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The Dark

by Shane Gadsby - Competition Entry

to use the Mac and Linux versions, you will need to install the love2d engine, found here: http://love2d.org

The game was going to include a lot more RPG elements, but I ran out of time, so I scaled it back to a dungeon runner.

hope everyone enjoys

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k_wright says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 6:12am

Your 'Web' button links to your source files. Gonna rate Windows games later, but just wanted to let you know.

rgbDreamer says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 4:49am

It crashes as soon as I open it. Windows 7 32 bit.
Unhandled exception at 0x0139c514 in TheDark.exe: 0xC0000005: Access violation reading location 0x00000000.
(Looks like you're writing to a null pointer.)
Here's the dissembly source from the MSVS JIT debugger:
0139C50D call esi
0139C50F mov esi,eax
0139C511 add esp,8
Crash here: 0139C514 cmp byte ptr [esi],bl
0139C516 je 0139C5B1
0139C51C lea esp,[esp]
0139C520 mov edi,0Fh
please let me know if you fix: rgbdreamer@gmail.com

Fenmar says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 4:31pm

The dialog was really humorous. But as far as I noticed, the level was quite straightforward (I just followed the wall on the right hand side). It would have been more challenging if there was a labyrith where you could get lost.

Desmont says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 7:01pm

I'm having trouble launching the game (Win7 x64). When running the .exe in explorer nothing happens, when running the .exe from command line I get something like this: http://love2d.org/screenshots/love-070.png . The linux version worked fine.

May 4, 2011 @ 6:49am

Wandering around in the dark... is this an LD pre-pro simulator!? :)

Cybs says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 3:48pm

Couldn't move more than 5 pixels or so.. then the keys did nothing

Shane Gadsby says ...
May 6, 2011 @ 3:55am

@Fenmar That was the initial intention, but I ran out of time :(

@Cybs I'm not sure what would cause that, it never happened to myself or some of my beta testers

@Desmont - The game was coded on Win7 x64 so I'm not sure why there'd be an issue

rgbDreamer says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 6:34pm

Cool light effect. Slow.
Worked when I realized it was in Love, so I ran it with that.

Endurion says ...
May 13, 2011 @ 3:27pm

Works fine here on Windows 7, 64bit. The game looks nice but isn't too much of an challenge. Funny dialogue.

Kynrael says ...
May 13, 2011 @ 4:15pm

It's a cool and nice idea, a pity you didn't get time to really finish this. Instead of an instant game over, maybe you could have made monsters of the dark start chasing you or something when the light goes out :p

Danik says ...
May 17, 2011 @ 11:02am

It was slightly tedious waiting for the lantern to recharge. It charged slower than it drained, which means you spend more time waiting than walking.
I followed the left wall, and even though I recharged the lantern to 100 I didn't make it after going north and turning west. :(
The dialogue was well made and fun, and I also liked the light effect. It just lacks some more content, which is understandable for a LD game.

TellusE says ...
May 21, 2011 @ 1:06pm

I'm afraid I keep getting 404's on all of the links :-/

mwest says ...
May 21, 2011 @ 9:19pm


Not Found: The requested URL /theDark.zip was not found on this server.

Shane Gadsby says ...
May 22, 2011 @ 5:13pm

Sorry to those who wern't able to play this, my host has had some issues... Now resolved!

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