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    Ludum Dare 22

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

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    ALONE .. Developer - Jase - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    A game about creating a game in 48 hours. You task is to complete your game before the time runs out whilst overcoming problems like power outages, hand injuries, hunger and sleep deprivation.

    Requires:

    .NET Framework 4.0 (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17851 , web installer)
    XNA Runtimes 4.0 (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=20914 , 6.7MB)

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    Ratings

    #48Humor3.25
    #100Innovation3.25
    #113Theme3.42
    #163Overall3.08
    #248Graphics2.92
    #252Fun2.58
    #284Mood2.50
    #437Audio1.90
    #483Coolness26%

    Comments

    FrozenCow says ...
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:08pm

    Haha, I liked that I died of depression playing minecraft too much.

    andrew845 says ...
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 6:29am

    Good game, I died of hunger and my cat ate my body

    Shigor says ...
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 2:24pm

    Good idea (I was thinking about something like this, so it MUS T be good idea :D), but whatever I've done, I wasn't able to finish... when sometimes bugs occur every two seconds and I just don't have anything else to remove them...

    gebe says ...
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 6:30pm

    Fun game! :D Managed to win by cycling production -> eating -> sleeping and using the consumables only when necessary.

    caranha says ...
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 11:54am

    LOL, perfect! I was thinking just about this idea midway through my game. Glad to see that someone else thought and went through with it!

    And it was a fun game too. I had to try 4 or 5 times, but I finally managed to finish my game (and with 30 hours to spare too!) I was a bit sad that you didn't put a win screen in :-)

    Oh, you can go out, I'm not sure you intended that to happen. But nothing happens. And the music got annoying on my third way through the game.

    You should definitely expand on this! More items/interactions. A motivation level separate from productivity. Maybe some choices like ambitious/simple game in the beginning affect the difficulty. And an ending! :-)

    SonnyBone says ...
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 6:28pm

    I finally figured it out and was able to make a game with 32 hours to spare. What a hoss. This is a neat idea, but the audio makes me want to split my body in half with a rusty shovel. No offense. I dig the hilarious ways to die and the overall concept. It was confusing, however, that just standing at the fridge is what refills your hunger bar. I thought I had to use the 'powerups' so I died of hunger 4 times before actually realizing what was happening.

    Pierrec says ...
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 11:01am

    hahaha!

    AyCe says ...
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 9:24pm

    OMG I so enjoyed this game! No winning screen? Cause the game just went back to main menu when I beat it.
    Bugs killed me most of the time ^^

    Jase says ...
    Jan 1, 2012 @ 7:11am

    Thanks for the comments guys and I'm glad you enjoyed it even though I didn't quite finish and polish as I was hoping :)

    kelp says ...
    Jan 3, 2012 @ 6:02pm

    It crashes for me directly after starting the game with the following error:

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
    Problem Signature 01: alone developer.exe
    Problem Signature 02: 1.0.0.0
    Problem Signature 03: 4eee7b59
    Problem Signature 04: Microsoft.Xna.Framework
    Problem Signature 05: 4.0.0.0
    Problem Signature 06: 4c72cc22
    Problem Signature 07: 504
    Problem Signature 08: 51
    Problem Signature 09: System.InvalidOperationException
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
    Locale ID: 1043
    Additional Information 1: 0a9e
    Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
    Additional Information 3: 0a9e
    Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

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    Jase says ...
    Jan 4, 2012 @ 2:37pm

    It's near-on impossible to determine what the problem is from that information alone unfortunately. It's possibly video card related; even though it's a simple 2D game, it's utilising XNA for all the hardware stuff and if you have a very old video card outside of XNA's supported profile it may well be the cause.

    These are just guesses though as I never once encountered that exception during development :(

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