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    August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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    A memory - maxx - 48 Hour Competition Entry

    My name is Max, i have been programming for 7 months now, this is my second game ever and my first Ludum Dare entry! I am happy about succeding this challenge, i am learning a lot and this is an awesome community.

    A memory is about someone who is trapped metaphorically inside his head and cannot escape his past, it is some experimental idea i tried to print on this game.

    You have to explore "your mind" with the arrow keys looking for the 10 keys necessary to go through a portal that supposedly will take you out from there. Meanwhile, you can read the character´s thoughts in the screen.

    I hope you like it,or at least feel something while playing through the game :)

    On development:
    I wrote the game in C++ using OpenGL, and a few helper libraries(FreeType & ZLib for fonts, DevIL for PNGs)
    The images were done with GIMP, some of them are just edited photographs i took. I could not make it in time for the music because i did not manage to get OpenAL working on time for the submission.

    Again, hope you like it and i will be very pleased to answer any question about the game.



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    BoernerMan says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 2:23pm

    this needs some serious bug-fixes, otherwise good job

    Jorjon says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 2:29pm

    thanks for playing! yes, i was rushing and when uploaded i noticed the bugs, stupid bugs really. anyway, i wish i could keep updating the game, but that is not possible

    yofreke says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:39pm

    Looks pretty.

    tgijsola says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 9:31pm

    Very pretty, moody graphics and setting.

    Deraj says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 4:10am

    Great job on the graphics, they are amazing for a 48-hour game! I would have prefered fewer ads/less wait time for the download, though :)

    maxx says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 5:47am

    Thanks! GIMP filters and some imagination can get the job done quick enough. Wait-less download next time.

    cornedor says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 7:29am

    This is a very nice game. Hard but fun

    johnfn says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 7:09am

    Very pretty game. Would have loved some nice music to go with it :)

    Aug 25, 2011 @ 5:17pm

    Lovely controls and backgrounds.

    Aug 26, 2011 @ 2:18am

    Perfectly emo.

    wbobeirne says ...
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 7:31am

    An exceptionally good looking game! It just sort of lacks direction. How many keys do I need? What do they do? Is it okay to collect the same one over and over?

    I did make it to the swirly bit after collecting 10 or so keys, but it just returned me to the main menu. Is that winning?

    Like I said though, gorgeous game. Good work.

    maxx says ...
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 7:52pm

    Yeah, i changed the idea over and over in the 48 hours, luckily a could deliver something "finished". So i involuntarily concentrated more in the graphics part, not too much time to code something fun. Tough, i learned a lot this time, which i will hopefully apply on my next LD. Thanks for playing and sorry for forgetting the "game-with-objetive" part!

    Petzi says ...
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 4:51pm

    MSVCP100.dll not found. Also, the Windows link is broken. I'm using Windows XP.

    maxx says ...
    Sep 4, 2011 @ 11:26pm

    Sorry! The game is back online, it has all the DLLs required and works on XP!

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