolling became tedious.
And because your theme was well done, i felt kinda disappointed finding out that there is nothing to the complex at all.

Nice done though. Would have loved to see a timelapse on that, some more community stuff going.

Endurion says ...
Dec 31, 2010 @ 8:36am

It's an interesting start and it looks like you planned for quite a bit more.
The more it's sad to see it uncompleted like this. It crashed on exiting (pure virtual call or somesuch).

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