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

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Forever Alone - The End of Colors

by gebirgsbaerbel - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first entry into ludum dare. This time I decided to work with cocos2d as it is relatively simple and fast to have a first success. Unfortunately it my setup only works on Mac OS X - Lion. Next time I might try something more ambitous.

In my game you walk around searching for a companion. However he is avoiding you and you follow him deeper and deeper into the darkness.

To steer: use arrow keys or WASD
Spotlight: move the mouse to actually see something

I used:
Language: Objective-C
IDE: XCode
Library: Cocos2d (
Graphics: Gimp
Sound: Clavinova and iPhone for recording
MapEditor: Tiled (

PS: The first five levels are shaped in the letters of ALONE
This is barely recognizable when wandering the labyrinths :)

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Bad Sector says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 8:15am

Using the "spotlight" to reveal parts of the world/maze - which becomes darker and darker as you progress, is a nice idea! Initially i wasn't sure if i was doing the right thing, but as i progressed through the levels it became apparent what the purpose of the game is. Although i didn't saw the ending coming :-P.

As a side note, i *loved* the piano music and the slight "puffs, huffs" and ambient sounds that there were in the recording. It felts as if there was some sort of companion i was with while playing the game. Top marks on that :-)

Dec 20, 2011 @ 4:58pm

Thank you for your comment on the music. At first I did not even intend to create any, but then i decided that there needed to be some to emphasize the sad mood.

Cell says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 7:03pm

Cool, chilling music :)

Pierrec says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 11:33pm

As a PC user, I can only rate the graphics. But I like the light effects

summaky says ...
Dec 25, 2011 @ 3:29pm

I don't have OS X Lion, so I can't rate this game. It looks cool, though.

jeffz says ...
Jan 4, 2012 @ 7:51am

If you make a playthrough video I can give a rating.

drZool says ...
Jan 5, 2012 @ 6:03pm

pc :(

Aaron says ...
Jan 5, 2012 @ 6:31pm

Congrats on your first dare, gebirgsbaerbel. I looks interesting. A big section of us are PC (including me), so a playthough video or the like really lets you show off your efforts (especially your music/sfx it seems) for an otherwise Mac exclusive entry.

Make A Game says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 3:09am

Sorry, I only have Windows machine.

Jan 8, 2012 @ 8:37pm

I added a short gameplay video. Hope some of you still have some time to watch it and give me feedback. Thank you :)

wbobeirne says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 9:43pm

Sorry I couldn't play, but the video looks pretty cool.

FredericRP says ...
Jan 9, 2012 @ 2:01pm

sad story, but very well played for your first time !

rawbits says ...
Jan 9, 2012 @ 11:27pm

It's sad there isn't a windows version, but kudos for the video.

Music is awsome!

demonpants says ...
Jan 10, 2012 @ 12:11am

So close! I have Snow Leopard. Can you upload a version for older OSes?

Jan 10, 2012 @ 9:26am

Problem is, I used ARC not realizing that it is only available on Lion :(

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