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

by rubzo - Jam Entry

A game about propaganda production.

You can only use the escape key in this game.
Press it to move guards toward your searchlight.
Catch the Es when they try to escape!
(They need to get a cape first, and then go through a hole in
the fence.)
Survive for as long as you can!
The game is over when five Es escape!

(Needs the XNA 4.0 Redist to play - see README.txt for the link.)

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Ratings

#13Theme(Jam)3.50
#21Innovation(Jam)3.10
#24Humor(Jam)2.56
#28Audio(Jam)2.90
#34Fun(Jam)2.50
#37Overall(Jam)2.80
#68Graphics(Jam)2.30
#418Coolness0%

Comments

wbobeirne says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:21am

A pretty fun game with some strategy required. Good audio work! Would have been nice to have a win condition though, after about 20 e's, I no longer felt a reason to continue.

Laksen says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:59pm

Pretty good. The controls were a bit clunky, but innovative. I guess that was by design.

Scored 33

Rudy says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 12:17pm

Crash on startup, Win7 x64, I have all the imaginable redistr etc. as I'm doing XNA myself. As a Jam entry, can't recompile either.

rubzo says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 9:32pm

Rudy - do you definitely have version 4.0 of the XNA Redist?

Everyone else - thanks!

Rudy says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 2:05pm

@rubzo: My game's in XNA, and I've played other XNA games, so yes, I'm 99% sure.

Rudy says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 2:13pm

@rubzo: "Song playback failed. Please verify that the song is not DRM protected. DRM protected songs are not supported for creator games." at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Media.MediaQueue.Play(Song song)
at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Media.MediaPlayer.Play(Song song)
at JamGame.SoundManager.PlayMusic(String name)
at JamGame.LabouredGame.LoadContent()
at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.Initialize()
at JamGame.LabouredGame.Initialize()
at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.RunGame(Boolean useBlockingRun)
at JamGame.Program.Main(String[] args)

summaky says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 9:13am

I just installed the XNA redistributable from the link in your REAMDE but still tells me "Unable to find a version of the runtime to run this application." Any idea?

rubzo says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 10:20am

@Rudy - okay, guessing there's some sound weirdness on your computer, so I've uploaded a version which should work for you now, let me know if you're still having issues!

@summaky - there's a very tenuous possibility (based on one forum page I just found) that it could be related to your sound. If so, try downloading the 'Windows (FIXED)' version above, and see how you get on with that. Let me know if it's still troubling you!

Shigor says ...
Aug 29, 2011 @ 5:48pm

Took me some time before I found I can move the spotlight, you've confused me by ESC only! ;)
Not bad, quite funny, bit simplistic and boring later on.

Rudy says ...
Aug 29, 2011 @ 7:01pm

I realize now it's an XNA and DRM and Media Player thing with someone doing DRM and someone else not running and someone else deciding to forbid the song. Apparently I need to install Media Player and some bloatwary things I'm not using that may cause existing things to get mangled. I played other XNA games with the same thing by recompiling with Song playing disabled. I'll read on this more later and see if there's an easy fix.

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