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by ctz - Competition Entry

deadweight is a puzzle-platformer which revolves around a boy taking his narcoleptic sister on a day out. on the way they encounter gratuitously dangerous situations which would make a personal accident lawyer salivate.

you will need an up to date version of java jre for your platform. note that only windows has been tested by me, but linux and os-x /should/ work out of the box.

windows users should just double click the .jar, posix-ish platforms may need to run 'java -jar deadweight.jar' or something.

software used:
- libgdx (inc. box2d)
- fireworks for graphics
- fruityloops for music
- sfxr for sound fx
- eclipse for ide

estimated dev time: 16hrs

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thristhart says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 4:12pm

The game crashed as I was finishing level 3. I'll come back to it later, but it was too finicky to finish the levels the first time to do it again right now.

kylerhoades says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 1:05pm

This was fun to play, but kept crashing on me after about a minute of play

Frib says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 10:27pm

Managed to get to the level where you have to put two opposite towers into a pit, then it crashed. Good stuff though.

randomnine says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 12:54pm

Crashed on 'snowed under' when I got hit by the red ball. Fun until then.

ctz says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 10:19pm

I have one sound-related crash bug fixed. I feel there's another one lurking that I can only reproduce on my gf's machine -- more investigation needed.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Cosr says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 8:27am

Yeah, I also had the game crash after plating for a little while. Cure idea though. From the little bit I got to play there was some good physics based puzzling potential.

May 5, 2011 @ 3:31pm

Probably the most fun I've had out of the 100+ I've rated thus far, but then again I'm a sucker for physics puzzlers so this was right up my alley.

Amazing work for only 16 hours! Way to go!

ctz says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 7:25pm

New version with bug fix up.

Endurion says ...
May 10, 2011 @ 11:08am

Have no Java at home (yay, I intend it to stay that way) and in the office OpenAL32.dll is blocked due to PAK_Generic.001 (they obviously put some stupid compression in there). Sorry.

mwest says ...
May 21, 2011 @ 9:17pm

Really awesome little puzzler! Your characters though simple have lots of personality :P!

Didn't have any crashing issues, so not sure why everybody else is struggling...

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