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

by tordre - 48 Hour Competition Entry

So this is my game, you play as Bob. Bob hates his job so he must escape before they make him stay and work overtime. Bob knows if he can get out in before 5 O'Clock he will be safe so you must navigate his maze like office place.

The controls are simple
WSAD/Arrows - To move
P - To pause
Esc - To return to main menu or quit if you are already there

I used SDL and OpenGL as extra libraries, I included the proper dll's in the file.

Edit: I added a separate file with the fixed levels, please judge based on the old version.

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JohanAR says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 6:40pm

Can't get it running in Wine

Mstrp2ez says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:10pm

Cool game. I got stuck in the small room (level 5 maybe) with the white wall tile, am i supposed to wait there? I didnt understand what role motivation played. Could have used some sweet sound =) Good job overall!

tordre says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:58pm

@JohanAR I don't know what version of openGL wine uses that might be an issue, you might be able to get a newer version of the dll.

@Mstrp2ez yeah I played through at work today and I realized something went horribly wrong with the the level file for the, I don't know am I able to post an updated file? or would that be against the rules?

I also noticed at work that I was relying on nvidea's locking of draw cycles because the game plays too fast on other computers, In other words I was lazy and didn't change the movement based on time and only clock cycles.

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

There was something about the graphics that I really like, for some reason. Believe it or not, I really love the level transition graphic. It's so simple and sleek without looking all Web-2.0-ish. Idunno why, but it just looks really cool to me. The whole motivation bit was funny. Good job, I'll definitely check back if/when the levels are fixed.

xRedx22 says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:34am

I really liked the way the 3D parts looked, I dunno, but they just looked really cool. The motivational poster thing was cool, but it didn't feel like it helped much. I would really like to play it the rest of the way if/when you get level 5 fixed.

tordre says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 12:30am

Thanks for the nice comments about the graphics, it is inspired a bit by the new pokemon game, I liked the way they used a similar method to convert a 2d game into very solid 3d game.

Uploaded the new version with the map fix.

vede says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 7:18am

Linux port successful:

You included windows.h but didn't use any of its functionality...

Also, pro-tip: don't use '\' when you're coding. Windows accepts '/' just fine, but Linux/Unix are less friendly with '\' and it breaks. That's the main thing I had to change to get your code to work.

tordre says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 9:08pm

Thanks vede for the port and the advice, I wasn't planning on porting so in many cases it when I did type in file names they were just me copying and pasting from explorer (I was lazy).

I know I wasn't using windows.h but from the looks of my compile errors SDL for windows does use it, and VC++ was complaining about me not using it, so I just wanted to shut up the bitch.

Once again thanks for the port, do you mind if I post in on my entry page? (with proper credit of course)

jfroco says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 3:23am

Hi, fun game... I like the camera and the use of sprites in a 3D environment.. I tried the same in my entry :)

Aug 25, 2011 @ 3:28am

Not sure if the motivation feature was functioning or not.

vede says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 8:59am

Not at all, tordre, that's what I did it for. :)

summaky says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 9:53am

I hated the first level that I had to wait for the text to appear. It contrasted a lot with the player's fast movements. I didn't understand what purpose the motivation serves.

tordre says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 11:58am

Motivation is a speed boost, speed isn't consistent on most computers so it really would not look like it has any effect.

Chaoslab says ...
Sep 8, 2011 @ 10:35am

I enjoyed it, primitive but well it is the 48 hour after all. Good effort! :-)

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