August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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Escape from Cube Mountain

by Kharza - 48 Hour Competition Entry

My first time trying this, I created a simple "chase to the border" game. The objective is to make it to the edge of the map.

I used xna game studio 4,, and sfxr. 3D objects were created by just typing out the coordinates in code as they are all simple primitives. Terrain is random seed based so each level is the same.

I took one peek at some old code for camera axis vector extraction, but other than that it was all done on the fly.

Plays well on netbooks, and controls with either keyboard or 360 gamepad.

Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
XNA Framework Redist:
.NET Framework 4.0 Redist:

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dray says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 8:07pm

The first level is so confusing, info about powerup could help, but i enjoy it, the game is more and more challenging, nice start.I played with keyboard too lazy to get my joypad.

Zed says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:59pm

Really cool. I could see it having some kind of cyberpunk 'Running Man' vibe if you expanded on it.

Andrew says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:34pm

Could use some more obstacles or higher/lower terrain variations. I was surprised by how the sound makes those cubes so menacing.

wally2069 says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 4:33pm

It was frequently very to difficult to see myself as a cube would pop up from behind me and due to its size over shadow the player making it hard to see where I am going next.

Also the sound did make the cubes scarier than imaginable.

Beerman says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 5:07pm

Loved the sound - really creepy. The map is pretty bland, a bit more variety there could make a real improvement.

Kharza says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 10:51pm

Thanks for playing! I had done some fractal terrain that is much better in the past, but I couldn't remember exactly how I did it, so I went with just randomized heights and 2 smoothing passes. They vary per level, but are somewhat similar. I had to be sure things weren't too steep so the camera didn't drift into the ground.

mpc174 says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 11:34pm

The sound makes this very creepy! Nice gameplay too, I was constantly escaping at the last second. Appreciated the XBox controller support.

nilstastic says ...
Sep 4, 2011 @ 1:58pm

Pretty intense =)

Kharza says ...
Sep 7, 2011 @ 4:50pm

I moved last weekend and shut off my net service. Let me know if the links go bad and I'll try to move it elsewhere. And thanks for the feedback!

Kharza says ...
Sep 19, 2011 @ 4:10pm

My game and source escaped to a new location, links should work now :)

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