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Bloboy's journey

by Sempai - Competition Entry

The adventure of Bloboy, a little blob... and is also a family story...

move: right and left
jump : up
F1: put flask "one" on the "hand"
F2: put flask "two" on the "hand"
use flask : enter (if a flask is on the "hand")
use item on the floor: space

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Ratings

#67Coolness9%
#131Humor2.50
#139Innovation3.00
#160Theme2.63
#188Fun2.43
#200Audio1.80
#211Graphics2.50
#219Overall2.43
#224Community2.00

Comments

rolfeth says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 4:05pm

Couldent make the blue stuff + bottle -> blue bottle to work

zzorn says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 4:06pm

Can't run the linux download, not sure if I'm doing something wrong:

./main
bash: ./main: cannot execute binary file

May 3, 2011 @ 9:32am

@zzorn : It's a 64-bits file, that may be the problem.

Sempai says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 9:37am

rolfeth : you must press <1> (NumPad) and then you press <enter> for use a flash on blue essence

zzorn: I made a binary package for 32 bits now :
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17173415/Bloboy_32.tar.gz

TellusE says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 10:40am

The 32/64-bit conundrum is also on the Windows version. A 64-bit Python 2.7.1 could not run the game, however a 32-bit had no issues.

I really liked the mechanics with the bottles - having a large array of combinations could offer a very deep puzzle concept (varying colour combinations as solutions for the same problem).
Maybe the jump mechanics were just off (not a problem), but I got the feeling that you were trying something interesting with how the jumps worked as well. I did get "stuck" mid-jump at times, though, so I'd only start dropping down instead of moving left or right. Minor details.

The real two issues was the lack of a recent checkpoint or restart function. I messed up the purple colour combination and was forced to restart the game :-/ The other point was the control scheme. Space for activating items, enter for activating bottle (to the left of the control keys) and numpad 1/2 on the right makes it exceedingly difficult to get intuitively into the game. I'd suggest you put all functional keys to one side of the directional keys for best effect :)

All-in-all, however, I'd love to see this concept move forwards. There's definitely some sort of precious mineral hidden in this thing.

Sempai says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 11:51am

Thanks TellusE for the comments.
Journey's BloboyJourney's Bloboy will have a life post-LD.
Your comments boosted me. Thanks.

May 4, 2011 @ 2:31pm

The 'hidden' combinations are a nice touch. :D Too bad you didn't have the chance to explore them further. (people wanting a checkpoint, I'd suggest trying green + blue...).

May 5, 2011 @ 3:40am

Sorry, I lack the technical know-how to get it going, but it looks very cute.

treeman says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 5:25pm

I don't have a numpad..

Sempai says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 10:17pm

treeman (and other): Tomorrow I will post a version with other keys, but now I'm too tired...

Endurion says ...
May 7, 2011 @ 8:06am

Please provide a Windows executable.

Sempai says ...
May 7, 2011 @ 10:37am

Endurion: Install Python 2.6 (http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6.6/) and Pyglet (http://www.pyglet.org/download.html) and launch main.py. Sorry, I kan't build a Windows executable now.

Sempai says ...
May 7, 2011 @ 11:19am

Okay, I made a new build (for Linux 64 bits and source (of course), Linux 32 bits' version is coming).
The new keys for the flasks are F1 and F2.

Sempai says ...
May 10, 2011 @ 8:23am

Linux 32 bits' version with new keys is ready...

mwest says ...
May 14, 2011 @ 9:39pm

No binary for Windows? Seems to have a missing dependency on Pyglet in Windows... I have a little rusty experience from back when Python 2.5 was still new, but I don't have time to go hunting dependencies, sorry.

An easily accessible binary distribution of some sort is really essential to getting rated, pity - your game sounded interesting...

Danik says ...
May 20, 2011 @ 7:18pm

The game froze when I touched the scroll in the room with the painting with the blue and red Blos.

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