December 17th-20th, 2010
Theme: Discovery

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Control

by RandomM00 - Competition Entry

A game about a megalomaniac machine, a spaceship and lots of buttons! Everyone loves pushing buttons and seeing what happens, no?
I used Haxe, SWFMIll, the GIMP, SFXR and Yoshimi (synth). The machine was running Ubuntu 10.10 and fonts came from Dafont.com.
I used some of the utilities that I announced previously.
I should be able to upload a timelapse soon.

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Ratings

#31Coolness17%
#31Innovation3.68
#46Humor2.94
#86Audio2.67
#96Theme3.20
#112Community2.83
#124Overall2.80
#127Graphics2.76
#158Fun2.48

Comments

FireSlash says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 3:32am

This game needs instructions of some kind. it's very difficult to figure out exactly whats going on, or even what the goal is.

VDOgamez says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 3:53am

I wasn't quite sure what I was doing. I started pressing buttons, and then I blew up. I don't think I discovered much. You're supposed to blow up, right?

Moops says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 2:55pm

Hahaha I think maybe the commenters are missing the point? Its like being hurled into the future on a starship and you see all these buttons flashing WARNING and you have no idea what to do oh god!! Fun game.

stevejohnson says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 5:53pm

This is the most confusing thing I have seen in a while. I guess that's the point, and it works! But I still died.

increpare says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 9:48pm

Pushing buttons is indeed fun. I think I blew up. It was fun. I haven't had anyone push those buttons in a while.

ranklar says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 1:58am

Decent concept, and the functionality was decent (I think?) if everything was indeed working, which I can't be sure of as the "game" is completely wonky. Fun? Not for me, but it was a nice idea. I like your use of audio! The polish and audio alone kicked my game's butt.

Endurion says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:44am

Good idea making discovery of what the buttons do the game ;)
Still quite confusing, but here it's quite good. I'm not sure what happens when you "win". It seems for me when the image on the bottom right shows a blown circuit.

devinmoore says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 4:10pm

This reminds me of the Apollo VGC(sp)... very cool. Only thing is... Now I want a window to see space! Other than that, a really cool idea and well-executed for what it's supposed to be.

tonic says ...
Dec 23, 2010 @ 8:37pm

This is weird, couldn't figure out the game. I just randomly smashed the buttons. Is the game somehow generated to be different each time?

hdon says ...
Jan 1, 2011 @ 12:50am

I discovered that if you lower your shields before the "incoming" thing arrives, you will die! But then nothing else ever comes :(

I think the reason people are having negative reactions is because of the psychological impact of being virtually killed several times.

Jan 9, 2011 @ 10:02pm

@hdon: I thought the goal of the game was to destroy the device...

I played it once and succeeded in doing this by doing random stuff.

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