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    Ludum Dare 20

    April 29th-May 2nd, 2011
    Theme: It’s Dangerous to go Alone! Take this!

    More Info: Ludum Dare 20 Has Begun! (Keynote), Theme Voting Results.

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    The Last of the Nyoms (Prologue) - quickfingers - Competition Entry

    The Nyoms are a cute species of creature that thrive on lemons. However supplies are low and Nyoms are doomed to extinction from starvation. But you can help! You are a rare breed of Nyom who has grown feet and hands. With these you can explore the land and try and find the fabled Lemon Cart!

    This is my first LD and I had a blast. I managed to do everything I had planned with a few hours spare so was super happy.

    Tools Used :
    Unity Pro 3.3
    Photoshop
    Modo
    Cubase 4 (Music composed in 20 minutes)
    Sound Forge (Sound FX all done with the vocal chords I was born with :] )

    Free Libs :
    iTween
    GUISpriteUI

    I did record a time lapse but I'm having difficulties with formats and frame rates etc. Hopefully will get that sorted out soon.

    View quickfingers's journal. | View all entries by quickfingers

    Ratings

    #26Audio3.54
    #33Graphics3.81
    #86Coolness7%
    #86Community3.05
    #95Overall3.15
    #108Fun3.00
    #120Humor2.62
    #187Theme2.46
    #188Innovation2.65

    Comments

    Danik says ...
    May 1, 2011 @ 11:17pm

    Nice!
    The sound and music kind of remind me of lemmings/worms. :)

    Stalker_23b says ...
    May 1, 2011 @ 11:46pm

    Totally awesome!

    May 2, 2011 @ 2:48pm

    Pretty pretty, and something Spore-ish about it.

    Makes me want to play Bionic Commando, too.

    As always, ace execution and you do live up to your name. While checkpoints may have eased the burden a tiny bit, the overall challenge level was good for an advanced player.

    Thanks for this, and congrats on clearing your first LD48!

    Rolf says ...
    May 2, 2011 @ 3:18pm

    Very enjoyable!

    recursor says ...
    May 3, 2011 @ 8:51pm

    Are you kidding me? This is just lovely. Only one suggestion ... checkpoints. Other than that, add some more levels and ship it!

    Jacob says ...
    May 3, 2011 @ 10:49pm

    Really nice graphics and atmosphere. Strange physics. Thx!

    May 4, 2011 @ 7:34am

    Too bad there's no way to run Unity games under Linux :( This one looks pretty cool ! (And your timelapse was great, btw...)

    SonnyBone says ...
    May 4, 2011 @ 11:27pm

    I FOUND A SECRET AREA! I love secrets. Good work!
    Fun little game, although the physics are extra floaty and the movement is pretty slow.

    TellusE says ...
    May 5, 2011 @ 8:31pm

    As has been said by others so far, great job!

    The graphics and audio fall together in a beautiful symbiosis and the gameplay in general was functional and polished. I missed an option to release the rope with the jump key instead of the mouse button, but that's a minor detail in the larger scale.

    I guess the real problem is the theme itself. I guess it could be argued that the Nyoms (love the name) are quite helpless and would be in danger if they went out (even in numbers), and you did throw the punchline when activating the rope, but they both seemed very strained :-/

    Still, that's "just" the theme - the remainder of the game was excellent, top notch.

    May 6, 2011 @ 2:45pm

    this is great! But I somehow miss the ability to rescue myself out of water, because that really is a 4-6 second period of dying.

    elbowroom says ...
    May 7, 2011 @ 8:53am

    The graphics and audio are great! The gameplay was ok. I found the controls on the grapling thing too difficult.
    Overall it was really cool . . . but not so thematic.

    alexlarioza says ...
    May 7, 2011 @ 9:21pm

    The game is quite unforgiving. You should implement checkpoints. I really liked the sound track though. =]

    johanp says ...
    May 8, 2011 @ 11:26am

    Nice implementation of everything but the gameplay is a bit on the boring side.

    Endurion says ...
    May 13, 2011 @ 6:43am

    Very solid presentation.
    The only real problem I had was with the swinging mechanic. I always died on the 6 lemons under the cliff to the right.

    hamster_mk_4 says ...
    May 19, 2011 @ 6:00am

    Great use of the unity physics engine. For 48 hours you put a lot of polish in this game.

    erik says ...
    May 22, 2011 @ 11:58pm

    I liked the character animation. Nice job on the audio as well. I found the movement a bit unresponsive, and I always struggle with ninja rope games, so I didn't make it very far.

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