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Leaving the Vault

by JohnColburn - Competition Entry

Leaving the Vault ~ It's Dangerous to Go Alone
A game by John Colburn

Movement: ARROW KEYS or WASD
Fullscreen: F11

Only you can save your vault from extinction! Journey into the unknown and seek the Reactor Control Circuit.

It's not a terribly long game, but I think I managed to fit it together pretty well. All the parts are there, and it should take at least a few minutes to play through. I hope you enjoy my very... "colorful" sound effects.

Windows and Linux users: Download your obviously labeled disros.

Mac users: The source version seems to run just fine in OSX, but you'll need a *32bit* version of Python 2.6 or 2.7; just run the "leaving_the_vault.py" using said Python interpreter and enjoy!

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Blodyavenger says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 12:12pm

Game was tested!

I've kept smiling because of all the funny voices you've made for those computers and doors, big PLUS on that :D
Story is simple yet understandable and it matches the theme. Only thing that bothered me was that walking which is realy slow but other than that you've made realy nice game!

dcarol says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 1:11pm

Tested the game. No the sound.

The game is a little short. The main character walk too slow !!! But good graphics. The menu can be improve.

Gopher says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 4:34am

agreed with other comments about the walking speed, otherwise nice entry :D

randomnine says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 5:07pm

Some nice efforts at world-building. It'd be nice if the main character moved faster, or possibly if the environments were a bit more compact. It'd benefit from the rule "Show, don't tell" as well: perhaps you could show us what's on the computer terminals (especially in the reactor) and let us figure out what that means, rather than just telling us what we need to do next.

May 4, 2011 @ 5:18pm

Loved the 'organic' SFX. :)

With a bit of conflict it would be really compelling. Some mutants to zap or so.

Great execution on the mood and the visuals really nailed it.

Endurion says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 1:20pm

Somebody's a Fallout fan (or Wasteland). Well done, I like the sound bits. The only minor annoyance is the walk speed and basically no danger.

Switchbreak says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 8:03pm

Nice. I love the sound effects and the guy's walking animation. A bit simplistic and slow, but a good start.

mjb67 says ...
May 22, 2011 @ 12:36pm

Now the dudes who needed the othe rnuclear reactor will come and take it back... such a vicious cycle...

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