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    Ludum Dare 21

    August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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    The Cell - kevglass - 48 Hour Competition Entry

    The game uses Java, you need that installed to run. It's available as an applet (though Java applets on OSX arn't nice) and as a downloadable game.

    You are Sidney, a convict wrongly banged up. Sidney has mutant powers - the ability to copy himself. Sidney must escape through a series of cells to be free of the prison.

    Avoid the prison guards, they'll wake up if you get to close. Avoid traps and lazers. Press the switches to open the doors to the cells.

    View kevglass's journal. | View all entries by kevglass




    RadicalEd says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 9:28am

    Great job, man! One of my favorite! :)

    zloe_zlo says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:42am

    Simply the best game of this compo

    Milo says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 4:55pm

    Best game I've seen in the compo yet.

    dev_redant says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:38pm

    Nice job. Loved the idea within the theme. :D

    R3ason says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:05am

    Brilliant all around!

    ToxicLogic says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 9:56am

    I'm see that you were expecting the "Self-Replication" theme to win. ;) Fun game.

    Fififox says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 9:57am

    That's a good game! The idea was interesting and has been well executed, the graphics are nice (toilets :D ) and the sounds are good, and there's even a background music! kevglass' journal is well filled, cool! That's an outstanding entry!

    ointment says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:27pm

    Just admit it, you started working on a self-replication game in advance, then changed the graphics when the theme turned out to be "escape" instead. :y

    Tsk tsk.

    Danik says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 3:11pm

    Really well thought out levels, challenging!

    Chinchilla says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:18pm

    Devious puzzles! This is definitely one of my faves so far. And probably the one that's kept me playing longest.

    Shigor says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 6:34am

    One of the best I've tried so far...

    wally2069 says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 11:13pm

    It is clear that you were anticipating self replication as a theme, but it does work as a block pushing puzzle game to escape jail.

    Otherwise a nice game.

    kevglass says ...
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 8:37am

    FWIW, I didn't read the themes or come up with the idea until the announcement of the final theme. I guess self replication was just on my mind having read the top few themes.

    d_m says ...
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 3:47pm

    Great job! I played this a bit earlier but wanted to actually finish the game before I scored it. Definitely fits the theme, and is a nice balance of fun and challenging. It took me a moment to figure out the cloning ability, but once I did it was definitely great. Reminded me a bit of Lolo to be honest. Great game!

    arielsan says ...
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 2:16am

    Great work with the game, nice graphics. Sadly I couldn't hear any sounds on Linux :(

    I love the timelapse :P

    Rudy says ...
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 3:37pm

    Nice audio. Quite challenging. The character sprite doesn't really stand in middle of tile, which makes it weird when looking at tile lines.

    Aug 28, 2011 @ 5:15pm

    Quite a few entries using this dual-avatar movement mechanism. This one's had the best aesthetic so far, but I'm not sure if I prefer the static movement to the one where you can push the replicant around by bumping into walls.

    Still, a solid effort and nice graphics.

    angrygeometry says ...
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 9:56pm

    very nice job! interesting mechanic, though i had a little trouble controlling at first (sometimes when i pressed up he would continuously move forward)

    Orz says ...
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 10:34pm

    I could have used some instructions ("press space to replicate" isn't enough). Other than that, this is one of the best entries. Also appreciated having the source code, as I used Slick for my entry as well!

    Codexus says ...
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 10:33am

    Very nice, I have seen the exact same concept used before but it's a nice implementation and the levels are good.

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