December 17th-20th, 2010
Theme: Discovery

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Run

by Cosine - Competition Entry

Humans have finally discovered life in space! Or rather, you've been kidnapped by humans. Play as a living, slippery gooball from outer space! Run, jump, and duck through 10 hallways of increasing length to a heart-pounding 4-track soundtrack. I will later release an extended version of each song, maybe. There are also unlockable cheats!

Controls:
Enter: Confirm
Right: Run faster (note that you will slow down if not holding right)
Left: Run slower (note that this just makes you decel faster)
Up: Jump
Down: Duck (note that you should be running faster to make it under certain obstacles)

EASTER EGGS:
-Wait for a while in the elevator scenes. Something special happens.
-Cheats! You can use these once you beat the game. Or rather, the end just tells you how to use them. You can always use them, regardless! I've written instructions, but backwards:
staehc rof C+tfihS+lrtC sserP-
:staehc fo tsiL
pilf-
knarp-
[#] otog-
ytrap-
pilfneercs-

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#5Audio4.20
#72Fun3.00
#76Graphics3.20
#89Overall3.00
#105Coolness5%
#186Innovation2.20
#190Theme2.40

Comments

GreaseMonkey says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 5:39am

You're in my list but I'm NOT blowing 36MB after blowing 27MB. PLEASE, compress your audio!!!

Cosine says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 9:50pm

You're lucky Pov Let me edit my entry. :P

frr171 says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 11:02pm

Catchy music!

Endurion says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 11:38am

Well polished game. However it's getting pretty drab pretty fast. There seems to be no variation of the basic jump or duck at all. I gave up on floor 7 since the floors didn't seem to make any difference.

Devenger says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 8:36pm

Hitboxes are a little too unforgiving, and game is quite slow in between the duck walls (which are the only serious challenge, at least as far as I got). Nice bit of setting building with the intro, though it's still only tenuously linked to the theme. And yes, it has good music.

For a bit of study on how technically incorrect hitboxes can be a good choice, check out http://blog.semisecretsoftware.com/tuning-canabalt - a pleasant read for anyone making games about platforming precision, actually.

Cosine says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 9:23pm

I was a little careful about the hitbox, because it could also make the difference between making a jump or not. I mostly just tuned the numbers until it felt 'right.' Keep in mind, Canabalt was made in 2.5x as much time! :P

toadfrogs says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:03pm

The game's cool and I liked the music, although I got an error:
"Sound does not exist."

When I checked the source (I'm also a game maker 8 user) with the "New and Slim" version, you've executed .wav audio files to play those music but the music files in that version are .mp3 audio files... I think you should change a bit of codes from the "New and Slim" version to avoid that error...

toadfrogs says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:05pm

That was fun. The game has nice music, although I got an error:
"Sound does not exist."

When I checked the source (I'm also a game maker 8 user) with the "New and Slim" version, you've executed .wav audio files to play those music but the music files in that version are .mp3 audio files... I think you should change a bit of codes from the "New and Slim" version to avoid that error...

Cosine says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 12:19am

I had that fixed, but I guess it didn't take. Anyhow, just go ahead and change that. I've already updated the game a thousand times, and this isn't necessarily game-breaking.

arielsan says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 1:26am

You could fix the sound problem and upload again the game, I believe that is valid for ludum dare rules.

arielsan says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 1:28am

Sorry, I couldn't play it, if you fix the sounds stuff, tell me and I will try it again and rate it.

Dec 22, 2010 @ 3:56am

Game does not seem to run on my machine. I am on Fedora 14 using the Fedora build of WINE.

It's really a shame, as the game looked like it could have been fun. :(

Fififox says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 11:12am

Good game; a bit monotone though... but still a good game ! The audio from the slim version does not load, but I listened to it anyway. Great graphics (the gooey thing is aliased, but great overall) ! Good job !

Cosine says ...
Dec 23, 2010 @ 12:36am

Grr, LD broke. It thinks I'm no longer an entrant.
>_<

Cosine says ...
Dec 23, 2010 @ 3:17pm

Fixed, and made the game load the right sounds. Hopefully.

k_wright says ...
Dec 29, 2010 @ 8:08am

The file hosting seems to have broken, I couldn't download your game.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Jan 1, 2011 @ 10:56am

"404 File not found" when I tried to download.

Danik says ...
Jan 2, 2011 @ 3:05pm

Same here, file not found. :(

jolle says ...
Jan 4, 2011 @ 10:39am

File not found :(

You should re-upload it somewhere and edit the link.

_wdh says ...
Jan 4, 2011 @ 8:07pm

I'm also getting a file 404 error. :(

Cosine says ...
Jan 11, 2011 @ 12:32am

Grr. I'll have to upload this game for THE FOURTH TIME, THANKS TO FILESMELT. *rage*

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