August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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Shapechanger (incomplete)

by Goldendice - 48 Hour Competition Entry

I "escaped" from finishing this game - not because I didn't have time, but because it was going in a direction I didn't like. The introduction is still fully functioning and the game mechanics work properly (although they lack the later content to be able to demonstrate such).

Escape is used in both a literal sense (the very beginning) and a metaphorical sense (escape from the physical self) although I did not fully flesh out the second.

Note: source is included in downloads under the game folder

Mostly this was a learning experience for me - as my first LD, I found it very different from a miniLD. In the future, I plan on brainstorming ideas for ALL themes before the competition, doing art by hand and scanning it, and not giving the player effectively over 1 billion options per encounter (1,889,568,000 to be precise - the main reason I ended up scrapping this project)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#53Audio3.44
#208Graphics2.88
#257Humor1.83
#335Innovation2.44
#410Community1.75
#411Theme2.27
#418Coolness0%
#427Overall2.19
#434Fun1.88

Comments

none says ...
Aug 21, 2011 @ 4:31pm

It says "You need permission to access this item." on all three of the links.

Goldendice says ...
Aug 21, 2011 @ 4:38pm

Should be fixed now.

SusanTheCat says ...
Aug 21, 2011 @ 10:46pm

Interesting concept. Nice to see more Ren'Py games.

Mstrp2ez says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:32pm

Cool concept. Sad to see that you didn't finish it. Graphics looks good, music is sweet. Polished interface. Good job overall.

dramble says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:27am

It must have been a good game because I was kind of sad to see it end so abruptly. Could make an interesting puzzle game out of this concept.

Hempuli says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 9:03pm

There's not much gameplay here, at the moment it's more of a story narration. I like the idea behind this, though!

tgijsola says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 9:15pm

Nice musical accompaniment!

nuria says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 2:43am

I hope you can finish this up someday, I think you have something going on, it just needs lots of more time to be developed. Keep it up! Nice music btw

summaky says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 7:50am

It has potential. I liked the music.

ratking says ...
Sep 5, 2011 @ 7:28am

I think it would have been more than enough of a game if I could see the changes I make as a shapeshifter. :-) Nice music, of course, and the story begins promising.
So don't stop, continue working on it!

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