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August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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Hotel Escape - pgil - 48 Hour Competition Entry

A simple platformer. Arrow keys to run. Z to jump. Escape to exit.

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Ratings

#14Overall3.89
#21Theme3.95
#22Innovation4.05
#32Humor3.35
#37Audio3.68
#53Graphics3.79
#92Fun3.21
#189Community2.77
#246Coolness2%

Comments

Gaeel says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:50pm

Absolutely AMAZING!

I got frustrated pretty early on, and found the game quite unoriginal, but then...

Sorry folks, I'm not going to spoil it for you guys YOU HAVE TO PLAY THIS!!!

Amazing level design, great audio!

HybridMind says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:02am

Just when I couldn't stand it anymore... nice game. Enjoyed it very much!

triplefox says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:18am

I wasn't sure at first but when the real game started I was suitably impressed.

jplur says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 2:06am

Hahaha well played sir

Devenger says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 4:26am

Maddening. Madly entertaining. Also, a technical achievement. Particularly loved the sound work.

John Conrad says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 4:37am

Great fun, very clever.

splixel says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 4:45am

Great game! A must-play.

LegacyCrono says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 5:26am

Uhmm, where's the source code? :/

DecsterB says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 5:49am

Great! Where is your source code though?

pgil says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 7:54am

Whoops. I knew I forgot something. Source added!

maxx says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 11:18am

It was very clever, congratulations. Impressive technically.

VDOgamez says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:22pm

Hahaha, very clever, sir. I was just about to post to tell you that the game has a bizarre crash. You sure got me.

TheChriskage says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 2:05pm

This was awesome! Great idea, and well done making this in 48 hours in Game Maker!!

hayfield says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 6:33pm

Very clever.

deadthreaddev says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 7:09pm

you sir, deserve to win this time :D

deadthreaddev says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 7:16pm

forgot to say how satisfied i was when i finished the game :D congrats. now, wheres your twitter account? :)

TyrusPeace says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:13pm

Frustrating but I kept playing to the end. It was pretty great to have spectators for. Thanks for this :).

johanp says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 1:27pm

Fun twist delivered at the right moment - well done! Actual platforming could use some polish. :)

Lattyware says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 3:11pm

Very good, wasn't sure if it was a bug with WINE to begin with, then realised.

wally2069 says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 11:19pm

While technically innovative but in all the wrong ways. My patience for the ragequit mechanic is now at zero. Also simulating a fake crash that forcibly takes control of my screen resolution is a big no no.

Seriously missed the mark on this one.

skelethulu says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 2:09am

your game changed my life.

Trancelucid says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 10:42am

Technically impressive and mind-boggingly cool visuals.

Took me a good 100 deaths to finish. :)

Jhelle says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 9:19am

Everything that needs the be said has been said by other people before me. Good job!!

Matt Rix says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 1:53am

If it hadn't been for the comments here I would have hated it.

The first two times I ran the game I couldn't quit aside from killing the process, hah. It wouldn't recognize me pressing the ESC key until I did "run as administrator". So that was kinda painful. Once I read the comments here and figured out what was supposed to happen, I got it to work and then it was cool.

wonderwhy-er says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 7:27am

Hehe, funny idea indeed :)
Hated controls a little... Hate when I do press a button but it does not react ;(

JohanAR says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 7:52am

bloody game maker games not working in Wine :( looked nice

Rudy says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 1:11pm

Very well done, innovative. Controls need polishing, sometimes jump doesn't register. Music is great.

Danik says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 4:04pm

My Escape key didn't work the first time, I had to force quit. Thanks to Matt Rix for the tip of running it as admin.

Pretty awesome, too bad it didn't work the first time and had to get spoiled for me or I'm sure it would have been even better.

Shigor says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 6:23pm

Very good idea, but then I got stuck again and only escape was possible via process explorer. Probably best take on "ragequit" i've seen several times already, although the actual game wasn't that good.

dogbomb says ...
Aug 29, 2011 @ 12:09am

I liked this. I actually didn't have too much problems with the controls like others and I thought it was nicely polished. Great work!

8bitmuse says ...
Aug 30, 2011 @ 9:00am

you sir.., that was masterfully done. The twist was pulled off very well and the sudden realization that your being played is very cool to experience. There's nothing I would love than to give this a perfect score in all categories but unfortunately if I'm gonna be fair then I have to say that the controls could've been a bit tighter. But beyond that wow!, very well done.

T8000 says ...
Sep 1, 2011 @ 8:38pm

Haha, I really enjoyed the twist! Good work mate! :)

angrygeometry says ...
Sep 7, 2011 @ 6:46am

you got me. we had similar ideas only you pulled it off much much much better than i did. love it.

DrPetter says ...
Sep 9, 2011 @ 10:20pm

Wonderful! Spoilers inside I suppose, but I'm sure most people have played it already at this point. Regardless, you shouldn't go around reading all the comments before you have played for yourself!

I do recognize the general concept of playing in this kind of "environment", not sure if it's from something you've also encountered but it is definitely charming to us programmer types. The presentation is very good and the gameplay mostly smooth. I particularly like the well-balanced jump arc which is intuitive and easy to control without too many failed attempts. However, the thing that almost got me properly upset was a tendency to miss jump key presses. You should really generate a jump if the button was pressed before landing and held down, otherwise you're forced to deliberately delay your jump action until right after you've landed, which might be too late since the character also has a tendency to drop off a platform sooner than you expect. This was particularly hurtful in the room with tons of spikes above and several tiny platforms. Teeth were gnashed.

Overall a nice other-worldly experience though. Thank you :)

Mideaa says ...
Sep 22, 2011 @ 11:10am

"AAAAARGH! This is impossible! I can't take it anymore.. I don't want to, but I'm gonna read the comments for solutions. First close the game..."
*ESC* -> *YES*
"....wtf?"
"Could it be? ..oh it moves. Could it be a bug??"
"Oh oh.. omg! This is awesome! I've been tricked. Hahaha."

Awesome! Best experience of all the ld21 games till now!

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