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

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Shadow

by FinalMirage - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Didn't get to the story so the general idea behind this was: You're having an out-of-body sort of experience (maybe a dream) where you're playing as your Shadow (on the left side of the screen) and you're trying to protect your Body (right side). Your Body has no control over his actions so you must follow him through the level and turn off traps that would kill your Body without your help.
There's also enemies/traps that you have to avoid at the same time while making sure you keep your Body alive so you can be together once again!

Created with XNA 4.0 so you'll need the Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0 to run it: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=20914
Artwork: Paint.net
Sounds: SFXR/BFXR

You can watch a playthrough here but it'll give away how to beat the game if you watch it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s84pb5aWg4

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Ratings

#118Innovation3.15
#216Fun2.69
#349Overall2.67
#418Humor1.63
#443Theme2.38
#451Audio1.83
#453Community2.20
#533Coolness22%
#578Mood1.64
#630Graphics1.77

Comments

spiral says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 10:08am

Brutal trial and error... made it tho :D.
good idea

FinalMirage says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 10:40am

I watched my roommate who isn't much of a gamer start off pretty terrible but he figured it out. I little more polish would've helped ease the pain. :)

John Conrad says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 8:56pm

Neat concept and some interesting mechanics. Nice work. :)

iforce2d says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 7:54am

@spiral yes indeed... brutal! :D
I think if the scenes were scrolling up rather than on separate screens it would help.
The controls are nice and responsive and the simple audio cues help a lot to get timings right. I think if you could arrange it so it needed a bit more thought and was slower-paced rather than this fixed speed and 'on rails' it would be awesome.

Kelly Thomas says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 4:54pm

nice challenge, though a bit intimidating.

ziomorti says ...
Dec 24, 2011 @ 11:20pm

Nice original entry here and I really appreciated your view of the theme. Great mechanics! The game flows just fine even with simple graphics and sfx. It's a shame it's so short :(

Hazard says ...
Dec 28, 2011 @ 10:25am

Cool gameplay idea and theme usage. :) Very short, though.

binary_girl says ...
Jan 6, 2012 @ 7:55pm

i like it.. nice idea.. only thing that slightly put me off was being sent right back to the start but thats just because im rubbish heh ;p

leedo says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 10:07am

I like the idea, and graphics are ok. I can't say if tiles are crap or good.

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