August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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Escape Lines

by henrypenface - 48 Hour Competition Entry

So here is my LD48 #21 Entry...
Don't expect much from this, but it plays and I am happy since it is my first LD
There are only 5 levels too.

To play:
If you have python and pygame installed run the .py (the source file)
if not, run the exe.

mouse to target
LMB to launch an ESCAPE ship
RMB to place the launcher
and when in Launching mode, RMB fires a bomb that will disable a ship
m to turn off that annoying music
q to quit

Known bugs:
Can't launch bomb if all ships are launched, oh well.
q to quit, no alt-f4 or closing the window, sorry I forgot to add it.

Everything, source and executables are in the zip file


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bitbof says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 10:09pm

many people died today...
last level is too easy :P

Six says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:55am

A fun little game mechanic, it'd be nice to see it explored a bit more. Also seemed like it could be moving about about twice the speed, once you fire off all the ships there is quite a bit of sitting and waiting.

henrypenface says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 10:45am

If I get around to updating it for a post-ld version I will be sure to toy with the speed a little :)

Shigor says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:06pm

Nice idea, but it really is too slow

foobaz says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 5:26pm

Nice idea. As others have said, a bit too slow. Also, it seems that there is no disadvantage to launching everything at the same time right now.

henrypenface says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 7:26pm

Originally the enemy ships were not limited to 3 tractor beams at once, so the game was more about trying to find a path through, a balance between this and how it is now might be nicer. (Thanks for the comments btw guys)

tcstyle says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 12:10pm

Great idea, but quite difficult in higher levels. I like the graphical presentation.

Chaoslab says ...
Sep 2, 2011 @ 12:59am

I liked it! Was a bit on the slow side but still fun none the less. :-)

PaulSB says ...
Sep 3, 2011 @ 6:22pm

This is the best game featuring Burnley I have ever played! xD Liked it, but yes I turned the music off pretty quickly, sorry :) Congrats on a good effort!

summaky says ...
Sep 5, 2011 @ 7:10pm

Very interesting idea although it was a tad too slow for my tastes. The last level is a marvel of game balancing :-)

Andrew says ...
Sep 11, 2011 @ 12:45pm

A speed-up button would have helped, especially after you realize you shot the last ship the wrong way.

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