December 17th-20th, 2010
Theme: Discovery

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by Ryan - Competition Entry

The objective of the game is to discover and kill the aliens hiding among the common people, using a wave gun that destroys their ability to cloak themselves.

Left-click and Left Shift fire a bullet.
Right-click and Space fire a "wave" that can be used to discover which citizens are aliens in disguise.
WASD or the arrow keys can be used to move your character.
F1 takes a screenshot.
Escape quits the game.

Currently having trouble compiling on Mac OS X, but I'll see if I can get a Windows version working.
Update(1): Finally got it to compile on Mac OS X. Turns out I needed to tell it to include the images when building the app.
Update(2): Got a build for Windows now. Every bit as buggy as the Mac build, but at least they both work. If time allows I'll make a debugged Jam version.
Update(3): Uploading debugged Mac and Windows versions for the Jam.
Update(4): The Windows version is uploaded. Took way longer than the Mac version because things had to be changed (like the networking wasn't working at all, and some classes work differently). I see now why cross-platform support can be difficult.

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mrfun says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 3:56am

Not bad.. I imagine a creepy soundtrack and alien discovery scream sfx would add a lot though!

barigorokarl says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 8:52pm

Ahhh, They Live! Nice idea, I like that the aliens nearly jummping in your face when you discover them ;-)

thristhart says ...
Dec 25, 2010 @ 2:56pm

Some sort of visualization for the discovering "wave" would have been nice. Was able to get an idea of it from trial and error, but..

Endurion says ...
Dec 29, 2010 @ 6:45pm

My virus scanner blocks the download "Generic_PAK.01". Probably false positive.

Ryan says ...
Dec 31, 2010 @ 10:46pm

Yeah, its fine (unless my computer was infected). I'm guessing you use TrendMicro? It looks like out of the 43 scanners, only that one thinks its infected.

Endurion says ...
Jan 1, 2011 @ 8:20am

Yep, "cursed" by TrendMicro. Since it's my office laptop I can't deactivate it. I'll see to it on another computer.

Endurion says ...
Jan 4, 2011 @ 8:16am

Got it to work on Windows. It seems rather crash happy.

Sometimes the wave stopped working and usually after that the game would crash.

The idea is a nice one. Once an alien is waved they almost too fast advancing on you so you can barely react.

_wdh says ...
Jan 4, 2011 @ 7:50pm

It's a good idea but it keeps crashing on me. :(

Ryan says ...
Jan 8, 2011 @ 6:07am

Yeah, the compo version crashes a lot. Especially the Windows version. I had a few problems building that version and it didn't get nearly as much testing. The Jam version for Windows might also crash quite a bit, but I haven't tested it much either, mostly just on a Mac. Next time I'll focus more on getting a working Windows build earlier on.

Furyhunter says ...
Jan 9, 2011 @ 11:41pm

An interesting idea, and what I could play of it was alright, but it was frustratingly buggy and crashed before I could complete any of it.

Played the compo version on Windows.

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