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Escape from Dorf Bay

by KavuDX - 48 Hour Competition Entry

This is Escape from Dorf Bay, a mix of two ideas, where none got the appropriate attention as I actually had only about 20 hours to create this submission.

I hope someone gets the idea and the soul of the game and create something worthy of it, as I think it could still have a long way to go ahead.

The dorf part was made in paint, the one a capellaing is me using Windows Sound Recorder from XP, the font used is Symbol.
The scary house part was done using the following:
-Music: Mi chord on my crappy and broken guitar, recorded using Windows Sound Recorder
-Sound effects: Random noises recorded and distorted on windows sound recorders
-Graphics: My Nokia N8 Camera, with some messing in the light sensivity settings, all the pictures are from my house.
-Coding: Everything done in processing.

I've included the source code, but not the actual data files, such as the graphics or the sounds, if anyone want them, just send me an e-mail at

edit (23/08/11 04:30AM):

Postmortem version is up, I've switched the download links for the v2, where the arrows ALWAYS appears, so you guys won't need to pixel hunt anymore.

Downloads and Links




KavuDX says ...
Aug 21, 2011 @ 11:32pm

Day1 timelapse:

demonpants says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 10:15pm

There is a permission error when trying to run on Mac OS X. I tried chmoding everything but that didn't help.

8/22/11 3:14:14 PM[236] ([0x0-0xa56a56].escape_from_dorf_bay[22173]) posix_spawn("/Users/edelventhal/Downloads/application.macosx/", ...): Permission denied

demonpants says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 10:19pm

NVM I got it to run with the following:

chmod +x /Users/me/Downloads/application.macosx/

demonpants says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 10:22pm

Well, you did a good job setting up atmosphere. I was ready for something to kill me in the house, that's for sure. But then I couldn't go anywhere. I just couldn't find where I was supposed to put my mouse in order to make the up arrow appear, and I became trapped after hardly starting. I suggest removing the hover mouse and just leaving the buttons there at all times.

KavuDX says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:12pm

I'll take on it. A lot of people complained about that, so I guess it's my fault.

localcoder says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 11:31am

I liked the photos - your friend is right, your house _is_ scary! The sound was great too, I wish there was more of this.

KavuDX says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 2:49pm

Thanks for the compliments, I really got proud of what I did in under 1 hour with the sound.
Messing with windows sound recorder is awesome!

Monastery says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 7:43pm

well.. tried the windows version: "Java Virtual Machine Launcher - Could not find the main class. Program will exit!"

KavuDX says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:10pm

Have you extracted everything to their correct folders?
This error usually happens when the .exe cannot find the path of the /lib/ and the /source/

marudziik says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 4:31pm

This reminds me a little of some old games with digitalized photos (e.g. ). I like the atmosphere, but painted parts are... well, just bad. Especially compared to the rest, which is cool (a pity it's so short). Not bad!

jonbro says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 12:34pm

I couldn't get past the fridge, there wasn't an arrow there... was this something I should keep clicking on?

KavuDX says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 4:21pm

How do you open a fridge?

Rudy says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 9:08am

A great atmosphere setup, but fell flat soon without any actual action/progress. I like the idea though, the photos are a bit too dark though.

KavuDX says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 6:52pm

I'm sorry, I couldnt manage to think about a proper ending nor draw anything that would indeed be scary, I'll keep deving it now that the restrictions from the LD are gone.

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