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

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Joe Vs. Loneliness

by nate427 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

I'm 13, and this was my first Ludum Dare. Originally I was making a survival horror platformer, but I had trouble with the inventory system on Sunday afternoon and realized that I wouldn't be able to finsih, so I gave up and started over. And this is the product of me starting over. It's silly and short, but just have fun. Took about 6 hours.

Press Space to skip the cutscene in the beginning.

I apologize for the crappiness of the endings, I made those during crunchtime.

Source is included in the Windows download.

Made with GameMaker Lite.

(Sorry for the infinite jump, I'd fix it if I could, but I consider changing the game after the deadline to be cheating)

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Ratings

#124Humor2.58
#305Fun2.46
#321Theme2.69
#370Innovation2.36
#374Graphics2.50
#376Coolness35%
#398Community2.36
#438Mood2.00
#466Overall2.43
#531Audio1.20

Comments

xilefian says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 2:12pm

It was really fun, but one problem, there is infinite jump. I just got my neice to help me win, she would jump i would mash the arrow keys, never needed to use the slide.

binarycoder says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 3:14pm

Fun, but a bit buggy with the collisions.

nate427 says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 3:16pm

Thanks, I made this in 7 hours though. The bugs are a symptom of "Ran-out-of-time" syndrome.

iFred_QC says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 3:47pm

First of all, I had popups when downloading your game. Try not to use advertisment upload sites. Try dropbox. The first 10 seconds it was fun but mashing left right quickly became annoying.. :( On the bright side, I felt like I could never ever reach her so I just gave up and will be forever alone. 5 on theme for that!

Caldero says ...
Dec 26, 2011 @ 7:13pm

Very fun, you are talented

angrygeometry says ...
Dec 29, 2011 @ 3:57am

not bad for a game made in such a short amount of time!

Suese says ...
Dec 31, 2011 @ 11:53am

Hmm, it was wonky on my machine. The screen dimensions were off and the mouse seemed to be clicking about 96 pixels above where the mouse actually was.

Suese says ...
Dec 31, 2011 @ 11:56am

Aha! Got it to work, but it appears Joe can FLY!!! and never quite catches his bride to be... Fun graphics though.

caranha says ...
Jan 3, 2012 @ 1:21am

The graphics are rather nice, and the premise of the game is funny. Like someone else said, the infinite jumping makes the game rather easy.

Mashing the buttons left and right tires your hand too quickly -- maybe you should have done a more traditional runner where the running itself is automatic.

ericdpitts says ...
Jan 9, 2012 @ 3:26am

Well, as others have said there is the problem of the "flying joe," not to mention the creepy premise (chasing down a girl that has refused your advances, and is now running from you...........), but, not bad for such a short amount of time.

Also, I agree with caranha, going with the "automatic" running, a la Canabalt, may have been a better option.

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