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The Last Robot Standing

by jfroco - Competition Entry

The Last Robot standing: kill all your robot-enemies by forcing them to walk over spikes.

(Use movable blocks to change your enemys' paths)

Please use your "take this" object...I hope you enjoy it.

This is a Filmation engine tribute game http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmation_engine

Look and feel is a humble tribute to ZX Sinclair Spectrum.

All graphics, music, coding made by me (as per rules)

Tools:

Coding: Game Maker 8.1
Graphics: Paint.net
Music: ChordPulse + GXSCC
Audio: Audacity


Sorry for the file size...

Hope you like it.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#4Audio4.10
#31Graphics3.85
#40Overall3.50
#48Community3.38
#59Fun3.40
#86Coolness7%
#103Innovation3.20
#112Humor2.67
#168Theme2.58

Comments

jfroco says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 9:51pm

Hi. Please try to finish the game to see the end. It shouldn't take more than 10m. and I think it worths

jfroco says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 6:50am

Hello, a video of the gameplay made by a chilean video game website (it's in spanish)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhNBf4wDIto

May 6, 2011 @ 12:03am

Very beautiful, but also very punishing. I like a good challenge but this was a bit beyond me.

Congrats on clearing the LD48!

jsmars says ...
May 7, 2011 @ 4:50pm

Wow! Easily one of my favorites so far! Great music, great atmosphere and a challenging and fun game. Took me a while to figure out what I was supposed to do since i missed reading it in the beginning, and some of the jumps were bit hard, but not too bad. Would be fun to see multiple worlds with a bit more to the story maybe.

jfroco says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 7:29pm

Hi, thank you.. hope you read about pressing P and N to play different songs.

randomnine says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 9:11pm

Cool game! The jumps over the spikes are really tricky and I wasn't sure what determined how the enemy robots moved, but I liked it. And the music was neat.

mwest says ...
May 11, 2011 @ 6:10pm

Very nice game - everything worked together very well! It's brutally hard, but cooled down, came back and finished it...

I think you succeeded very well at your Filmation engine imitation, because the game reminded me of Alien 8, which Wikipedia says was also built with Filmation!

The only complaint I have is the controls - they felt weird (felt like it was rotated 90 degree to movement, but that may just be mental short-circuit on my part) and I got killed numerous times going from room to room due to lag holding down a button and lagging on loading.

Endurion says ...
May 13, 2011 @ 7:30am

Quite nice :)
Solid little game, however some of the spike jumps are really borderline hard.

jfroco says ...
May 14, 2011 @ 6:45pm

Hi, thank you for all comments... it seems that again I made a little too hard game :(

@mwest... thank you, Alien 8 was the second Filmation game so for me your comment is a great compliment.

Regarding controls you are right, it should have at least two options I will implement that in a second version

@randomnine the robots use a left-hand rule or right-hand rule. they should spin in the direction of the rule, but I couldn't implement it on time.

mjb67 says ...
May 22, 2011 @ 10:43am

Nice game and I didn't think it was too hard, the only real danger is the double spike jump. Good story!

Knighty says ...
May 23, 2011 @ 12:26pm

I really enjoyed this game, but I had to play it several times because I kept dying >_>. The gameplay reminded me of the games Solstice and Equinox, which I like. The ending was sad :(

Nyaa says ...
May 24, 2011 @ 12:10am

Amazing game :o

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