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Something embarrassingly bad

by madmaw - 48 Hour Competition Entry

This is really just a proof of concept that something like this could be done in SVG + Javascript (apparently it can), but it might briefly entertain a certain kind of person.

Longer-term it's supposed to be a logic puzzle game, which may explain why most of the development time was taken up getting side-tracked and solving logic puzzles and drafting terrible stories to go in the left-hand panel.

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Ratings

#98Innovation3.45
#239Community2.50
#311Coolness1%
#335Humor1.50
#371Audio1.00
#482Graphics1.36
#487Fun1.36
#488Theme1.70
#489Overall1.58

Comments

scriptblocks says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 11:37pm

I couldn't get it to to work but your description made me laugh

KevinWorkman says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 3:23am

I really really love the idea behind this game, but I can't quite get it to work :c

Am I doing something wrong?

Maybe a hint about how to get past the first level would help!

geckojsc says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 12:49am

Fantastic concept, I'd happily play a full game around this idea. :D

Shigor says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 12:27pm

Does it work at all? I think I understood your idea, but it didn't help me... random attempts to say something had no result either.

summaky says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 6:53pm

I didn't know how to play...

Aug 28, 2011 @ 5:18pm

Cool proof-of-concept, let us know if it gets developed further.

Chaoslab says ...
Sep 4, 2011 @ 9:22pm

Tried it in Firefox. Maybe I didn't get it but couldn't get much to happen. :-)

Jacic says ...
Sep 10, 2011 @ 4:14pm

I think I get what you meant with the symbols, but I couldn't get anything to happen.

madmaw says ...
Sep 13, 2011 @ 10:43am

Thanks to everyone who played (or attempted to), it probably was working, you just didn't know it because of the terrible UI. I am actually planning on developing this further, although hopefully the UI and level of polish will render the finished product unrecognisable.

The "solution" for those who are interested is to ask the "bird" to TMMN (Tell Me My Name) then to tell the "door" the symbol the bird replies with. At that point you get the fantastic ending animation.

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