August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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by nitram_cero - 48 Hour Competition Entry

It's a game about trying to escape routine and dodge responsabilities in order to find and define yourself.

You must swim into space, away from your numb room.
Your body must avoid your mind, and both must avoid obstacles.

ARROWS or WASD to move the player. SPACE to tug on the player's head/brain.

It can be a bit frustrating at first, but it's a short game, easy to grasp mechanics and winnable in a bunch of tries.

Thanks for playing!!

----------- Development ----------

The world is procedurally generated, but it's always the same. It can be won (at around distance 3000).

Tools/SDK used: Flixel 2.34, GraphicsGale, Audacity, FlashDevelop, Flex

The (lame) "music" was recorded hitting the notebook and desktop with my hands for the beats, and with a Yamaha PSR-200 crappy keyboard. Grunts are me grunting. Clinks are a lighter hitting an ashtray.
Everything recorded with the notebook's internal microphone recorded and tweaked with audacity.

----------- Foods & drinks ----------

Day 1
Drinks: 2 liters of beer, Fernet w/Coke, Mate
Foods: Caprese-flavoured baked bread snacks, sauted beans w/paprika, instant pea soup, crackers w/cream cheese.

Day 2
Drinks: Mate, Coke, Ginger Lemonade w/crushed ice.
Foods: Quinoa w/tomatoes.

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maxx says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 2:19pm

Ya lo habia jugado antes y habia llegado a los 11000 y no ganaba mas jaj! Muy bueno che, jodidisimo comome gustan a mi .Estaria que no tenga un limite y se guarden los scores en la pagina para ver quien llegomaslejor,pero bue.. pido mucho. Saludos y jugate al mio! (A memory)

Yoni says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 3:43pm

One of my favorites!

nitram_cero says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 4:16am

Thanks Yoni!

maxx, I thought of that: least time scores (my best time was 10.22 seconds). Also an "infinite" mode (score = most distance) once you beat it normally.
Maybe after the competition... :)

bach says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 7:48am

Nice little game concept. Enjoyed pulling my head around space :)

It can be a little hard to control at times which can make it pretty unpredictable and more random than it's actually about being good.

ToxicLogic says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 12:40am

It was challenging, but the 10-15 mins I spent on it flew by! Great job!

nitram_cero says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 2:10am


bach: trying to define yourself is hard and unpredictable, hehe :)

pekuja says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 6:27pm

Quite a difficult game. That's affected by the fact that I didn't realise that I could drag the brain in with space... Not sure though, because it seems like it would be pretty easy to screw yourself over with it.

zdanielz says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 3:01pm

What a peculiar game! nice!

BlueShaman says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 6:28pm

Interesting.... Too difficult for me to ever win but I sure wish I could. :D Great theme interpretation.

Shadow says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 9:38pm

Now that was interesting. A bit weird but nice. Quite creative I must say.

Andrew says ...
Aug 29, 2011 @ 7:54am

My head feels exactly like that once in a while.

Chaoslab says ...
Aug 29, 2011 @ 10:15am

I liked this! nice and out there! :-)

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

Thank you guys :)

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