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

by Murphy - 48 Hour Competition Entry

Worked on this about 12 hours.. the other 36 were filled with sweet sleep, bbq and getting drunk with friends.

I wanted to do something space-related first, but couldn't think of anything cool.. so I took the coolest thing from space (black holes) and made them into a weapon (:

The gameplay is pretty straightforward: use the gravitational pull of the black holes to get to the end and escape the facility.

Don't expect nice graphics or audio.. (:

Should work in recent versions of Chrome, Opera and Firefox. Probably not in IE.


(hihi, now there are three games with that name)

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Ratings

#73Innovation3.57
#104Community3.13
#183Coolness3%
#193Audio2.46
#276Theme2.86
#307Humor1.63
#344Fun2.29
#410Overall2.29
#428Graphics1.86

Comments

Chinchilla says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 12:05pm

Aaaarrrgh... that S-shaped room (in the screenshot) is a killer. Couldn't get past it...Good fun though!

I also went with "Escape Velocity" as the name ... so I had to come scope out the competition ;)

Hangedman says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 3:42pm

A few bugs, but I could see what you were going for, and a few good moments of flinging myself about. I kind of wish placing one would kill the last one, although that might be integral to expanding the puzzles later. Didn't really feel like I was in complete control of where i was firing.

Hanoran says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 5:22pm

I didn't get very far, but I like the concept. Not bad!

puffi says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 5:57pm

Already the 3rd web-based game that doesn't work for me, must be something wrong with my flash =/

Loved the music tho!

Murphy says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 6:24pm

There really are a lot of things I wanted to tweak more (e.g. the direction of the shot currently is not accurate), but had no time ): Maybe I'll revise the whole thing soon.

@puffi: Huh, that's weird.. what Browser (& Version) did you use? There's no flash in there, it's all Javascript. (:

puffi says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 10:11pm

I was using FF 3.6.20 ( seems like I updated to 6 only on my laptop) which should explain a lot.

Runs fine on Chromium so I'll get around rating it.

Trancelucid says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 5:57am

I should know better than to steal a black hole gun. ;) Riding an event horizon is hard, and this little guy can whiz through a dozen of them! Fun game, if rather buggy. The first time around I reached the end level without knowing it, I was just stuck in a blank grey level.

Shigor says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 10:30am

Nice idea, too bad you hadn't spent more time on it and less on getting drunk :)

RichMakeGame says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 12:03am

great idea, i just couldn't play it very well :) would be good to polish up the gameplay

marudziik says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 1:15am

Concept is fine, but the execution somewhat lacking. Physics of the gravity-pull behave quite strange, at least under Firefox - I'm gonna try chrome later. I guess that's the beauty and the curse of JS.
On the other hand, this is quite a good entry, with decent graphics and background music, so it's fine by me. Congrats!

wonderwhy-er says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 8:27pm

Concepty is interesting, sadly does not feel to play so good. Allowing to making many of black holes probably not a good idea. May be one with variable size/charge would work better.

Anyways good idea but somehow does not feel that good play.

Codexus says ...
Sep 11, 2011 @ 10:46am

Nice idea but I couldn't control the effect of the gun well enough and got stuck really early.

Gjarble says ...
Sep 13, 2011 @ 2:01am

I love the concept. I do want to let you know, though, that the controls don't work at all in Safari 5.1 on Mac OS X 10.6.8. I tried it again in Firefox 5.0, and it worked most of the time, but going through the exit occasionally led me to an empty room where I couldn't move, and I had to restart the game. I think it happened whenever I went through a door with black holes on it.

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