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    Ludum Dare 22

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

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    Forever Alone - The End of Colors - 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 (http://www.cocos2d-iphone.org/)
    Graphics: Gimp
    Sound: Clavinova and iPhone for recording
    MapEditor: Tiled (http://www.mapeditor.org/)

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

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    Ratings

    Coolness61%
    #95Audio3.10
    #97Mood3.27
    #225Theme3.00
    #324Innovation2.50
    #413Overall2.57
    #437Graphics2.33
    #448Fun2.13
    #575Humor1.29
    #666Community1.60

    Comments

    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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