December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone

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The Unfortunate State of Being Alone

by youdonotexist - 48 Hour Compo Entry

I haven't had too much time to test this, so I will be working on fixing bugs after submission and will merge the show stoppers into the compo entry.

==== FIXED the issue with getting stuck on the second floor=====
==== FIXED linking to the incorrect game =======

WASD to move around
Space to interact
Mouse to click empty word area
Keyboard to enter text

After you meet the janitor, you can solve the word puzzles in each apartment unit. Each apartment unit has a series of interactable items that tell a small story. Each story has or relates to the missing words in the room.

I apologize if you don't like the music. I'm new to piano.. and just played what came to mind during the last 10 minutes of the compo. :)

==================Spoiler================

The first puzzle is .. much harder than it should be. The answers for this room are "dies" and "believe".

Unfortunately, I ran out of time and didn't get to go back to this puzzle to flesh it out a bit more.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness57%
#78Mood3.37
#133Theme3.33
#265Innovation2.65
#268Overall2.86
#364Community2.42
#375Audio2.10
#384Graphics2.48
#460Fun2.10
#497Humor1.46

Comments

KhaoTom says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 5:50am

Link appears to be broken :(

devwil says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 5:55am

i agree with khaotom.

A-Type says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 7:26am

Yep, 404'd :(

Bad Sector says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 7:55am

The proper one apparently is http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5071647/games/Alone/Alone.html

bigbadwofl says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 8:22am

I got stuck in a room with 4, 5, up and down doors. But overall, the mood was set very well and it could be an enjoyable game.

One thing though; the music is annoying as heck. It went in the right direction (good instrument choice and scales - or rather, lack thereof) but something about it makes me want to get out of this damn elevator!

KhaoTom says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 10:24am

I got stuck there as well. I'd like to revisit this one if the progression stopper is fixed. It is intriguing...

diux says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 1:06pm

The bug in the stucked room really breaks the experience. I like the mood of the game, I hope I can play it when is fixed.

Dmurph says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 3:05am

I like this type of game. There was so much going on at one time tho that i didnt know what to do. Good luck!

KhaoTom says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 1:56pm

OMG this game is dark! The word puzzle is a nice concept :)

SonnyBone says ...
Jan 7, 2012 @ 1:22pm

I kept getting stuck in the walls and it would repeat the 'door is locked' messages. :(

Jan 9, 2012 @ 9:52am

What a weird, dark game.

I kind of want to rate it poorly because I didn't really like how it turned out. On the other hand, I kind of want to rate it highly because it's one that I'll remember...

The word puzzles were a bit obscure, glad you had the answers posted. :)

I like the walk animation, it's silly.

Very unique, good job!

Kelly Thomas says ...
Jan 9, 2012 @ 3:36pm

creepy

youdonotexist says ...
Jan 9, 2012 @ 4:14pm

@defiantburrito I didn't like the ending either. I had more grandeur plans in mind for the story, but (as usual) didn't have the time to fully implement them.

So is the life of an LD game. :)

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